Opinion by Jake Crossman
A couple of years ago CBD took the world by storm as a new leader in holistic medicine. Praised for its ability to help reduce anxiety and stress without getting the user high was revolutionary. Recently, a newer, more potent cannabinoid has been discovered and is once again taking over the hemp space with its incredible power and healing capabilities. This new cannabinoid is CBG. How to know what CBG to purchase is extremely important. CBG can be looked at as the younger cousin to CBD and while they both come from hemp plants, there are some very key differences. Mainly the potency and CBG’s ability to provide energy.
With this incredible new cannabinoid comes a lot of companies trying to rapidly mass produce this hemp extract. This is the cause for a lot of poor batches of CBG to be made, CBG that isn’t lab certified, and even CBG that is not actually CBG at all. USA Medical wants to put a stop to this and remain as transparent as possible with our customers so that when you come to our site to purchase high-quality CBG products you will know EXACTLY what you are buying, down to the chemical composition.
This blog will break down the ins and outs of CBG, how it works, and the best type of CBG to buy so that you will never have to wonder if what you are purchasing is safe, effective, or potent. This way you can be ahead of the CBG misinformation, and one step closer to bettering your overall health.
What Is CBG
Before we get into what kind of CBG to buy you might be asking yourself “what is CBG?” Cannabigerol is the scientific name for CBG. CBG interacts with our bodies naturally due to a system that is innately inside of us. 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.
CBG comes from a hemp plant which is a type of plant that called a phytocannabinoid that produces several different products. While it does come from the Cannabis family of trees, it is not to be confused with the cannabis plants that produce marijuana leaves. One of the most common extracts of hemp plants is CBD, and more recently, CBG. Unlike CBD however, CBG has to be extracted from baby hemp plants which is why it is a little more pricey, but also more potent. The extraction process for CBG is a lot more meticulous than its counterparts because it has to happen within a small window of time.
Both CBD and CBG have very similar extraction processes.
“CBG is extracted through a chromatography process that uses superfluid liquid solvents like CO2 or ethanol to extract the cannabinoid. During the extraction process, hemp is dissolved in the solution, which draws the cannabinoids and terpenes out of the plant (ACSLabs).”
From there the CBG can be smoked as a flower, vaped as an oil, or what USA Medical believes is the best way to consume CBG for maximum efficacy – through a tincture.
CBG has several different properties that allow it to treat your body and improve overall health. The reason that CBG, much like CBD is becoming so popular is that, depending on how it is produced, it cannot get you high and won’t show up on a drug panel test. Below are just SOME of the many health issues that CBG is used to treat.
- Fights Chronic Inflammation
- Provides Mood/Energy Boosts
- Increases Immune Support
- Decreases Anxiety
This is just the tip of the iceberg for CBG. Every single day scientists are learning more and more about this incredible cannabinoid – finding out ways to utilize CBG to increase the efficacy and replace over-the-counter medicines. There is also new emerging research about cross-breeding CBG with other plants, and other hemp extracts to create the ultimate daily tincture for improved quality of life.
Let’s break down why you should use CBG every day, and what CBG to purchase.
Why You Should Use CBG Everyday
Some call CBG “The Mother Of All Cannabinoids” because of how effective it is in treating so many different types of ailments. CBD has been much more popular for several years but it is the opinion of USA Medical, along with several other companies and scientists that CBG will become the go-to cannabinoid and replace CBD as the most popular hemp extract.
You should be taking CBG every single day. There was a study done with 127 participants, all of whom were instructed to take CBG daily for six months. 36% of the participants used the CBG for a medical or recreational reason – the rest used it for a specific health reason.
“The most common conditions the complete sample reported using CBG to treat were anxiety (51.2%), chronic pain (40.9%), depression (33.1%), and insomnia/disturbed sleep (30.7%). Efficacy was highly rated… (PubMed).”
After the study was completed every single participant said that their symptoms were “much improved.” 74% percent of participants said they believed that CBG was more effective than traditional pharmaceutical medicine, and would be switching purely to CBG to treat symptoms. 80% of the participants said they were using the CBG to combat anxiety and depression. (NCBI)
The numbers and data are there, CBG is extremely effective, especially if used every day. There are a ton of randomized controlled studies on CBG with a lot of them garnering the same results as this one.
Using CBG every day is a great step in taking control of your health and wellness, but with so many different options on the market what kind should you buy?
How To Know What CBG To Purchase: Where To Buy
First and foremost it is important to distinguish whether the CBG you are purchasing is broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBG. Full-spectrum CBG is a version of the extract that may include some trace amounts of THC, which is the organic chemical that gets you high. While it is not enough to induce a psychoactive response, it is enough to show up on a drug test in small amounts.
Broad-spectrum CBG is a type of CBG where in the extraction process it does not come into contact with THC. This makes the CBG purer because it is not being diluted with other chemicals, and provides the user with a much more potent version of the CBG. USA Medical only sells broad-spectrum CBG, because it is the cleanest, and best way to consume CBG and get the full effects. There are a lot of brands on the market that will lie and tell you their CBG is the best, but then when you read the label you’ll notice how many chemicals and additives have been mixed in with the CBG.
When looking to purchase, look for companies that are completely transparent with the labeling like USA Medical, to see what is actually in the oil you are ingesting. USA Medical sells broad-spectrum, organic, vegan, GMO-free, and lab-certified CBG+CBD oil for maximum efficiency.
The reason we at USA Medical sell CBG+CBD is because of something called the entourage effect. This is a science-backed effect that states when combining multiple cannabinoids together, the interactions between them actually enhance, and increase the effects of the extracts.
How To Know What CBG To Purchase: Final Thoughts
USA Medical is committed to providing the industry standard for CBG products while maintaining an affordable cost for our consumers. CBG is a powerful new hemp extract that has incredible holistic healing properties, understanding what kind to buy is important because this should be something you are going to add to your everyday routine.
CBG shouldn’t be difficult to understand. Hopefully, this blog broke down some of the misconceptions, and difficulties of looking at and purchasing CBG. USA Medical wants to ensure that no matter how much the market changes, we will always be at the forefront of phytocannabinoid research, and continue to provide the best hemp extracts that you can buy.
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