CBG flower is a hemp flower smokable bud that contains high Cannabigerol (CBG) levels, one of the many types of cannabinoids available in a cannabis plant. It contains low levels of THC, making it very beneficial without giving the ‘stoned’ effect. That is because cannabigerol is non-psychoactive, which means that when you consume this type of cannabinoid, it doesn’t get you stoned. It offers non-intoxicating and therapeutic effects different from those found in CBD.
Typically, as the hemp plant grows, it automatically converts CBG into tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). However, some industrial hemp plants are bred to specifically retain and produce high CBG levels to take advantage of the benefits of CBG. Like other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, CBG reacts with the cannabinoid receptors giving its unique effect when consumed.
Is There a Difference Between CBG AND CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG) are compounds called phytocannabinoids produced by a cannabis plant. These two compounds, when consumed, bind to the CB1 and CB2 body receptors, but both give different effects.
CBD is the most widely researched cannabinoid, and there are many well-known effects and uses of CBD. CBG is not extensively researched, but it’s the next great thing in the hemp product industry. More research is being put into finding out more benefits of CBG, and excellent results are being witnessed.
The good thing about both CBG and CBD is that they are not psychoactive, meaning they won’t get you ‘stoned’ or ‘high.’ They have other health benefits that make them favorable to the cannabis industry.
How Does the CBG Flower React to the Body?
When consumed, the CBG flower releases CBG into the body. The CBG binds with the body’s cell receptors known as CB1 and CB2, naturally producing endocannabinoids. The endocannabinoids produced bind with the cell receptors in the body’s internal messaging system, which activates health benefits to the body.
What are The Health Benefits of CBG?
As said above, when CBG binds with the body’s CB1 and CB2 cell receptors, it unlocks several health benefits. Some of these health benefits include improved energy, mood, sleep patterns, aiding in pain relief, countering dry skin, and better joint and muscle functions. Besides, when CBG combines with THC, it helps moderate the THC paranoia-induced effects on marijuana consumers.
However, it is important to know that little research has been conducted on CBG to determine its health benefits at a medical level. Therefore, it is not recommendable to use CBG as an alternative for treating medical conditions. It would be best to stick to the doctors’ instructions and meds rather than switching to CBG. However, some people use CBG for self-medication for some conditions, especially as a pain reliever. You should consult your doctor to determine the safety of using and combining CBG with medicine.
Some marijuana users say that they prefer using CBG after a long and stressful day because it helps with the mood. They claim that CBG lifts their mood after a stressful day and helps them feel blissed out and relaxed.
What are Some Strains of CBG?
Coming across a CBG flower can be quite difficult as little research has been done on CBG. Below are some of the best CBG strains that will help ease your search:
- John Frost
- Jack Frost
- White Widow
- Sour G
- White CBG
- Desert Snow CBG
It is worth mentioning that different growers and brands may have different qualities of CBG. Furthermore, each harvest might contain different amounts of CBG. You can try different strains to find which strain suits you better.
Cannabigerol or CBG is cannabidiol found in hemp flowers. Normally, CBG constitutes around one percent of the cannabidiol in the cannabis plant, but with research and breeding, the levels in a plant can be boosted. CBG has great medical benefits such as improving mood, sleep patterns, and muscle functions. It doesn’t give the ‘stone’ effect, which makes it favorable among many users.