Entourage effect is a term that has been buzzing around the cannabis community with increasing frequency. Put simply, it means that cannabinoids work best when they work together. CBD works best when it still contains traces of CBG, THC, CBC, and so on, and CBG works best when it contains traces of CBD and the likes. This is what makes whole plant extracts superior to isolates — and also what makes Flowerchild’s products superior to many other hemp oils. Although each cannabinoid works wonders on its own, research and customer feedback have shown that results improve dramatically when cannabinoids are taken together.
Different cannabinoids interact with the body in different ways; they stimulate different receptors and enzymes in the brain and thereby produce different results. It is important to speak with a doctor if you want to understand the science of your body’s specific health challenges and how cannabinoids might interact with your personal biology.
CBD products have been popular for a while now, but what about CBG? Cannabigerol is relatively new to the public eye, and you’re not alone if this is the first time you’ve heard about it. This intriguing cannabinoid has been rare in comparison to CBD and THC because it is more of a precursor — it normally converts into CBD or THC as the plant reaches maturity, which leaves a low percentage (often less than 1%) of CBG in the flower. Recently, however, cannabis breeders have fostered strains that maintain their high levels of CBG throughout. Flowerchild’s CBG strain tested at an impressive 65.3% for CBG and CBG-A! This has monumental implications for its use as a health supplement.
Both CBG and CBD are non-psychoactive, which means they do not produce a “high”. Both of these cannabinoids also help regulate the effects of THC, which is well-known for the high it produces; in other words, when CBD and CBG are taken alongside THC, they balance it out.
When CBD and CBG are taken together, they also balance each other out. According to Alpha-cat.org, CBD stimulates an enzyme that helps produce and regulate endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced within the body) and CBG works directly on our receptors, which essentially makes them like a lock and key. CBD and CBG are the perfect team, and together they may be exactly what your body needs to reach and maintain optimal wellness.