CBD or CBG: Which One Is Best for Your Health Needs?
CBD (cannabidiol) and CBG (cannabigerol) are both compounds found in cannabis plants, but they have different effects on the body and mind. In this blog post, we'll explore the differences between these two popular cannabinoids.
What is CBD?
CBD is a non-psychoactive, naturally occuring compound found in cannabis plants. Over the years, it has gained popularity for its potential health benefits, including reducing anxiety, relieving pain, and improving sleep. CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating many bodily functions such as appetite, mood, and sleep.
What is CBG?
CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is found in smaller amounts in cannabis plants than CBD. CBG is often referred to as the "mother cannabinoid," because it is the parent molecule from which other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD are derived. CBG is thought to have potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-anxiety effects.
Let's compare the differences!
Differences of CBD & CBG
Mature cannabis plant
Young cannabis plant
Effects on endocannibinoid system:
Interacts with CB1 & CB2 receptors
Works by interacting with non-endocannibinoid receptors
Reduces anxiety, relieves pain, improves sleep
Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-anxiety effects
Potential Side Effects:
Dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue
Mild side effects, but more research is needed