CBG Oil from Dutch Natural Healing
Like CBD (Cannabidiol), CBG (Cannabigerol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid made from the hemp plant. CBG is the precursor of two of the most important cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis plants, with CBD and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol ) both starting life as CBG molecules before they become separate cannabinoids within the plant.
For a more detailed overview of what CBG oil is, read our blog post: ‘What is CBG Oil? Discover the difference between CBD and CBG'
Cannabigerol generally exists in higher concentrations in early harvested hemp plants, and most of the CBG is converted into CBD or THC in plants that are ready for harvest. That’s why you’ll only find small amounts of the substance in the majority of CBD products, adding to the entourage effect. However, CBG oil can have a positive impact on our well-being, just like CBD oil can but this is achieved in a different way …
What does CBG Oil do?
As previously mentioned, CBG oil differs from CBD oil in terms of how it interacts with other cannabinoid receptors. This means it affects the body differently and causes other effects that CBD does not. CBG is popular for its calming effect, helping to relax nerves in the body. Some consumers also report that CBG oil is effective in helping them sleep better, as well as contributing to more pleasant dreams. This, in turn, results in better overall well-being.
The Benefits of CBG Oil
As you can see, Cannabigerol (CBG) interacts completely differently with our body’s own cannabinoid system than Cannabidiol (CBD), even though it is from the same hemp plant.
Scientific research is continuously conducted to study the effects of CBG, so let’s take a look at some of these findings in regard to the benefits that CBG oil can offer.
- Some studies show that the cannabinoid might have pain-killing properties due to the muscle and nerve-relaxing results of CBG’s interaction with certain receptors.
- CBG has strong anti-inflammatory properties which can also help to reduce pain.
- CBG could possibly prevent oxidative stress which is also proven in another study, which mainly focused on CBG’s possible anti-inflammatory properties in the digestive system. Showing promising effects of battling Crohn’s disease in the intestines.
- CBG appears to have neuroprotective properties as well. Offering promising possibilities in delaying the onset and development of Huntington’s disease, for example. Though we must note that these are preliminary results based on mice, therefore, there is no guarantee that CBG oil can help Huntington’s.
CBG Oil - FAQs
What is the difference between CBD and CBG?
CBD is known for inhibiting the breakdown of our ‘happiness molecules’, like anandamide and 2-AG. The body’s own cannabinoids are signalling substances (neurotransmitters) that belong to our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Proven by a growing body of research, this is the reason behind CBD’s efficacy in the body. CBD is able to bring more balance to your hormonal state, giving your body the chance to restore itself better. It is also the main reason behind CBD’s uplifting effects, for example.
Where CBD focuses on delaying the breakdown of 2-AG and anandamide; CBG oil on the other hand inhibits the breakdown of GABA. This is an amino acid we naturally produce and is mainly responsible for taming certain stimuli in the brain. GABA helps regulate mobility, eyesight, and a number of emotional responses; like anxiety and stress.
Can CBG oil help me to relax?
Research and consumer feedback show that CBG provides relaxing qualities for humans and animals. As explained above, CBG and GABA-induced relaxation is mainly physical, at first. Considering it helps reduce muscle tension and in general, helps reduce extreme nerve-activity; possibly resulting in a feeling of rest and relaxation in the body.
Though according to research, CBG is also able to help regulate the fight-or-flight reaction, which the human body naturally activates in stressful situations. However, in some cases, the body activates this stress unnecessarily - possibly causing chronic stress and anxiety disorders as a result. Luckily, Cannabigerol is able to modulate the α2-adrenergic receptor, reducing the release of the arousing neurotransmitter norepinephrine or noradrenaline which causes stress.
Simply, CBG oil could calm the body and mind thanks to its unique effect on specific receptors within the ECS.
Does CBG oil have any side effects?
In a broad survey of people who use CBG to support issues such as chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety, it was revealed that side effects may include; drowsiness; dry mouth; hunger; and dry eyes.
How can I buy CBG oil online?
CBG oil can be legally ordered and shipped to most parts of the world. At Dutch Natural Healing we sell only the best CBG oil, specially selected for guaranteed quality. Our products are carefully developed to deliver the best results, are safe to use, and have proven to be effective.
For more advice on CBG oil, the use of, or the effects of CBG oil or other Dutch Natural Healing products, please contact our customer service team.