Frequently Asked Common Questions About CBD Oil
Known as the “mother” cannabinoid, CBG, short for Cannabigerol is the original molecule found within the cannabis plant which over 100 other cannabinoids derive from, including CBD. Harvesting early lets you take advantage of this potent plant extract to support a healthy lifestyle.
Over time, the acidic form of CBG – CBGa, breaks down into CBDa, CBCa and THCa. When subject to heat or naturally over time, these acidic forms begin to convert to CBD, CBC and THC.
CBG Oil is expensive to make as the hemp plant only produces very low levels of CBG, normally less than 1% of the plant’s total weight. This means much more raw materials and work are needed to create an oil with significant levels of CBG. In fact, it takes thousands of pounds of cannabis to create small amounts of pure CBG. This is largely due to most hemp varieties containing only tiny concentrations of CBG. The two main ways to obtain CBG for our consumption are by harvesting hemp when it is still young or by breeding strains of the plant that have naturally occurring high levels of CBG in them.