What is the Difference Between CBD and CBG?

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It is no secret that CBD products continue to grow in popularity.

As more people take CBD supplements to help treat various ailments such as pain, stress, anxiety, and to help with sleep, the amount of research and gained knowledge keep increasing as well.

Along with ongoing clinical studies comes information about newer, lesser-known compounds like CBG (cannabigerol), and the similarities and differences between it and the more popular CBD.

What is CBD?

CBD, scientifically known as cannabidiol, is the key ingredient in the popular line of supplements of the same name. CBD is one of the main layers (and one of many chemical compounds) present in hemp plants. Although it comes directly from the plant, CBD does not produce the “high” that the other layer of the plant, THC, does.

CBD oil is extracted from the whole plant, and then it is often combined with other oils and herbs to make the popular CBD health care products that are available to the public.

What is CBG?

CBG is a relatively new product, and clinical research is still in the early stages, but the information available shows it to have some therapeutic potential like CBD. CBG contains no THC, so you can receive the positive effects without the “high.” Some studies also indicate that CBG may have analgesic, antidepressant, and antibacterial properties relative to CBD.

What are the differences between CBD and CBG?

On a scientific level, CBD and CBG have different molecular compositions and overall concentration within the plant they come from.

They also activate your endocannabinoid system differently. One of the key differences early studies have shown is in your appetite, which CBG may help stimulate. The two cannabinoids can work separately, or in conjunction with one another to enhance their effects, and are used primarily to help with pain relief, sleep, and stress.

The results you experience from each compound will depend on your body type and other conditions.

For more information and questions, or to see if our selection of quality CBG supplements may be right for you, visit www.hempselect.info.

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