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IS CBG Going to Replace CBD for Good?

Is CBG going to take over all the other cannabinoids out of the game? IS CBG Going to Replace CBD? Continue reading to find out all the insights about this new cannabinoid oil.

IS CBG Going to Replace CBD

The hemp industry has been swamped in the past few years for its increasing popularity and the numerous researches that have been conducted to come up with their therapeutic products from the hemp plants. Some of these researches have proven fruitful, and there is particularly one chemical compound, cannabidiol, which created all this buzz, this compound is said to have certain healing benefits like pain management and stress relief.

Despite all the claps for just one cannabinoid, you would be surprised to know that there are around 113 of them present in a hemp plant and cannabidiol (CBD) is just one among the many. Some of the other products that are extracted from these flowers are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabigerol (CBG).

Get this clear that CBD and CBG are not the same, and CBG has been discovered just recently. Several kinds of research are being conducted on these plants to determine their benefits and also to find out whether they can be separated from each other. CBG is among the well-researched cannabinoids due to its medicinal properties. 

What is this CBG?

Cannabigerol or CBG is known as the mother of all cannabinoids and is extracted from the hemp plant. The extract starts the journey as an acidic form of CBGA, known as cannabigerolic acid, and gradually changes into other cannabinoids like CBD, THC, CBN, and many more. The concentration of CBG is comparatively low in a matured hemp plant, as a result, it has less popularity unlike the other two in the family.

Furthermore, this happens because of the synthesis of CBG into other cannabinoids that end up gravitating. For this very reason, it is safe for us to believe that CBG has the same remedial powers or maybe even more than CBD can offer. As a matter of fact, there would be no THC products or CBG oil without this motherly cannabinoid.  

Key differences between CBG and CBD

What makes CBG different from CBD? Well, even though CBG is a precursor of CBD, their chemical structures are distinct from each other. They interact differently with the cannabinoid receptors and enzymes of our body. CBG has a more direct approach than CBD when encountering our body’s receptors, whereas, CBD deals with them indirectly.

Advantages of using CBG

There are many possible benefits of using CBG and its products, but people still have doubts about the safety of its consumption. It is a new product, so more research needs to be carried out on them for tangible evidence. Nevertheless, we were able to list down a few benefits from the consumer’s reviews and some research discoveries which include:

  • Natural Painkiller– It acts as a natural muscle relaxant and a painkiller for the body. And, it can be used in the sport’s world to treat any chronic pains.
  • Neuroprotector– Due to its neuroprotective properties it helps to fight against brain diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s,  and cognitive decline and helps to protect the brain.
  • Reduces intraocular pressure– It helps to fight against glaucoma by reducing intraocular pressure in the eyes.
  • Antidepressant– Researches show that CBG products help to increase the production of bliss molecules, called Anandamide, acting as an antianxiety and antidepressant medication for the brain.
  • Antibacterial properties– According to the recent study, CBG can kill pathogens in the body, as the research continues for combating MRSA,  CBG products have shown proof of antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties for fighting against such health issues.
  • Anti-inflammatory agent- Researchers have found enthralling evidence that CBG helps against inflammation caused by any bowel disease and irritated bladder.   
  • Healing fractures- Evidence has been found that CBG can heal bone fractures reducing osteoporosis and strengthens the bone as well.
  • Boosts appetite– You have probably heard of “munchies” and how the potheads dive into food after getting high. On the contrary, CBG won’t make you high or intoxicate you in any way and is prescribed to patients who find it hard to eat willingly.

Can it cure cancer?

It is not clear how CBG helps in the treatment of cancer. This is one of the most controversial benefits that it offers, but it helps in curing cancer. It has anti-tumor properties that prevent the growth of cancer cells buying enough time for medications to battle against the disease and hence increases the chances of healing. Due to its natural painkilling properties, it also helps with the pain caused by the disease, as a result, doctors have started to prescribe CBG and other cannabinoids for the chemotherapy sessions. 

How to evaluate the quality of a CBG oil?

There are hundreds of questions that come to mind when trying to buy CBG oil. People often get paranoid when picking them out due to all the controversies. But to evaluate its quality you just need to ensure that the following questions are answered transparently:

  • Whether the ingredients that are being used are natural or not and where the CBG extractions are originated? 
  • What method is being used for the extraction of the oil?
  • Is there any third-party lab involved to ensure quality and is the report presented when demanded?
  • Are all safety regulations maintained by the company?
  • What is the opinion about the product by other users?

Ask these questions and if you find satisfactory answers then feel free to grab your required dosage for consumption.

How to intake this oil?

There is more than one way to use this oil but for the optimal result, have it orally by putting a few drops under your tongue and holding it for approximately 20 seconds before swallowing. If you are not comfortable with this method, you can add it to your food and drinks but for added benefits, it is advised to use it with CBD edibles.

Similarities between CBG and CBD

They have many similarities since they are members of the same family including:

  • Both CBG and CBD have medicinal benefits for the body.
  • Though CBG has a more direct approach, they both interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system.
  • Both of them are non-proactive.
  • They belong to the same cannabinoid group.

Things to takeaway

CBG is a newer product even though there are many similarities between CBG and CBD. It has just come to light and needs more thorough tests and research for establishing the claims. Despite all the controversies, the product reviews indicate that CBG is showing promise for the future and is proving to be a hard competitor against the other cannabinoids. Before ending, let me remind you again that you can enjoy all the benefits of CBG without worrying about getting high. Do not forget to share your reviews when you try them. 

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