The Other Guys
Updated: Aug 30, 2020
When it comes to the cannabis market, THC and CBD are the most highly researched cannabinoids. This is wonderful, and you've probably got CBD facts coming out your ears, but what about the less renowned cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN? There's a reason that we offer custom infusions for different cannabinoids that include CBG and CBN! This is because our bodies respond differently to the different compounds- all thanks to our indispensable human body system... you've heard it from us before: the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Phytocannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, and CBN can work with our body's endocannabinoid system to help keep us in homeostasis.
*If you haven't been following our blog postings, click the link to get educated on the ECS!
So, if Cannabidiol (CBD) is known for providing mental clarity, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and stress + pain-relieving properties... what are the other guys known for?
Let's talk about CBG- also known as Cannabigerol. CBG is often called the "mother molecule" since it is the chemical precursor to other cannabinoids. This means that it is the first cannabinoid produced by a cannabis plant. CBG is definitely becoming more prevalent in the cannabis community, and researchers are discovering more and more about it's potential. Some of the properties it exhibits are:
- Neural anti-inflammatory
- Powerful analgesic (pain reliever)
-Increased focus/alertness and brain function
-Helpful with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
How about CBN- or Cannabinol?
Though to me this cannabinoid sounds like the most simple, it is actually not found in very high concentrations in the cannabis plant (<1%). CBN is known as being the oxidative degradation product of THC. This means that as the molecule THC is exposed to oxygen or heat/light, CBN is formed. How is research showing that CBN can be a beneficial compound? CBN is most known right now for:
-Providing deep relaxation
-Alleviating pain and anxiety
If you are interested in CBN or CBG, we do offer custom infusions to meet your preferred cannabinoid ratio and needs!
Of course, research at this time is not expansive, but we will continue to learn alongside you as more and more powerful information comes to light in the cannabis community. Our information is always research-based, but we are in no way providing medical advice. There are amazing doctors such as Rachel Knox, MD (check them out, they are an entire family of Medical Doctors and endocannabinologists), and Mary Clifton, MD, who are reporting recent findings and searching for truth in the cannabis & health industry!