CBG As A Pre-Workout 

Opinion by Jake Crossman

Recently, CBG has come into the spotlight as a very powerful cannabinoid found in hemp plants that has similar characteristics to CBD, particularly, CBG can give you more energy which is why CBG as a pre-workout could work. While the two are similar in nature, chemical structure, and both come from the same source, there are some key differences between the two cannabinoids. 

USA Medical prides itself on our organic broad-spectrum CBG oil and its many uses. One of the key differences between CBD and CBG is energy levels. CBD can mellow you out and make you feel more relaxed, while CBG gives you a mood and energy boost to help you get through the day – this can be beneficial for a lot of reasons! Let’s tackle the idea that CBG can be used as a replacement for chemical pre-workouts, by providing an organic, natural energy that will improve the quality of your time spent working out. 

CBG Intro 

Cannabigerol, more commonly known as CBG has been taking the hemp industry over by storm as the powerful effects of this incredible cannabinoid are being used to help heal and improve people’s lives. USA Medical was one of the first stores to carry pure, broad-spectrum, CBG oil that was made widely available to the public. But, what is CBG? The cannabinoid, much like CBD is extracted from hemp plants – what makes CBG different is that it is extracted from hemp plants that have not fully matured. This is one of the reasons it costs slightly more than CBD because the extraction process can only happen within a small window of time. 

CBG is non-psychoactive, which means that it would be impossible to become high from consumption. USA Medical produces broad-spectrum CBG which means that, unlike full-spectrum cannabinoids, there is 0.0% THC in our CBG oil, so it will not show up on a drug panel test. 

Inside our bodies, we have something called the Endocannabinoid System, or the ECS. CBG interacts with CB-1 and CB-2 receptors found in our brain and immune systems, which is what allows the CBG to do its job. There are so many areas in which CBG can improve your daily life but some of the biggest are:

  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Mood/Energy Boost
  • Increased Immune Support
  • Anti Anxiety Aid 

While there is still a lot to be discovered about CBG, scientists already know a lot about the cannabinoid and are utilizing the effects to help treat people for various ailments. Let’s take a look at what improvements to your workout might happen if you were to take CBG over a traditional pre-workout supplement. 

CBG As A Pre-Workout: Benefits 

As stated above CBG has several incredible health benefits, one of which is increased energy and improved mood. CBG can increase your mood by binding to and mimicking a neurotransmitter in the brain called anandamide. This receptor is thought to enhance pleasure and motivation throughout your body. In doing so CBG will enhance your motivation which will increase productivity in a workout. 

Another interesting study takes a look at CBG and how it interacts with the cortisol in our bodies. Cortisol is how your body reacts to stress, think of it like a built-in alarm system. Cortisol has several other properties as well, one of them being an increase in energy levels. Studies have shown that when taking CBG acts as a way to release more cortisol into the body. 

“CBG acts as a releasing agent as well as a carrier of cortisol…. draw(s) attention to the potential of CBG as {a vehicle} for the targeted delivery of drugs (pubmed).”

What this means is that CBG can not only increase your mood but will also physically make your body produce more energy while taking CBG. 

Pre-workout supplements can cause your body to tingle, give you nausea, and increase shakiness and anxiety after a workout. Taking too much pre-workout can also be a dangerous game as it increases your heart rate, therefore increasing your chance of a cardiac-related issue. CBG on the other hand has no effects after taking it. In fact, it has been shown to reduce any anxiety symptoms. There is no crash after taking CBG because your body is naturally producing this energy, instead of being given something that can be rather toxic to your system. 

CBG, as well as CBD, have been shown to greatly reduce chronic inflammation and pain in studies done in recent years. This can be very helpful when working out because you are putting your body under a lot of stress which can cause joint pain and inflammation. Putting CBG topically onto your joint pain will not only improve the joint inflammation but will also make your workout easier, so you won’t have to reach for over-the-counter pain medication after a workout. 

CBD+CBG For Working Out

At USA Medical we sell a CBG+CBD oil so that you can get the best of both worlds when taking our products. Because of the similarities in the two cannabinoids, combining them into one single-use product makes them much more potent and almost immediately effective. 

CBG+CBD will increase workout productivity because you can experience the energy and pain relief from CBG while also getting some of the effects of CBD including anti-stress, and anti-inflammatory properties. This allows your ECS to become fully activated and ultimately allows your body to regulate homeostasis naturally. Together these cannabinoids work harmoniously and allow you to feel the powerful effects that they have to offer with no side effects or jitteriness after consumption. 

CBG As A Pre-Workout: Final Thoughts 

There is a lot of misinformation out in the world right now about CBG and CBD. Big pharmaceutical companies don’t want these powerful and natural substances to start standing in the way of the chemically manufactured medicine they are creating because it would lose them money. USA Medical wants to be as transparent as possible in what we sell and who we are as a company. 

CBD and CBG aren’t these miracle elixirs that will cure any ailment, but they are definitely able to help naturally improve a lot of areas of your life that might otherwise be lacking. CBG is a great alternative to pre-workout or any other energy drink or powder that might be on the market. It has properties to heal and restore your body long-term, more than any of these other products might be able to. 

For that reason alone it is why we at USA Medical think that CBG can be used before and after your workout to help you lead a healthier, happier, and more natural life. 

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Works Cited 

R;, Henley D;Lightman S;Carrell. “Cortisol and CBG – Getting Cortisol to the Right Place at the Right Time.” Pharmacology & Therapeutics, U.S. National Library of Medicine, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27411675/. 

Kogan NM;Lavi Y;Topping LM;Williams RO;McCann FE;Yekhtin Z;Feldmann M;Gallily R;Mechoulam R; “Novel CBG Derivatives Can Reduce Inflammation, Pain and Obesity.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), U.S. National Library of Medicine, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34577072/. 





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