CBG oil to the rescue! 

In the autumn more people suffer from depression, as a result of the changed weather and the shorter days. In addition to cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), another non-psychoactive substance derived from cannabis, proves to be effective against such complaints.

Depression

The days are getting shorter, it is dark and cold – for many people the ultimate recipe for depression. In the autumn and winter, depression symptoms occur due to, among other things, a lack of vitamin D, which we normally obtain from the UV light of the sun. Our body therefore gets out of balance and we are getting more and more trouble controlling a certain emotional response. The result is that we quickly become grumpy, anxious or stressed, create negative thinking patrons, we are tired and feel a lot less comfortable

CBG and CBD

Often it is recommended to use cannabidiol (CBD) in the form of CBD oil in case of depression complaints. This remedy inhibits the breakdown of our body’s own happy neurons/substances, so that more of them remain in our body and we therefore feel better. However, CBG, a fairly rare substance found mainly in hemp and THC-poor strains, also appears to be a potent anti-depressant.

Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of the most important cannabinoids in cannabis and, like CBD, is not psychoactive (will NOT make you feel high). The substance blocks the absorption of GABA, an inhibitory signaling substance in the brain that contributes to your motor skills, vision and emotional reactions such as anxiety and stress. In fact, CBG controls the fight or flee response by modulating the α2-adrenergic receptor – which, thanks to the substance from weed, reduces the release of ‘fighter’ noradrenaline. That is technical language for: it calms you down.

Cannabigerol

You will find little cannabigerol (CBG) in normal weed that is harvested on time. The substance is in fact in its acid form the precursor of many other cannabinoids such as THC, CBD and CBC; and by the time the plant is harvested it is often already converted to these active substances. CBG is in any case often responsible for the medicinal effect of cannabis, indirectly or otherwise.