CBD 101: Cannabigerol

There are over 113 cannabinoids in hemp. You can find more than just CBD in our Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum tinctures. While CBD and THC are the most studied cannabinoids, each one of the rest plays their part in boosting your endocannabinoid system.


What is Cannabigerol?

First discovered alongside CBD in 1963 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulamin, cannabigerol (CBG) is one of the more unique phytocannabinoids. The small amount of cannabigerol found in hemp rests in the trichome heads with the rest of cannabinoids and terpenes. Because of its light presence in most hemp strains, hemp scholars consider CBG a minor cannabinoid. However, it is sometimes referred to as the Mother Molecule due to certain traits.

This epithet of Mother Molecule comes from the way the developing hemp plant quickly metabolizes cannabigerol acid (CBGA) into other well-known cannabinoids. Specific enzymes in the plant break CBGA down and direct it toward one of the three lines: CBD, CBC, or THC. Using heat or ultraviolet light as a catalyst, CBGA becomes one of the cannabinoids we use a lot. In most strains, CBGA is immediately converted, resulting in a low overall cannabigerol concentration.

Low Cannabigerol Concentration

In the mature hemp plant, cannabigerol makes up around 1% of the total cannabinoids. However, hemp cultivators are experimenting with genetically boosting the concentrations of cannabigerol in the mature plant, as well as taking extracts in younger plants earlier in the flowering cycle. This focus on CBG will hopefully help increase our understanding of cannabinoids and how they can help us.

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We test all of our hemp-derived products so that you know what you are buying. Navigate to our Labs page to find which products contain CBG. CBD Plus USA carries a variety of all-natural, hemp-derived products. Our CBD exceeds the industry standard of quality as we produce carefully extracted, pesticide-free, and non-GMO products. For more information about our products, visit the Products page on our website.

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