At this point, you probably know a bit about cannabidiol (CBD); after all, it’s everywhere. But CBD isn’t the only non-psychotropic compound that’s garnering attention right now. There are more than a hundred cannabinoids in your typical cannabis or hemp plant, and every day, researchers are learning more about the effects of minor cannabinoids like Delta 8 THC, cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG).
Cannabigerol, or CBG, is becoming especially popular right now, as it’s one of the more unique and promising compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant.
What Is CBG?
CBG is a parent compound of THC and CBD—sometimes referred to as the Mother of all Cannabinoids. Without getting too technical, CBG emerges in its acid form (CBGA) early in the growth cycle and converts into the acid forms of other cannabinoids like CBD (CBDA) and THC (THCA). In other words, CBG breathes life into the more familiar cannabinoids that you know and love.
Because it’s a parent compound that gets metabolized by enzymes and converted into other cannabinoids, CBG generally appears only in small amounts at the end of the harvesting cycle. Most cannabis and hemp plants contain less than 1% CBG, which is one reason why it has been largely ignored through the decades. But as researchers take a closer look, they’re realizing that CBG is not only beneficial—it’s absolutely worth isolating. Now, some cultivators are selectively breeding new strains and cultivars with higher amounts of CBG.
What Are the CBG Effects?
Like all cannabinoids, CBG interacts with the body’s internal endocannabinoid system. By influencing the body’s cannabinoid receptors, CBG promotes certain physiological effects. Different cannabinoids affect people in different ways, and there are a few reasons for this:
- The body has two different cannabinoid receptors—CB1 and CB2. Some cannabinoids affect CB1, some affect CB2, and some act on both.
- Some cannabinoids (like THC) bind to and activate these receptors. Others (like CBD) only influence their activity in the body. Others still (like CBG) bind to the receptors but do not activate them.
- Different cannabinoids have different chemical makeup, which can further influence how they impact the endocannabinoid system.
So what does this all mean for CBG effects? Researchers are still studying cannabigerol, and there’s a lot that we still don’t know. But there are also a few things we do know:
- CBG is non-psychotropic, meaning that it doesn’t get you high the way that THC does.
- Because CBG binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors, it may be able to counteract certain other cannabinoids—namely the psychoactive properties of THC.
- Although more research is needed, some preliminary research indicates that CBG may offer promising effects for a number of medical conditions
- Anecdotally, CBG’s effects are similar to CBD’s effects in many ways. However, some users report that CBG is more effective for managing stressful situations, achieving heightened focus, and maintaining a positive frame of mind, whereas CBD is more effective for managing physical discomfort.
If you’re curious about CBG effects, it’s best to try CBG for yourself and discover how it works for you. There are a lot of excellent CBG products on the market, and new products are being introduced all the time.
What Kinds of CBG Products Are Available?
CBG products are available in many of the same formulations as CBD products. For instance, here are just a few of the options that you can find at Your CBD Source:
CBG oil tinctures are the classic choice. Just a couple of drops under the tongue is all it takes. The liquid is quickly absorbed to the bloodstream, and from there the cannabinoids can go right to work. Tinctures are popular because they’re easy to consume, easy to dose, and rapid in their onset. You can find full-spectrum CBG oils (with the entire spectrum of cannabinoids), broad-spectrum CBG oils (like full-spectrum, but with 0% THC), and CBG isolate products (with just CBG and no other cannabinoids).
CBG Hemp Flower & Pre-Rolls
CBG hemp flower provides the classic smoking experience, but without the high. CBG takes center stage and is supported by a complete spectrum of other hemp-based cannabinoids. At Your CBD Source, our CBG flower is 100% American-grown and non-GMO.
CBG gummies and other edibles are a great choice when you need a delicious option that’s simple to consume. The CBG effects are especially long-lasting when you consume an edible product because the cannabinoids are slowly digested and metabolized by the liver.
CBG Delta 8 Blends
If you enjoy the classic CBG effects but are also seeking a mild psychoactive boost, you might enjoy a CBG Delta 8 blend. These products are rich in hemp-based cannabinoids, but with an emphasis on CBG and Delta 8 (a THC isomer that’s found in hemp and legal in most states)—providing a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
If you’re seeking topical relief, there are a growing number of CBG-based skincare products on the market. You can explore a range of CBG lotions, CBG salves, and other soothing products for targeted support where you need it most.
Where Are CBG Products Sold?
Now that you understand what CBG is and what CBG’s effects are, one important question still remains: Where do you actually find CBG?
If you’re looking to experience the benefits of cannabigerol for yourself, Your CBD Source is a trusted leader for CBG products. Our products are all premium-quality and 3rd-party lab-tested (with certificates of analysis available). Our inventory is unmatched, and our products are made from premium U.S. hemp.
Experience CBG’s effects for yourself, and discover what the buzz is all about.