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What is CBG?

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The Power of CBG: Exploring Cannabigerol’s Potential

If you’re familiar with CBD, you’ve likely come across CBG, or cannabigerol, as its full name. CBG is a cannabinoid that plays a vital role in the entourage effect and boasts numerous potential benefits. Let’s delve into the world of CBG and discover its fascinating properties.

CBG is part of the cannabinoid family, comprising over 120 identified compounds within the cannabis plant. Although present in smaller quantities compared to other cannabinoids, CBG’s significance lies in its contributions to the entourage effect. This phenomenon highlights the synergistic interactions among various cannabinoids, enhancing their overall effectiveness.

Found in quantities of less than 1% in most cannabis strains, CBG’s presence varies depending on the plant’s age. Similar to CBD, CBG is non-psychoactive, ensuring that its consumption doesn’t lead to any intoxicating effects.

Unveiling CBG’s Potential

Similar to other cannabinoids, CBG interacts with the human endocannabinoid system, influencing a wide range of bodily functions. While many individuals use CBG for its potential therapeutic benefits, regulatory bodies require more extensive scientific evidence to classify both CBD and CBG as medicine.

Understanding CBG’s Formation

CBG is essentially a precursor cannabinoid found in young cannabis plants. To create CBD oil with higher CBG content, cultivators either harvest plants at an early stage or experiment with CBG-rich cannabis strains. Interestingly, THC and CBD both originate from CBG. Plants with elevated THC or CBD levels typically contain lower CBG concentrations due to the conversion of CBG to THC or CBD through enzymatic processes. Ultraviolet light or heat exposure further transforms these cannabinoids into THC, CBD, and other compounds.

CBG vs. CBD: Differentiating Characteristics

The primary distinction between CBG and CBD lies in their quantities within the cannabis plant. CBG acts as the parent compound, found in minimal amounts, whereas CBD and THC dominate in larger quantities. Studies suggest that CBG-rich CBD oil possesses anti-fungal properties. Early research indicates that CBG may contribute to increasing appetite, inhibiting tumor growth, and demonstrating neuroprotective effects.

Exploring CBG Product Offerings

For those seeking multi-cannabinoid products that combine CBD, CBG, and terpenes, Canavape offers a range of high-quality options:

Canavape CBD E Liquid + CBG

Canavape’s CBD e-liquid with CBG stands as the industry’s pioneering multi-cannabinoid vape liquid. With a 10:1 CBD to CBG ratio, this high-strength product offers superior quality and value, incorporating the valuable stem cell cannabinoid.

Canavape Complete

Canavape Complete represents terpene-infused CBD e-liquid, combining CBD, CBG, and an array of terpenes. Harnessing the synergistic effects of cannabinoids and terpenes, this product provides an efficient method for experiencing their potential benefits.

CBG Additive

CBG additive offers a versatile solution for enhancing e-liquids, balms, and cosmetics. Canavape’s CBG additive contains over 500MG of pure CBG and 500MG of CBD, providing a 1:1 ratio for balanced cannabinoid consumption.

Canavape Extracts

For those interested in dabbing or vaporising, Canavape® Extracts delivers a terpene-infused multi-cannabinoid concentrate, including both CBD and CBG. This concentrate offers a potent and efficient means of enjoying the benefits of these cannabinoids.

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, CBG emerges as a captivating cannabinoid with vast potential. Its unique properties and interactions within the endocannabinoid system inspire researchers and consumers alike to explore the numerous benefits it may offer.


Please note: This blog post reflects historical data predating recent changes in cannabinoid laws, medical cannabis regulations, and some of our best CBD product names, strengths, and formulations. These historical blogs remain as a reference post our website update, but they might contain outdated information. Discover our updated CBD and legal cannabinoid products for the best CBD experience.