CBG hemp flower is the new cannabinoid to take the medical field by storm
As scientists, doctors, and consumers experience the benefits of CBG (cannabigerol), many people are wondering how is CBG different from the much more commonly known and widely available CBD (cannabidiol).
CBG Hemp Flower is similar in some ways to CBD. They are both cannabinoids produced in the hemp plant that interact with the human endocannabinoid system. But, CBG has a lot of unique characteristics work exploring and getting to know.
Where Does CBG Come From?
CBG is often referred to as the “mother” or “stem cell” cannabinoid. That is because it is the first cannabinoid produced in a hemp plant and all the other cannabinoids are derived from it.
As a hemp plant produces flowers and they begin to secrete cannabinoids, the very first one the produce is CBGa, the acidic form of CBG. As the hemp plant matures, CBGa exposed to light and heat and that transforms CBGa into other cannabinoids. Including CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the intoxicating, psychoactive compound found in marijuana. Hemp contains minuscule amounts of THC and does not make you high.
Traditionally only a very minor amount of CBG was left in the plant as most of the CBGa is converted into other cannabinoids. This is why CBG is sometimes called the “Rolls Royce” cannabinoid because it took a lot of hemp biomass to produce a small amount of CBG oil in the lab. As CBG became more popular, however, hemp breeders like our team at Colorado Breeders Depot, selected for hemp varietals that produced more CBG, didn’t convert as much and could be harvested early to preserve as much CBG as possible.
Now, while there still aren’t a lot of “High CBG” hemp varietals available, there is a growing selecting of smokable hemp that contains a decently high percentage of CBG.
What’s So Great About CBG Hemp Flower?
One of the reasons that scientists and doctors are excited about CBG is because it interacts more directly with the human endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a cell-signaling system in our bodies that regulates the way our cells interact and receive information. It controls things like sleep, mood, brain function, reproduction, appetite and pain.
CBD and other cannabinoids interact indirectly with the endocannabinoid receptors. CBG, however, appears to communicate directly with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. CBG has long thought to counteract the more psychoactive elements of THC in marijuana plants, essentially moderate the extremes of the ‘high’ produced when marijuana is consumed. However, scientists now believe CBG may help alleviate many other common ailments. Including:
- Anti-bacterial against drug-resistant MSRA
- Improve bone growth
- Appetite stimulant
Why Smoke CBG Hemp Flower?
Like CBD, CBG is becoming more widely available in tinctures, topicals, and edibles for human use.
However, the best benefits of consuming CBG are via smoking it. Why? Well, because inhaling CBG through your lungs (rather than eating or topically applying it) allows the positive benefits of CBG to be felt much more quickly and intensely.
Studies have shown that inhaling cannabinoids, the vapors are absorbed quickly into your bloodstream and felt almost immediately. Bioavailability is also much higher, as much as 56 percent, according to some studies.
Is Smoking Hemp CBG Flower Safe?
Like all smokable hemp flower products, smoking CBG hemp flower is generally considered safe.
Of course, there are always potential risks to lung damage when inhaling a product, but hemp does not have the chemicals in nicotine that have caused so many problems. Many cigarette smokers are turning to smokable hemp to quick their nicotine habit!
Overall though, CBG is considered quick safe. There have been some minor side-effects reported of:
- Dry Mouth
- Weight Changes
Also, it is good to check with your doctor before introducing any new product into your health regime.
At Colorado Breeders Depot, we have several high-CBG smokable hemp lines available for consumers to experience for the first time. Check out our website and feel free to reach out with questions or to place an order.