Cannabigerol (CBG) is a type of cannabinoid obtained from the cannabis plant. It is mostly known as the mother of all cannabinoids because they are derived from cannabigerol acid (CBGA), an acid form of CBG. Cannabinoids acids often break down directly into a final component like CBD, CBN, or THC. Instead, the function CBGA has is to synthesize other cannabinoid acids and acting as a parent to break down into THCA (tetrahydrocannabinol acid) and CBDA (cannabidiol acid). Finally, the THCA turns into THC and CBDA into CBD. Looking to experience the benefits of CBG? Check out some of our CBG flower:
How CBG Is MadeCBG is derived from young cannabis plants as they contain a higher amount of CBG than fully developed plants. When a plant fully grows, it only contains up to 1% of CBG compared to higher quantities of other cannabinoids like 25% of CBD or 30% of THC. This happens because most CBG is converted to CBD and THC as the plant grows and develops. Due to the difficulty of obtaining a high amount of CBG, cannabis growers have experimented with cross-breeding and genetic manipulation to help cannabis plants produce more CBG. Some strains like White CBG, Super Glue CBG, and Jack Frost CBG are specifically cultivated to produce higher quantities of CBG.
How Does CBG Make You FeelUpon consuming cannabigerol in whatever form you choose, it will interact with receptors throughout your body and boost the endocannabinoid system (ECS), encouraging homeostasis. That way, it maintains and regulates vital body functions like breathing, heart rate, appetite, digestion, mood, sleep, etc. Although they are completely different, CBG shares some similarities with CBD, especially how it makes you feel. When you take CBG in a moderate yet high concentration, you can get a mild sense of euphoria as well as relaxation for both the brain and muscles. Its effects can promote sleep since it produces and induces a calming sensation.
Is CBG LegalCBG is considered federally legal when produced via legal hemp plants containing less than 3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Is CBG SafeEver since CBG was discovered, scientists have studied its effects on humans. Yet, the only adverse reactions that have been observed are the most commonly reported from people who consume cannabis, such as dry mouth, appetite changes, and tiredness. However, these side effects are associated with enormous amounts of consumption. The list of benefits that CBG has to offer is longer and has the potential to ease the symptoms of various chronic illnesses.
Does CBG Make You High?Most people associate a feeling of euphoria or paranoia with “getting high” on hemp products. Sometimes this is just a placebo effect. People assume smoking any type of hemp will make them high, so they experience fake reactions. However, some people are more sensitive to even small amounts of THC allowed in legal hemp flowers. Our body contains two types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. CBG works directly upon these two receptors, which divide as the following. CB1 Present
- Central nervous system (brain and spine)
- Vascular System
- Gastrointestinal Tract
- Reproductive Organs
- Immune System
- Bone Marrow