CBD vs. CBG for Anxiety

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Did you know that anxiety disorders affect more than 18% of the U.S. population every year? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), over 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder of some type

Did you know that anxiety disorders affect more than 18% of the U.S. population every year? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), over 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder of some type

It is said that CBD products can help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety however, research is still ongoing. Meanwhile, other cannabis products, such as Delta 8 THC vapes, and CBG have been touted as more beneficial than CBD in the treatment of depression and anxiety. So, what’s the truth about CBD vs. CBG for anxiety? Let’s find out.

What are CBD and CBG?

Both CBD and CBG are cannabinoids compounds found in the cannabis plant. In fact, cannabis plants are comprised of more than 100 different cannabinoids, although CBD and THC are the most well known.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is extracted from the hemp plant and known to offer numerous health benefits. For instance, CBD products have helped many people alleviate pain, inflammation, anxiety and addiction. Unlike THC, CBD does not contain psychoactive properties, meaning it doesn’t make you feel high.

CBG, short for cannabigerol, has only recently entered the cannabinoid scene and it has many things in common with CBD. For instance, both CBG and CBD are non-psychoactive. And both contain medicinal properties that are said to help treat ailments such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and insomnia.

However, CBG is not as plentiful as CBD. Most cannabis plants produce very little CBG as compared to CBD. That is why CBG products are hard to find. Most CBG products available in the market are a combination of either CBD and CBG or THC and CBG. For instance, some premium-quality Delta 8 THC vapes combine Delta 8 THC with CBG to enhance the so-called ‘entourage’ effect.

Also, CBG is the precursor of CBD and THC. Cannabis plants usually produce CBG first, and then convert it to other cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC. That’s why scientists often call it a stem cell, meaning it’s the base molecule from which other cannabinoids are formed.

CBD vs. CBG: Which is better for anxiety?

Research on cannabinoids is still at its infancy but anecdotal evidence suggests that both CBD and CBG contain pharmacological properties that help overcome stress and anxiety. However, some researchers claim that CBD is not as effective as CBG for anxiety. These researchers have found that CBD often gives a calming effect and draws people inward while CGB actually helps reduce the symptoms of anxiety by making people feel more energetic.

Also, CBG has helped many people maximize the effects of Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) supplements. People with an anxiety disorder often consume GABA as it helps block brain signals and has been proven very effective in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.

CBG is also said to help lower blood pressure by stimulating the brain’s Alpha-2 receptors. Another known benefit of CBG products is they trigger minimum negative side effects. However, research on CBG is still at an early stage, which means experts are still divided on whether CBG is safe and effective for anxiety treatments.

 

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