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What is CBG?

What is CBG?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid that’s been getting more attention from scientists recently. It’s been around for a while, but since hemp and CBD became legal, people are curious about other cannabinoids in cannabis plants and what they can do for health.

CBG, along with other cannabinoids, interacts with a system in our bodies called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system helps keep our bodies balanced and working properly. CBG can be taken out of the cannabis plant and made into products like gummies, oil, and creams, similar to THC and CBD.

CBG works by attaching to receptors in the ECS, where it helps keep our bodies balanced. But what exactly is CBG?

CBG stands for cannabigerol, which is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. It’s called the “mother of cannabinoids” because it’s the starting point for other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. As the plant grows, cannabigerolic acid, the natural form of CBG, changes into other cannabinoids.

Although most research has focused on THC and CBD, CBG is starting to get more attention. While there’s still a lot we don’t know about its health benefits, some studies suggest it might be helpful for things like supporting the immune system, stimulating appetite, protecting the brain, helping with eye health, and even possibly fighting cancer.

But where does CBG come from? CBG is naturally found in cannabis plants, but usually in small amounts. It’s tricky to get a lot of CBG because it changes into other cannabinoids as the plant grows. That’s why scientists are working on ways to make more CBG available, like breeding plants to have more CBG or using advanced extraction methods.

So, is CBG legal? Yes, it is. With the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp plants and their constituents, including CBG, became legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. But it’s important to make sure you’re getting CBG from hemp plants to avoid any legal issues or unwanted effects.

When it comes to using CBG, it’s essential to find a good product. Look for CBG products that come from organic hemp, are CO2 extracted to ensure purity, and are tested by third parties to make sure they’re safe and contain the amount of CBG they claim. Also, make sure the CBG product has a medium to high potency to ensure effectiveness.

In conclusion, CBG is an exciting cannabinoid that has a lot of potential for health and wellness. While more research is needed to fully understand its benefits, it’s worth keeping an eye on as scientists continue to explore its possibilities.

Arthur Jaffee

Chief Executive Officer & Founder | ECS Brands
Phone: (833) 327-4361

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