You are probably familiar with CBD. Those three big letters are plastered on billboards, on products in stores, and all over the internet as the health trend has become a permanent fixture in the wellness market. Thousands of CBD enthusiasts simply can’t praise CBD enough for the impact it has made on their daily lives. If you use CBD regularly, you may know a bit about it, but if not, you may still be curious about exactly what it is.

Now, in addition to CBD, another compound is making headlines, and it is sparking many questions from curious consumers. CBG is hitting the market and making a splash, and people can’t wait to learn all about it. At The Hemp Doctor, hemp is our expertise and we are known for leading the charge on all things hemp-related. We are eager to share everything you need to know about hemp-derived products, including CBD and CBG, so you can make the right choices when you are shopping for wellness products.

CBD vs. CBG: How They’re Alike and How They Differ

People tend to get excited when new products hit the market. When it comes to CBG, it is not only exciting because it’s “new” to people, it is impressing researchers who are analyzing its wellness potential. The promising outcomes and the untapped potential is getting scientists excited, and we are feeling pretty eager, too. This is setting the stage for CBG to potentially skyrocket once it hits the market in a big way! Let’s explore exactly what CBD is, what CBG is, and how they are alike and different. This can help us be in the know when more products inundate the wellness market so we can shop with confidence and true understanding.

What Is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it is:

    1. ✔  one of the many compounds called cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant.
    1. ✔  completely natural.
    1. ✔  non-addictive.

When CBD is derived from hemp, it:

    1. ✔  naturally contains no more than .3% THC.
    1. ✔  does not produce mind-altering side effects.
    1. ✔  is completely legal in the United States.

Research is continuing to uncover new ways CBD can engage with and influence the body. Currently, it is known to enter the bloodstream and interact with our endocannabinoid system positively, creating a harmonious balance while bringing our bodies closer to homeostasis – that is, it’s optimal functioning.

What Is CBG?

CBG is short for cannabigerol, and it is:

    1. ✔  non-addictive.
    1. ✔  also completely natural.
    1. ✔  another one of the many cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant.

When CBG is derived from hemp, it:

    1. ✔  is completely legal in the United States.
    1. ✔  naturally contains no more than .3% THC.
    1. ✔  does not produce mind-altering side effects.

CBG is a lesser-known cannabinoid because it only makes up about 1% of the full-grown hemp plant’s chemical profile. CBG is most concentrated in young hemp plants. As the hemp plant matures, the CBG compound evolves into other well-known compounds, like CBD, leaving very little of the original cannabinoid (CBG) left.

As researchers delve into CBG and it’s health-evoking potential, they are discovering that, if farmers harvest the hemp plant at the perfect time, they can preserve more of the beneficial compound. There is still a lot to be discovered about CBG, but early studies show that, like CBD, it interacts harmoniously with the endocannabinoid system, and in some cases, it engages more effectively with the body than other cannabinoids. This research is in its infancy but is promising nonetheless.

CBD & CBG: Compare and Contrast

As you can see, both CBD and CBG are cannabinoids. They are both natural, safe, and non-addictive. Both are derived from plants in the cannabis family, and specifically, when derived from hemp, they are legal in the United States.

Currently, it appears that CBG can be used in similar ways as CBD, and it offers similar benefits to the body. For example, CBG can help reduce feelings of emotional fatigue, physical fatigue, and help support a healthy sleep routine. It can deliver prompt relief to uncomfortable muscles and overworked or aging joints.

While both compounds are derived from hemp, CBD appears to be much more abundant in a healthy hemp plant, making CBD a bit easier to extract, purify, and use in wellness products.

Extracting large amounts of potent CBG, however, is still a work in progress. Because it is newly being researched and explored, and the compound is less prevalent in the hemp plant, it takes much more time, money, and precision to acquire CBG – making it a more rare treasure.

One thing remains, whether you shop for CBD, CBG, or wellness products containing both compounds, choosing a trusted brand is incredibly important. Your brand of choice should always share how they grow their hemp (organically, always!) and how they process it to extract the beneficial compounds safely. Also, they should always utilize an unbiased third-party lab to test their final products for purity. The lab results should be available to you online easily, too.

The Hemp Doctor: Pioneers of All Things Hemp

Of course, because CBD and CBG both come from the marvelous hemp plant, The Hemp Doctor, America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary, is ahead of the curve once again – because hemp is our specialty. Our unparalleled, versatile inventory keeps growing, and we continue to feature the latest and greatest innovations in the industry to keep you in peak condition.

We are adding new hemp products to fit into your lifestyle often, including the debut of our newest CBD / CBG product, which contains 1,000 milligrams of CBD oil and 1,000 milligrams of CBG oil, bringing both powerhouse ingredients together in one game-changing product. The marriage of these two powerful compounds will maximize their effectiveness, as studies show combining compounds allows for consumers to experience the “Entourage Effect.”

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In addition to providing premium hemp products, we are also passionate about sharing educational materials and useful tips to our family of customers. We believe that everyone deserves to live happy, comfortable, and fatigue-free, and we hope to help make that possible!

We love connecting with customers and sharing information about our wellness products, from tried-and-true favorites to the newest products hitting the shelves. If you are ready to learn more about what CBD and CBG can do for you, or if you have any other questions for us, we are here for you. Simply call, stop in at our Mooresville, NC shop, or fill out our online contact form, and we will happily help. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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