Out of the 113 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, only THC is psychoactive, meaning the other 112 can be excellent tools for all sorts of health conditions, physical and mental. Let’s start with the lesser-known cannabinoid CBG, also known as cannabigerol.
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Some cannabinoids reach their final form when using one cannabinoid and an external source like heat or rain to trigger reactions that change the chemical structure.
CBG is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids that are already in its final form when grown in the cannabis plant. However, CBG is seen as the “mother of all cannabinoids” because when in its acid form (CBGA or cannabigerol acid), it’s used to create other cannabinoids with help from an external force, as mentioned above.
The cannabinoid’s health benefits are known to treat varying conditions but are especially beneficial for bacterial infections, chronic pain/inflammation, and mental illness.
CBG is mainly grown from the hemp plant. It’s very common to find a CBD-rich plant that contains little to no CBG; this is a result of intense cross-breeding of different strains to make one plant that’s dominant in CBD.
Growing CBG flower is the same; it requires cross-breeding with strains high in CBG to produce a harvest where the offspring contains a higher CBG content than its parents. Companies creating these strains can choose to extract CBG from the plant, or sell it in a dried flower form like our favorite CBG strains below from Botany Farms.
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Because CBGA is used to create other cannabinoids, would it surprise you that CBD is one of its offsprings? Considered the parent of essential cannabinoids like CBD and THC, CBG doesn’t seem to offer that big of a difference in terms of effects when compared to the popular non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD.
The main difference between these two cannabinoids is their structural contrast and interaction with our bodies. CBD directly targets the endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, which prompts the function of a certain bodily system like the digestive or nervous systems.
On the other hand, CBG locks onto a receptor and can sometimes block the effects of other cannabinoids from taking place. So if you were to smoke flower with a balanced CBG and THC content, you might feel less of THC’s psychoactive effects and more of a blissed-out, relaxed, and clear-headed feel.
It’s worth noting that the effects of CBG and CBD are relatively similar, so it’s definitely worth a shot if you struggle with mental illness or physical issues like chronic pain.
The botanicals at Botany Farms are bringing you the future of balance, as the company prides itself on high-quality products that allow each user to feel their best. Below are some of the most popular CBG-dominant products from the experts of small-batch craft cannabis at Botany Farms.
This frosty, white crystal hybrid strain is a true CBG delicacy, hence why it made the first spot on our list. Upon the first hit of White CBG, users are washed with serene feelings of calmness and clarity but enough mental energy to keep them aware, active, and alert.
This strain contains 10.5% CBG and is the perfect strain for daytime use, helping you maintain productivity minus the stress and anxiety. Botany Farms also sells its renowned White CBG flower in 1g Pre-Rolls.
If you’re looking for those same effects mentioned above but with more of a euphoric and uplifting sensation, opt for Botany Farms’ Delta-8 White CBG Flower.
Botany Farms utilizes a unique proprietary cold-press process that uses frozen Delta-8 THC distillate that’s crushed into a powder form and infused into the company’s premium flower, ensuring even distribution throughout.
The result is a flavorful, smooth, and clear-headed flower that comes with 12.1% CBG, 4.4% Delta-8 THC, and less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC. You can also snag Botany Farms’ Delta-8 White CBG 1g Pre-Roll.
Take advantage of all the anti-anxiety and stress-relieving cannabinoids packed inside Botany Farms’ Lemon Diesel CBG Vape Cartridge.
This sleek little cart comes packed with a cannabinoid concentration of 82.3%, utilizing Full Spectrum Oil that also contains 25% CBG, 35% CBD, and 9% Delta-8 THC for the complete entourage effect.
The familiar gassy/diesel exhale, and the bright terpene flavors from the Lemn Diesel flower strain make this cartridge one you’ll never want to finish.
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