What is CBG, and how is it different from CBD?


CBG, or cannabigerol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that occurs in the cannabis plant. It is considered a minor, lesser-known cannabinoid typically present in low levels in most cannabis strains. A harvested cannabis plant contains less than 1% of CBG. In the recent past, this cannabinoid has garnered attention from health professionals and consumers.

Differences between CBG and CBD (cannabidiol)

While CBG and CBD have some similarities, they do have many differences. First, CBD has a low affinity for cannabinoid receptors and interacts indirectly with the endocannabinoid system, while CBG is known to interact directly with cannabinoid receptors.  Secondly, cannabidiol is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, while CBG makes up less than 1% of the cannabinoid content in most cannabis strains. Due to its low levels in the cannabis plant, CBG is harder to extract as compared to CBD. This is one of the reasons why CBG is one of the most expensive cannabinoids to produce.

Benefits of CBG

Like other cannabinoids, CBG also has potential health benefits which include:

  • Alleviate of a variety of symptoms and conditions including cancer, glaucoma, inflammation, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Protects the nervous system from damage.
  • Relief for bladder problems.
  • Works as an appetite stimulant.
  • Possesses antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.


Benefits of non-THC cannabis

Non-THC cannabis is non-psychoactive, which means consumers can reap various health benefits from the plant without experiencing the high typical with THC cannabis. These are some of the benefits of non-THC cannabis.

Non-THC cannabis is known to provide some relief for a wide variety of issues, including childhood epilepsy syndromes, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, migraines, mood disorders, PTSD, and many other health conditions.

(More about the Many Uses Of CBD)

Non-THC cannabis May Also


  • Promotes sleep (More About the importance of sleep)
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Prevents diabetes
  • Eliminates and prevents acne

(More about Non-THC cannabis and Acne)

(More about Non-THC cannabis and Sleep)


Benefits of CBG flower

CBG hemp flower is thought to offer similar benefits to CBD. It is extremely low in THC and contains several other cannabinoids in addition to CBG. There are speculations that CBG hemp flower could have significantly more healing power than CBD. Some of the benefits of CBG hemp flower including stress, pain and
inflammation relief. It can also work as a neuroprotectant helping to reduce the rate of neuronal loss over time.

How to consume CBG hemp flower

Hemp flower can be consumed in a few ways such as:

  • Smoking CBG hemp flower in the form of pre-rolls or through bong/pipe.
  • Dry herb vaping. 
  • Eating CBG hemp flower in the form of tea, edibles, and extracts.
  • Making CBG hemp flower capsules.
  • Cooking and baking with CBG hemp flower.

CBG Hemp-flower is a great ingredient to add to your daily supplements and two of the most trusted and highest quality sources of CBG are:

Free the leaf CBG

Free the leaf CBG is a high-grade, smokable flower sourced from a family farm in Bedford, Oregon. This non-psychoactive strain contains 18% CBG and under 0.3% total THC. Free the leaf CBG is characterized by milky white trichomes and piney/herbal smell. Free the leaf CBG promotes healthy appetite and a good night’s sleep. It’s also good for relaxing and unwinding. 



Root Wellness CBG

Root Wellness CBG is made from the highest quality industrial hemp flower. The white strain contains 13.36% of CBG content, and each bud bag contains 4G of CBG flower. Root Wellness CBG helps to relieve stress and provides an uplifting effect on the mind and the body. 

In addition Root-Wellness products uses sustainable recycled packaging, and has  teamed up with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization that plants one tree per every dollar they receive. That means when you take from the plants of the earth, you’re also giving back to them.




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