Cannabigerol is a lesser-known cannabinoid but is one that is showing a lot of promise for potential health benefits. Like other cannabinoids, cannabigerol (CBG) is found in cannabis and hemp plants. However, there are some elements that make it different from other cannabinoids like CBD.
What Is Cannabigerol?
CBG is sometimes called the mother of all cannabinoids because cannabinoids are often derived from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), which is an acidic form of cannabigerol. CBG is a much rarer cannabinoid than others like THC or CBD. In fact, only about one percent of most plants is CBG. The levels are at their highest in younger hemp plants, but even then, it’s considered a rare cannabinoid.
While there’s limited research done on CBG so far, the research that has been done shows a wide range of potential benefits of using the cannabinoid. These potential perks are a large reason why people consider using CBG oil.
How Does CBG Work?
CBG works through your endocannabinoid system, much like other cannabinoids that are popular. This system produces compounds that bind with receptors (CB1 and CB2) to regulate many aspects of your body. CB1 receptors focus on your brain and nervous system, while CB2 can be found mostly in immune system cells.
Current research has shown that CBG will primarily bind with CB2 receptors while also potentially blocking other compounds from binding with your CB1 receptors. Because of this dual response with CBG, some research has shown it’s best to use CBG with CBD to get the full benefits of both cannabinoids.
Since CBG doesn’t affect your CB1 receptors, that means it’s non-intoxicating, so you won’t become high through CBG as long as it doesn’t have THC mixed in. This can be a nice benefit for people who are concerned about the high that come with THC usage.
Benefits of CBG Oil
As CBG reacts with your brain’s receptors, there’s a variety of potential benefits. If you are curious about CBG oil usage, consider these potential benefits to see if it’s a good fit for you!
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Fights Bacterial Infections
CBG oil has shown potentially to help lower inflammation levels in muscles, which can allow for quicker muscle recovery as well as more energy when using your muscles to work out. Being able to have these benefits will allow you to possibly work out longer and harder as well as recover quicker while being less sore than without CBG oil.
It’s possible that CBG works to block pain receptors in your brain, which can help lower your pain feelings in a natural and healthy way. This can work for both acute and chronic pain when used correctly.
IBD causes inflammation in your digestive system chronically. However, CBG has proven to potentially lower the inflammation in GI tracts as well as lower the production of nitric oxide in the gut. Both of these benefits can help to lower the physical symptoms of IBD, which is a great potential option for those who currently suffer from the disease.
Other research has shown the potential effect that CBG can have on bacterial infections in your body. Specifically, a study showed that CBG reacted against MRSA better than other cannabinoids that have proven beneficial with infections. This doesn’t mean you can use CBG instead of antibiotics prescribed to you for an infection, but it does mean that it can be a possible additional treatment!
Raw Botanics CBG Products
Since research is showing that CBG works even better when paired with CBD, you will find that our CBG products actually contain both cannabinoids. We offer a couple of product options depending on your preferences and needs.
RESTORE CBD + CBG 750 mg Softgels
RESTORE CBD + CBG 2,500 mg Tincture
Our RESTORE softgel tablets combine 375 mg of CBD with 375 mg of CBG in each bottle to provide a number of potential benefits. Each bottle comes with 30 doses, with one softgel taken per day. Some of the potential benefits include better athletic performance, quicker muscle recovery, lower inflammation levels, as well as improved immunity, gut health, and overall energy.
Softgels are a great option for someone who is looking for a longer-lasting effect from the supplement. However, these capsules can take more time to take effect than a tincture. Nonetheless, they still take effect quickly, which is a great benefit of Raw Botanics products!
If you need fast relief, our RESTORE Tincture is a great option. The tincture gives you all the wonderful potential benefits that the softgels do, it just delivers them quicker. However, this can mean that the tincture will wear off faster than the softgels, so that’s something to consider.
Dosing with CBG oil tinctures will vary based on your height, weight, and overall tolerance. However, we recommend using half a dropper daily, to begin with. Put the oil under your tongue and allow it to sit there for 30 seconds before you swallow. The longer you allow the oil to sit under your tongue, the more of the CBG and CBD you will be able to absorb straight into your bloodstream.
Enhance Your Physical & Mental Well-Being with Raw Botanics’ CBG Oil
If you’re looking for an all-natural way to improve your muscle recovery, inflammation, and overall mental well-being, it’s worth it to consider CBG oil. When picking a CBG oil product, it’s important to choose one that is well-made, broad spectrum, and made from quality ingredients. For all of these benefits and more, look no further than The Raw Botanics Co. All of our products are free of preservatives, additives, and anything artificial. You can feel confident that you’re getting the best CBG oil products available when you choose ours!