The longstanding dynasty of THC and CBD is finally being challenged. Cannabis consumers are waking up to the benefits of cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN) – the lesser known of the cannabinoids.
These other cannabinoids are being introduced to popular CBD products. The key to success is isolating and increasing the dosage of that particular cannabinoid. CBG and CBN are naturally created at a lower concentration with hemp plants, making it more difficult to capture significant amounts.
As with CBD and THC, it’s super important to know what you’re getting IN your cannabinoid product matches what’s on the label, and is being safely sourced and manufactured.
In this guide, we’ll be touching on why using these lesser known cannabinoids can be beneficial, along with breaking down exactly what CBG and CBD are, and how they can be used effectively.
Why Use Cannabinoids (With or without CBD)
Much like CBD, extracted cannabinoids from hemp are not psychoactive. This means they won’t get you “high” in the traditional sense and there’s not really a sense of intoxication.
But don’t toss these compounds to the side!
In fact, CBN and CBG have unique benefits and effects that can actually enhance the CBD experience when taken in conjunction, or by itself.
However, since research and development into these are still a relatively new practice, and the extraction process is much more precise, it’s more difficult to find products with CBG or CBN isolated by themselves.
What is CBN
Cannabinol, or CBN, is a cannabinoid found in mostly found in trace amounts of aged cannabis. It interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors within the endocannabinoid receptor system. This system helps the body maintain a state of homeostasis.
What is CBG
Cannabigerol, or CBG, is a cannabinoid found quite commonly in hemp and cannabis plants. It’s been studied since the 1960’s for it’s healing properties, as well as for it’s synergistic effect on symptoms when paired with other compounds.
CBG has proven efficacy in helping treat conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.
Is CBG Effective?
How effective a CBG product is will rely on several different factors. Only purchase from brands with strict and safe sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution practices.
While CBG, CBN, and other cannabinoid products are federally legal, they are not strictly regulated by the FDA.
Most reputable brands have strict sourcing and manufacturing methods. The final key is having third party lab results to understand the potency of the end product. This creates a system of accountability and transparency.
There are many ways that CBN and CBG can be extracted. One of the most effective and modern methods is using nanotechnology to make the CBN and CBD water soluble.
Nano CBD and nano CBN provide the highest quality extract. This process doesn’t rely on any toxic solvents which are sometimes used to produce cheap CBD products.
Additionally, it’s been suggested that using cannabinoids combined can have the strongest non-psychoactive effect. For example, dosing CBD and CBN together.
As mentioned above, there are fewer products with these lesser known cannabinoids isolated by themselves. Combined cannabinoid products are therefore more accessible and likely more beneficial for the body.
Whatever your reason for introducing CBD and other cannabinoids into your lifestyle, be diligent in understanding what goes into the product and finding a trusted CBD company.
Goat Grass is delighted to announce our infusion of CBD with both CBG and CBN in our latest series of products. We delight in giving you the safe, trusted benefits in some of the favorite products you already use like topical lotions and oil drops.