A Complete Guide To CBG Flower For 2023
CBG flower has been taking over the CBD industry. So what exactly is CBG flower and how is it different from CBD flower?
- CBG is a minor cannabinoid
- It has been coined the "mother of all cannabinoids" as it breaks down to form THC, CBD, CBN, and more
- CBG flowers are bud clusters of CBG-rich hemp flower
- It has been and continues to be studied for its potential anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties
- Clean Remedies' CBG products utilize White CBG, one of the best CBG strains
Below, we'll answer all of your CBG flower-related questions. And we'll even leave you with some tips on where to find the best CBG strains on the market today!
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What is CBG Flower?
CBG stands for cannabigerol which is known as the precursor to all various cannabinoids out there. This is the very reason why CBG flower is lovingly referred to as the "mother cannabinoid."
Although, some find this nickname ironic considering the fact that CBG is actually a minor cannabinoid. This means that it’s only present in less than 1% of any particular cannabis strain.
So how can a minor cannabinoid be the mother of all other cannabinoids?
Well, CBG flower contains cannabigerolic acid which, when heated, breaks down into THCA and CBDA. THCA then transforms into THC and CBDA then transforms into CBD.
In effect, CBG is the one cannabinoid responsible for all your favorite hemp strains, filled with other cannabinoids that were only made possible due to CBG.
How is CBG hemp flower made?
CBG flower is a cluster of smokable buds from any hemp strain that is CBG-rich. CBD flower tends to make up the hemp flowers you're more likely used to smoking.
So if you're new to CBG hemp flowers, don't expect the same results you would with CBD. The biggest difference comes from when CBG flowers are harvested.
CBG is found in young hemp plants. As the hemp plant matures, CBG begins to convert into other cannabinoids. Simply put, CBG flowers are harvested earlier to retain their rich CBG content.
What does CBG flower have to offer?
CBG flowers are said to produce restorative and rejuvenating effects (though further research is needed to definitively back these claims). Below are just some of the effects CBG is currently being researched for.
Potential anti-inflammatory properties
Cannabinoids have long been studied for their anti-inflammatory properties. And CBG is no different.
In fact, both CBD and CBG are currently being researched for their potential to address symptoms in those affected by inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD.
Naturally low THC levels
Another great thing about CBG is that it is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. THC is the primary cannabinoid known for its intoxicating effects.
But CBG contains naturally low levels of THC altogether. Of course, there may be trace amounts of THC in any CBG strain, but not nearly enough to cause any psychoactive effects.
This is perfect for those who want to indulge in the entourage effect without having to worry about too much THC in their system. CBG's low THC content also makes it easier to grow CBG flowers in ways compliant with both federal and local laws.
May contain antibacterial and antifungal properties
While most utilize hemp products for recreational purposes, researchers are finding strong antibacterial and antifungal properties among CBG strains.
Currently, CBG is being tested for its efficacy in fighting life-threatening infections such as staph, MRSA, and other infections resistant to antibiotics. While research remains ongoing, it still stands that CBG certainly has some promising effects!
Other potential therapeutic effects of CBG hemp flower
Aside from these studies, plenty of users have had nothing but good things to say about CBG. While these claims cannot be backed scientifically, users typically report that they feel invigorated and have increased mental clarity upon ingesting CBG oil.
Others have noted a sense of calm that accompanies the flower which scientists have inferred may be due to CBG's ability to inhibit our GABA uptake. (GABA is an amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter, attaching itself to various receptors throughout the brain.)
Again, these claims in particular cannot be scientifically backed. But it is interesting to see these somewhat consistent results across the board.
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What are the best CBG flower strains?
Plenty of CBD companies sell CBG flower. But what are the best CBG strains to look out for?
White CBG hemp flower is a Sativa strain said to give you a sense of focus, clarity, and calm without making you drowsy. Of course, everyone reacts to cannabinoids differently. So as you try these various types of hemp flower, make sure you listen to your body and go slow.
That being said, at Clean Remedies, we have a special place in our hearts for White CBG. But more on that later when we introduce you to one of our favorite CBG products!
Not only will the name of this strain remind you of a beloved Game of Thrones character. But this strain is particularly rich in CBG and has been considered a "perfect strain" by many.
This CBG strain is actually a cross of two strains of industrial hemp, each known for their reportedly uplifting and creative effects. Together, they create a hemp experience that's unlike any other.
This strain is another hard-hitting combination brought to you by the hemp plant. With 50% Sativa and 50% Indica, this strain gives the user the perfect balance of both.
As with all cannabis products, it's important to take note of how your body reacts to the various cannabinoids found in the bud. Start by smoking just a puff or two, then wait and see how your body reacts.
Over time, you'll learn how your body deals with smoking cannabis. But in the beginning, it's important to start with a small amount, then gradually increase from there.
CBG flower products with your best interests in mind
Every CBG product is different. But we wanted to spotlight one in particular that truly has your best interests in mind.
1g Pre-Roll Cola of White CBG & Special Sauce CBD
Our Pre-Roll Cola of White CBG & Special Sauce CBD is something we are particularly proud to stock here at Clean Remedies. Our certified Organic pre-rolls offer a great taste while packing high levels of both CBG and CBD.
And to make matters even better, we decided to use the cola of the cannabis plant for maximum cannabinoid content. Colas are considered to be the most desirable part of the plant for smoking purposes since they absorb the most sunlight at the top of the plant.
So as you indulge in this perfect blend of CBG and CBD, you can also take in the colas of the hemp plant which only serve to elevate our unique formula.
If you're not looking to smoke CBG, don’t worry. We still have a couple of other products that were made just for you.
CBG & CBD Optimal Wellness Gummies
Our CBG & CBD Optimal Wellness Gummies are the perfect way to activate your endocannabinoid system and all without having to smoke. These gummies are infused with 10 mg of CBG and 10 mg of CBD each and are topped with a natural cherry flavor.
Plus, our gummies are crafted by hand in small batches. So each CBD gummy is given special consideration with your health and wellness in mind.
Just pop one gummy in and start chewing. For best results, take it with a meal so all of the nutrients you ingest can metabolize with the cannabinoids in your system.
CBG & CBD Optimal Wellness Tincture
Lastly, we have our CBG & CBD Optimal Wellness Tincture. This tincture is formulated with 600 mg CBG and 600 mg CBD to offer you a healthy helping of both cannabinoids.
What's even better about this tincture oil is that it contains zero THC. This makes it perfect for those looking to enjoy cannabinoids all without any risk of psychoactive effects.
Simply take 1/2 dropper of this tincture under your tongue, hold for 60 seconds, then swallow. You can repeat this up to 2-3 times per day depending on your tolerance and needs.
FAQs about CBG flower
CBG hemp flower certainly makes for a fun new addition to your CBD routine. But just in case we didn't answer all of your questions, here are a couple of FAQs that we get routinely asked.
Does smoking CBG flower make you "high"?
No. CBG is non-psychoactive so you won't feel "high" when smoking CBG flower.
That being said, some products with CBG may contain varying levels of THC which is a psychoactive cannabinoid. Just be sure to check the label before using any product.
Is CBG flower legal?
Yes! CBG is completely legal so long as it is derived from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. That being said, state laws may vary so be sure to brush up on your local legislature before enjoying CBG.
How long does CBG stay in your system?
Both CBD and CBG tend to stay in your system for roughly 24-48 hours. Many factors go into determining just how long the cannabinoids stick around including how much you took, whether you take CBG on a regular basis and more.
CBG is just one of the many cannabinoids the hemp plant has to offer. So as you go forward with the facts, keep these in mind to determine whether it would make for a welcome addition to your CBD routine!
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