Medical Mike's of New York, CBG, & The Power of Terpenes
Here at Medical Mikes, our team works diligently to bring you the best possible options for wellness in the Northeastern United States, and beyond. It's easy to get lost in a sea of hemp-based products that has flooded the market within the past few years, but we're here to help! The difference between our products and the rest is that we're an all-natural, organic option, compared to others that may be manufactured using questionable extraction techniques and ingredients.
Our partnerships with forward-thinking local hemp farmers in New York and Vermont ensure that what you're getting with Medical Mike's products contains nothing unnatural that would take away from the beneficial potential of the whole hemp plant. Being aware of what you're putting in your body is crucial to maintaining that delicate balance that many of us strive for in our daily lives.
In a previous blog, we talked about CBG and the properties of 'full spectrum' oil. Keep reading as we continue the conversation about CBG, and how terpenes fit into the big picture of hemp-based wellness.
CBG: "The Mother of All Cannabinoids"
As the cannabinoid CBG (cannabigerol) fully makes its way into the public sphere, many in the science community are gaining traction into the exploration of the truth about this exciting 'new' cannabinoid. However, despite its relatively fresh status within the legal hemp market, this does not mean that the cannabinoid is lesser in stature than other known beneficial cannacompounds. CBG is known to have a precursor, CBGa:
One particular cannabinoid catching wider attention is CBG, or cannabigerol, which is a non-intoxicating compound grandiosely known in the cannabis world as the “Mother of All Cannabinoids.” This is because CBGA, the acidic precursor to CBG, more frequently acts as a precursor for other cannabinoids, like CBDA, THCA and CBCA. Those eventually transform into CBD, THC and CBC, respectively. Further down the line, with time and/or decarboxylation or other extraction methods, they can also transform even more cannabinoids, like CBN or Delta-8.
What is CBGA?
This designation of CBGa as "The Mother of All Cannabinoids" further underscores the compound's importance within the scope of the legal hemp world.
The Power of Terpenes
What are terpenes? They are the aromatic compounds found in many plants around the world, that have beneficial properties and are secreted in the same glands of the hemp plant that also produce cannabinoids such as CBD & CBG. Subsequently, there are many different types of terpenes, all with their own flavor profiles and potential benefits for the mind and the body. They act in concert with other components of full spectrum CBG oil (cannabinoids, flavonoids, and essential oils) to create a stronger effect.
Using Our Medical Mike's 2000mg Full Spectrum Oil
Many people ask, "How do I use CBG Oil?" This is a very common and crucial question, which can leave many first-time users confused. Rather than topicals or inhalants, hemp-based oils are instead consumed orally; it's best to start small (we recommend 0.5ml) and place the droplet under your tongue, holding for 15-20 seconds before swallowing. You can also get creative and implement our CBG oil into your favorite drinks & smoothies.
Always consult a physician before making any changes to your health or fitness regimen.