There are so many cannabinoids that it can get confusing. The first time most of us heard of CBG, we thought our friends were simply mispronouncing the popular abbreviation of cannabidiol. It turns out, however, that cannabigerol (CBG) is a distinctive cannabinoid with many properties that complement CBD.
CBG and CBD are very different, and it’s important to explore these dissimilarities in detail if you’re planning to use CBG for health reasons. Vaping CBG flower might be the right option for some people, and we guarantee you that no one but Secret Nature offers anything near the quality of our premium, organic CBG nugs. There’s still a lot to learn about CBG, but we’ll share what we know in this FAQ-style guide.
1. What is CBG?
Now that the CBD industry has let the cannabinoid cat out of the bag, it’s only a matter of time before other hemp constituents seize their moments to shine. CBG will likely be the first of the non-CBD, non-THC cannabinoids to gain widespread popularity, and there’s a simple reason why.
Among the cannabinoids, CBG is best described as a stem cell. Just as our human stem cells serve as the framework for every differentiated cell in our bodies, each cannabinoid has its start as CBG. It’s only later that chemical changes are made to turn CBG into CBD, THC, CBN, or any of the other cannabinoids. As such, CBG is of great interest to cannabinoid researchers around the world.
2. What is the difference between CBD and CBG?
First, let’s cover the similarities between these two compounds:
How CBD and CBG are similar
- Both CBD and CBG appear to be non-psychoactive, which means they don’t make you high
- Both cannabinoids appear to exploit the body’s natural processes to promote healing
- Chemically, CBD and CBG are quite similar—it’s possible that CBD is only one or two degrees of association away from the original “stem cell cannabinoid”
How they are different
- While CBD appears to act on the nervous system and immune system primarily, CBG appears to mainly interact with bacteria and exert digestive properties
- However, this cannabinoid also seems to interact with the GABA system, which is a primary neuronal signaling framework
- Talk with a doctor to learn about the potential medical benefits of CBG
How the cannabinoids work together
Using CBG and CBD shouldn’t be an either-or proposition. While it might be an inconvenient truth to pharmaceutical interests, cannabinoids simply work best in the original holistic arrangement they take on in hemp flower. CBG and CBD reach their fullest potential in unison, and the same goes for all the cannabinoids and terpenes present in Cannabis sativa flower.
With our new CBG flower strain, it’s finally possible to combine the power of CBD with CBG in meaningful ratios. All hemp contains some CBG, but it’s usually only present in trace amounts. By taking one of our CBD strains and combining it with our new Secret Nature CBG masterpiece, you can achieve an almost perfect 1:1 ratio of CBD to CBG. We’ve only just begun learning about the benefits of the cannabinoids, so there’s no way to expect the wonders that might ensue when you vape this epic combo.
3. What is CBG flower?
All CBG products are in flower form at one stage or another; after all, cannabinoids are exclusive to Cannabis sativa, and this annual plant presents its natural oils primarily in its flowering buds and close-growing “sweet leaf.” CBG flower is simply CBG in its natural form; it’s high-CBG hemp flower with incredibly low levels of THC.
In the past, CBG flower was only available in concentrations of around 1% or less. With our latest indoor crop testing at 15.4% CBG, it’s clear that the wait for high-quality, high-potency CBG flower is finally over. Previously, untenable costliness had kept CBG away from the masses.
Why it’s better to vape
The best way to enjoy CBG is by vaping—if you still aren’t convinced, keep the following in mind. If you hold onto your ground-up bud after you vape it, you can bake it into edibles. There are still plenty of cannabinoids left over in vaped hemp flower while smoking only leaves messy ash behind.
What is the best CBG flower?
Not all hemp flower is the same; since Cannabis sativa is a bioaccumulator, you have to be careful with how your hemp was grown. This finicky plant must be kept away from toxins during its entire growth cycle, and organic cultivation is the only way to do it right.
The first step in organic hemp agriculture is securing great genetics. Just like in animals, confused genetic codes result in sub-par or even potentially dangerous plants, which is why such great care is taken to acquire each Secret Nature Cannabis sativa phenotype.
From there, CBG-rich hemp must be kept far away from heavy metals and other environmental toxins. Indoor cultivation helps with this step, but it’s also important to choose a clean and reliable growing substrate.
Next, mold must be countered for. Mold and fungi are incredibly complex organisms, and they leave behind criss-crossing networks of mycotoxins even when they’re removed from their hosts. Once it’s contaminated, moldy flower is forever unsafe.
Only a company that has both the knowledge and wisdom to take the right steps in the growing process has the right to offer CBG flower to the world.
4. What does CBG do?
When scientists try to figure out the benefits or risks of a substance, they generally look at two categories:
The chemical properties of a substance have to do with how it interacts with other organic and inorganic matter. As a more mechanistic way of looking at things, understanding the chemical properties of CBG is essential to ascertaining the overall effects that this cannabinoid may have.
At the molecular level, CBG affects the body quite differently than CBD. It targets different receptors, and it interacts with different systems. Some degree of research has been done into CBG and its effects on humans, but we don’t know enough to make any definitive statements on the potential medical benefits or risks of using this cannabinoid.
Effects in the body
Of course, the subject that scientists are ultimately most interested in is how CBG affects the body. Following this line of inquiry requires both objective evidence-gathering and subjective testimonial—it’s important to know both how CBG affects people physically and how they experience this non-intoxicating cannabinoid’s effects for themselves.
CBG is generally reported as having a soothing, calming effect, and this cannabinoid does not have any notable side effects. Before we’re able to describe exactly how CBG might help people with physical, emotional, or psychological issues, more research will need to be done.
5. What is CBG good for?
The potential benefits of CBG and the other cannabinoids is currently a subject of much debate. Consumers and manufacturers look to regulatory agencies like the FDA to provide clarity and guidance on these matters, but the status of cannabis remains confusing.
We don’t know a lot about the potential medical benefits of CBG, but we certainly want to find out more. And, we aren’t alone—millions of people around the world are very interested in cannabinoids, and this groundswell of support has propelled cannabis research to the next level.
While it isn’t our place to speculate on the potential medical effects that CBG has in the body, we can certainly provide a report on what our customers use our Premium Secret Nature CBG Flower for:
How real Secret Nature customers are using CBG
“I recently tried a few of the flowers and they were all great quality. The look, feel and even taste were all there. This one was one of my favorites.” - Adam G.
“I love the focus feel it gives. Will definitely buy more.” - Alexander Z.
“Really nice fluffy buds. Nutty, earthy taste and a mild stimulating effect. Over all pretty great just like everything else SN has to offer!” - Jonah R.
6. Where to buy CBG?
You can’t get high-potency, organic CBG flower anywhere other than secretnaturecbd.com. We’re the internet’s trusted source for CBG flower made the way nature intended, and the potency of our high-CBG flower is only the beginning of the reasons you should choose Secret Nature:
Organic, indoor-grown buds
Our sativa-dominant CBG flower strain is grown in climate-controlled, sealed interior environments and processed in sterile, compliant production facilities. 100% natural and organic, and we lab-test each batch of flower we produce to ensure a steady standard of quality.
Take it from us—finding high-CBG cannabis strains is anything but easy. We’re only satisfied with the best of the best, which made our search even harder. Finally, our investment paid off.
Empathic customer service
We grow and process non-intoxicating hemp flower to make your life better. Money is great, but people are more important, and we’ll always make you feel like our top priority at Secret Nature. Whether you’d like a hand ordering or you want to know more about your shipment, feel free to drop us a line anytime.
Secret Nature—Your only source for potent, organic CBG flower
CBG is only going to get more popular as time goes by. Everywhere around the world, cannabis law is changing, and the day will soon come when hemp freedom reigns. Already, non-intoxicating cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, and CBN are changing how people view Cannabis sativa. Soon, the world will see cannabis as a healing tool first and an intoxicant second, which is the viewpoint we’ve held for the vast majority of human history.
No matter what may change in the world of CBG and the other cannabinoids, Secret Nature will never let you down. We’ve made it our mission to provide a meaningful service despite any headwinds that may blow our way—we’re here to stay. Expect more groundbreaking product releases in the near future now that the more mysterious components of the cannabis plant are being closely studied, and remember that we’re always only a click away when you need help with ordering or you have more cannabinoid questions.