By now, everyone has heard of CBD (cannabidiol). It's effect on the human body has 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 it's special benefits.
What is CBG and how is it 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 the benefits of CBG can impact your life.
CBG, like CBD, can be infused into a topical or taken orally in a tincture. Below are just a few of the exciting outcomes shown via scientific studies*
Combining CBD and CBG makes for an amazing concoction with superpower properties!
🌱 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!