If you're a holistic health aficionado and stay up to date with the latest wellness trends, you're no stranger to the many natural health benefits of the hemp plants’ well-known compounds CBD and THC. You've also likely caught wind of the ever-expanding list of cannabinoids recently made available from the hemp plant.
Each of these newly available compounds has been received with excitement because of their unique benefits and effects. If you loved CBD and CBD products like CBD gummies, you're about to fall in love again with yet another compound called CBG and our top-of-the-line CBG gummies. Is this the first time you’ve heard about it? Worry not. Here’s everything you need to know about CBG and CBG gummies.
What is CBG?
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a naturally occurring, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Like CBD, CBG does not produce any uplifting effects. In cannabis plants like hemp, CBG is naturally present at low levels. But some hemp strains contain higher CBG concentrations.
There’s been a lot of interest in CBG products recently for several reasons. First and foremost are CBG’s natural mind-boosting benefits. Those who use CBG gummies often share that they experience a stronger sense of focus and motivation and that they are better able to handle stressful situations. CBG also generates attention for its role in the development of all the other cannabinoids. These reasons have fueled the popularity of CBG, prompting hemp brands like us here at Koi CBD to create helpful CBG products, among them CBG gummies.
Origins of CBG – The Original Cannabinoid
CBG is the acidic form and “parent” molecule of the other main cannabinoids like CBG and Delta 9 THC. The cannabinoid is fondly referred to as “The Mother of all Cannabinoids.”
Simply put, cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and all other cannabinoids wouldn't exist without the initial formation of CBG in its raw form. But that's not to say that CBG contains CBD or THC. It is only the building block that all the other cannabinoids are created.
For CBG to become something else, it must convert the raw, acidic form of CBG into individual cannabinoids. If the CBG is extracted before that conversion, it remains its pure and potent self with no uplifting effects.
Is CBG Legal?
CBG is entirely legal to buy and use as long it is derived from the hemp plant, and the final CBG product contains less than 0.3% of Delta 9 THC. Koi CBG products, including our Koi CBG + CBC Gummies, are manufactured and processed according to these federal guidelines and regulations laid out in the 2018 Farm Bill, so they are federally legal.
How Does CBG Work?
CBG is built to work flawlessly in our bodies. We have a system in the body designed to utilize cannabinoids – both ones that are produced in the body and from plants. That system is called the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. CBG molecules link with the ECS receptors to support the regulation and achievement of balance in many processes.
The ECS helps to maintain homeostasis in many processes in the body, including mood, memory, sleep, appetite, brain function, endocrine function, immunity, and much more.
CBG interacts with cannabinoid receptors already present to regulate and optimize various bodily functions.
Research is still ongoing to determine how CBG and other cannabinoids interact with the body through the ECS to impact all their benefits and capabilities.
Benefits of CBG
As results from studies and research keep streaming, we are learning more about cannabinoids and how they impact the body. We are also getting more insight into the endocannabinoid system, its potential functions, and its relationship with the different cannabinoids. Research around CBG is still in its early stages. There's a lot to learn about the benefits and side effects of CBG. However, as it stands, there is still plenty already learned from anecdotal reports and preliminary findings. Some of the potential benefits of CBG include the following:
It delivers a sense of calm focus
Those who use CBG often report a sense of alertness of focus that helps with mental clarity. On days when you’ve got a lot to get done, CBG may help shut out unnecessary noise or feelings of stress and keep your mind on task.
It serves as a natural mood enhancer
CBG may have a greater GABA uptake than CBG or THC. This means CBG may be used to influence natural chemicals in the body that block impulses in the brain, helping to balance mood. Ultimately, people have reported feeling more relaxed after taking CBG.
It may help with appetite support
While delta 9 THC is commonly associated with a better appetite, preliminary reports indicate that CBG might share this trait. Rather than giving you the munchies, CBG can encourage our desire to eat, potentially resulting in more frequent meals.
Possible Side Effects of CBG
CBG is well tolerated by most people. Most individuals don’t report any side effects after taking CBG products. However, some have reported some mild and temporary side effects. Most of these have been from new consumers who have taken too much CBG too soon. Some of the commonly reported side effects include:
- Dry mouth
Why Are You Only Hearing About CBG Now?
Now that you know that CBG is the "mother cannabinoid," how come you knew about CBD, THC, and a bunch of other cannabinoids before CBG? Why were other cannabinoid products introduced to the market before CBG products?
Well, there’s a simple explanation. CBG is expensive to extract and produce. It involves terminating the life of the hemp plant at an early stage which makes harvesting more expensive.
It requires spending time, money, and labor to plant more hemp plants, harvesting them early, and extracting and throwing away the remains. And all that effort only yields a minuscule amount of CBG from each plant because the plant isn't fully developed. Economically, it doesn’t make sense.
But hemp brands have devised quality ways to reduce waste and provide CBG fans with their favorite products. These methods include making CBG using an alternative process that makes CBG products more affordable while enjoying CBG with the same molecular makeup as the CBG sourced from the hemp plant.
What are CBG Gummies?
CBG gummies are soft, chewy gummies that contain CBG as the primary active ingredient. At Koi, we combine CBG with another focus and mood-promoting hemp compound called CBC, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of both cannabinoids. But not all gummies out there will contain CBC, so make it a point to read the label to know what you're getting in your CBG gummies.
CBG gummies are a preferred method of consuming CBG because of the delicious flavors they come in. The gummies appeal most to new CBG users looking for an easy and convenient method to add CBG into their daily routine.
Benefits of CBG Gummies
CBG is a big hit because of its potential benefits that can help you feel and function better during the day. Because research is limited, some of these benefits are based on early findings and reports from people who have used CBG gummies:
Enhanced energy and focus
CBG gummies are perfect when looking for a natural energy boost to start your day or power through the afternoon slump that comes in the middle of the day. The best thing about the energy boost from CBG gummies is it keeps you clear-headed and focused. There's no crash and fogginess at the end.
CBG can help to quiet down a racing mind and has some relaxing effects that set the stage for a more thoughtful and focused day.
Individuals looking to achieve healthier eating habits might find that they’re more inclined to enjoy a meal after using CBG gummies. CBG helps to enhance eating habits naturally.
Besides these wellness benefits, CBG gummies have other advantages that make them a preferred method of delivering CBG into the bloodstream.
Easy and convenient to consume
Determining the right amount of CBG to consume can be confusing among new CBG consumers. CBG gummies solve this problem because they come in pre-calculated servings. Most fine that a single gummy delivers an adequate serving of CBG, but you can also take more gummies or even cut a gummy in half, depending on your needs.
Also, the gummies are discrete and portable. You can carry them and consume them anywhere without bothering those around you.
They taste great
CBG gummies will make it easy for you to add CBG to your regimen. The gummies come in a ton of deliciously sweet flavors. These flavors ensure you look forward to your CBG gummies routine instead of worrying about the natural flavor of hemp.
Combined with helpful CBC
At Koi, our CBG gummies also contain CBC, another hemp cannabinoid known to promote a better mood and encourage brain cell growth. Together, these cannabinoids will help you get your mind right so you’re able to get more done at work, school, and in life.
How Many CBG Gummies Should You Take?
The right amount of CBG isn’t the same for everybody. The right amount depends on various factors. You may benefit from a higher or lower CBC serving than somebody else. It's up to you to find a serving that works for you. Luckily, it’s easy to do so. The general rule of thumb is to start slow and gradually increase your intake according to your needs and how your body responds.
When determining how many CBG gummies you should take, here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you determine the ideal serving more accurately.
We are all built differently. Although our bodies process CBG using the same endocannabinoid system, the effects and how our bodies respond are different. Factors like metabolism affect how quickly we feel effects, the length of the effects, and the intensity. By starting with a low serving, you can observe how your body responds and adjust accordingly.
The reason for using CBG
A person using CBG for daily wellness has different requirements than a person using it for serious focus-boosting support. The latter will need more CBG per serving to feel adequate effects.
The type of CBG gummy you’re taking
Each brand has a unique formula they use for their CBG gummies. We combine CBG with CBC to compound the effects, whereas others might include other natural ingredients. The ingredients list will determine how effective the gummies are and, consequently, how many you should take.
Get the Best CBG Gummies from Koi CBD
Finding the best quality CBG gummies will give you the best chance of enjoying the best effects and experience. At Koi CBD, we have invested our resources and knowledge into creating the best CBG gummies on the market. Our gummies follow a rigorous process that guarantees our consumers the highest efficacy and results. Our CBG gummies are the best in the market because:
Making the best CBG gummies starts with sourcing the best raw materials. We work with partners with a deep understanding of the best strains of hemp. They source hemp from leading farms that use the best agricultural practices and organic growth processes for the hemp plant. The hemp extract is tested to ensure it meets the highest agricultural standards and has the cannabinoid profile we’re looking for. By finding the best quality hemp extract, we can guarantee the efficacy of our CBG gummies.
Third-party lab testing
We work with ISO-certified third-party labs to test our products. So you don't have to take our promise of quality and consistency at face value. We have third-party lab test results that back the quality, purity, and potency of our CBG gummies. Every batch of CBG gummies we make is also screened for common contaminants like herbicides, pesticides, and heavy metals. The certificates of analysis are easily accessible through our platform, so you have all the information you need when purchasing your CBG gummies.
Industrial-grade production lines
We make our CBG gummies to deliver the same amount of CBG from each gummy and batch. We use highly automated production lines to maintain high quality and consistency. By reducing human intervention, we also reduce errors and cross-contamination. We have an industrial-grade manufacturing plant that follows all the good manufacturing practices to deliver top-quality CBG gummies for all cannabinoid lovers.
Our CBG gummies allow you to explore even more benefits of the hemp plant because they also feature another cannabinoid called CBC. With this unique formulation, you can maximize the focus and mood-promoting benefits of the plant’s compounds.
How to Buy the Best CBG Gummies
The cannabinoids market is rapidly growing. Unfortunately, as demand increases, you will find brands that produce low-quality CBG gummies to take advantage of new consumers. Here are a few things to look out for when buying CBG gummies to help you buy the best quality gummies on your first try.
A brand’s reputation will make or break your decision to buy their CBG gummies or any other hemp products, for that matter. A reputable brand should have some longevity in the industry and provide third-party lab results for their products to give you peace of mind that you’re getting quality products. Check customer reviews on the CBG gummies and the brand itself. You can get reviews from the brand’s website, third-party review websites, and social media.
Third-party lab tests
Only buy CBG gummies from brands that have their products third-party lab tested and have Certificates of Analysis easily accessible. Third-party lab tests are the only assurance you have of the quality of the product, its potency, and its composition. Therefore, you shouldn't take any chances. If the brand has no third-party lab results, get the gummies from another brand.
Check the label
The label provides lots of information that you should consider before purchasing CBG gummies. Research any unfamiliar ingredients and check for ingredients you might be allergic to. Reading the label could help you avoid unwanted side effects.