Unfortunately, because CBG has been overshadowed by cannabinoids like THC and CBD, not a lot of research has gone into understanding this cannabinoid and its effects. However, that is slowly changing as people begin to realise the potential and importance of this compound.
What we do know is that CBG interacts with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors within the ECS. CBG also boosts the production of anandamide, an endocannabinoid that naturally increases dopamine levels and responsible for regulating various health functions such as mood, sleep, memory and appetite.
Also known as 'the molecule of wonder', or 'the bliss molecule', anandamide plays an important role. Deficiencies in anandamide are often linked to mood disorders like depression. Therefore balancing our anandamide levels by taking a CBG supplement could be seen as very beneficial. CBG has also been shown to modulate the fight or flight response.
It also needs to be noted that, cannabis compounds therapeutic properties are most potent when they are taken together. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as the 'Entourage effect'. Therefore, CBG taken alongside CBD is a powerful combination, and when consumed together can increase the positive health and wellness benefits you receive.
Should you try CBG products?
Preliminary research of the cannabinoid CBG highlights some rather substantial health potential, although much more research is needed. At Love Hemp we believe CBG will, in time, be awarded its rightful place among the other more well known healing cannabinoids like CBD and THC.
With all the benefits you can reap and the low risk of side effects, there’s really no reason not to try CBG products. If you’re looking to increase the benefits you receive from your cannabis-based supplement, CBG is a great option.