HOW MUCH CBG SHOULD I TAKE?

HOW MUCH CBG SHOULD I TAKE?

The amount of CBG taken will depend on the reason, while the effect will be determined by the body’s metabolism rate, dosage, and composition.

 CBG, like CBD, contains many health benefits and is thus widely used by many. However, CBG is less common since the compound CBGA the acidic form of CBG is converted to CBD and THC as the plant grows. However, cannabis growers have invented different strains, such as the white CBG, super glue CBG, and jack frost CBG. The strains have a high amount of CBG compared to others and thus increase the production of CBG. The amount of CBG taken will depend on the reason, while the effect will be determined by the body me4taboslism rate, dosage, and composition.

WHAT IS CBG, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

CBG is the common cannabinoid after CBD and THC. Just like CBD, CBG does not have a psychoactive effect, and thus it can cause a high feeling. CBG is high in quantities in young cannabis plants because it contains more CBGA. When the plant grows, the CBG level reduces since the acidic form of CBG, CBGA, is converted to CBD and THC, which is the reason for the scarcity of CBG. CBG covers 1% of the whole plant, while CBD has 20 to 25% o while THC 25 to 30% of the plant. CBG is popular due to its health-linked benefits to the body. CBG is expensive since it is rare. However, cannabis growers are trying to make more production of CBG by practicing cross-breeding and genetic mutilation of the plants. There is the invention of CBG strains such as white CBG, super glue CBG, and jack frost CBG, which tend to have more CBG amount than the rest.

Mostly CBG is used in its oil form; however, it can be found in the edibles such as gummies. In oil form, the compound is used under the tongue (sublingually) and directly absorbed into the body. Sublingual intake has a high bioavailability where the effect surfaces fast since it takes up to 15 minutes. CBG gummies are the best intake form for newbies in the cannabinoid family. They cover the natural taste of the cannabis plant and can be taken anywhere at any time. They delay taking effect due to the subjection to digestion before absorption into the bloodstream. However, you can benefit from the compound for a long time since the product is retained in the body. The amount of CBG you take will depend on the problem. Just like CBD, CBG reacts to   people differently due   to different factors such as;

THE CONCENTRATION AND DOSAGE OF CBG

CBG oil has different concentration rates, and thus highly concentrated one has a fast effect compared to low concentrated CBG oil. Similarly, the amount of CBG taken can determine the effect you get. Unlike a low dose, high dosage is linked to a fast effect.

THE METABOLISM RATE

People differ in how the body works, including the metabolism rate. If you have a fast metabolism t arete the effect of the compound will surface faster but take a shorter time. Allow metabolism rate will delay the effect but benefit from it for longer.

THE POTENCY OF THE COMPOUND

Potency is the strength of the CBG compound. If the compound is more potent, it is more efficient and reliable than the low potent CBG. Different factors affect the strength of the product, including;

  • Contamination by other chemicals; chemicals can be exposed to the product during the extraction period or growth. Cannabis plants absorb compounds from the soil; therefore, they will be present in the end product when grown with many chemicals.
  • The food and drug administration emphasizes the source of CBG, hemp-derived cannabinoids since the compound has fewer THC amounts and thus cannot intoxicate the user.

THE BODY COMPOSITION

People differ in body size; therefore, this can determine the amount of CBG you take and the effect you get. Small bodies feel the effect faster, unlike plus-sized, since the compound covers a wide range of effects to the surface. However, they are advantageous because the fats store the cannabinoid compound, and thus the user could benefit from it for quite a long time.

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN CBD AND CBG

CBG and CBD have more similarities than differences. They all act on the endocannabinoid receptors by binding the CB1 and CB2. Just like CBD, CBG does not have a psychoactive effect and thus can not alter the user’s mental state.

The amount of CBG present in the plant is the only difference; CBG occupies 1% while CBD covers 20% to 25%. Although CBG is rare and thus makes it expensive, you can benefit from it by using broad-spectrum CBD. The broad-spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids except THC, terpenes, and flavonoids. Also, you will benefit from the form of the entourage effect; all the compound present complement each other’s effort and potency.

 BENEFITS OF CBG

HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE

According to Micki (2013), CBG can help with Huntington’s disease, characterized by the breakdown of the brain nerve cells. After the administration of no CBG, the patients tend to show improvement since the compound provides neuroprotection and thus prevents further brain cell damage.

IMPROVE SLEEP

Sleep is important, and everyone is encouraged to have enough sleep. Sleep allows the body to have enough rest and enhances the body’s reenergizing, thus improving your productivity during the day. Teitelbaum (2019) found that, like CBD, CBG can improve sleep and prevent insomnia since it can relax the body and mind.

RELIVE ANXIETY, STRESS, AND DEPRESSION

There are many mental disorders faced by many people in the world today based on the statistics. Many uses prescribed medicines to relieve the problem, including anxiety and stress. García-Gutiérrez et al. (2020) showed that cannabinoids (CBG and CBD) could alleviate mental disorders since it soothes and relaxes the mind.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

According to Hill et al. (2016), CBG can reduce internal and external inflammation and thus treat diverse health conditions characterized by swelling. For example, CBG can treat inflammatory bowel disease, where the bowel has severe swelling. The condition is untreatable, but CBG has shown the ability to contain the condition by reducing pain and inflammation.

CONCLUSION

CBG is the third most known cannabinoid after CBD and THC. CBG has more similarities with CBD since it does not have the psychoactive effect and works on the cannabinoid receptors by binding the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The amount of CBG you take will depend on the reason for taking the product. CBG dosage is determined by several factors, such as body composition, metabolism rate, potency, and the concentration and dosage of the compound. CBG is rare and expensive, but you can benefit from it by using the full spectrum CBD hic containing all the cannabinoids except THC, flavonoids, and terpenes.

REFERENCES

Míčka, T. (2013). Getting High To Get Well: Scientific Evidence Of Therapeutic Uses Of Cannabinoids And Terpenoids.

Hill, L. A., Bodnar, T. S., Weinberg, J., & Hammond, G. L. (2016). Corticosteroid-Binding Globulin Is A Biomarker Of Inflammation Onset And Severity In Female Rats. The Journal Of Endocrinology, 230(2), 215.

Teitelbaum, J. (2019). A Hemp Oil, CBD, And Marijuana Primer: Powerful Pain, Insomnia, And Anxiety-Relieving Tools. Altern. Ther. Health Med, 25, 21-23.

García-Gutiérrez, M. S., Navarrete, F., Gasparyan, A., Austrich-Olivares, A., Sala, F., & Manzanares, J. (2020). Cannabidiol: A Potential New Alternative For The Treatment Of Anxiety, Depression, And Psychotic Disorders. Biomolecules, 10(11), 1575.

Nutritionist, Cornell University, MS

I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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