GET TO KNOW CBG: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
What are the benefits of CBG?
As an all-encompassing cannabinoid, it’s not surprising that CBG comes with its own potential benefits. Through early research, CBG has shown indications of the ability to offer anti-bacterial properties, recently showing evidence of combatting difficult-to-treat methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Studies also suggest CBG contains anti-inflammatory properties, displaying neuroprotective effects against multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), and Huntington’s disease. These benefits could be immensely useful, especially as they’re researched further to service a wide range of patients looking for relief from infections and other diseases.
How is CBG used? We love to spread the word and advocate the importance of CBG, and talking about how people use CBG in their everyday lives is no different. CBG is consumed in vastly different forms. Some consumers prefer to enjoy it in more traditional forms as a tincture or as CBG flower. Other consumers experience CBG products in tastier varieties, opting for edibles such as CBG lollipops and gummies. Melting Pot carries CBG in diverse forms, and we’re happy to share our experiences with our customers about how other locals have seen results inCBG products. CBG is still relatively new on the radar, and many people are learning how to make the most of it to activate its potential benefits. It’s only a matter of time until CBG is used differently to target areas in need of support. CBG and the Endocannabinoid System
Like other cannabinoids, CBG interacts with the endocannabinoid system, binding with and activating both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. This indicates its effectiveness as a regulator of endocannabinoid signaling, meaning CBG could play an important role in providing benefits to the body from cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike compounds like THC, CBG is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis and hemp plants. This means that those that use CBG will not get intoxicated when they consume CBG. Those are gaining interest in CBG for this reason as well as for its potential pharmacological properties, which we will discuss later on.
CBG shares a lot in common with CBD. Even though there are a lot of similarities between CBG and CBD, it’s important to remember that these are two different compounds with slightly different effects on the human body. There’s some evidence that the beneficial effects of these cannabinoids may be magnified when taken together as opposed to in isolation. This phenomenon is called the “entourage effect.” Many products at Melting Pot Dispensary™
take the principle of the entourage effect and apply them directly, creating a special CBG+CBD blend, inducing what we call an ultra-entourage effect. By merging these two key cannabinoids together, it amplifies both CBG and CBD’s unique beneficial properties.
So, what is CBG? Now that we’ve discussed CBG’s plentiful benefits and how it works, you might be wondering: What is CBG anyway? CBG is a cannabinoid derived from cannabis and hemp plants. CBG is well known as the “mother of all cannabinoids”. This is simply because as it breaks down from its acidic state, it forms all of the other cannabinoids. However, since much of CBG breaks down to form other compounds, it as a cannabinoid itself is not all that plentiful. In fact, CBG comprises a mere 1% of all cannabinoids as opposed to others like cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are found in much higher concentrations.