CBG Isolate Powder
This CBG isolate powder is a pure cannabinoid extract flavored with terpenes from Birthday Cake hemp strain.
The powder has a natural sweet flavor and sugary, earthy aroma thanks to added terpenes from the indica-dominant hybrid Birthday Cake strain. The complex terpene profile is headlined by Caryophyllene.
It’s also a great pick-me-up. Scientists have found that CBG blocks the activity of a the 5HT1A receptor in the brain. This receptor is responsible to telling the brain to stop making more serotonin, the happiness chemical. CBG works by blocking that signal, allowing the body to increase its output of serotonin.
What is CBG Isolate?
CBG or cannabigerol is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in both the hemp and cannabis plants. CBG isolate is created by extracting CBG directly from hemp plants and purifying it to remove the presence of all other substances. Isolate powder is easy to use on its own in in conjunction with other cannabis products.
CBG is often called the “mother of all cannabinoids” because it’s the precursor to all other cannabinoids. CBG is the first cannabinoid the plant produces, and as the plant matures, CBG is the compound that eventually become into CBD and THC through a process called oxidation. Think of CBG like the brain’s stem cells. It’s the raw material the plant uses to create whatever it needs.
Although most raw CBG is converted into other cannabinoids as its plant ages, small amounts remain. Usually, about 1% of the plant is CBG, although lately growers have been breeding strains that keep higher ratios of CBG as they mature.
On its own, CBG is not psychotropic and cannot produce a high when consumed or ingested on its own.
In the body, CBG interacts with the brain in specific ways. In the brain, it interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
How to Use CBG Isolate
CBG isolate powder can be used in a wide variety of ways, depending on what users want to achieve. On its own, it has powerful properties. When combined with other cannabinoids, CBG plays an important role in the entourage effect by strengthening the effects of other cannabinoids.
While many users report taking CBG in the morning, either stirred into a cup of coffee, straight under the tongue, or mixed into CBD oil, it can be taken at any time. Some users prefer to spoon a bit of CBG powder into a post-workout protein shake, sprinkle it into an after-work snack, or add a bit to an afternoon soda as a midday pick-me-up.
CBG is also effective when mixed into CBD or hemp oil. Many users even make their own CBG tinctures by combining isolate powder with a carrier MCT or coconut oil. Creating a personalized CBG oil allows users to adjust their dosage to the amount that works best for their needs.
CBG is gentle on the body and can be taken on an empty stomach, but many users claim to see more benefits when it’s combined with food.
CBG is also a popular addition to other cannabinoid products. A few milligrams of isolate powder can be dusted on top of bowl of packed flower or rolled into a joint. It dabbed on a dab rig or can be used to coat THC shatter for added benefits (see below).
When starting to use CBG isolate, it’s best to take a small amount at first and gradually up your intake until benefits are felt. The best advice is to start with 5mg and increase by another 2 or 3 mg every day until you notice that your mental focus begins to sharpen or your pain lessens.
CBG Isolate Benefits
Both CBD and CBG are non-psychoactive. Users will not get high when combining these two cannabinoids. A consensus of anecdotal reports from users indicates the best ratio of CBG to CBD is a perfect 1:1 complement, but individual results may vary. CBD and CBG are most easily mixed by taking a dropper of CBD oil and spooning in CBG isolate powder. The resulting tincture can be stirred, but it need not be dissolved in order to be effective.
Combing CBG with THC, however, is a different story. CBG works as a CB1 antagonist in the brain and central nervous system, which means that it can prevent it from interacting with THC. Practically, this means that adding CBG to THC flower will reduce the power of the high it creates.