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What is CBG and Can It Help Me?

You’ve probably seen products for sale that contain cannabidiol. This cannabinoid, known as CBD for short, is a natural component of cannabis plants that has surged in popularity over the past few years. Though CBD is definitely a hot trend right now, it isn’t the only cannabinoid available. As more consumers try cannabis as a wellness tool, we may see the health industry use more cannabinoids to create a variety of different products.

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 in your brain. Most consumers know generally about the cannabinoids THC and CBD, but did you know that the cannabis plant contains many more? There are more than 100 cannabinoids to be discovered. Today we shine the spotlight on the cannabinoid called Cannabigerol, also known as CBG for short.

Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. When heat is applied, CBG can actually help create CBD. CBG is usually broken down during the heating process to create its closely related chemicals THC, CBD or CBD. Because it eventually converts into these other cannabinoids including CBD, experts consider CBG to be the building block of cannabinoids.

Research about CBG is limited compared to the research about other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. However scientists do know some important info about CBG. MedicalJane says CBG “has been classified as an antagonist of the CB1-receptor, which affects the central nervous system. Because of this, CBG is believed to partially counteract the paranoid, “heady” high typically associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabigerol (CBG) has also been determined to affect the CB2-receptor, which influences the body more. However, researchers aren’t sure if CBG promotes or inhibits CB2-receptor activity yet.”

Can CBG Help with IBS? After using CBG, some patients have found relief from irritable bowel syndrome, as studies show this cannabinoid can significantly reduce inflammation in the digestive tract. One specific Italian study published in the May 2013 edition of Biological Psychology suggests that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that may be particularly useful for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.  

CBG may also help with the treatment of glaucoma and may inhibit tumor growth. Some studies show that CBG reduces intraocular pressure and may be helpful in treating glaucoma.

At Hemp Lily, we are proud to offer the highest quality CBD and CBG products. Our HempLily brand items focus on the fewest ingredients to demonstrate its standalone power!  We source directly from the farm. HempLily tinctures can travel with you anywhere and are the most popular way to consume CBD. We say experience the best results by taking sublingually. Hold the drops under your tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing.

We are proud to offer more than just CBD: Our organic, full-spectrum CBD tinctures also contain beneficial cannabinoids such as THC (within the legal limit of .3%), CBD, CBG, CBC, and CBN — plus flavonoids and terpenes and other beneficial plant molecules. They are never made from isolate. HempLily products do not use additives or dyes to standardize the color of our products. Instead we keep our CBD oil natural, the way nature intended. Shop them here:

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