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CBG, or cannabigerol, is a cannabinoid that is found in hemp plants. It is non-intoxicating, so it won’t get you high, but it does have other effects that we will discuss later in this article.
It is also known to be the precursor for other cannabinoids, meaning that it can form when broken down, aside from CBG, THC, CBC, and CBD.
There are not as many studies on CBG as there are on CBD, but preliminary research suggests that it can help treat various conditions. It especially helps reduce inflammation, and it is also suspected that CBG reduces the growth rates of cancer cells after a study on rats with colon cancer.
It is well known that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system and on an indirect basis. CBG, on the other hand, connects directly with our brain’s CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. This translates into a high affinity for cannabinoid receptors and hence its higher potential.
CBG is also found in far smaller percentages on the hemp plant; in fact, the relation of CBD to CBG is about 20:1 on cannabis plants. This makes it way harder to obtain, and let alone produce large quantities of an isolate from.
The brand’s CBG+CBD tincture combines both cannabinoids using a 1:1 formula, which is great if you’re looking for the effect of both worlds. The tincture comes in a delicious citrus flavor, and you can opt for either the 1000mg bottle or the 2,000 mg bottle. Either option comes with a marked dropper to help you identify what the perfect dose for you is.
Like the Medterra oil, CBDistillery combines CBG and CBD oils in identical amounts, adding the benefits of both to their formula. Their full-spectrum oil is certified and lab-tested; you can find all the information about their processes and certifications on the CBG+CBD Oil Tincture description link on CBDistillery’s website.
Made from isolate and formulated with a fantastic 5:1 ratio of CBG to CBD, the dosist CBD Relief THC-free Dose Drop is a highly concentrated oil that is amazingly quick in delivering the expected effects, like reducing pain easing specific aches. It has a super high content of CBG at a meager price for the market – more on prices later – so it is a good deal if you’re looking for CBG experiences.
I love CBD American Shaman products, and it is significant due to how informative the company is each time you land at their website. From the pronunciation of the word “cannabigerol” to the process they follow to make CBG oil, CBD American Shaman walks you through every detail of their CBG. Its formula has a 3:1 CBG to CBD ratio, a fantastic combination especially considering how hard it is to extract CBG from a hemp plant.
Containing 500 mg of oil, Also Organics’ CBG+CBD Tincture Oil gives you a perfect combination of CBG and CBD, 17 mg of each, per dropping. Made from isolate, this oil and all of Also Organics’ tinctures are formulated with organic MCT oil and Phyto-rich hemp oil and certified vegan.
Each 30 ml bottle of the Social CBD CBG Drops contains a hefty 50 mg dose of CBG serving. These CBG Oil drops act as a shield for your brain and may support memory and brain function. These are made only with pure CBG isolate and MCT oil. Additionally, these drops are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and sugar-free. If there is such a thing as one size fits all for CBG oil, this would be it.
Certified vegan and GMO-free, the CBG oil produced by Extract Labs is CO2 extracted to create a 1:1 CBG to CBD formula with a twist of coconut to enjoy at any time of day. As all Extract Labs products, these are made 100% in-house, which gives them that superior quality and affordable price. Also, the cutest bottle I’ve run into so far.
Since this is a full spectrum extract, you will find that the NuLeaf Naturals Full Spectrum CBG Tincture oil contains many cannabinoids and terpenes, especially CBD, CBC, CBN, among others.
This oil contains more CBD than CBG, but it still has a significant amount of the latter, between 50 and 300 milligrams of CBG per gram of CBD. Nu-X CBD Tincture Oil + CBG can be picked by its “strength,” which increases with the dosage of CBG per bottle. Also certified sugar, alcohol, and GMO-free, this oil is vegan and contains brad spectrum CBD sourced from local hemp plants.
With a 1:1 ratio of CBD to CBG, the Lazarus Naturals High Potency CBG: CBD Tincture Oil also contains organic coconut MCT oil, aside from 25 mg of CBD and another 25 mg of CBG per 1 ml serving. With complete spectrum extraction and CBG isolate, the non-GMO and vegan oil will give you the perfect entourage effect created from this ideal combination of cannabinoids in action.
I always recommend the same for any hemp product: start slow. In oils, it is ideal to use your dropper to measure how much you take each time and increase the dose with conscious thought. Servings are usually 1 mL, so start with that and see how it goes.
Like all cannabis products, there are no standardized rules when it comes to dosage with CBG. Starting low and increasing gradually tends to be the winning formula when it comes to accurately dosing these cannabinoids.
You can easily use too much which leads to unfavorable results (i.e THC-like effects). You can also use too little and not get the desired results.
CBG oil tends to be more expensive than CBD oil because it is so much harder to extract. From the brands we mentioned above, prices vary wildly; I would say that this is really because they all offer different concentrations and extract their material in different ways.
The choice, in that sense, is entirely up to you, but be aware that prices may go up to 200 dollars, while you may also find great quality bottles at (not much) less than 100 bucks.
CBG, like CBD, is more popularly used in tincture form as it can easily be mixed into snacks, beverages, or basically anything.
Having said this, sublingual CBG is much more effective than any other method. As opposed to capsules, gummies, or flower. This way, the cannabinoid enters through your digestive system and goes straight to your bloodstream.
Take a serving from your dropper, hold it under your tongue for about 20 seconds, and – if necessary – swallow it. Sometimes I leave it there and let it absorb as I continue with my day and adjust the dose if I need to. A drop in the morning and a drop at night does it for me, but that is personal.
Despite research claiming that CBG has no side effects if consumed properly, it can have similar effects to those that occur when too much CBD is taken. These include vomit, nausea, and diarrhea. However, we all respond differently, which is why it’s better to always start with moderate doses and increase them slightly over the course of a few days.
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