Most folks in the UK have heard of CBD, and rightfully so, given this hemp compound’s many wellness benefits, which have generated an entire industry of health products. But CBG can be just as important as a daily health supplement and for other applications, including pain relief. But exactly what is CBG and how does it work?
Today, we’ll take a closer look at this potent compound. We’ll examine where it comes from and how it affects the body when it’s consumed. We’ll also take a look at how CBG pain cream can help alleviate muscle and joint pain, as well as soothe inflammation and related issues.
But first, let’s learn more about just what, exactly, CBG is.
WHAT IS CBG?
Like its famous cousin, CBD, cannabigerol (CBG) is one of a group of over a hundred compounds created by the cannabis plant, which are called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids protect the plant from insect predators, grazing animals, and harsh elements of the weather, as well as attract pollinators.
CBG is commonly called the “Mother of All Cannabinoids,” because its acidic form (CBGA) is a precursor for CBD and other cannabinoids. CBGA interacts with enzymes within the cannabis plant to create CBD, CBN, CBC, and other cannabinoids.
Incidentally, the CBD and CBG products on this site are made from hemp, which is a low-THC form of cannabis. As such, our CBG and CBD products cannot get you high. But they can offer a variety of health and wellness benefits.
HOW CAN CBG HELP WITH PAIN?
Your body generates its own cannabinoids, which are called endocannabinoids. These act as neurotransmitters in the body’s endocannabinoid system, attaching to receptors in various organs and systems throughout the body, including the brain and nervous system. Endocannabinoids signal to these receptors and help the aforementioned organs and systems to maintain homeostasis, or balance. This, then, helps the body to regulate such crucial functions as pain, stress, sleep, appetite, mood, memory, motor control, immune function, and more.
CBD, CBG, and their other cannabinoid cousins mimic the body’s endocannabinoids, when consumed, and help to bolster the ECS, supporting homeostasis and boosting the body’s ability to regulate many of these functions. This creates a wealth of health and wellness benefits, and is a primary reason that so many people in the UK have turned to CBD, CBG, and other hemp compounds in their health supplements.
As for CBG and its ability to help with muscle and joint pain, cannabigerol binds with CB1 and CB2 receptors, aiding in the function of anandamide, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in alleviating pain, and also delivers benefits for mood, sleep, and appetite. Like CBD, cannabigerol has been shown to provide anti-inflammatory benefits, as well. CBG research is still ongoing, and it’s still not approved for medical use in the UK. Nevertheless, due to overwhelming anecdotal evidence and some promising studies on the use of CBG for pain and inflammation, CBG has become a highly sought-after pain cream ingredient.
CBD + CBG CREAM FOR MUSCLE & JOINT: HEATING FORMULA
If you’re looking for quick relief for pain and soreness, though, try our CBD + CBG Muscle & Joint Cream: Heating Formula. This potent lotion delivers relief directly to sore muscles and joints. Just rub the CBG and CBD pain cream into the affected area, where it will be absorbed through the various layers of skin to ultimately deliver relief to the area you’re targeting.
In addition to CBG and broad spectrum CBD, this potent pain relief product also includes natural pain relievers, including white willow bark, caffeine, and tea tree oil. We also use all-natural vanillin, known for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Finally, our Heating Formula cream contains camphor to naturally warm and loosen your muscles, bringing quicker and deeper relief.
SHOPPING FOR CBG & CBD OIL PRODUCTS
Whether you’re shopping for creams, massage oil, or other CBD products, it’s important to understand what to look for as you explore the hundreds of options available to you in the UK marketplace. While there are plenty of CBD brands and products to choose from, many of those brands sell substandard and even unsafe products. So, to help you find the best products for your needs, here are a few criteria to keep in mind when you shop.
Hemp is what’s called a bioaccumulator, meaning it’s extremely efficient at absorbing chemicals from the soil. This makes it vital that you find CBD and CBG products made with organically grown hemp, so that you don’t risk having pesticides and other toxins in your finished product. It’s also important to shop for products containing hemp oil that has been extracted by means of clean carbon dioxide. CO2 oil extraction eliminates the potential for harmful chemical residues, which can result from cheaper methods of oil extraction. Lastly, you’ll want to see a third-party laboratory report to confirm the purity of your product, as well as its cannabinoid potency.
At CBDfx, we insist on all of these safe practices, so that you can be assured you’re getting the best in UK CBD — and CBG — when you shop with us!
Need quick relief for aches and pains? Try our CBD + CBG Muscle & Joint Cream: Heating Formula!