CBG oil benefits an increasing amount of consumers as more information becomes available about hemp. Some of the benefits of CBG oil include pain relief, reducing anxiety, and is an antibacterial agent. It’s common to hear people ask what is CBG. To understand the benefits of CBG oil and CBG flower, we must first know how cannabinoids act with the body.
It may be the new topic of discussion and newest discovery, but CBG is far from old and it is known as the mother cannabinoid. Before any other compound such is THC, CBD, or CBN are formed, they start off as cannabigerol. As the plant matures CBG is converted into the other cannabinoids that most are more familiar with. However, as the knowledge of health benefits of CBG so does the desire to increase the level of this helpful cannabinoid in hemp products.
Anyone familiar with cannabis has heard of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These two compounds are both phytocannabinoids, which are compounds found naturally in the cannabis plant. These compounds interact with our bodies, and produce the familiar effects from the plant that many enjoy and benefit from. Our body contains an intricate system known as the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system helps us maintain a state of homeostasis. Cannabigerol (CBG) is a lesser known cannabinoid that is proving to have many unique benefits.
Health Benefits of CBG
Perhaps the most notable benefit of CBG is reduction of intraocular pressure. It has been well documented that medical cannabis can help patients suffering from glaucoma, and studies show CBG is largely responsible for these benefits. Further research is being conducted, but identifying and isolating particular cannabinoids is crucial in medical applications of these compounds.
There are a number of health benefits of CBG. CBG is a non-intoxicating compound much like CBD, however it does improve mood. The body’s natural “bliss” molecule known as anandamide is engaged when CBG is consumed. Anandamide is also released during exercise, and is partially responsible for the runner’s high. Increasingly, people are using CBD for anxiety. CBG for anxiety is also proving to be very effective. Research has showed CBG is a GABA reuptake inhibitor. Due to these properties, many people suffering from social anxiety have had great success relieving their symptoms. Due to having more GABA in the brain, CBG can act as a social lubricant without the negative effects other social lubricants can present. It is also being studied in treating ailments such as Huntington’s Disease due to the neuroprotective properties associated with CBG.
CBG Benefits for IBD
Studies have also shown that it has beneficial effects for those who suffer from IBD. This cannabinoid has therapeutic effects for a variety of conditions though. Of particular note is the potential to help in reducing inflammation and alleviate symptoms common with arthritis. Cannabigerol is also shown to have antimicrobial effects and when tested against the common Staphylococcus aureus bacterium. With a wide variety of health benefits this cannabinoid can complement a CBD health regime nicely. CBG oil benefits the mind and body, and can easily be added to your wellness routine.
How CBG was discovered
Cannabigerol was first discovered in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam. Mechoulam is an organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Along with his colleague Yehiel Gaoni and the research that they conducted, much of what we know about cannabinoids was discovered. Until recent years, research on cannabinoids in the United States has been highly regulated due to prohibition. Due to this, much of what we know about cannabinoids were discovered by these two scientists.
CBG is known as the parent cannabinoid. Cannabis plants produce cannabigerolic acid (CBG-A). Specific enzymes in the plant break down CBG-A, and bio-synthesize it into other cannabinoids. These include the more familiar compounds tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA). Scientists have also compared CBG to a stem cell due to the ability to convert into other cannabinoids. As with CBD, CBG is non-psychoactive, so you receive the medical benefits without feeling a “high”. In the right dose, CBG is proving to act as an antibacterial, anti-convulsive, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, and appetite stimulant.
High CBG Flower available for sale
Outside of the prohibition of cannabis, another obstacle to discovering the benefits of CBG was the low concentration of CBG in cannabis available commercially. Through selective breeding for a gene that does not convert the CBG into other cannabinoids, a strain of hemp has been created which boasts a whopping 15.8% CBG. Prior to this, concentrations averaging just 1% or lower were all that was available. In the past, the low concentration of CBG made it extremely expensive to research and the benefits of CBG were not as known. Recently, CBG flower has become very affordable and can easily be ordered online. Much like the other strains of hemp flower Hempstrax has to offer, the taste is quite pleasant. It has notes of citrus and pine, and burns extremely clean. With the high levels of pinene found in the CBG flower, it acts as a bronchodilator, therefore opening up the airways. Scientists and hemp enthusiasts alike are learning more about CBG everyday, and many are receiving great relief from CBG flower.
Smoking hemp flower is a pleasant and common way people enjoy cannabinoids. THC and CBD have traditionally received most of the attention from users, however with more data becoming available on the hemp plant CBG has been getting the exposure it deserves. Previously only found in relatively low concentrations, several hemp varieties are now being grown to predominately produce large concentrations of CBG. Several products specifically containing CBG have become available such as CBG Flower. The CBG flower at OC Wellness Solutions is lime green with a diesel, citrus like aroma. CBG flower is covered in beautiful crystals that glisten in the light. It is a smooth smoke with a sweet taste. Many people blend this with other types of cannabinoids to further the benefits and compounds being consumed. It is also great to consume on its own.
All of OC Wellness Solutions hemp flower is always third party lab tested to ensure potency and purity. CBG flower is testing at over 14% CBG. Before this strain was available, CBG was thought to be a minor cannabinoid due to low concentrations. With the benefits and excitement about this compound increasing rapidly, this strain of flower has been benefiting many. All of the flower available at OC Wellness Solutions is grown in organic farms in Oregon. It is hand selected, hand trimmed, and cured to perfection. The better care one takes of the flower, the better it will take care of the consumer.