Most people are familiar with CBD and THC.
However, there are lots of different cannabinoids that provide a variety of therapeutic benefits. CBG, or cannabigerol, is a less well-known chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. CBG is gaining notoriety for treating anxiety and depression, reducing inflammation and pain and combatting tumor growth. It’s also helpful for treating various infections because of anti-microbial properties. While CBD and CBG are both cannabinoids, they are quite different. CBD is often used to suppress appetite while CBG actually stimulates appetite. CBG is proving more effective than CBD for treating seizures. CBG is extracted from the cannabis plant through hydrocarbons or CO2. After extraction, the CBG is isolated and purified to remove unwanted compounds. CBG is a mild cannabinoid. While it produces an uplifting feeling, it doesn’t cause the psychoactive effects of THC. CBG is found in full-spectrum CBD products, such as gummies. They are a great option for beginners, because they don’t require any extra gear or special proficiency. Dosing is very easy and accurate. Plus, they are available in lots of different flavors. For any type of edible containing THC, it’s especially important to follow the recommended dosage. The effects can take more than a half an hour to set in and are often more intense. I am very fortunate that my local recreational dispensary in Eugene, Oregon, carries an extensive line of CBG gummies. They are not overly expensive, easy transport and discreet. I’ve found that the gummies help with my issues with social anxiety.