CBD + CBG: How this Multicannabinoid Combination Works Wonders for Your Body
2 years ago
In search for an alternative solution to modern day health problems, many people are turning towards cannabinoid products. The rise in popularity of CBD oil as the preferred healthy alternative has come at a rapid pace in recent years resulting in a slew of innovations and discoveries – such as the CBD + CBG multicannabinoid combination.
One of the main compounds inherently present in both marijuana and hemp plants is Cannabidiol, whereas on the whole, these plants can have close to 200 different types of cannabinoids. Some of these, like THC, do have psychoactive effects. There are many others like CBD that do not create any feelings of euphoria.
With the 2018 Farm Bill, all types of cannabinoid products containing less than 0.3% THC are 100% legal across the United States. This is to ensure that these health and wellness products do not create a “high” for their consumers and rather focus on extracting the full medicinal benefits of the plant.
The Rise of CBG
CBG or Cannabigerol as it is known, has recently garnered great interest from the scientific research community, cannabinoid industry experts, manufacturers and retailers. Research conducted in this area brings to light certain similarities between the core compositions of CBG and CBD.
While scientific interest may have peaked recently, CBG was first isolated back in 1964. However little was known about it for a very long time as it was not a focal point of research for many years. While CBG and CBD might be similar in terms of composition, what makes CBG strikingly different and in certain cases, more effective than just CBD, is the fact that it also carries some of the same benefits as THC without creating the psychoactive effects. This rather unique quality of CBG makes it an excellent cannabinoid to work with to enhance the targeted effectiveness of cannabinoid products overall.
Also known as the “Mother of Cannabinoids” CBG is the acidic form of CBGA, which basically acts as a precursor for the vast majority of cannabinoids found in the plant. Research in this sector reveals that as the hemp plant grows, CBGA is split into three primary cannabinoid acids, CBDA, CBCA and THCA. CBG is derived during the decarboxylation process which is triggered when cannabis is heated to a high temperature.
The powerful combination of CBD with CBG interacts with the endocannabinoid system of the human body and helps to restore it to its natural state of balance. It triggers the homeostasis process of the body and binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system.
On the other hand, as one of the main cannabinoids, CBD has been the central focus of much of the research in this area over the years. This is why it has become the forerunning cannabinoid in the industry but as newer multicannabinoid products hit the market, there is likely to be a perception change. CBD got its popularity because initial research suggested that CBD not only carries innate desirable effects of its own, it can also be very effective in mitigating the less desirable effects of THC. The entourage effect is the name given to this phenomenon where multiple cannabinoids work together to enhance their positive attributes and reduce their negative ones. The best products then are those that create the right kind of entourage effect.
CBD vs CBG: How are they Different?
As mentioned above, CBD and CBG have a lot of similarities. However, in certain respects the two cannabinoids can be quite different.
- Both CBD and CBG are inherently different when it comes their molecular structures. While both cannabinoids bind with the body’s receptors, the manner in which they do so, greatly differs. This gives each cannabinoid a unique effect on the body.
- CBD and CBG are also pharmacologically different. Since they bind in different ways to the receptors in our brain, they are bound to have a different effect on the body.
- It is also widely believed that the two have differing effects on appetite. In fact, they have quite the opposite effect to each other as CBG can act as an appetite stimulant whereas CBD is known to dampen it.
How and Why to Use CBD and CBG together
The future is multicannabinoid! Whereas CBD isolate products may have been the norm in the past, the future belongs to multicannabinoid products that can create the perfect concoction to trigger as many health benefits as possible. Studies conducted on the entourage effect strongly suggest that CBD and CBG together make for a great combination since they help to balance each other out and thereby have a bigger effect. CBG works by directly effecting the body and brain’s receptors. CBD on the other hand acts a an enzyme stimulant that creates the natural endocannabinoids found in the human body.
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In summary, we’d like to say that isolated cannabinoids have had their day. This is not to say that isolated cannabinoid products don’t work great on their own. After all, we do sell Premium Grade CBD Tincture but our multicannabinoid approach allows us to create new and innovative products like our CBN NightCap for sleep and our Gold Complex CBD + CBDA tincture along with the Platinum Pro Sports Salve with CBD + CBG – all of which have even more health and wellness benefits to offer.