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The Benefits of CBDA & CBG

Written By Ellese Symons Jul 13th 2022
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A few short years ago, mainstream media personalities were shining their collective spotlight on the health and wellness potential of one of the many non-intoxicating plant elements in cannabis, CBD. Despite the long-standing stigma associated with cannabis use, adults of all ages were soon embracing the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD products.

Today, various news agencies are focused on the possible benefits of two other cannabinoids produced in smaller amounts, CBDA and CBG. Although we admit the latest reports are rather compelling, the research is just getting off the ground.1 However, there are many other reasons to consider adding these minor, lesser-known cannabinoids to your daily routine. Once you know some of their many potential benefits, it’s easy to understand why so many CBD users prefer our CBDA and CBG-infused CBD tinctures.

What is CBDA? How Does CBDA Compare to CBD?

CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) is the precursor to CBD (cannabidiol), essentially a pre-evolved form of the cannabinoid. While researchers once considered CBDA “inactive,” therapeutically insignificant, current investigations show that CBD and CBDA have similar health and wellness potential. Both exhibit analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and neuroprotective properties.2,3

While chemically similar, their many potential health benefits are achieved through entirely different mechanisms. CBD works by interacting with the receptors of the largest regulatory system in your body, your endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBDA does not interact with ECS receptors. Instead, researchers believe CBDA interacts with the receptors of the serotonin system. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that has a direct impact on energy levels, metabolism, emotional responses, and sleep cycles.4

What is CBG? How Does CBG Compare to CBD?

CBG (cannabigerol) is the activated form of cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), the first cannabinoid produced as seedlings begin to grow. Over time, heat and sunlight convert CBGA to CBD, CBG, and THC. As the CBD levels increase, CBG levels decline. By the time mature plants are ready for harvest, the CBG content of the plant extracts typically falls below one percent.5

Although full spectrum CBD products generally contain only trace amounts of CBG, its status as a minor cannabinoid in no way diminishes its significance. Like CBD, CBG is non-intoxicating, has an impressively low risk of side effects, and shows analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and neuroprotective properties through its interaction with ECS receptors. Although CBG is not as well studied as CBD, preliminary investigations show that its effects appear to be stronger.

Where Can I Find Hemp-Derived Products with CBG and CBDA?

The oil extracted from the stalks, stems, and flowers of naturally cultivated hemp contains all the additional cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and other phytonutrients of the original plant source, including trace amounts of CBDA and CBG. For years, CBD products featuring enhanced concentrations were nearly impossible to find. Harvesting crops for minor cannabinoids just wasn’t particularly efficient or cost-effective.

But with growing interest in their complementary effects, innovative industry leaders like CBDistillery® have been meeting and exceeding consumer expectations by offering a selection of products featuring enhanced concentrations of some of the plant’s most intriguing cannabinoids. As you browse our selection of high-quality products, you’ll find the CBG and CBDA you’re looking for in our Synergy Collection. If recent reports have piqued your curiosity, consider some of the many other ways you could benefit from the following CBDistillery® products.

CBDistillery® Raw Synergy – CBDA + CBD Oil Tincture 1000mg

The impact of our CBDA-infused Raw Synergy formula could easily outperform any CBD product in your daily routine because CBDA is the rawest form of cannabidiol you’ll find. The 1:1 CBDA to CBD ratio in our CBDistillery® Raw Synergy CBDA + CBD Oil Tincturedelivers 500 mg of each cannabinoid, plus a robust terpene profile and bold flavor. We think you’ll appreciate how the CBDA helps maximize the impact of each plant element for an enhanced entourage effect.

CBDistillery® Daytime Synergy – CBG + CBD Oil Tincture 1000mg (Regular Strength)

As the “mother” or “stem cell” of all cannabinoids, the cannabigerol in CBDistillery® Daytime Synergy CBG + CBD Oil Tincture works with the additional cannabinoids and terpenes in our pure, potent full spectrum hemp extracts to enhance the impact of the CBD. The 1:1 CBG to CBD ratio gives you 500mg of each cannabinoid per bottle, an amount that breaks down to 17mg of CBG and 17mg of CBD per 1ml (1 dropper) serving. For fast results, hold the tincture beneath your tongue for 45-60 seconds, then swallow.

CBDistillery® CBDA & CBG Synergy Tincture Pack

If you’re not quite sure which cannabinoid profile might be best suited to your needs, CBDistillery® CBDA & CBG Synergy Tincture Pack helps ensure you’ve got your bases covered. Each value pack gives you a full-sized bottle of two of the most popular products in our Synergy Collection. One has a robust cannabinoid profile unique to raw hemp extracts; the second features just the right amount of CBG to help restore a healthy equilibrium and support ECS function.

Why Choose Products from The Synergy Collection by CBDistillery®?

Synergistic plant elements work together to produce a more potent effect when combined than any single component might produce on its own. In each of the four product categories in our Synergy collection, you’ll find ingredients selected to enhance your overall CBD experience. With so many people excited about the possible benefits of CBG and CBDA, you’ll likely see a dramatic increase in the number of companies expanding their inventories.

But as you’re browsing your options, it’s important to remember that the purity, potency, and overall quality of the products you select will have a huge impact on how well they might work for you. Whether you’re looking for CBD products specifically formulated for focus, relaxation, better sleep, or overall health and wellness, CBDistillery® is a name you can trust.

CBDistillery® is a vertically integrated company, a distinction that confirms we have full control over every aspect of production, from seed selection to product distribution. The cannabinoid-rich oil used to make our CBDA, CBD, CBG, and CBN products is sourced from non-GMO crops, naturally cultivated and third-party tested.

Are You Ready for the Many Possible Benefits of CBDA and CBG?

Researchers still don’t know everything there is to know about CBD use, but every new study brings us that much closer. Although most of the evidence supporting the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived cannabinoids is based on lab reports, a small number of clinical trials, and the testimony of the people who use them, most of our nearly 2000 survey respondents report favorable results using our hemp-derived products for relaxation, better sleep, discomfort after physical activity, and more.

If you’re wondering what CBD, CBG, or CBDA could do for you, consider downloading The Ultimate CBD User Guide, reading a few articles on our #CBDMOVEMENT Blog, or browsing the latest research. Then consider exploring our selection of hemp-derived CBD tinctures, topicals, softgels, gummies, and functional supplements.

If you have a medical condition or take medication, please consult your health care provider before adding any hemp-derived product to your daily routine. Although CBD is generally well-tolerated and safe for most people, cannabinoids can interact with several medications.

Additional Sources:

1. MSN. L Gaudino. (2022 January 14) Cannabis Compound May Prevent Corona Virus Infection, Study Finds.

3. Physiology.org. A Lingresti et al. (2016 September 14) From Phytocannabinoids to Cannabinoid Receptors and Endocannabinoids: Pleiotropic Physiological and Pathological Roles Throughout Complex Pharmacology.

3. Cannabis Reports. (2022) 7 Health Benefits of CBDA (CBD Vs CBDA).

4. Leafly. J Havelka. (2019 September 16) What is CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) & What Are the Benefits of This Cannabinoid?

5. Very Well Mind. T Ohwovoriole. (2020 December 29) What is Cannabigerol (CBG)?