CBG is short for cannabigerol and is one of the hundreds of naturally occurring compounds found in the resinous flower of the hemp plant. If you are new to CBG, that’s no surprise since hemp plants only contain extremely low CBG concentrations. Most hemp genetics only contain small amounts of CBG, under 1%. Compare that to CBD where the hemp plant contains 18 - 27%.
Even with its scarcity, it's one of the most important cannabinoids in the hemp plant. CBG is beginning to be recognized for its therapeutic benefits. CBG Isolate has a wide range of uses and applications based on its pure form.
CBG isolate offers a near endless amount of uses and applications. Isolate allows for precise dosages in products or serving. It can be used in tinctures, capsules, topicals, edibles, vapes and other products.
What is CBG Isolate?
CBG isolate is a crystalline powder composed of pure CBG and is derived from hemp plants. It is different from full spectrum CBG products, which can contain other cannabinoids such as THC, terpenes and other hemp plant material. The THC content of full spectrum products can legally contain up to 0.3% THC. This amount may show up on a drug test, but it will not cause a high.
If you are worried about ingesting THC, isolates are a great option because isolates have all traces of compounds except CBG removed leaving just pure CBG making it free of THC. The potency is often 99% or higher making it not only the purest form of CBG available on the market but also the most potent. Isolates are odorless, tasteless, and highly concentrated.
Why use CBG Isolate?
You might be already familiar with full and broad spectrum CBG products. However, CBG isolates are among the most active products of CBG extraction. Here are the reasons why you would use CBG isolate products.
It is the best choice for people who want CBG without any THC or other cannabinoids in it.
Since CBG is powdery, it is easy to consume.
You can mix it with other hemp extracts and add it to your homemade beauty products.
Lastly, it has minimal smell and is tasteless, thus perfect for your creative recipes. You can also use it if your taste buds don’t like the smell and taste of hemp.
How to Use CBG Isolate
You might be wondering what to do with a pile of odorless CBG isolate powder but there are a variety of ways to use CBG isolate.
There are a number of different ways to consume CBG isolate and it's completely up to you. Here are some of the most common delivery routes: sublingual, topical, inhalation and oral.
Apply the CBG powder directly under your tongue and hold it there for about 60 seconds. With this method, the CBG is absorbed by the mucous membranes and delivered directly to the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system to provide more immediate and effective relief.
Another sublingual method is to blend CBG with a carrier oil and be administered using a dropper. Just apply small amounts of the oil under the tongue.
Both sublingual methods are excellent if you want to monitor your dosages closely. It gives you ultimate flexibility over your dosage because you can adjust the amount of CBG by measuring/dropping more or less under the tongue.
For topicals, mix the CBG isolate with your favorite lotion and apply it to your skin. Make your own creams, balms, bath bombs, soaps, roll-ons and gels that can be applied to the skin.
Vaping or dabbing CBG isolate is an extremely effective way to consume CBG because it's highly bioavailable. The cannabinoid is absorbed in the lung tissue much more efficiently when inhaled as opposed to other methods.
CBG isolate can be mixed with terpenes to create homemade CBG concentrates that can be vaped or dabbed. The isolate can also be made into crystal slabs that can be dabbed using a traditional oil rig.
The biggest worry when using CBG to vape is the potential damage to the lungs. Although vaping is much healthier than smoking, it’s unclear what the health implications are.
There are a variety of ways that you can take CBG orally. You can infuse the isolate into edibles such as gummies, honey sticks, or lollipops. This is a tasty way to consume pure CBG accurately.
CBG isolate can be measured and put into capsules or pills, allowing you to ingest an accurate dose. They’re great if you want a completely tasteless way to consume CBG.
Edibles and capsules are excellent if you don't like the taste of CBG oil but want to consume the cannabinoid orally. They’re also perfect if you want the precise dose of CBG every time you're consuming the product.
If you want to get a bit more creative, you can have a go at baking and infuse your daily meals with CBG isolate. Toss it around in your salad, sprinkle it on a sandwich or mix it in your casserole.
The downside to orally taking CBG is that it's not absorbed very well by the gastrointestinal tract. Giving it a low bioavailability. In order to increase bioavailability, CBG isolate can be added to carrier oils, such as MCT oil, to increase its chances of permeating the gastrointestinal system and reaching the bloodstream.
How does CBG work?
CBG has an extensive list of benefits but how does it work within the body. The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) and CBG interacts with this system. The ECS is a body-wide signaling system responsible for maintaining homeostasis by regulating bodily functions. This balance allows cells, organs, and systems to function optimally.
This vital signaling system consists of two cannabinoid receptors, the CB1 and CB2. CBG works by influencing both cannabinoid receptors by binding to them. This is where it interacts with anandamide. Anandamide is an endocannabinoid neurotransmitter produced by the human body that governs many bodily functions.
CBG also has the potential to inhibit fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). FAAH is anandamides arch enemy because FAAH breaks it down. Resulting in your body producing more anandamide. By having more anandamide within your body's cells, organs, and systems will result in less times that your body will shift away from their balance point.
Research is ongoing with how CBG binds to other receptors such as TRPs, alpha-2-adrenoceptor and the PPARs. Most of CBG's efforts may be produced by binding to the TRPs, alpha-2-adrenoceptor and the PPARs receptors.
The PPARs (short for Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors) are a group of receptors with three main types; PPAR alpha, gamma, and delta. CBG is suggested to be an agonist (activator) of the PPAR-gamma receptor. This scientific article explains the role of the PPAR-gamma in the human body.
CBG is a potent agonist (activator) of alpha-2-adrenoceptor. This scientific article explains the role of the alpha-2 receptor in the human body.
CBG can activate and block certain TRPs (Transient Receptor Potential). The TRPs are a superfamily of multiple receptors throughout the body that are involved in a vast array of physiological and pathophysiological processes. CBG activates TRPV1, 2, 3, and 4 and TRPA1 while blocking the (TRPM8). Wikipedia explains the role of the TRPs in the human body.
Is CBG Isolate psychoactive?
No, CBG has no psychotropic effects. It does not contain any properties which can cause a high or feeling of euphoria.
How is CBG Isolate Made?
The cannabinoid is extracted from oil that comes from the hemp plant. Using supercritical CO2 extraction, carbon dioxide is passed through the hemp oil and plant material.
CO2 acts as a solvent that extracts the cannabinoid from other plant material. The process removes all other plant matter including the oils, waxes, fatty acids, chlorophyll and more. The result is pure CBG.
CBG is by far one of the most important cannabinoids in the hemp plant because of its potential therapeutic properties. CBG isolate is the most potent and purest CBG product on the market. It acts as a boost to your endocannabinoid system, helping your body to maintain homeostasis.
CBG products including isolate are available on our online store for anyone wanting it for consumption and formulation in their own goods. Not only is our CBG isolate all-natural, but it’s also 100% organic and non-GMO.