Interesting CBG Flower Facts
Cannabigerol (CBG) is the root cannabinoid, or stem cell of the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. THC, CBD and other cannabinoids begin their lives in the plant as CBG. Then the plant’s genetic triggers and exposure to earth’s elements cause CBG to convert to the other cannabinoids that we all know and love.
Also known as the “Mother Cannabinoid”, cannabigerol (CBG) is a precursor to a variety of the cannabinoids found in hemp. Since there is very little CBG found in most hemp strains, it wasn’t until recently that scientists discovered that CBG cannabinoid acid is a key player in the formation of many of the commonly known cannabinoids that you already know and love.
Because CBG usually converts early in the flowering process it has traditionally only been able to be captured in low levels. New breeding advancements have resulted in strains where the CBG does not convert and the flower is CBG dominant. Here at Kaw Valley Cannabis we grow CBG rich flower which is capable of 15% CBG while having almost no THC.
While CBD and THC have been widely studied, and their benefits well documented, scientists are just beginning to understand this amazing compound. A quick google search can give you insight into the exciting potential of CBG.
Studies have shown CBG to be more powerful and effective than CBD, and we are confident that CBG will become a dominant force in the world of cannabis in the future.
What is CBG?
You’ve probably heard of the big names in cannabis like THC, CBD, and CBN, but may still be wondering what CBG is? Cannabigerol CBG is formed after cannabigerol acid (CBG-A) breaks down into CBG cannabinoids from natural plant processes and heating. Normally, since CBG isn’t the dominant strain in most plants, the more pronounced effects of THC and other dominant cannabinoids take center stage.
Since CBG naturally converts into other cannabinoids during the flowering phase, most of the CBG potency is lost during the traditional hemp production process. But, with hemp that is specifically bred to transform CBG-A directly into CBG, it’s possible to cultivate a CBG dominant hemp that maintains a higher amount of CBG even after flowering.
In every CBG flower, CBG-A is naturally occurring, and unlike other cannabinoid acids that usually break down into THC, CBD, or CBN after flowering and heating, the CBG-A has specifically bred CBG hemp strains directly converts into CBG.
CBG vs CBD:
- Neither CBD nor CBG is psychoactive
- All other cannabinoids including CBD are derived from CBG
- Advances in genetics have produced plants that produce high levels of CBG
- CBD is more popular & well known, but we are learning more about CBG & its effect
The potential benefits of CBG cannabinoids are still under investigation and many of the effects vary depending on the user’s subjective experience. Even though there is still a lot to learn about CBG and its potent potential, this powerful little cannabinoid continues to gain traction in the world of hemp. If you’d like to learn more about CBG, do some research on the latest CBG facts and you’ll find that cannabigerol CBG is earning the trust of the holistic health community for good reason.
How CBG Is Made & Consumed
Just like CBD, the CBG flower contains very little THC and won’t give you a buzz. While most hemp plants contain as little as 2% CBG cannabinoid, thanks to the advanced breeding strategies mentioned above, CBG potency levels of up to 15% are now a reality.
First, the selected hemp strain is planted, provided a nutrient-rich diet, and allowed to flower into full maturity. After harvest, the flower is removed from the plant, dried, and prepared for CBG extraction. Using extremely cold ethanol to separate the CBG cannabinoid from the flower, the resulting CBG oil is heated in a vacuum chamber to evaporate any excess ethanol, resulting in an extraction that can be readily absorbed by the body. The final results are CBG products for sale that are pure, safe, and ready to consume.
CBG tincture is easily consumed in a variety of convenient methods. Popularly administered under the tongue (sublingually), mixed into drinks, or directly applied to the skin. Since nanomicellated CBG is smaller than traditional CBD or THC products, potent cannabigerol CBG enters the bloodstream quickly and can pass directly through the blood-brain barrier for faster effectiveness and a longer-lasting user experience.
Still, wondering what is CBG and what it can do for you? At Kaw Valley Cannabis, we live and breathe fresh hemp, keep up with the latest CBG facts, and would love to share our depth of knowledge about CBG and its potent properties with you.