Up & Coming Cannabinoids: CBG & CBN

We love our CBD and are so stoked to see it gain traction and attention going into 2021. However, there are other cannabinoids present in cannabis we are equally excited about that are also gaining traction in terms of scientific research. Our bodies are equipped with an amazing endocannabinoid system that is triggered by these cannabinoids to produce positive effects and today we want to focus on CBG and CBN.

CBG and CBN are both being studied for their possible medical benefits, so we thought we‘d catch up on some of the latest information to share it with you. We have created a small and succinct list of symptoms & conditions that each of these compounds has been shown to improve along with products we carry in store that feature these beneficial cannabinoids.

CBG and CBN Cannabinoid Chart
CBG and CBN are just 2 of many known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants that have an effect on the human body

What is CBG?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of many phytocannabinoids that is extracted from cannabis plants. CBG comes from CBGa which is also the acidic precursor to the more popular cannabinoids CBD and THC. Cannabigerol (CBG) generally makes up a small amount of the cannabinoids in a typical plant so breeders have been experimenting with genetic manipulation and cross-breeding in order to obtain higher yields of CBG.

Possible Effects & Benefits

  • CBG has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which has been shown to reduce pain
  • Becuase there are so many endocannabinoid receptors in the eye area, CBG has shown promise as a treatment for Glaucoma
  • CBG has been shown to be neuroprotective, which makes it beneficial for degenerative disorders such a Huntington’s Disease
  • CBG is showing incredible promise in terms of it’s anti-Cancer properties. It has been studied for it’s ability to reduce the proliferation of Cancer cells in Colorectal, Breast, Gastrointestinal, Stomach & Bone Cancers
  • European research shows evidence that CBG may be an effective antibacterial agent

Want to Learn More?

We’ve gathered these helpful resources with emerging research on CBG:

  • A 2015 study on CBG’s neuropretective properties | Lean more >>
  • An article that compiles research on CBG as a possible treatment for Cancer | Learn more >>
  • A compilation of informative CBG studies from Science Direct | Learn more >>
  • The previously mentioned European study on CBG’s antibacterial properties | Learn more >>

Looking for products with CBG?

We absolutely love Xula! This women-owned company formulates uniquely powerful herbal blends for total body wellness. Their Ah! Calm + Clarity Tincture contains 1000mg of trusty CBD alongside 150mg of CBG.

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What is CBN?

Cannabinol (CBN) is another cannabinoid found in cannabis plants that can have positive effects on the human body. CBN is mildy psychoactive as it is formed by the degradation of THC and is found in more abundantly in aged cannabis.

Possible Effects & Benefits

  • CBN has a mildly sedative effect so it may be useful in getting to sleep and staying asleep
  • Similar to CBG, CBN has shown to help with eye conditions like Glaucoma
  • CBN promise in terms of its anticonvulsant effect, so it may prove to be helpful for conditions that promote seizures
  • Working with neurotransmitters that are responsible for pain management, CBN may be provide some relief from chronic pain
  • CBN has been shown to have potential antibiotic qualities, helping to reduce or prevent infections such as MRSA
  • Similar to THC, CBN can also be an appetite stimulant

Want to Learn More?

We’ve gathered these helpful resources with emerging research on CBN:

  • A Phychology Today article on CBN and sleep | Lean more >>
  • An informative article on the basics of CBN | Lean more >>
  • An in depth study on many known cannabinoids, including CBN | Lean more >>

Looking for products with CBN?

Xula Lights Out Sleep Tincture

Xula also offers an awesome tincture formulated with CBN and designed for specifically for sleep. Their ZZZ! Light’s Out Tincture contains 500mg CBD and 75mg of CBN.


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Wyld Elderberry CBD Sleep Gummies

The newest addition to our sleep line, Wyld’s delicious Elderberry Gummies are infused with CBN, which can help you get to sleep, and CBD to help you stay asleep! It’s a little like watching sheep count you.

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We hope you gained some insight into CBG and CBN and their possible benefits. Research is still being conducted and new discoveries are emerging, but we are exitedly looking to the future when these incredible cannabinoids can be utlizied regularly for total body wellness. Until next time, stay well ❤

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