Currently the all time great CBG is taking the world by storm and The CBD Oil Company is of course leading the way with CBG available in South Africa. CBG Oil is considered the Rolls Royce of hemp products. CBG is the precursor to everything available in the hemp plant from CBD to CBN to CBC to THC everything comes from CBG and scientists are only now beginning to learn about CBG’s potent healing potential.
The CBD Oil Company has these oils in 5% and 2.5% strengths which is plenty strong enough considering its potent properties. CBG oil does not get you high and has no psychotropic properties like it’s more famous child CBD which is why it has become so popular so quickly. People are finding amazing results within just a few days.
CBG oil is definitely one of our favourites and comes highly recommended. We give it a 5 star rating when it comes to overall efficacy strength and quality. Go to our online shop and get some.
What is CBG?
CBG, or cannabigerol, is one of over a hundred phytocannabinoids found inside hemp, a selectively bred type of Cannabis sativa. Referred to as cannabinoids for short, these compounds make up hemp’s chemical structure alongside essential terpenes and flavonoids.
Cannabinoids are unique because they interact with the endocannabinoid system, an innate physiological system that helps to maintain homeostasis in the body. With the help of cannabinoids, we can support a healthy and balanced approach to well-being. However, what makes CBG particularly special is the role it plays in the development of other cannabinoids.
Where do cannabinoids come from?
CBG is the “activated” version of cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). CBGA isn’t only the precursor to CBG, but also CBD, THC, CBN, CBC, and dozens of other common cannabinoids. CBGA is considered the stem molecule, and without it, the vast world of influential cannabinoids would not exist.
Although CBGA, and by extension CBG, plays a crucial role in cannabinoid synthesis, it’s likely you won’t have heard of it before. CBGA only exists inside raw hemp plants, and after extraction and decarboxylation, CBG usually makes up less than 1% of the total cannabinoid content in a full-spectrum formula.
However, by using state-of-the-art machinery and industry-leading expertise, we’ve harnessed purified CBG from all-natural hemp to deliver a product range that includes substantial levels of this versatile compound.
How does CBG work?
All cannabinoids interact with the body via the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a vast regulatory network that extends throughout our entire body. Its primary function is to support a state of balance between our biological systems. When mind and body are balanced, we’re better equipped to deal with diseases or disorders.
The regulatory function of the ECS extends to areas such as:
• Memory and learning
• Stress and emotions
The interaction between cannabinoids and the ECS usually occurs via direct activation of CB₁ and CB₂ receptors. These receptors act as entry points for cannabinoids, allowing them to trigger a wide range of biological responses.
CBG is believed to act in much the same way, partially activating CB₂ receptors, but showing a stronger affinity for CB₁ receptors. Although the exact mechanism of action remains under investigation, scientists have been able to confirm that CBG effectively regulates endocannabinoid signalling, and may have therapeutic influence.
What effects does CBG have?
Due to the ongoing nature of CBG research, there is limited data on its therapeutic influence. Studies have confirmed that the cannabinoid supports the regulatory role of the ECS, but to what extent remains under investigation.
How is CBG different from CBD?
Not only does CBG have a different chemical structure to CBD, but it doesn’t interact with the endocannabinoid system in the same way as its well-known counterpart. CBG exerts its influence via activation of CB₁ and CB₂ receptors found in our immune, digestive, and peripheral nervous systems.
CBD, on the other hand, acts as a “general manager” of the ECS, ensuring the regulatory system is operating efficiently. CBD achieves this by promoting the release of beneficial enzymes and endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are signalling chemicals produced internally that share a striking similarity to phytocannabinoids, and play a crucial role in well-being.
Although their mechanism of action may be different, CBG and CBD do share some common attributes, the most important of which is their non-psychotropic nature. Neither cannabinoid will induce a high when consumed in isolation or together.
Both cannabinoids benefit from the entourage effect—a phenomenon that boosts their respective properties when they exist alongside other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Although CBG has several impressive attributes of its own, it synergies perfectly with CBD, making a combination of the two ideal for a balanced and comprehensive approach to well-being.
What CBG products are there?
At Cibdol, we use state-of-the-art techniques and highly sophisticated machinery to carefully extract and isolate purified CBG. Current ranges include CBG oil in a selection of concentrations and purified CBG crystals. No matter your needs, Cibdol works tirelessly to develop industry-leading cannabinoid-infused wellness products.
What is CBG oil?
Using our extensive expertise, we’ve carefully combined CBG with a full-spectrum blend of essential cannabinoids and terpenes, capitalising on the benefits of the entourage effect.
Our CBG oil range harmonises perfectly with high-quality CBD for a comprehensive approach to well-being. We’ve balanced our CBG formula to contain equal parts cannabigerol and cannabidiol.
Available in a range of concentrations, you can enjoy the therapeutic influence of CBG alongside terpenes, antioxidants, plant protein, and more thanks to our cold-pressed hemp seed carrier oil.
How is CBG oil made?
Hemp contains a diverse spectrum of compounds, all existing in different ratios. While CBD and THC make up the lion’s share of cannabinoids, less abundant compounds like CBG can be challenging to isolate.
The process begins by milling mature hemp plants, removing stalks and other unnecessary parts of the plant. The flowers and leaves are what contain the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
Cibdol uses highly advanced supercritical CO₂ extraction to isolate these essential compounds. Our hemp extract then undergoes filtration and purification to produce a golden-grade liquid unrivalled in effectiveness and quality. Once combined with a suitable carrier oil and bottled, it is ready for consumption.
Why is CBG oil made using supercritical CO₂ extraction?
Not only does CO₂ extraction allow for a greater level of control, but it is incredibly safe too. Carbon dioxide (CO₂) is a natural gas that exists all around us. However, when pushed past its critical point using a combination of heat and pressure, CO₂ becomes supercritical—a state between a gas and liquid.
By passing supercritical CO₂ over plant material, it binds with the cannabinoids and essential terpenes inside. The cannabinoid-infused solution is then carefully condensed to capture specific compounds without destroying them—including CBG. Once returned to a gas, the CO₂ can either be reused or dispersed safely into the atmosphere.
All CBG oils go through the same stringent production process and quality control as our traditional cannabinoid-infused product ranges. You can find a specific breakdown of what exactly goes into every bottle of CBG oil on our CBD Analysis page. Every batch is independently tested and verified by non-profit organisation Fundación Canna.
Which CBG oil is right for you?
The Cibdol CBG Oil range includes a selection of products, each with different concentrations. No CBG concentration is superior to another. Instead, individuals should choose the strength best suited to their needs and circumstances.
All of our CBG oils feature a cold-pressed hemp seed oil carrier for an improved taste and absorption rate. Hemp seed oil gives CBG oil an authentic flavour and is packed full of antioxidants, plant protein, and omega fatty acids that won’t upset the delicate balance of cannabinoids and terpenes.
If you are new to CBG oil, we recommend taking a low dose, at least to begin with. Once you’re accustomed to CBG’s effects, you can increase the dose and frequency accordingly.
How long do the effects of CBG oil last?
By nature, cannabinoids have a relatively short half-life—the length of time that they’re active inside the body. CBG oil consumed orally will start to take effect after approximately 40–60 minutes, lasting several hours.
You can speed up the onset of effects by consuming CBG oil sublingually. However, because active ingredients reach the bloodstream more rapidly, they’re also processed at a faster rate and effects have a shorter duration.
The factors outlined below can all impact how long the effects of CBG oil last and how prominent they will be. It’s essential to take these into account when deciding on the best CBG oil and consumption method for you.
• Oil concentration
• Frequency of dose
• Body weight
Does CBG oil expire?
Cibdol CBG Oil is a perishable product that should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry place to maintain its integrity. The refrigerator is the best place to store CBG oil. Ensure you shake the bottle well before each use. Once opened, CBG oil has a shelf-life of six months. All bottles of CBG oil include a printed expiry date and batch code.
How do you use CBG oil?
You can consume CBG oil in the same way as traditional cannabinoid oils—on or under the tongue. Sublingual administration (under the tongue) allows for a quicker onset of effects because active ingredients do not have to contend with the body’s digestive system. By administering CBG oil sublingually, it enters the bloodstream rapidly via tiny capillaries.
Alternatively, you can consume several drops of CBG oil directly on the tongue or with food and drink. Unfortunately, you cannot cook with CBG oil as the heat will destroy the delicate cannabinoids and terpenes.
You’ll find recommended dosage instructions on the dedicated product page, product label, and product packaging. Please be aware that these recommendations are a starting point; to benefit from CBG oil, you should experiment with dose, frequency, and method of consumption until you achieve the desired result.
What are CBG crystals?
99% CBG crystals provide pure, unadulterated CBG, with the remaining 1% made up of essential terpenes. We’ve specifically chosen to retain terpenes such as myrcene, limonene, linalool, and humulene to capitalise on the entourage effect.
CBG crystals synergise perfectly with a small concentration of essential terpenes for a comprehensive approach to well-being. Thanks to the exclusion of THC, CBG crystals are free of unwanted side effects.
Crystallised CBG is straightforward to consume. You can either place the crystals directly on your tongue or add them to food, as they are easily absorbed. Due to their highly concentrated nature, even a small amount of CBG crystals provides a substantial dose.
CBG crystals are produced to the highest standard and independently verified for total peace of mind.
Can you combine different CBG products?
CBG is a non-psychoactive and non-toxic cannabinoid with no known side effects. As such, it is perfectly fine to combine CBG-infused products. You should, however, keep track of your daily consumption of CBG so you can fine-tune your wellness journey.
The right dose will vary from person to person. If you want to take CBG oil in the morning and then add CBG crystals to your lunch or dinner, make a note of the total milligrams of CBG consumed.
By keeping track of your daily consumption, you can easily adjust the dose of total CBG up or down according to how it makes you feel. This strategy will vastly improve your overall CBG experience, supporting a balanced approach to well-being.
Is CBG safe?
All CBG oils and CBG crystals are derived from naturally grown hemp free from harmful chemicals, additives, heavy metals, and GMOs. Every batch of CBG is independently tested and verified for total transparency.
CBG-infused products from Cibdol won’t induce a high, and although research is still in the preclinical stages, there are no reported side effects.
Please be aware that our CBG oils contain a full spectrum of compounds, including CBD. Possible side effects from CBD have been reported, and as such, we recommend that individuals build their daily intake of CBG oil slowly until they are accustomed to its effects.
If you are currently taking or plan to take prescription medication, you should consult your healthcare provider before taking CBG oil. The equal ratio of CBG and CBD means that CBG oil may interact with enzymes in the liver (cytochrome P450), potentially disrupting the distribution of certain medications.
Could CBG help with a specific condition?
While many preclinical and animal studies show encouraging results, we still do not fully understand CBG’s interaction with the ECS and the possible biological reactions. Before taking CBG, you should consult your doctor, as they will be able to offer you case-specific advice.
Due to ongoing research, we cannot make any claims about CBG’s potential to treat specific conditions. As such, CBG oil and CBG crystals from Cibdol are not intended as a replacement for any form of medicine.