Learn about CBD and CBG

About CBD and CBG

The health market has been saturated with products of varying forms, shapes, and sizes, all providing the well celebrated CBD. Even with all the hype surrounding this compound and its therapeutic abilities, not a lot of people are aware of the facts surrounding its discovery and role in the human body. Accordingly, an equally few number of people have heard of the new kid on the block; CBG, which is said to come with its own share of medicinal effects. Read on to find detailed answers on the question of what CBD and CBG are.

 

The Complex Cocktail That Is Hemp

 There are over a hundred different chemical compounds that make up hemp and these compounds, known as cannabinoids, form the building blocks of the plant genus. Of all these compounds which make up the complex cocktail that is hemp, THC and CBD have been subject to much scientific scrutiny, with CBG now joining the duo. These naturally occurring Cannabinoids in the cannabis plants are known as phytocannabinoids and should not be confused with endocannabinoids which are produced in the body.

What is CBD?

CBD or cannabidiol is one of the major cannabinoids in hemp, which makes up 40% of the plant and has shown great potential in treating a variety of health conditions. Unlike the previously mentioned THC, which is responsible for the psychotropic or mind-altering effects which cannabis is well known for, CBD is nonpsychoactive.  

 

CBD Key Benefits*: 

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anxiety Relief
  • Soothes Chronic Pain
  • Acne Relief

What is CBG?

CBG, also known as cannabigerol, is a non-acidic cannabinoid found in hemp plants. CBG has garnered interest due to its potential pharmacological properties and like CBD, is non-psychotropic. Also, CBG serves as an antagonist because it serves to interfere with and counteract the high created by THC. It should, however, be emphasized that both compounds, despite the potential overlap in therapeutic abilities, are very different from each other.

 

CBG Key Benefits*:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antifungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antidepressant
  • Analgesic

 

The combined effects of CBD and CBG can provide an unrivaled therapeutic effect on the human body, especially when used topically.