So far, studies have shown the following effects of CBG: anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective effects, and appetite stimulant and is specifically recommended for people with bladder dysfunction. We offer you in this category 5 unique CBG products. It depends on how you want to take cannabigerol - either in the form of drops, tea or vaporization.
What is CBG?
CBG, or cannabigerol, is the cannabinoid and active ingredient in the hemp plant from which all other cannabinoids are derived, and is therefore referred to as the "father" of all cannabinoids. Like all other cannabinoids, CBG interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors in our endocannabinoid system. CB2 receptors are found in the brain, while CB1 receptors are more common in the immune system.
When CBG interacts with the receptors, it harmonizes many functions in the body, such as metabolism, mood, appetite, and pain tolerance. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects as well as neuroprotective properties. All of these serve to harmonize the body overall.
From CBG or its acidic form CBGa, other cannabinoids such as CBD, THC and others are formed during the plant's maturation and with the help of enzymes, as seen in the following figure.
How does CBG work in the human body?
The effects of CBG in the human body are similar to those of other cannabinoids. CBG affects the endocannabinoid system in our body. The endocannabinoid system is a complex set of receptors, chemicals called enzymes, and endocannabinoids, which are compounds similar to plant cannabinoids that are naturally produced by the human body. Their role is to regulate many of our physiological functions and maintain a state of internal balance.
To maintain balance, endocannabinoids bind to receptors, activating or inhibiting their function... The main receptors in this process are CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are mainly found in the nervous system and the brain.
CB2 receptors are found throughout the body, especially in immune system cells. Many different endocannabinoids can bind to these receptors, but the best known are anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).
Cannabinoids from the hemp plant can also bind to these receptors due to their similar shape. Research has shown that CBG binds primarily to CB2 receptors.
CBG vs. CBD - what's the difference?
✓ Both CBG and CBD are currently considered non-psychotropic, meaning they won't alter your state of mind in a way that interferes with your daily activities and perceptions. However, it can affect your mind in a way that can alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression.
✓ Like CBD hemp, CBG can counteract the intoxicating effects of THC.
✓ CBG and CBD have different molecular structures. This means that they bind to the body's cannabinoid receptors in different ways and have a visible effect on the body. The molecular structure of the cannabinoid also helps to increase its bioavailability and its ability to be water-soluble.
× CBD and CBG activate receptors differently. While CBD has a relatively low affinity for cannabinoid receptors and primarily interacts indirectly with the endocannabinoid system, CBG is thought to interact directly with the brain's CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors.
× Another difference between CBG and CBD is appetite stimulation. Research in rats showed that doses of CBG encouraged the animals to eat more than twice their normal food intake.
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What are the effects of CBG?
The cannabinoid CBG was discovered in the 1960s and came into use primarily for people with central nervous system disorders, including neurological disorders, chronic pain, and more.
CBG is not psychoactive, so it does not have intoxicating effects. It acts on two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) - a characteristic it shares with CBD.
CBG can also affect the body by increasing levels of anandamide. Anandamide is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that helps regulate many biological functions such as appetite, sleep and memory. One of its great properties is that it also helps the brain regulate neuronal activity. CBG has been shown to block serotonin receptors, suggesting an important role in the treatment of depression. Since CBG can affect the central nervous system without risk, its potential health uses are of great interest.
As with CBD oils, CBG oils can be used to make the following authorised claims: "Hemp oil (with natural CBG content) harmonizes the body's natural processes and thus supports its defences. It has a positive effect on heart function, cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels, normal skin condition and muscle and joint function."
Which CBG product to choose?
CBG can be taken in 3 basic forms - tea, oil or in the form of vaporization.
CBG hemp herb is grown and hand harvested in the Czech Republic in the Central Bohemia region under organic farming conditions. The French Santhica variety is specially bred for its high CBG content and virtually no THC content. This herb is then used to produce a hemp blend for tea or CBG oil.
CBG tea is prepared as an infusion. 1 tablespoon is poured over 3 dl of boiling water and left to steep for 3-5 minutes. Then pour off and you can drink. We recommend adding a clove of butter to the tea for greater effect. Cannabinoids dissolve in fat and the tea will therefore have a better effect.
CBG oil harmonizes the basic processes of the body and thus supports its natural defences. It has relaxing effects. It has beneficial effects on the heart, muscles, joints, and skin and also on cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Thanks to the tea, you will give your body deep regeneration, mental well-being and good digestion. It is not intoxicating. LEarn more about CBG dosage.
The most popular product in the CBG category is CBG and CBD hemp oil, which also contains other cannabinoids such as CBC, CBN and THC in trace amounts.
If you need help choosing, contact hemp counselling!
Are there side effects of CBG?
Although CBG may have some mild side effects, studies have shown that it counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC. CBG is not intoxicating, it is not psychotropic.
Side effects of CBG may include:
- muscle weakness
- nausea and vomiting
CBG hemp tea
CBG hemp herb is grown and hand harvested in the Czech Republic in the Central Bohemia region under organic farming conditions. Specifically, it is the French variety Santica, which is known for its CBG - cannabigerol content and virtually no THC.
CBG tea boasts a fresh green colour, beautiful buds and a pleasant aroma.
Hemp harmonizes the body's basic processes, thus supporting its natural defenses. It has relaxing effects. It has a positive effect on the heart, muscles, joints, skin and also on cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Thanks to the tea, you will give your body deep regeneration, mental well-being and good digestion. It is not intoxicating.