What is CBG, and what is it used for?

What is CBG, and what is it used for?

Where does CBG come from?

Known as the "mother of all cannabinoids," CBG (cannabigerol) is primarily found in young cannabis plants. Mother, because as the plant matures, CBGA enzymes break down the CBG to give birth to THCA, CBDA, and CBCA—THC, CBD, and CBC in its pre-decarbonization form.

But that isn't the only cool thing about CBG.

CBG and the science

Science has a long way to go when studying peer-reviewed research on phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids from plants)—and CBG is no exception. That said, the preliminary findings on the therapeutic potential of CBG look promising, particularly for anxiety and stress.

Simone Tambaro and Marco Bortolato's paper entitled Cannabinoid-related agents in the treatment of anxiety disorders: current knowledge and future perspectives, the authors write that CBG is a "highly potent agonist for α2 adrenoceptor and a blocker of serotonin 5-HT1A receptor." What does this mean? This potent mother molecule could help us regulate our stress and fear responses, thus lowering our anxiety levels.

Anxiety as a way of life

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 31% of Americans will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Not surprising, but alarming nonetheless. And while no one remedy is a cure-all, we are here for it if CBG can offer us a slight reprieve from the chemical responses in our bodies that wear us out and keep us in fear mode.

While the science catches up, we do offer a word of caution. Before trying any ingestible CBD or CBG products, please consult your doctor and know they are not intended to treat or cure any disease. Also, use caution while pregnant or breastfeeding—we have so much more to learn.

Meet Mender's Calming Sweets

That said, we are so excited to announce the newest addition to the Mender collection, our CBD+CBG Calming Sweets gummies.

Gorgeously crafted exclusively for Mender by third-generation Italian sweets maker Michael Fertucci, these Calming Sweets gummies contain California native flavors Wild Black Currant with Sage Sugar Dust to express our love of our home, the Golden State.

In flavor and effect, we want to bring you a hint of California chill wherever you are. They arrive in an elegant child-proof tin of twelve sweets at 25mg each. Manufactured in a GRS registered facility and thoroughly tested, the Mender Calming Sweets also contain organic CBD from the Tricolla Family farm. For daytime relief or nighttime sleep, these CBD + CBG gummies will soothe your mind. We know, because we have been testing them for months now!

So much good stuff in one little tin—you can get yours in the Mender online shop. We can't wait for you to try them, and let us know your thoughts.