What is CBG?
CBG stands for cannabigerol, a chemical found along with cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis plants. Both CBG and CBD work on the body in similar ways, as natural remedies with soothing properties. In case it ever comes up in conversation - and you never know! - the "g" in cannabigerol is soft, so the word is pronounced can-na-bij-er-ol. It rolls right off the tongue, right?
How is CBG different from CBD?
While hemp plants almost always have some CBD levels, CBG tends to be harder to come by because it's a chemical found mostly in younger hemp plants. As hemp plants grow up - generally before harvest time - the amount of CBG tends to decrease, and the amount of CBD increases. Therefore, CBG + CBD blends (like those offered by Noli Oil) are rare to come by. The important thing to keep in mind is that while CBG and CBD both come from the same source (hemp plants), they are two different chemicals with similar but different properties. For that reason, developers of herbal remedies often go through extraordinary efforts to grow and harvest hemp plants that are more CBG rich and to extract as much CBG as possible from plants.
What are the potential benefits of CBG?
Like CBD, CBG has been tested and found useful in a range of cases. As a relatively new discovery, we now know that CBG has many beneficial effects commonly associated with CBD and with hemp oils in general. Recent advances have allowed us to hone in on those specific benefits that appear to come from higher concentrations of CBG. Here are a few of those benefits:
- Digestive system
CBG has been shown to help with digestive issues such as upset stomach and acid reflux. While CBD alone may help, CBG has shown to be particularly useful in this area. If you're looking for natural heartburn relief, CBG can be the right choice.
- Healthy skin
Lotions and tinctures made of or with CBG have been shown to help improve skin health and texture.
- Stress management
CBG oil can help soothe the nervous system and relieve stress by altering stress hormone levels and reducing the body's tendency to react to stress-causing situations.
CBG has been shown to reduce stress while lifting mood. If you have ever wondered if there was some way to get the quick wake-up of a strong cup of coffee without the anxiety that caffeine can cause, you might want to try CBG as an early morning alternative.
How should you use CBG?
CBG oil comes as an extract and a tincture, but you may also find it as a compound in lotions and even edibles. If buying CBG as part of a CBD tincture, like the one Noli Oil offers, then you have your choice of uses. You can consume CBG directly under the tongue, a few drops at a time. Or, you can combine CBG with your favorite food or drink. Whatever works best for you!
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