What is a CBG tincture?
Commonly referred to as “CBG Oil”, a CBG tincture is cannabigerol (CBG) in liquid form. CBG extracts (isolate or distillate) are infused into medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oil) from coconuts, which serves as a carrier oil. Tinctures are ingested orally. Fill the syringe on your dropper to 1ml and squirt under your tongue. Hold under your tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. You can watch our Tincture Dosing video here.
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CBG Tincture FAQ
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What Is CBG?
Cannabigerol (CBG) is considered a minor cannabinoid because it is present in low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains.
What Is CBG used for?
CBG works to fight anxiety, depression, inflammation and works to slow down the proliferation of cancer cells. Research has shown it also significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. CBG may be beneficial in treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer. Taken together, CBD and CBG are excellent sleep aids, especially when mixed with THC or delta-8, both known as the best cannabinoids for sleep.
Which should I take, CBD or CBG?
As a general rule, CBG energizes your body and reinvigorates your mood, while CBD is more of a relaxant capable of calming your mind and balancing your internal functions. They also share similar benefits such as pain relief, anti-inflammation, and sleep promotion. We offer a variety of 1:1 CBD+CBG tinctures, so you can get the benefits of both at the same time.
Tinctures are the most common delivery method to take CBG and the one we recommend for daily use.
Tinctures have higher bioavailability than products like gummies, drinks, softgels, and capsules. CBG that you simply eat or swallow must be digested. Your liver must process the CBG before CBG is circulated in your bloodstream. CBG is absorbed into your bloodstream more quickly under the tongue.
What are your dosing options for CBG?
Two of our three CBG tinctures contain equal parts cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG), and are available in three strengths: 750mg total cannabinoids (375mg CBD + 375mg CBG), 1500mg total cannabinoids (750mg CBD + 750mg CBG), and 3000mg total cannabinoids (1500mg CBD + 1500mg CBG). The other line is CBG only and is made with full-spectrum CBG distillate and MCT oil. That tincture is available in 4 strength options: 750mg (30ml bottle), 1500mg (30ml bottle), 3000mg (300ml bottle), and 6000mg (60ml bottle).
How often do take it?
CBG is non-toxic. You cannot overdose. Use as needed. However, most of our customers report taking one serving in the morning and one serving at night.
Is it possible to take too much?
There are no reported incidences of overdoses. However, there are reports of extremely high doses causing drowsiness.
How are CBD and CBG different?
You will find many similarities between CBD and CBG, but there are also some differences that you should be aware of when deciding to add CBG into your routine.
One way that CBD and CBG differ lies in the receptors that they can bind to. CBG, like many other cannabinoids, can bind directly to the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. It is through these receptors that CBG is able to induce its effects on the body. CBD, on the other hand, can only weakly bind to CB1 and CB2, so instead, it induces its effects on the body by binding to non-cannabinoid receptors and acting on other receptor pathways (1).
Another difference between CBD and CBG is how available they are. CBD is certainly the more widely available cannabinoid, thanks to its larger popularity, familiarity, and more extensive research field. CBD is also present in higher quantities in plant material than CBG, meaning that it is an easier extract to source in high quantities.
Neuroprotective Qualities for Huntington’s Patients
One key health benefit that has been demonstrated in CBG but not CBD is neuroprotection for patients with Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that currently has no cure. CBG was found in one study to help manage the motor deficit symptoms of Huntington’s disease, while also protecting neurons from some of the damage that occurs with the progression of the disease.
How are CBD and CBG similar?
CBD and CBG share many similarities, especially in the effects they induce on the body. Both are non-psychotropic, meaning they won’t get you ‘high’ unlike THC.
Both CBD and CBG have shown an ability to reduce inflammation, although CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects have been more strongly demonstrated.
Research tells us that both CBD and CBG have antibacterial properties.
How to use our oil?
Directions: Fill dropper to 1ml mark on dropper and squirt under tongue. Hold under tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing.
Why hold it under your tongue?
You have a network of endocannabinoid receptors under your tongue, so this is an efficient method for getting CBG into your system.
Which carrier oil do you use?
MCT oil from coconut. We use MCT oil because it is arguably the healthiest option and because it has the widest approval rating for taste among customers. Based on our experience, although the majority of people really like olive oil, those who don’t are strongly opposed to consuming it every day. Some companies use hemp seed oil, but it performed the worst in our taste tests.
What does the tincture fluid look like?
Our tincture fluid is extremely clean and looks nearly clear in lower milligram doses, with a slight yellow tint on higher, full-spectrum doses. This is due to the fact we use hemp with a high CBG content, so there is less plant material in the liquid.