While THC and CBD are the most well-known cannabinoids, the cannabis plant has been found to have over 113 distinct cannabinoids. There are bound to be additional cannabinoids discovered as more states legalize cannabis.
CBG is gaining popularity in the cannabis market, therefore we're here to answer any questions you might have regarding CBG and all of its fantastic benefits.
First And Foremost, What Is CBG?
CBG (or cannabigerol), like THC and CBD, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in cannabis. It interacts with the body's CB1 receptors (or cannabis receptor type 1, which is present in the nervous system) and CB2 receptors since it is a cannabinoid (or cannabis receptor type 2, which the immune system possesses).
CBG is the cannabinoid from which all other cannabinoids are formed. CBGA (or cannabigerol acid) is produced by the cannabis plant and, when subjected to heat, UV light, or specific enzymes, it converts into the cannabinoids we are most familiar with, such as THC and CBD.
Researchers have been able to isolate individual cannabinoids and harness them for their medicinal effects because they have spent more time with the cannabis plant. CBG does not generate intoxication when isolated, but it does have a plethora of potential medical benefits that could make CBG a major cannabinoid rival in the cannabis market.
Is CBG Addicting?
No, CBG will not get you high in the same way that THC or delta-8 will. CBG is not intoxicating, thus it will not make you high. Indeed, it is one of the chemicals that aid in balancing the potency of THC. CBG functions as a "buffer," keeping the THC high acceptable and below the trip level (imagine LSD or shrooms).
Fortunately, there are several advantages to consuming cannabis that does not include feeling high. CBG, like CBD, has numerous positive qualities that have the potential to be used in medicine, pain and physical rehabilitation, and mental wellness.
So, What Exactly Is CBD Wax, And How Is It Distinct From Other Cannabis Waxes?
"Wax" refers to high-potency cannabis concentrates or extracts in general. CBG wax is identical to THC or CBD wax, with the exception that its major component is CBG. Depending on the product and the brand, CBG waxes may include significant or trace levels of other cannabinoids.
CBG wax, like all waxes, is best smoked with a dab rig. It can, however, be rolled into a joint or blunt, or capped and smoked on top of a pipe's bowl. CBG wax can be used to infuse foods for folks who enjoy cooking with cannabis. Indeed, infusing edibles with CBG wax is one of the finest ways to assure appropriate dosing and consistency in your dank cuisine.
As previously said, CBG will not make you high, but it can enhance your THC experience. CBG waxes can assist a friend come down if they find a dab session too strong, and they can also taper down the high from THC.
What Are CBG'S Advantages?
CBG, like its cannabinoid brothers THC and CBD, has been shown in tests to heal many of the same ailments that whole-plant cannabis may, including:
- Relieves pain
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Assist with insomnia/sleeplessness
- Promotes appetite
- Anxiety reduction
- Aids in the alleviation of depression-related symptoms
- Acts as an anti-convulsant (aids in the treatment of seizures/convulsions).
- Slows cancer cell proliferation
- Promotes healthy bone cell growth
- Promotes brain cell and neuron growth