Updated: Feb 6
The Differences Between CBG and CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Cannabigerol (CBG) are two of the many compounds found in the hemp plant. Both CBD and CBG have been the subject of recent research, but there are essential differences between the two cannabinoids.
CBD is one of the most well-known and widely used compounds found in hemp. It is a non-psychoactive compound, meaning it does not produce the “high” commonly associated with the use of marijuana. CBD is believed to have therapeutic benefits for a wide range of conditions. CBG, on the other hand, is a lesser-known compound found in hemp. It is also non-psychoactive and may demonstrate therapeutic and antibacterial properties.
CBD and CBG both come from the hemp plant, but they are produced from different precursors and have different origins.
CBD is produced from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), which is the parent molecule of all other cannabinoids found in hemp. CBGA is first produced in the hemp plant and then converted into either cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) through a series of enzymatic reactions. These acids are then decarboxylated, resulting in the formation of CBD and THC, respectively.
CBG, on the other hand, is produced from the breakdown of CBGA. As the hemp plant grows and matures, CBGA is converted into other cannabinoids, including CBD and THC. However, a small amount of CBGA remains in the plant and is converted into CBG through different enzymatic reactions.
While both CBD and CBG come from the same plant and have some similarities, they have important differences that should be understood. CBD is more widely used and better known, while CBG is a newer and less well-known compound that is still the subject of ongoing research. Let us know in the comments what you think about CBG products.
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