Although the endocannabinoid system or ECS developed over 500 million years ago, only in the past few decades have researchers discovered its existence and its primary function: to maintain a balanced, neutral state called homeostasis. The ECS is believed to help modulate a wide range of physiological processes, including pain sensation, body temperature, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproduction.
The ECS communicates through a class of compounds called endocannabinoids, which are messengers neurotransmitters produced naturally by the body that attach to special receptors. Cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG and THC, which are plant-based but chemically similar to endocannabinoids, also interact with these receptors. ECS is all about maintaining equilibrium.
CBG or Cannabigerol is a type of cannabinoid obtained from the cannabis or hemp plant. It’s often referred to as the mother of all cannabinoids. This is because other cannabinoids are derived from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), an acidic form of CBG. Cannabinoids in our body and in the cannabis plant help regulate with our Endocannabinoid system or ECS. Our ECS helps control some of the most important functions of our mind and body from body movement, pain control, immune response, to mental health, sleep, gut function and brain protection. The ECS is responsible for homeostasis in our body. CBG binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors in our Endocannabinoid system than CBD and may be more effective at delivering benefits.
By binding to both receptors, CBG is thought to strengthen the function of anandamide, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in enhancing pleasure and motivation, regulating appetite and sleep, and alleviating pain*. Unlike THC, CBG has no psychotropic effects, so it will not give you a high. When cannabinoids are used together, they can increase each other’s effectiveness by a phenomenon called the entourage effect. Hemp derived CBG is legal in all 50 states.
One of the most common cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, Cannabidiol or CBD, is non-intoxicating unlike THC. It binds to receptors in our Endocannabinoid system or ECS with help regulate stress, sleep, appetite, pain response,and immune system. CBD binds only weakly to our CB1 and CB2 receptors, but also binds to numerous other receptors as well. CBD ability to act on widespread areas provides an explanation as to why it can seem to work for so many issues.* Hemp derived CBD is legal in all 50 states.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.