CBD (Cannabidiol) and CBG (Cannabigerol) are both naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the hemp and marijuana plant. CBD is one of the more prevalent cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, and most of the hemp cultivars available today are bred to produce high CBD potencies. As hemp cultivars are further developed, more and more high-CBG strains are entering the marketplace. Both CBD and CBG work on the endocannabinoid system by pairing with CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout our bodies.
CBG is different from CBD in the sense that CBG is the mother of all cannabinoids. It is the precursor cannabinoid that breaks down into other primary and minor cannabinoids found in the hemp plant to include CBD. Each cannabinoid offers a range of different effects, but both work synergistically within the endocannabinoid system to achieve overall homeostasis.