How do I use a CBG tincture?
Taking a CBG oil tincture is easy! Start with 1/2 dropper and increase as needed. Hold under your tongue and in your cheek for 60 seconds for max absorption, then swallow. Allow 15 mins for effects. Here are guidelines to use for an average CBG tincture dosage:
- 1/2 of a Dropper (0.5 mL) = 20mg CBG + 5mg CBD + 5mg CBGa
- 1 Dropper (1.0 mL) = 40mg CBG + 10mg CBD + 10mg CBGa
While sublingual absorption is fastest, you can also add CBG isolate tincture to food or drinks – they are particularly delicious in a fruit smoothie!
Use within 12 months of opening. Discontinue use if any discomfort occurs.
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CBG TINCTURES FAQ
What is a CBG tincture?
CBG stands for cannabigerol, which is one of the ~100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBG is often referred to as the “mother” or “stem cell” cannabinoid because other cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are synthesized from it in nature. CBG doesn’t produce a “high” like THC does. It interacts with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system in the body.
A CBG tincture is a concentrated extract of CBG, mixed with MCT oil as a base. While a traditional “tincture” is typically alcohol-based, at TribeTokes we use MCT oil, because fats carry cannabis oils into your system more efficiently, increasing the bioavailability and effectiveness of the product.
Customers often use CBG tinctures by placing a few drops under their tongue for sublingual absorption. This method allows for faster absorption into the bloodstream than swallowing it, and bypasses the effects of your digestive juices. However, a tincture can also be added to food or beverages, and many customers add them to fruit smoothies!
What are the benefits of CBG tincture?
Research on CBG is still in its infancy, and more studies are needed to fully understand the potential benefits of cannabigerol. Here are a few potential CBG tincture benefits being investigated:
- Anti-Inflammatory: Similar to CBD, CBG may have anti-inflammatory properties, which would have a wide range of implications.
- Antibacterial: CBG has shown promise as an antibacterial agent, potentially effective against bacterial infections.
- Neuroprotective: Some studies suggest that CBG may have neuroprotective properties, which could be relevant in conditions affecting the nervous system.
- Appetite Stimulation: CBG may act as an appetite stimulant, similar to THC, though without the psychoactive effects.
- Glaucoma: There is some research suggesting that CBG might help reduce intraocular pressure, which could be beneficial for conditions like glaucoma.
- Gastrointestinal: CBG is also being studied for gastrointestinal issues like Crohn’s Disease and IBS, and much of the evidence is still anecdotal
It’s important to note that while these potential benefits are intriguing, more research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms and confirm these effects in human studies. As with any cannabinoid, it’s advisable to talk to a healthcare professional before using CBG or any cannabis-derived product for medicinal purposes.
What is CBGa?
CBGa, or cannabigerolic acid, is the acidic form of CBG found in the raw cannabis plant. While it is similar to CBG, it is slightly different.
CBGa is the precursor to the more well-known cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and CBG. As the cannabis plant matures, enzymes catalyze the conversion of CBGa into other cannabinoids through a process called decarboxylation.
What are the benefits of CBGa?
CBG vs CBGa: While the benefits of CBGa oil are similar to CBG, there are some slight differences and both are still being studied, so we include both in our tincture so they can work together for maximum benefit.
Research on CBGa effects (cannabigerolic acid) is still in its early stages, and there is much to learn about its specific effects and potential benefits.
Here are some studies currently underway on CBGa benefits:
- This study looked at CBGA’s role in activating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) and their role in regulating metabolism. When PPAR receptors do not perform their functions properly, people may be more susceptible to developing diseases. This study showed that CBGA isolate activated the PPAR receptors, thereby reducing excess lipid accumulation.
- According to a study at Oregon State University, CBDA and CBGA successfully prevented the transmission of COVID in human cells, implying it may have potential uses for viral infections.
- Aldose reductase (ALR2) is a key enzyme involved in diabetic complications. A study shows that CBGA plays an important role in the inhibition of ALR2.
- This study supports that CBGA can possibly protect the neurons that have Huntington’s disease. This means that CBGA has potential neuron protecting abilities. One more study supports that CBG might have a significant role against neurodegeneration due to its ability to battle oxidative stress.
All of these studies are early stage research. Always consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice regarding the use of cannabinoids for specific health concerns.