By now, everyone has heard of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Their effects on the human body have been well documented. But did you know that there are over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp? One of them, CBG (cannabigerol), is starting to garner a lot of attention for its health benefits, and rightfully so.
To start, what is CBG and how is CBG made? CBG is typically produced at very low levels in the cannabis plant, often around 1%. Another cannabinoid, CBGA or cannabigerolic acid plays a vital role in the creation of cannabinoids. CBGA is the acidic version of CBG and is known as the mother of all cannabinoids because it is the precursor to tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA).
Major enzymes break down CBGA and direct it to one of the three main cannabinoid lines: THCA – CBDA – CBCA. From there, with the introduction of ultraviolet light or heat, they primarily become THC and CBD. The main difference in marijuana vs hemp is the THC content. Hemp contains less than .3% THC by dry weight, whereas marijuana could contain up to 30% THC content. While both could produce high levels of CBD, federal laws state that any hemp or hemp products must come from plants that contain no more than .3% THC.
Okay, so now that we know the technical mumbo jumbo, let’s chat about how CBG can impact your life.
CBG, like CBD, can be infused into a cream or infused into food items. While there is still much more research being done on CBG, below is a list of potential benefits that studies have shown so far:
As a company in the health and wellness industry, Relm Wellness cannot make specific health claims or attempt to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. What we can say, however, is that our premium line of topicals are infused with high concentrations of CBD and CBG from hemp that is grown in the USA. The stories shared with us by our customers have truly been remarkable and we hope to hear yours next!