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What is CBG?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is an organic compound from the same family as CBD, extracted from the plant using the same process. CBG has its advantages over CBD in how it interacts with the endocannabinoid system within the human body.

Like CBD, CBG is thought to actively bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors, providing a more effective impact on the system.

CB1 & CB2 Receptors - CBG

“CBG is the precursor to CBD, CBC, and THC,” says Dr Solomon. It’s sometimes referred to as the stem cell. What does this mean? “CBGA (the acidic, inactive form of CBG) changes, is broken down and becomes the base molecule that other cannabinoids form from,” including THC, CBD, and CBC. – Perry Solomon, M.D., a board-certified anesthesiologist and medical cannabis expert.

Why am I only hearing about CBG now?

By comparison, research into CBG and its potential benefits are still pretty limited at this time. CBD research and usages date back to 1940; CBG research and development are still in their early stages. The results so far, though, are promising.

What are the ‘potential’ benefits of CBG?

Research has shown that CBG has the potential to alleviate a variety of symptoms and conditions. Examples of studies where CBG has been used are listed below:


Article One The beneficial effect of the non-psychotropic plant cannabinoid cannabigerol on experimental inflammatory bowel disease.

Article Two – Effect of Non-psychotropic Plant-derived Cannabinoids on Bladder Contractility: Focus on Cannabigerol


What’s the difference between CBG and CBD?

CBG and CBD are considered non-psychotropic, organic compounds from the same family – extracted from the plant using the same process. The stand-out difference is how they react with the body and what they can do for our ailments.

Research has shown that CBG provides greater relief for digestive complaints. As time progresses, so should research. It’s only a matter of time until we discover the true benefits of cannabigerol.

How Much Should I Take

As a first-time user of CBG, we’d recommend starting with lower measures. Then, slowly increasing the dose until you reach your desired level. Keep in mind that each AddCBG product has a variation in strength, so measures and dosages may vary from product to product.

This extends into other third-party CBG consumables such as gummies and oils. Always read the label – paying close attention to dosage recommendations.

How Long Does CBG Stay In My System?

That, of course, depends on; brand, strength and the dosage you have chosen. Typically, the higher the dosage, the longer it will stay in your system. One thing worth mentioning is the frequency in which you consume CBG products. For example, a long-term user will have built up a larger amount in the system versus a new user.

We’d suggest using CBG for a week or more before deciding if it’s for you. Everyone’s body is different; CBG affects individuals in different ways. BMI and metabolism also play a huge part in how long CBG stays in your system. With all factors in mind, and generally speaking – you can expect the effects of CBG to last from 2 to 6 hours.


Will it get me high?

CBG (Cannabigerol) is a type of natural compound found in cannabis and hemp. It’s one of the hundreds of compounds found in the female Sativa plant. Unfortunately, the stigma also remains… However, the ‘high’ associated with marijuana actually comes from concentrated levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

CBG is derived from hemp, not marijuana. Hemp as a plant has no psychoactive properties. Therefore, CBG is a non-addictive substance that won’t get you high.


Want to learn more about the history of hemp? Click HERE