At VIDA everything we do or touch in our business flows from the symbolic existence of the hemp plant in a tight, connected cycle of responsibility. We meticulously cultivate and process all the hemp that goes into all our products and continue to strive to give our customers the best, most sustainable products.
At VIDA and NXTGEN we offer a wide range of products to accommodate our customers' needs and preferences. From tinctures, topicals, capsules, gummies, and vapes to CBD for athletes, teas, skin care products, and CBD products for your pets, we have something for everyone. As a greater variety of CBD products are being introduced to the market, it’s becoming increasingly popular to see CBN products and CBG products as well. So, what is CBN and CBG, and what sets them apart from CBD?
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is the second most abundant cannabinoid that has been identified in the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol has been thought to unblock the receptors in our body that we use to rebalance, and potentially aid in supporting deeper sleep, better digestion, muscle recovery, and even help with mood control. We’ve previously explored how CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) which helps to keep our bodies in optimal balance.
As CBD and CBN are both cannabinoids it’s safe to assume that they would share some similar medicinal properties, although the two vary significantly when it comes to how they’re produced and how they interact with the body.
First off, cannabinol (CBN) is an oxidation product of THC, meaning that CBN is produced when THC is exposed to heat and light. It’s for this reason that older cannabis will have significantly higher levels of CBN present. CBN is similar to CBD in that these cannabinoids on their own do not produce intoxicating effects.
Researchers have discovered that CBN has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties and has shown potential to be used for support for sleep disorders and pain, among other medical benefits. CBD has been most widely known for helping with sleep disorders, but CBN is a natural analgesic that in some cases can be more effective in helping you sleep.
Often considered the mother of all cannabinoids, cannabigerol (CBG) is becoming increasingly popular. It has been called the mother of all cannabinoids because many other cannabinoids are derived from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) – an acid form of CBG. CBG itself is considered a minor cannabinoid because most of the CBGA is converted into either THC or CBD. However, breeders have been experimenting with genetic manipulation and crossbreeding of plants in an effort to obtain higher yields of CBG and reap the benefits it provides.
This minor cannabinoid has been found to act on very specific physiological systems and problems including but not limited to reducing glaucoma-related pain, headaches, and ocular pain. CBG is thought to be particularly effective in supporting those with glaucoma because it is known to reduce intraocular pressure (fluid pressure within the eye). Researchers believe that even amounts as little as 3% can offer significant benefits to consumers.
Like other cannabinoids, CBN and CBG are most powerful and effective when they’re combined with other cannabinoids and can provide consumers with the entourage effect. The cannabis industry has become complicated when it comes to determining which cannabinoid ratios are the best for you. At VIDA we make navigating the world of cannabis easy with our wide range of products and invite you to contact our team if you have any questions about what you need!