CBG shares some overlapping features with the better known cannabinoids like CBD and CBDA, but it also has its own distinct properties that may make it better at promoting calmness and relaxation – and CBG may be more effective for aches and discomfort not addressed by CBD.*
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Choose CBG if you:
- Want a hemp product that promotes relaxation and helps occasional sleeplessness
- Have aches and discomfort not addressed using CBD or CBDA especially if they are occasional never discomfort.
- Want to support digestive health
- Find CBD and/or CBDA to be too stimulating
*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information is for educational purposes and is not a substitute for or alternative to information from your healthcare providers.
The Mother of All Cannabinoids
The ‘mother of all cannabinoids’ (or the ‘stem cell cannabinoid’) is how many think of CBG, because its original, unheated form, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), transforms into THCA, CBDA, or CBCA. When heated (decarboxylated) or over time, CBGA becomes CBG.
Acidic forms of cannabinoids, such as CBGA, convert to CBG through a process called decarboxylation. When heated to a specific temperature, the CBGA undergoes a chemical change that turns it into CBG.
Health Benefits of CBG
Similar to other cannabinoids, CBG has the potential to aid in helping a wide range of symptoms, including worry, nervousness, occasional sleeplessness, aches, discomfort, occasional nerve discomfort, support digestive health and brain function. CBG may be helpful for mood, speech, worry and other symptoms.*
Although human research on CBG benefits is limited, pre-clinical studies suggest that CBG may help support digestive health. Additionally, CBG has been found to be a powerful broad-spectrum plant compound that may help with antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
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CBG Dosage Guide
The key to getting the best outcomes with CBG is to use the right amount that’s suited to your specific needs. Therefore, to get the most out of CBG (and other cannabis products), you’ll need to figure out what your optimal amount is and how often you should take it.
Start with 5 mg (5 drops) twice a day and work your way up to 40 mg each dosage if necessary. Most customers notice the effects right away within the first week and that the advantages grew throughout the first 30 days of regular use.
If you’re currently using CBD or CBDA to promote better wellness and want to see how CBG stacks up, try CBG products at least 4 hours apart from your CBD or CBDA doses to see how you react. After you’ve figured out how CBG affects you on its own, combine CBG, CBD, and CBDA in a regimen that works best for you
Start with CBG oil drops placed under the tongue. Some of the oil will be absorbed quickly into your blood through the capillaries in your mouth, leading to faster relief, while the remainder will be digested and provide a delayed effect.
Consuming CBG by this method enables the fine tuning necessary to find your optimal amount. This is especially true when using healer brand drops, which are formulated so that 1 drop is equal to about 1 mg of cannabinoids. For this reason, drops are the most cost-effective method of administration.
When CBG drops, such as Healer’s 6:1 CBG:CBGA, are taken with a fat-containing meal or snack, absorption is increased, making the therapy more effective and less costly.