Over the few years, a well-known cannabinoid named CBD has stormed the market - literally everybody is talking about it, and as they should; CBD is an abundant cannabinoid with a lot of benefits to the human body. Recently however, a sister to CBD has been taking some of the spotlight and we couldn't be more excited by its' emergence - because this little sister to CBD, known as CBG (or cannabigerol) has a ton of promise behind it, and isn't really a 'little sister' at all.
Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis - of which, there are roughly 113 others, like CBD. Unlike CBD, however, Cannabigerol isn't as abundant, mainly because it is a precursor to other cannabinoids - often referred to as the 'mother' of cannabinoids. Therefore, finding (and then isolating CBG) is an art for in it's own, and often like finding a needle in a haystack. It's also been referred to as the 'Rolls Royce of Cannabinoids', because it can be expensive. While this cannabinoid may not be as abundant as others (or as obtainable), it follows the adage saying that "a little can go a long way"; as the little CBG that cannabis does leave behind can provide a lot of benefit to the human body.
You see, farmers have a choice when growing cannabis. They can either cut the crop down early in hopes of being able to harvest the CBG molecule prior to its transition into other cannabinoids, or, let nature run it's course and extract what little CBG is left once the growing cycle has commenced. Some farmers and geneticists have even begun to cross-pollinate certain strains of cannabis in an effort to hunt for CBG alone - which has created strains such as White Whale, which is extremely abundant in CBG (15%+ CBG) and hasn't sacrificed much of anything to get there. White Whale smells amazing, is great for extraction, smokes wonderfully and best of all, can provide great benefit to the body and mind without being psychoactive.
The potential health and wellness benefits of CBG are many, and immensely exciting. While remaining a non-intoxicating compound, CBG is thought to interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in effort to regulate mood by boosting anandamide - known for being the 'bliss' molecule of the human body. As well as it's ability to help regulate mood, CBG has been found to act as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. While CBG is being tested to determine it's cancer-fighting properties, it's also being evaluated for its efficacy to be able to combat debilitating ailments such as Huntington's Disease.
The truth is, CBG is a very promising cannabinoid with many fruitful applications. However, consumers are still trying to wrap their heads around THC and CBD. That's why we aim to inform and educate. When dealing with a complex plant like cannabis, it's easy to forget that most don't see it the same way we do, most only see the plant - which is why it's important to spread the knowledge we do know and have access to. It's important to remind the public that CBD (or CBG for that matter), isn't just another fad with a fancy name that can 'cure all' - they're building blocks that make up one of the most useful plants known to man. As we take a closer look at understanding these building blocks, we begin to realize 'what a time to be alive' this really is.
We may not know everything, but what we do know is this - our bodies have endocannabinoid systems that interact directly, and in perfect unison, with the cannabinoids found in cannabis. Additionally, this system has shown great promise while interacting with our health and overall wellness. It's clear, these naturally herbaceous compounds, unlike pharmaceuticals, have a natural place in our bodies - and we intend to help others take notice.
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