Move on, CBD. It’s time for CBG, the “mother of all cannabinoids” to shine.
By now, most of us understand that cannabis is much more than THC. Hundreds of products claim that a certain amount of CBD in their snacks, skin care products, and tinctures heal all wounds. However, as we learn more about how the whole cannabis plant interacts with the body, many of us are eager to explore the hundreds of other chemical compounds contained in the cannabis plant and benefit from their benefits. various supposed effects.
There are at least 113 cannabinoids, the class of chemical compounds that include THC, CBD, CBG, and others that all have different effects. THC is the only mind-altering cannabinoid (read: gets you high), although some can be good for your mood, like CBD. CBG is the chemical compound from which each of these cannabinoids evolves as a cannabis plant matures, although it is only psychoactive, not psychotropic. In other words, it helps a lot with stress and anxiety, but doesn’t bake you in the oven.
CBG has many other potential benefits as well. While federal funding limits and the remaining stigma mean there have been no clinical trials for CBG, preclinical trials have shown promise. A trial in Israel showed that CBG reduced the proliferation of cancer cells. Other animal studies show that CBG can reduce inflammation in the brain and the digestive tract. Beyond clinical trials, many people (including yours) find CBG particularly helpful for symptoms of PMS, generalized anxiety, and chronic stress.
From a scientific standpoint, CBG binds to the same receptors in the body as THC and CBD, explains Daniel Sondheim, a researcher at the emulsion supplier company. SoRSE technology. However, unlike CBD, which is an ‘antagonist’ of these receptors, CBG is an ‘agonist’, which means that if CBD doesn’t quite relieve the symptoms you’re trying to treat, CBG might. due to the different process by which it works. in the body. Additionally, while CBG is currently more difficult to find in some dispensaries, Sondheim says we can expect even more CBG products in the future. “There are cultivars and techniques that could increase CBG in the plant,” he says.
Some companies have already streamlined this process and created some of the first CBG products to hit the market. Here are some CBG products that might make you say “OMG”. Try them out and enjoy a wonderful summer.
Xula Mhm! Tincture: CBG meets CBD + herbs to soothe woman’s pains and mood swings
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Xula is the hottest new hemp brand on the market, and for good reason. Black and Latinx, a woman-owned company, offers a decidedly inclusive product line tailored to a woman’s hormonal “moon cycle”. Each tincture and balm they create is infused with precise ratios of cannabinoids and other supporting herbal medicines, specially designed for periods of menstruation, menopause, and specific symptoms like cramps and PMS. Their Hmm! dyeing is meant to be taken throughout the month to ease the ups and downs in your hormonal cycle and to ease irritating mood swings at this time of the month. It includes 125 milligrams of CBG in addition to 750 milligrams of CBD, red raspberry leaf, burdock root, lemon balm, lime blossom, lemon verbena, and turmeric root. I don’t know what chemical reactions all of these herbs cause in my body, but I do know that this product works wonders against hormonal mood swings. Rumor has it that menopausal people love their Phew! tincture, which is also suitable for their body. // $ 79, available locally at Poet & the Bench, 11 Throckmorton Ave, poetandthebench.com and online on xula.us.
Mom Grass CBG Joints: Low Dose Smoke That Melts Anxiety
Seasoned smokers may remember cannabis from the good old days, before it was selected for extremely high potency – you know, when you could smoke a joint all the way through without losing your mind. This is the thought behind the business Daddy Grass, which makes low-dose hemp joints “like your daddy smoked”. Their flagship products are Dad Grass joints, rich in CBD and with less than 0.3% THC. Now their CBG Mom Grass Joints have hit the market, and they are among the most profitable CBG herbal products on the market. Each joint contains 15.1% CBG, so the effects are strong as well. While they don’t get you high, they melt away anxiety like a CBD joint does, with a little more focus and a little less drowsiness. // $ 10- $ 35, available online at dadgrass.com
Tonic Outer Space CBG Body Butter: The Solution for Stubbornly Dry Skin
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In addition to all the benefits that CBG has for our mind and mood, it also works wonders on the skin. CBG is known to help with lipogenesis, which is the process by which skin cells create oils and fats. This means it’s even better than your standard humectants, which add moisture to the skin, in that they help your skin cells find a healthy balance on their own. A balm rich in CBG is great for dry patches and really stubborn skin conditions that can create scaly skin like psoriasis. Our own experimentation has also found that it can help tremendously with keratosis polaris, the skin condition that creates tiny bumps most commonly on the upper arms, elbows, and knees. tonics Outer Space CBG Body Butter contains 500 milligrams of CBD and 250 milligrams of CBG, along with other powerful ingredients like shea, mango and cocoa butter, aloe vera gel and Soline brand concentrate (a distilled and concentrated sunflower oil ). Best of all, it smells delicious and spicy and comes in a fully recyclable box. // $ 65, available online at tonicvibes.com
CBG level protabs: long lasting CBG dominant edibles
The problem with dyes and joints is that the effects don’t last very long. For this reason, edibles have long been the way to go for medical patients, but unfortunately, as CBG is only growing in popularity, CBG-dominant products are hard to come by. However, the San Francisco-based company Level has us covered. They specialize in producing concentrated tablets of specific cannabinoids, including rarely used ones like CBG, THCV and THCA, as well as a wide range of ratios combining multiple cannabinoids for specifically tailored effects. The tablets are small – around 5 millimeters in diameter – and contain 25 milligrams of CBG per tablet. Ten tabs are provided in each of the small pocket boxes. However, if this dose is more than what you need, the tablets are also marked in the middle and easy to divide. They are discreet, penetrate a little faster than most edibles, and their effects last three to six hours, making them a popular product for medical and recreational consumers. // $ 36 to $ 40, available online at Sava and Calive