This topical is alcohol-based and dries quickly. For instance, compare to other popular ‘freezes’, this muscle CBG Freeze Gel dries quickly without leaving residue.
Open the top, squeeze some gel into your hand, apply to the skin, and apply more as needed. Avoid eyes and delicate areas.
Our CBD Topicals include CBG Freeze Gel, CBD Cream, and CBD Salve. To view more of our topical CBD products, view our topical products page here.
CBG is known as the “precursor” of all cannabinoids, as the acidic form of CBG, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), helps to form all other cannabinoids. Because of this, CBG is found in higher amounts in younger cannabis plants before CBD and THC are derived from CBGA in older plants.
In most strains of cannabis, CBG only makes up 1% of the total cannabinoids, compared to CBD, which makes up approximately 25%. Due to the difficulty of isolating CBG, cannabis-based products containing CBG can be rare and expensive. However, CBG has a lot of potential benefits to offer users.
CBD is the most common cannabinoid. Its rapid rise in popularity can be attributed to a driving need from health-conscious patients seeking a more natural and gentler approach to drugs and medication.
All cannabinoids, including CBG and CBD, interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) within the body. The ECS is a complex cell-signaling system that works to restore balance by regulating many body processes. Cannabinoid receptors are part of the ECS and are found throughout the body, immune and nervous system, and brain.
How does CBD work?
The human body has two receptors for cannabinoids the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Although both are found all over the body, CB1 receptors are present in the brain and deal with pain, movement, cognitive function, and mood. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. THC attaches to the CB1 receptors, whereas CBD interacts with the CB2 receptors. Unlike THC which attaches to receptors, CBD does not attach to the CB2 receptor. Rather, researchers believe that CBD influences the body’s use of endocannabinoids (promoting homeostasis).
Will CBDG work for me?
CBG has not been approved by the FDA, so CBG companies cannot make health claims. We recommend trying a CBG regimen for at least 7-10 days to see individual results.
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