You’ve read about CBD but there’s another cannabinoid that’s quickly gaining attention – CBG. Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is found in cannabis and hemp. Its concentration is low in most cannabis strains, but CBG dominant hemp flower is making its way to the hemp market.
What does CBG do?
CBG works with receptors found within the endocannabinoid system. The receptors that are most accepting of CBD are found in your eyes. This cannabinoid is said to support intraocular pressure reduction. Science also says that this cannabinoid is a vasodilator and also possesses neuroprotective properties.
CBG may also support the blockage of receptors that promote cancer cell growth.
What else might CBG be helpful with? CBG may have potential when it comes to fighting MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant infections. It has strong antibacterial properties that could be essential in fighting these types of infections.
Additional scientific studies point toward CBG being helpful with supporting the reduction of symptoms of varying bladder dysfunction disorders.
Can you Find CBG Isolate?
Yes, CBG, now that hemp strains with higher concentrations of the cannabinoid are available, can be found. It can be found in both liquid and powder form. In powder form you’re able to measure a more accurate dose. This cannabinoid can be combined with others, such as CBD for use in non-intoxicating formulas and may also be added to cannabis-derived formulas containing higher amounts of THC.
What are the Effects of CBG?
CBG won’t make you high. Its effects are said to be relaxing and calming. These effects are similar to CBD, but this is an entirely different cannabinoid. Its potential is still being discovered as science is able to conduct more research on individual cannabinoids.
Buying Clean CBG Flower
With everything new, comes great interest – the same rings true for CBG flower. When buying CBG flower, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First and foremost – are there lab reports available? You don’t want to just see a potency test here – you want to see a full battery of third-party lab results including microbial testing, heavy metals testing and a full panel of contaminants (pesticides, chemicals, solvents, etc.).
If a full panel of tests regarding a specific strain of CBG is not available – avoid making the purchase. A reputable hemp flower farm or distributor will be transparent and forthcoming with test results and answers to questions. Do not rely on a comment or anything along the lines of “we conducted testing when we first started working with this hemp farm”. That tells you nothing about the exact batch being offered.
Should you have questions about CBG and/or CBG flower, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help our community understand more about new products coming to the cannabis and hemp market. We’ll even take the time to look over a potential supplier’s profile and website to help steer you in the right direction since purchasing clean, safe cannabis and hemp products is important.