What is CBG oil?

With the exciting emergence of hemp oil as a self-care regimen, you can find it just about anywhere these days. But there is a less common cannabinoid that is gaining a lot of attention, CBG, as it has been proven to provide great benefits to users, with no side effects and no intoxication. But what exactly is CBG oil?

CBG—short for cannabigerol and known at the mother of all cannabinoids—is a naturally occurring compound of the cannabis or hemp plant. CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid meaning it won’t get you high. CBG works synergistically with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote relaxation, focus, improved sleep and other benefits. 

The human body produces endocannabinoid compounds naturally. They are not identical but are similar to CBG compounds. These endocannabinoids bind with specific receptors throughout the body. The endocannabinoid system works constantly to create homeostasis in our bodies, influencing a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory.

How CBG oil works with the endocannabinoid system

We all know that our immune system plays an important role in maintaining our health. But the endocannabinoid is equally as important—in fact, the ECS influences the immune system and inflammation in the body.

When a physiological process is out of balance, our ECS makes infinitesimally small adjustments in an attempt to restore homeostasis—a stable state of health. But when the body’s endocannabinoid system isn’t functioning properly, other systems can go out of whack.

CBG works by binding to specific receptors which can be found throughout the body. It also interacts with the body through other biological pathways. Because CBG can influence the body by activating multiple pathways at once, it may be an effective plant-based therapeutic aid when taken as a tincture or CBG oil.

How CBG and terpenes combine to promote wellbeing

While you could ingest pure CBG oil and feel a shift in your nervous system, the real potential is unlocked when CBG is combined with specific terpenes—chemical compounds present in most herbs and plants. These compounds are responsible for the aromas, flavors and even colors associated with specific plants. Aromatic herbs—such as thyme or rosemary, or flowers like roses or lavender—all smell the way they do thanks to terpenes. 

When specific terpenes are blended with cannabigerol (CBG), certain effects can be amplified or intensified. We all know that aromatherapy candles or essential oils can influence your mood and energy—this is due to the influential power of terpenes. 

You could blend CBG oil with limonene (a bright citrus aroma and flavor) or linalool (the essential oil found in lavender) and get two very different effects. So while CBG oil is an incredible resource for one’s personal wellbeing, it is even more beneficial when terpenes are added for effect.

Daygold CBG Oils

Daygold CBG oil blends are physician-formulated to promote wellness through three complex terpene blends, along with CBG, CBN and other well-known compounds. Our CBG is sourced from hemp plants, is tested for purity and safety by independent labs, and sourced from non-GMO farms.