Sauce Warehouse is proud to offer CBD and CBG concentrates from Metta Hemp. Metta Hemp is a reliable company that has been innovating and creating great concentrates from the start. These concentrates are made with organically grown hemp distillate, never isolates, and they contain quality terpenes. The quality to price ratio of Metta Hemp’s concentrates is one that cannot be beat, and we are happy to pass all they have to offer onto our customers here at Sauce Warehouse.
CBG Sugar Wax Dabs are rich in CBG, and the terpene profile is amazing. Dabbing CBG is one of the most effective ways to consume CBG and, with these CBG sugar wax dabs, it is also extremely enjoyable.
Sauce Warehouse offers many CBG concentrates in addition to the more common high CBD concentrates. CBG is known as the ‘mother of all cannabinoids’ and offers a range of potential benefits that are unique to this specific cannabinoid. For this reason, CBG has become highly sought after and is often used in combination with CBD for an increased effect.
CBG concentrates or CBG dabs are most effective when vaporized using a dab rig. Dab rigs are essentially mini bongs, but instead of a bowl, they have a ‘nail’ or a ‘banger’ that is used to vaporize the wax. There are traditional dab rigs and electric rigs. Traditional dab rigs require a torch to heat the nail before applying your wax. Butane dab torches are easy to use and can be purchased right here at Sauce Warehouse. Because concentrates are concentrated cannabinoids, you need much smaller doses compared to hemp flower. Start with a small amount until you are familiar with the effects.
When dabbing CBG wax, you can expect a much more cerebral effect compared to CBD wax. CBG has been found to have numerous potential benefits, and some studies have even indicated that CBG may be more effective at relieving pain than THC and CBD combined! More research in humans is needed however before any serious conclusions can be made. Many users report calming effects and when CBG is combined with other cannabinoids there seems to be a potentiating effect.
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid present in hemp plants. CBG is a precursor cannabinoid also known as the mother of all cannabinoids. This is because the acidic form of CBG, CBGA, is the cannabinoid all other cannabinoids are derived from.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are common cannabinoids within the hemp plant that are derived from CBGA.
Unlike the primary cannabinoids we are all familiar with, CBG exists in much smaller amounts in hemp plants. Only about 1% of CBG exists compared to 20-25% of CBD.
These low levels of CBG in hemp plants have contributed to a scarcity of CBG products and high costs in the past, however this is changing quickly as CBG grows in popularity. The host of potential benefits provided by this cannabinoid is drawing consumers in and peaking interest across the market.
How is CBG Made?
CBG has typically been extracted from young hemp plants as they contain higher levels of CBG than fully mature plants.
As growers become more nuanced in breeding higher CBG strains however, this is also changing. White CBG, Super Glue CBG, and Jack Frost CBG are a few high CBG cultivars that have been bred to produce high concentrations of CBG.
As hemp plants mature, CBGA is converted into cannabinoids like CBD and THC. This is why CBG was initially extracted from younger plants in which CBGA hadn’t yet converted into other cannabinoids.
How Does CBG Work?
CBG is processed by our bodies endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system consists of receptors throughout the body that maintain an optimal internal state. CBG binds to the endocannabinoid receptors and imitates the natural endocannabinoids produced by the body.
There are two types of endocannabinoid receptors—CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors can be found in the nervous system and the brain, while CB2 receptors exist in the immune system and other parts of the body.
CBG binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors and it is believed that CBG increases the functioning of anandamide, a neurotransmitter that enhances pleasure and motivation, regulates appetite and sleep, and alleviates pain. CBG does not have psychotropic effects, so it will not cause the intoxicating high associated with THC.
Potential Benefits of CBG
CBG is thought to be more effective at reducing pain than THC without the intoxicating side effects. Some studies have shown CBG to be more effective than THC and CBD combined when it comes to pain relief. Research also indicates that CBG may have therapeutic effects.
Rarity of CBG
Until recently, the difficult and costly production of CBG has made CBG concentrates a rarity in the CBD and hemp market. CBG, not being as readily available in hemp as CBD, has made it harder to produce. Processors and manufacturers have usually just decided to produce CBD instead as it is easier to produce, cheaper to produce, and shares a lot of the same effects as CBG.
All these factors have combined to make CBG products more expensive than CBD products. However, as more consumers show interest in CBG due to its host of potential health benefits, this is changing. Processors and manufactures are working to make the production of CBG cheaper and easier which will lead to lower prices.
CBG is showing up on the market in many forms, commonly in oils and tinctures. Dabbing CBG, however, is the most effective method of consumption. This is because cannabinoids can enter the bloodstream immediately when vaporized. More of the cannabinoids enter the bloodstream when vaporized as well as there is no digestive process breaking them down.
Another downside of oils and tinctures, they usually contain much less CBG compared to a CBG concentrate. CBG wax contains highly concentrated amounts of CBG and/or CBGA and this contributes to a more potent effect.
Full spectrum CBG waxes can be even more potent. Using multiple cannabinoids together results in a synergistic effect from the cannabinoids increasing the effectiveness of one another, a phenomenon known as the entourage effect.
CBG and CBD are both cannabinoids found in hemp that share many similar effects. They both work by binding to the endocannabinoid system and are available on the market in similar forms. Each of these cannabinoids are non-psychoactive, which means they will not produce an intoxicating high. But what is the difference?
One significant difference between CBD and CBG is the much higher concentrations of CBD that are found within hemp plants compared to the very minimal concentrations of CBG.
Another significant difference is the way CBD binds to receptors within the endocannabinoid system compared to CBG. Unlike CBD, CBG binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors directly which may make the cannabinoid more efficient in delivering it’s complete range of potential benefits to the body.