A Beginner’s Guide to CBG — Use and Benefits

Have you ever heard of CBG? Chances are, you probably haven’t.  


CBG stands for Cannabigerol and is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant family. While hemp and cannabis plants contain some CBG, only young plants contain appreciable amounts. CBG’s classification as a cannabinoid also means it can interact with your body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids are compounds that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that regulate a variety of important functions, including mood, appetite, pain perception, inflammation, and more. While THC is the best-known cannabinoid thanks to its psychoactive effects, CBG has been getting a lot of attention lately for its potential therapeutic benefits.

What are the differences between CBG and CBD?

CBG and CBD are both cannabinoids, which are compounds found in cannabis plants. Both CBD and CBG are extracted from hemp plants and are non-psychoactive. CBG and CBD interact with your endocannabinoid system, but they work in different ways. While CBD is known to bind to TRPV1 ionotropic cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system, CBG seems to interact directly with the brain’s CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors.

This difference may explain why CBG has potential therapeutic benefits for conditions like inflammation. Allowing you to get all of the health benefits without the ‘high’ that comes with THC. CBG and CBD both have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Some people also use CBG to help relieve symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders.

What are the benefits of CBG and what does it do?

While more research is needed to determine the full extent of their benefits, CBD and CBG are both promising compounds with a wide range of potential applications. CBG may offer powerful anti-inflammatory effects without the ‘high’ that comes with THC or other cannabinoids. This means it can’t cause euphoria because CBGA, the acidic form of CBG, doesn’t bind to the same neurological targets as its cousin THC does. Instead, CBG is thought to work behind the scenes by reducing chronic stress and inflammation in your body. 

CBG is also more stimulating than other cannabinoids. CBD, on the other hand, becomes sedating enough at high doses that many people use it as a sleep aid.
The complementary benefits of these cannabinoids make them the perfect health couple to improve your day!

Today, researchers are studying CBG for a variety of health benefits. CBG shows promise in the treatment of a variety of conditions and ailments. Some potential uses and potential benefits include:

  • A Healthier Brain
  • Better Gut Health
  • Improved Mood
  • Better Relaxation
  • CBG May Reduce Inflammation
  • Improved muscle control
  • Healthier Skin

How does CBG make you feel?

CBG has no psychotropic effects, so it will not give you a high. CBG products can help balance your body’s responses to daily stressors, helping you feel calmer when overwhelmed. It’s a popular choice for people who are looking to boost their productivity, energy, and motivation naturally, whether at school, work, or out and about. Some people report feeling more alert and focused after taking CBG, while others say that it helps to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. It is also thought to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The complementary nature of CBD and CBG works to make them the perfect health couple to get you through your day seamlessly.

How to include CBG into your daily routine

White CBG Hemp Flower

Take advantage of CBG’s energizing and awakening effects by blending CBD benefits with CBG to promote physical energy and mental alertness. CBG may support your general well-being and daily momentum. 

Try our Fingerboard Farm White CBG Calming Hemp Flower — A sativa cannabis strain that works perfectly for both day and nighttime activities. These buds give you a sense of focus, clarity, and calm without putting you to sleep. Users have described White CBG as an 'enlivened calm', Unlike THC, CBG has no psychotropic effects, so it will not give you a high. If you've smoked this strain before, please tell us about your experience by leaving a review.

What is CBG Oil?

CBG Drops

It’s a tincture or oil with CBG as its active ingredient and is used just like any other hemp/CBD oil might be. Most CBG oils are only about 1-3% CBG by weight – the rest of the oil constitutes an inactive carrier oil like MCT oil or coconut oil. But that tiny percentage actually provides more than enough CBG to activate your body’s endocannabinoid system and get you back into balance. It is a powerful and fast-acting supplement that may be able to help with many different health conditions, from skin problems to digestive issues to mood disorders. It has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Whether you are looking for an alternative treatment for chronic pain or simply want a more balanced mood and sense of well-being, CBG oil may be able to help. 

Try our Fingerboard Farm CBGa CBDa Cold-Pressed (Spearmint) Oil Drops — A 1000 mg vial of CBG CBD drops that may help with stress relief, enhanced recovery, relaxation, rest, and wellness. CBG CBD Drops are potent and long-lasting! 

How to take CBG oil?

New users can start by taking several drops of CBG CBD a day. CBG oil is used just like any other hemp/CBD oil might be. You simply place a few drops under your tongue, hold them there for a while, then ingest fully. You can micro-dose throughout the day or take large doses all at once — depending on what your particular goals are. Many people like taking their CBG in the morning in order to make the most of its energizing effects.

As always, consult your doctor or professional medical advice before relying on CBG oil or supplements if you’re struggling with a serious health condition.

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