As you may know by now, cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG) are two of the most well-known cannabinoids in the hemp industry today. But, did you know that when joined together, they can make a unique team, capable of providing a wide range of blissful and euphoric effects that allows us to get the most out of the product type/delivery method that we so choose? As you will see, there is more to these cannabinoids working in tandem with one another that meets the eye.
What is CBD and CBG?
Here, we will give you the quick cliff notes on each, and then we can get to the fun part.
Discovered in 1940, cannabidiol is the dominant phytocannabinoids in the hemp plant along with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and can come in three hemp extract types: full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate.
Referred to as “the mother of all cannabinoids”, cannabigerol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid usually highly abundant in low-THC and high-CBD cannabis strains, including hemp.
5 Key Ways CBG + CBD Work Amazingly Together
While every cannabinoid in hemp can offer valuable effects through the endocannabinoid system that benefit how we feel, most people who seek out psychoactive cannabinoids are looking to use them in a variety of methods. Still, it’s good to know how they can achieve this in the first place with these specific reasons.
Reason #1: They Harmonize Each Other
CBG and CBD are both known to have unique effects on the body. CBG is a 'parent' cannabinoid, while CBD is an 'active' cannabinoid. This means that CBG works to regulate the effects of other cannabinoids, while CBD works directly on the receptors in the body.
Reason #2: Creates a Balance
When these two cannabinoids are used together, they can help balance each other out. For example, if you use too much CBD, it can sometimes make you feel anxious or paranoid. However, when you add in some CBG, it can help to counteract these effects and give you a more balanced experience.
Reason #3: Boosts Mood
CBG is an effective antidepressant, while CBD is known to improve mood. This makes them an excellent team for anyone who struggles with depression or anxiety.
Reason #4: Can Enhance Certain Product Delivery Methods
- Did you know that cannabinoids can make flowers last longer? CBG and CBD can help to prolong the life of your flowers by up to 15%. By using these two cannabinoids, you can keep your flowers fresh for longer.
- Tinctures are liquids made with alcohol and cannabis extracts. The production of tinctures is an ancient practice that dates back to the 15th century. CBG and CBD can be used to produce tinctures. Tinctures are a great way to get the benefits of both cannabinoids without having to smoke or vape.
- The popularity of gummies as a form of edible cannabis has exploded in recent years, and with good reason. They’re easy to dose, discreet, and delicious. To obtain the benefits of both CBG and CBD, these two combinations can be used to make gummies. Gummies are a great way to get your daily dose of cannabinoids without smoking or vaping.
Reason #5: Can Help With Insomnia
Studies have shown that CBG and CBD can help you get a good night's sleep. If you’re struggling with insomnia, using these two cannabinoids may be the key to getting the rest you need.