CBG Benefits: The Novel ‘Mother’ Cannabinoid That Provides a Bounty
You probably know CBD, but are you familiar with the lesser-known cannabinoid called CBG? Understanding the all-around medicinal benefits of this cannabigerol makes the saying “Mom knows best” feel more true than ever.
CBG, aka Cannabigerol, is one of 120 cannabinoids  found in cannabis and hemp plants. The chemical makeup of CBG is close to CBD (Cannabidiol), but with some differences.
CBD can be extracted in higher quantities due to its higher yield, while the extraction rate of CBG is extremely low—most times below 1%.
Our team at Sovereignty sees the potential of CBG as a springboard for positive change. That’s why we’re lifting the veil of mystery to explain the promising benefits of the cannabinoid.
But what’s holding CBG oil back from receiving the attention it deserves?
Well, as mentioned, CBG takes more effort to extract than other major cannabinoids like CBD and THC. The costly process of producing cannabigerol comes at a price and with another nickname: the “Rolls Royce of cannabinoids.”
With cost also comes the issue of limited research about the effects of CBG. It’ll take years before researchers understand its long-term potential for pain management. But in the spirit of long-lasting health and wellness, we can continue to educate ourselves and experiment with the CBG research that is available.
In this article, we bring everything to light about what scientists know so far and explain the ways CBG can support your journey. Let’s unpack some of the research findings before we let you in on a little secret that’ll change your morning routine (our favorite CBG pick-me-ups).
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CBG 101: What Scientists Know
The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) receives signals to keep the body in homeostasis. Reaching this balance is one way your body wards off stress by releasing “feel-good” chemicals in the brain. So when you introduce CBG into your body, the interaction with the ECS improves your overall health.
Scientists have been conducting tests with this cannabinoid on animals for years in the hope that their findings can help sick people.
So far, they know that the therapeutic properties of cannabigerol can affect mood, pain response, and appetite.
CBG is the most diverse cannabinoid, according to Cannainsider, because it may be used to treat multiple conditions, such as:
- Depression and anxiety
- Colon cancer
- Strains of Staph infection
- Overactive bladder
Just in case you’re wondering, CBG is legal as a hemp-derived product. As states rally for federal recognition of THC-derived products, we can take advantage of the medicinal benefits of this cannabinoid without worrying about getting into trouble with the law.
While we’re answering popular questions about the mother cannabinoid, you should also know that CBG doesn’t get you “high” as THC does. CBG actually interferes with the effects of THC so you won’t experience a “trippy” high.
Speaking to the benefits of the “mother cannabinoid”, we know that it can:
- Relieve pain
- Slow bacteria growth
- Raise mood
- Inhibit the growth of tumors
- Promote bone growth
- Reduce inflammation
With the potential to improve a spectrum of illnesses, cannabigerol studies may be on the threshold of extraordinary change.
Treating Illness with Cannabigerol
To reiterate, scientific findings aren’t yet sure about the mechanism of this cannabinoid to limit pain in the body. Regardless, we’re eager to share the speculated effects of this cannabinoid while we wait for science to catch up.
Tests involving animals may pave the road for future clinical trials with cannabigerol.
For instance, one experiment conducted on mice revealed a possible treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. Another experiment offered hopeful news for neurodegenerative conditions such as Huntington’s Disease. Finally, cell growth decreased after researchers tested the effect of CBG on mice with colon cancer.
One way that cannabigerol can positively impact us all, however, is by acting as a mood enhancer. Anandamide is a receptor in the ECS responsible for regulating mood and emotion. We can dose CBG oil for depression and anxiety relief.
Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not, this cannabinoid has the power to make you feel more like yourself.
No one likes waking up and feeling ready to jump back into bed. What’s our secret for high-energy, no stress mornings?
Keep reading for our not so top-secret tips (you’ll thank us later).
How CBG benefits are packaged
Although CBG is more difficult to extract on its own due to cost restraints, there’s one term you can look for when shopping for herbal supplements: full-spectrum/broad spectrum extracts. If you buy a product with a range of cannabinoids like CBD and CBG, you’ll get added benefits from a theory called the “entourage effect.”
Consuming more cannabinoids means more health benefits. The good news is that we’ve got you covered with two CBG fortified products designed to boost energy.
Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee, why don’t you give Purpose a try? Our CBG powder mixes in water and immediately gives you a boost, without the jitters and sweats caused by coffee. Purpose fosters sharper focus so you can check off everything on your to-do list for the day and it includes powerful adaptogens and herbs like bacopa monnieri.
Plus, it tastes like berries, and isn’t life a little sweeter when you’re feeling 100%?
Lift is our second CBG supplement designed to stop afternoon frustration and general sluggishness—i.e. when is nap time? The supplement has a lemony taste and can make you feel more alert. Even though there’s caffeine, the effects of Lift don’t last as long so you’re not up all night feeling wired. We thought of it all, don’t worry.
Both of our products are broad spectrum extracts made with CBD, CBG, and specific terpene blends for different flavor profiles.
As we explained, cannabigerol is technically the first cannabinoid, so the saying “Mom knows best” has a lot of influence. Maybe it’s time you took her advice and control of your health at the same time?