About CBD & CBG
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is one of over 100 distinct cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Like other cannabinoids, CBD is most prominently found in the resinous portions of the cannabis flower rather than in other parts of the plant, such as the stalk, seeds, or leaves. First isolated in 1940, CBD is among the most studied cannabinoids – second only to THC. In safety studies involving human volunteers, short-term dosing with CBD has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated. Learn more about CBD here.
How does CBD work?
CBD primarily interacts with your body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS regulates processes in the body such as appetite, pain, mood, memory, peripheral nervous system, and more. ECS and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis. Homeostasis is a term used to describe the process of maintaining internal balance in an ever-changing external environment. In humans, homeostasis refers to a plethora of individual yet interdependent processes that ultimately keep our bodies functioning properly.
What is CBG?
Cannabigerol, or CBG, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid typically
most abundant in low-THC and high-CBD cannabis strains, including hemp. Like THC, CBG reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. CBG, however, acts as a buffer to the psychoactivity of THC by working to alleviate the paranoia sometimes caused by higher levels of THC. Research is relatively sparse regarding the therapeutic benefits of CBG, when compared to the apparent wealth of information available on THC and CBD within the cannabis science community. Learn more about CBG here.
CBD vs. CBG
The main difference between CBG and CBD is that CBG helps make CBD. While they’re both cannabinoids, they are different compounds within the plant. Because of its difficulty to produce, CBG is in its earlier stages of research, and already showing even stronger potential therapeutic uses than the more established CBD. Many researchers believe that as CBG growns in use and popularity, it will surpass CBD in usage as it is already perceived to be a more powerfully therapeutic cannabinoid of the hemp plant. Learn more about the differences between CBD and CBG here.
What is Isolate?
Isolate is the purest form of any cannabinoid available, containing >99% pure CBD / CBG. In order to produce isolate, the cannabis or hemp solution must undergo a complex distillation process. The term “isolate” is accurate, because the cannabinoid molecules must be isolated from all other compounds and impurities. Cannabinoid isolates always come in the form of a white, crystalline powder. Learn more about CBD isolate here.
Will CBD or CBG get me high?
Both CBG and CBD are non-intoxicating, meaning their consumption doesn’t cause a user to experience any euphoric effects. Although small traces of THC can be found in CBD , in 2018, the updated U.S. Farm Bill legalized hemp-based products on a Federal level provided they contain less than .3 percent of the CBD cannabinoid chemical. All of our products fall under the federally approved limits. Simply put, these products will NOT get you high.