The entourage effect is a term that has been buzzing around the cannabis community for a while now. Put simply, it means that cannabinoids work best when they work together. CBD works best when it still contains traces of CBG, THC, CBC, and so on, and CBG works best when it contains traces of CBD and the likes. This is what makes whole plant extracts superior to isolates — and also what makes Winey Bitches Xon products superior to many other hemp oils. Although each cannabinoid works wonders on its own, research and customer feedback have shown that results improve dramatically when cannabinoids are taken together. This works great on pets too.
Different cannabinoids interact with the body in different ways; they stimulate different receptors and enzymes in the brain and thereby produce different results. It is important to speak with a doctor if you want to understand the science of your body’s specific health challenges and how cannabinoids might interact with your personal biology.
CBD AND CBG
CBD products have been popular for a while now, but what about CBG? Cannabigerol is relatively new to the public eye, and you’re not alone if this is the first time you’ve heard about it. This intriguing cannabinoid has been rare in comparison to CBD and THC because it is more of a precursor. It normally converts into CBD or THC as the plant reaches maturity, which leaves a low percentage (often less than 1%) of CBG in the flower. Recently, however, cannabis breeders have fostered strains that maintain their high levels of CBG throughout. Flowerchild’s first CBG strain tested at an impressive 65.3% for CBG and CBG-A. Our more recent strain has over 70% CBG and CBG-A. This has monumental implications for its use as a health supplement.
Both CBG and CBD are non-intoxicating, which means they do not produce a “high”. Both of these cannabinoids also help regulate the effects of THC, which is well-known for the high it produces. In other words, when CBD and CBG are taken alongside THC, they balance it out.
COMBINING CANNABINOIDS: THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT
When CBD and CBG are taken together, they also balance each other out. According to Alpha-cat.org, CBD stimulates an enzyme that helps produce and regulate endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced within the body) and CBG works directly on our receptors. Winey Bitches customer testimonials suggest that CBD alone can cause drowsiness and CBG alone can have an energizing effect. When taken together, the experience is more balanced.
CBD and CBG can assist with a lot of the same conditions, but a general differentiation is that CBD is more effective for physical/bodily disharmony and CBG is more effective for mental/neurological disharmony. For example, CBD and CBG both help relieve pain and sadness, but CBD is generally more effective against pain, and CBG is generally more effective against sadness. “Generally” does not mean always, though! Some customers report that CBG works better for them for pain, and others prefer CBD for sadness. Every individual is different, which is why taking a blend can be a good way to ensure you’re getting the maximum benefits from your medicine.
A MORE POWERFUL TEAM
Together, CBD and CBG make a powerful team against inflammation, mental and physical pain, insomnia, and so much more. Customer feedback suggests that the combination of the two, rather than just CBD or CBG alone, is proving to be a more effective option against anxiety and sadness.
CBG-A is the chemical precursor of THCA, CBDA, and CBCA (not shown). Enzymes within cannabis turn CBGA into either THCA or CBDA, which can be subsequently decarboxylated (“activated”) by light or heat energy to create THC or CBD.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CBD AND CBG
Please refer to the chart above for an easy way to understand some of the differences between CBD and CBG. Both CBD and CBG have similar uses and effects, but CBD works better for some conditions and CBG works better for others. You can learn more about the differences between CBD and CBG by checking out some of our articles linked below. Keep in mind that the chart above is created using only scientific studies, and that published research about CBD and CBG is still limited. We recommend also reading the customer testimonials on our product pages for reports from people who have tried the products themselves.