You may have heard about the newest wellness product being purchased alongside the ever-popular CBD: CBG. If you haven’t heard of it, you may be wondering, “what’s the difference? Aren’t all of those acronyms the same?” Well, get excited. First – no, they are not the same. They are quite similar, and they both have unbelievable wellness potential, but CBG is the most recent hemp-derived compound making a lasting impression in the world of holistic wellness. Get to know CBG and exactly how it works to make each day more enjoyable with less emotional and physical distress.

CBD vs. CBG

What a difference one little letter makes. Don’t worry, both of these compounds are amazing. If you’ve tried them, you’ve probably stocked up on your favorites so you never have to be without them again. However, if these ingredients are new to you, you may have a few questions, and we are here to clear them up.

First, CBD and CBG are both compounds called cannabinoids extracted from varieties of the cannabis plant. Both hemp and marijuana are part of that well-known plant family, but only hemp-derived CBD and CBG are legal for purchase and consumption in the United States at this time. The marijuana plant naturally contains significantly higher levels of the compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the ingredient which makes people feel mind-altering or “high” side effects. Hemp is different. It contains much lower levels of THC, and also has potent, dense compounds that can improve everything from your mood to your physical discomfort without the psychoactive component, making it an attractive option for many people.

Now we know that both CBD and CBG are derived from the hemp plant, they are legal, and they don’t cause any mind-altering side effects. While they are both cannabinoids, though, they are slightly different in their composition. CBG is being referred to as “the Cadillac of cannabinoids” because it is an incredibly effective compound that is more challenging to yield a high volume of. That’s because CBG is actually most prevalent in the early stages of the healthy hemp plant’s life. As the plant matures, the CBG compounds evolve to become CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids, leaving only a small amount of the original CBG compound present. This makes CBG much more valuable and more expensive and difficult to acquire.

To keep up with the rising demand of CBG, innovative farmers and scientists must work hard and dedicate their time to identifying the exact moment the CBG is most prevalent, and harvest the plant then in order to extract more CBG from it. It’s all about timing, and it takes patience and meticulous understanding of the microscopic compounds to achieve this feat.

Carrier Oils: Why Do They Matter?

Both CBD and CBG are most effective when mixed with a carrier oil. A carrier oil helps the compound absorb properly into your body and bloodstream, as the oil interacts with our natural fatty acids and penetrates deeply for maximum benefits. Without a carrier oil, the vast majority of the product simply won’t absorb properly into the body, and it will flush out of the digestive system without absorbing – meaning your body will not benefit from all the compound has to offer. The majority of CBD and CBG products on the market today contain a carrier oil already, so when you take the product, it gets to work quickly. The most popular carrier oils are:

  • MCT oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Almond Oil

So, when you’re checking out your product label, don’t be surprised when you see one of those ingredients listed. They are a vital component to the product being effective, as they help deliver the compounds to your body.

When we closely analyze the difference between CBD and CBG, researchers have realized something amazing. CBG actually absorbs a bit more thoroughly into the body than CBD. Both need carrier oils, of course, but it appears that CBG can absorb slightly more effectively, which means it delivers results faster and more effectively.

There’s a reason they call CBG the Cadillac of cannabinoids. When it enters your bloodstream, it works harmoniously with your natural endocannabinoid system and does what other excellent cannabinoids do –  just a little bit better. That includes:

  • Supporting a more restful night’s sleep
  • Promoting a sense of emotional clarity and balance
  • Helping muscles recover promptly after working out
  • Reducing discomfort in joints due to overexertion or age
  • Enhancing daily skincare routines
  • Helping individuals feel more calm and relaxed
  • & much more

The Hemp Doctor: Leading the Charge on CBG

The Hemp Doctor is America’s Hemp & CBD Dispensary, so of course, we are actively exploring the most innovative ways to use hemp to improve your life. Because CBG and CBD are the hottest wellness ingredients derived from hemp that seem to be making a lasting impression, we are working tirelessly to expand our already massive product inventory to include products you are sure to love!

One of our newest best sellers is the 1:1 CBD and CBG tincture, which contains equal parts of CBD and CBG, and it’s bringing our customers a lot of joy.  We offer it in both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum (without THC) bottles, and it’s flying off of our shelves! We also have a few exciting new products in the works, so do yourself a favor and bookmark our product page and check back regularly. You’ll find CBD and CBG products you won’t find anywhere else.

At The Hemp Doctor, we are committed to your wellness, not just selling you great products. We know our cutting-edge hemp, CBD, and CBG products are effective because we use them ourselves. What matters to us is that you can find a supportive environment, unparalleled products, and helpful information you need to begin your wellness journey and stick to it.

Also, our customer service is second to none! If you need help, information, or a recommendation, we are here to help. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or email us through our online contact page, and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can. We can’t wait to see our hemp, CBD, and CBG make a positive impact on your life. You deserve it!

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