Quickly becoming the new “It Girl” of phytocannabinoids (plant-based cannabinoids) or cannabinoids, CBG or cannabigerol has been getting a lot of attention lately. This potent molecule is derived from its acidic precursor (CBGA). Contrary to popular belief, it is actually CBGA not CBG which is known as the “mother cannabinoid” and considered to be the stem cell cannabinoid of today’s modern cannabinoid lineage.
CBGA are foundational molecules produced in the cannabis plant’s trichomes (hair-like structures mainly found on female hemp plant’s flowers and leaves). Once produced, special enzymes then convert CBGA into major cannabinoid lines including CBDA and THCA. Once these cannabinoids are exposed to sunlight over time or more commonly heat during the extraction process or when smoked, they undergo a process called decarboxylation and are converted into the well-known cannabinoids and biologically active, CBD, THC and CBG.
FUN FACT: The origins of Pure Bloom’s name comes from the fact cannabinoid production begins in the trichomes once the cannabis plant moves into their Bloom or flowering phase.
Biologically, CBG is found in much lower concentrations than its counterparts, CBD and THC. Thus, requiring more hemp plants for extraction and notoriously making CBG more expensive to produce. However, recently, cannabis farmers have started to experiment with various cross-breeding techniques, genetic manipulation and cultivation strategies during the plant’s flowering cycle to obtain higher CBG yields.
CBG molecules are also often found in products with a full-spectrum cannabinoid profile. Researchers have found whole plant extraction techniques preserves cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids creating a full-spectrum extract which works synergistically better together in what is referred to as the entourage effect. (Stay tuned….we will discuss this topic further in a future post.)
With huge therapeutic potential and its non-intoxicating (won’t make you feel high) properties, CBG has many beneficial effects including calming anxiety, boosting mood, improving gut health and fighting skin inflammation.
Pure Bloom’s bestselling, science-activated, nano-optimized CBD sublingual tinctures are cultivated using proprietary hemp plant strains high in CBD and other powerful cannabinoids, CBG and CBC. These mighty cannabinoids are known for their anti-inflammatory therapeutic properties but work best synergistically together (like finely-tuned instruments in an orchestra) to help fight off inflammation, boost your mood and support mental wellbeing.
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