By now, everyone has heard of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Their effects on the human body have been well documented, but did you know that there are over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp? One of them, CBG (cannabigerol), is starting to garner a lot of attention for its health benefits, and rightfully so.
To start, what is CBG and how is CBG made?
CBG is typically produced at very low levels in the cannabis plant, often around 1%. Another cannabinoid, CBGA or cannabigerolic acid plays a vital role in the creation of cannabinoids. CBGA is the acidic version of CBG and is known as the mother of all cannabinoids because it is the precursor to tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA).
Major enzymes breakdown CBGA and direct it to one of the three main cannabinoid lines: THCA - CBDA - CBCA. From there, with the introduction of ultraviolet light or heat, they primarily become THC and CBD. The main difference in marijuana vs hemp is the THC content. Hemp contains less than .3% THC by dry weight, whereas marijuana could contain up to 30% THC content. While both could produce high levels of CBD, federal laws state that any hemp or hemp-products must come from plants that contain no more than .3% THC.
Ok, so now that we know the technical mumbo jumbo, let’s chat about how CBG can impact your life.
CBG, like CBD, can be applied topically or consumed as an ingestible. While there is still much more research being done on CBG, below is a list of potential benefits that studies have shown so far:
🌱 Bone stimulant
🌱 Brain cell stimulant
🌱 Appetite stimulant
As a company in the health and wellness industry, we cannot make specific health claims or attempt to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. What we can say, however, is that our premium line of topicals are infused with high concentrations CBD and CBG from hemp that is grown in the USA. The stories shared with us by our customers have truly been remarkable.
Here are a few things our customers are saying about our CBD and CBG Topicals:
“I’ve been dealing with a jammed wrist for the past month. Tried icing, heat, icy hot, bio freeze, and Tylenol. Pain would come back stronger. I was up to try anything! Twice a day I used RELM; in minutes my irritation or the thought of pain was gone. I could go about my day without restriction. I’m a true believer and would recommend it to anyone with sore joints or muscles.”
“I use this stick after exercise on any muscles that seem to be stiff or sore. I like this stick better than others I have tried because it has a light scent and I can wear it throughout the day. It has a good consistency that is not too greasy and that is important to me. The best thing about it is that it works! It really seems to relieve my aching muscles. I will be getting one for my elderly parents to use on their sore joints.”
“Keep this product in your purse!!! We came across poison oak not too long ago and I had this in my bag instantly reached for it to see if it would help subside the itch and calm the bumps! Well it did! Within like 5 minutes. I’ve used it for many other things but was impressed with how quickly it helped the skin reaction. Smells great and great price!”
These are just a few stories that have been shared with us, but there are many more like this and we can’t wait to hear how our products have helped you!