Most of you who are familiar with the CBD industry will have already heard about CBD and THC cannabis compounds. But actually, they are just a drop in the ocean. What if we told you that cannabis plants have dozens to several hundred cannabinoid compounds. Of course, THC and CBD comprise a large part of those, but in today’s article, we are going to talk about a rarer and harder to extract compound: CBG or сannabigerol. Let’s go over some basic information about What is CBG? and what makes it so unusual and different from CBD and THC.
3. CBD vs. CBG
Both CBD and CBG are not psychoactive and cannot give you an “entourage effect” as THC does. Moreover, this study has shown that they can interact with similar receptors in our endocannabinoid system. However, since cannabigerol has a relatively low affinity for cannabinoid receptors and acts mainly through indirect interactions with the endocannabinoid system, the potential benefits of the two compounds seem to differ slightly. Furthermore, the concentration of CBG in the cannabis plant is much lower (only about 1%) than CBD (20% to 25%). As a result, CBG extracts are extremely rare and difficult to produce as they require many more strains. According to several sources, given its rarity, CBG has been called the “Rolls-Royce of cannabinoids”.