Not to be confused with the more popular cannabinoid CBD, CBG is quite different yet seems to share MANY of the same properties of CBD. Interestingly, there is official consensus among the scientific community that the potential of both CBG and its acidic form (CBGA) could actually be greater than CBD!
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Not to be confused with the more popular cannabinoid, CBD, CBG is quite different yet seems to share many of the same properties in comparison to CBD. Interestingly, there is official dialogue among the scientific community that the potential of both CBG and its acidic form (CBGA) could actually be greater than CBD!
CBG is often described as the:
Hypothetically, let’s say I’m trying to sell you 10 GRAMS OF CBG isolate; 10 grams = 10,000 MG. For educational purposes, let’s say our CBG isolate 95% pure.
Now that we have the CBG percentage, we can accurately find out how many MG’s of CBG is actually inside the 10-gram CBG isolate jar.
Next, take the products’ milligram weight(10 grams = 10,000MG) and multiply it by the CBG percentage (95%) and since we’re dealing with percentages, you have to move the decimal over to the left by two positions.
The equation will look something like this:
10,000MG x 0.95 = 9,500 MG of CBG.
This is very important because without knowing the Cannabinoid percentage, you will not be able to compare one CBG isolate product to the next (quality-wise). The only thing you will be able to compare is the price.
Far too often, CBG consumers purchase inferior products or get robbed by false label claims by simply not checking the C.O.A.’s.
The moral of this short story here is don’t assume that the listed weight on the label is an automatic reference to the number of CBG/CBD within. It’s all about the percentage of cannabinoid purity.
CBG doses or serving sizes vary from one person to the next, but we’ve found a great way to figure out the formula for each and every person wanting or at least considering adding CBG to their diets.
I spoke with Dr. Rosado, MD, and author of Hope & Healing: A Case For Cannabis, and this is what he advised…
“CBG works best when used in a 1:1 ratio with CBD.”
Once we know how much CBD we should take, we’ll know exactly what our CBG dose will be. Now, in order to find the perfect CBD dosage, we must use the following CBD Dosage formula:
BODY WEIGHT X 0.325mg = Most Accurate CBD Dose
I’ll use myself as an example and show you step by step how to calculate your perfect CBG dosage. Since I weigh 200lbs, my specific formula will look like this:
200lbs x 0.325mg = 65mg of CBD
Given the 1:1 ratio (CBD to CBG), this tells me that my perfect CBG dose is 65mg and should be coupled with 65mg of CBD for the best possible results (based on current CBG research).
And that’s all there is to it!
We recommend two options:
Here is a quick example of how to properly use option 2 since there is a bit of mixing involved.
Let’s say you’ve purchased our USDA Certified Organic full-spectrum CBD oil 1,500mg. The next step would be to grab your CBG isolate and weigh out an equal portion of mg of CBG (1,500mg). Mix these two together and you now have a perfect 1 to 1 ratio of CBD to CBG.
Always store away of direct sunlight as well as in a cool and dry place. One study showed that failure to properly store your cannabis products could actually drastically affect their quality and the consumer could lose up to 40% of the cannabinoids claimed on the bottle.
Yes, very much so. CBG is not on the Schedule-1 Drug List. There are no current restrictions on buying or selling CBG products other than that CBG products must be extracted from industrial hemp plants containing 0.3% THC or less).
Organically, CBG is created naturally during hemp plants’ natural growing lifecycle. More specifically, it is created when CBGA transforms into CBG. And this enzymatic acid breakdown occurs as the plants’ chemical compounds interact with heat, oxygen, and UV light exposure.
Now, in reference to create a CBG product, there are a few steps that must be taken. A CBG-rich hemp plant must go through an extraction process, a purification process, and then a final process to remove any remaining solvents left behind. The specific details of this process are explained in the next section.
As you could likely assume, it’s not much. In fact, according to a study completed by Research Gate, individual cannabinoid percentages were tested from five different states in hopes of gaining a better understanding of average cannabinoid percentages found in cannabis plants. Here are the results:
Please keep in mind, this is choosing random cannabis plants and not CBG-rich specific plants. Nonetheless, you can tell why CBG is just now becoming popular in comparison to CBD. It’s a lot easier to get and vastly cheaper to produce!
CBG, like other cannabinoids, interacts with the brain and nervous system via the two main cannabinoid receptors in the body, specifically CB1 and CB2. CB1 is commonly associated with the nervous system, and CB2 is more commonly associated with inflammation and the systems that handle that response.
This study stated that CBG significantly modulates CB2R- or CB1R/CB2R-mediated endocannabinoid action, while the effects are weak in CB1R-expressing cells and that this reveals that CBG may exert beneficial actions with therapeutic potential via cannabinoid receptors.
CBG is mainly known to function as a GABA reuptake inhibitor. This means CBG could potentially help with muscle relaxation and relieve tension by promoting a peaceful sensation throughout the body, brain, and nervous system. Historically, GABA uptake inhibitors are already used to treat anxiety, and because of this fact, it implies that CBG could just possibly decrease anxiety symptoms. This is not a fact, just promising.
Cannabinoids are found naturally in the human body and these are known as endocannabinoids. Endo means internal or coming from within. Therefore, when phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids work together promoting better communication via these receptors, homeostasis is promoted from within.
This entire receptor and communication management system within our bodies is known as the ECS, which helps regulate a variety of functions, including pain, appetite, and inflammation. Phytocannabinoids like CBG, CBD, THC, and CBN interact easily with this system as they share extremely similar molecular structures.
In order for a specific industrial hemp extract to be considered “full-spectrum,” the cannabinoids CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, & THC need to be detectable. Thus, CBG alone is NOT full-spectrum.
A good rule of thumb here is that if any hemp product or cannabinoid-specific product is labeled “full-spectrum”, always verify this label claim by looking at the C.O.A. to ensure you’re getting what you are paying for!
There is currently not enough completed research to answer this question in confidence; however, in this study, it seems as though CBG is well-tolerated by animals. We look forward to obtaining more data in order to properly answer this question for you.
According to a study completed by Research Gate, there is roughly 1.4% – 1.6% of CBG. We believe this to be accurate, but only for random Cannabis plants that have high THC content. With the arrival of several new CBG cultivars in 2020-2021, we are noticing CBG percentages in the mid-teens! Nonetheless, the overall CBGa and CBG supply in hemp flowers are much less available on a per plant basis than CBD.
Short for Cannabigerol, CBG is a cannabis plant-derived chemical compound known as a phytocannabinoid and better-known as a cannabinoid. CBG is often referred to as the mother of all cannabinoids, which is incorrect as CBGA is the true mother. CBG is the decarboxylated form and a derivative of CBGA (Cannabigerolic Acid).
CBG is categorized as a minor cannabinoid because it is present in relatively low quantities in mature hemp plants. However, new cultivars such as Jack Frost, White CBG, and Super Glue are being breaded to yield much higher and greater concentrations of CBG. CBG is derived from both cannabis-sativa (hemp) as well as cannabis plants.