Utilising the latest in cannabinoid research and development, NuLeaf Naturals is proud to present the next generation of cannabinoid wellness – CBG oil.
NuLeaf Naturals is one of America’s top pioneering hemp companies. Founded by a group of plant medicine aficionados. Since 2014 NuLeaf Naturals has been committed to creating the world’s highest quality cannabinoid products in their most pure and potent form. Those full spectrum cannabinoid extracts contain no additives and the only ingredient is organic hemp.
What are Cannabinoids?
Did you know the cannabis plant has over 100 cannabinoids e.g. CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN that are being scientifically investigated for their health benefits? Cannabinoids have powerful anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties that work naturally with the human body’s Endocannabinoid System to produce a wide variety of potential health benefits.
Is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBG is highly anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant.
CBG is known as the “The Mother Cannabinoid” because it is the genesis of many major cannabinoids derived from cannabis. The first identifiable plant produces Cannabigerol Acid (CBGA), the acidic form of CBG. CBG is derived from young cannabis plants because they contain higher amounts of CBG than fully developed plants. As the cannabis plant flowers, CBGA transforms into different cannabinoids like CBD, CBC, THC, & more. Essentially without CBG, CBD oil wouldn’t exist.
One of the best things about Nuleaf Naturals CBG softgels is their discretion and ease of using. For those who prefer to use CBG during the day, a softgels can provide a quiet way to absorb cannabinoids without raising too much suspicion. And because they come in an easy-to-recognise form, you can take them with water and skip the natural flavours that come with CBG oil tinctures.
Common benefits reported in customer reviews include:
- Pain relief (especially neuropathy pain)
- Overall boost in mood typically seen as a reduction in anxiety or depression (associated with improved sleep)
- Improved Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and generally gut health. Read more about IBS on Miracle Leaf Blog here!
Supercharge Your Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) comprises three component parts: endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and enzymes. These work together to create homeostasis, or simply put, a state of balance within the body’s internal systems. The ECS interacts with numerous parts of the body, constantly making precise adjustments in order to maintain a consistent state of equilibrium.
Endocannabinoids bond with different cannabinoid receptors in both the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as in immune cells — the two primary receptors being CB1 and CB2. Then, special enzymes go to work, helping to break down any already-used or excess endocannabinoids, further assisting in maintaining homeostasis.
Some of the key functions that The ECS helps to regulate include:
- Digestion / Gut health
- Immune function
- Sleep patterns/sleep quality
- Pain sensation
- Exercise-induced euphoria (pleasure/rewards)
Difference between NuLeaf Naturals CBD and CBG
CBG and CBD are very similar both structurally and in their effects, but the effects of CBG appear to be more focused throughout the periphery of the body while the effects of CBD are mainly concentrated in the central nervous system. For instance, CBD does not appear to have any significant digestive benefits, but this potential application is a primary target of medical research into CBG.
While some of the effects of CBG overlap with the effects offered by CBD, these cannabinoids are different enough to merit using them together. In addition, combining two or more cannabinoids appears to provide the entourage effect, an as-yet unexplained phenomenon that appears to enhance the effects of cannabinoids when more than one of these unique Cannabis sativa compounds are ingested at the same time. Therefore, instead of choosing between CBD and CBG, you might want to use both of these cannabinoids simultaneously.
What is entourage effect?
All the compounds in cannabis work together, and when taken together, they produce a better effect than when taken alone.
NuLeaf Naturals CBG oil has many potential therapeutic benefits:
Potential pain and inflammation benefits – A 2008 review of the available evidence covered studies indicating that CBG may act as an agonist at the CB1 and CB2 receptors without causing any intoxicating effects. This review also pointed out that CBG may additionally act as a GABA reuptake inhibitor. These results indicate that CBG may have a relationship with both neuropathic and inflammatory pain. The usefulness of CBG for neuropathic pain was further explored by a 2018 study, indicating that interest in CBG for pain remains strong within the scientific community.
Potential digestive benefits – Limited preliminary research has been conducted into the potential digestive benefits of CBG. For instance, scientists have investigated the impact of this cannabinoid on colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Potential antibacterial benefits – Preliminary research has been conducted into the potential antibacterial properties of CBG. Scientists believe that there are sufficient grounds to further investigate the usefulness of this cannabinoid for bacterial infections.
Fighting Cancer Cells – In a 2014 study, researchers observed the effects of CBG on rats with colon cancer. They observed that CBG showed some promise in blocking the receptors that cause cancer cell growth and inhibiting the growth of colorectal cancer cells. They suggested that the use of CBG should be considered translationally in the cure and prevention of colon cancer
Huntington’s Disease – is a condition that causes a breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. In a 2015 study, researchers examined the potential neuroprotective properties of CBG and other cannabinoids in mice who had an experimental model of Huntington’s disease. It was observed that CBG acted as a neuroprotectant, protecting the nerve cells in your brain from damage. It also improves motor deficits and preserves striatal neurons against 3-nitropropionic acid toxicity. Furthermore, CBG derivatives showed also neuroprotective effects in models of Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Glaucoma – In an animal study, researchers found that CBG has therapeutic potential for the treatment of glaucoma. Reseachers administered CBG to cats with glaucoma and noticed a reduction in eye pressure and an increase in aqueous humor outflow, a fluid produced by the eye which maintains eye pressure and provides the eye with nutrition
Appetite loss. A 2016 study on rats suggested that CBG could stimulate the appetite. Appetite-stimulating chemicals could be used to help those with conditions such as HIV or cancer
Potential skin benefits – It has shown great promise in retaining moisture levels in the skin, especially dehydrated skin. And because it keeps skin hydrated, it helps to combat those early signs of aging too. A 2016 study shows how CBG helps with dry skin, breakouts, reduces transepidermal water loss, and functions as a powerful antioxidant. CBG reduces and prevents irritation, itchiness, and redness. Our bodies naturally contain the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which essentially works to keep everything in balance. Relating to your skin, the endocannabinoid system helps maintain healthy skin function. CBG works with the CB1 and CB2 endocannabinoid receptors, which are located in the skin. Once CBG enters the epidermis (skin), it penetrates to the basal and subcutaneous layers where it helps calm inflammation, reduces blemishes, purifies pores, balances sebum (oil) production and assists with cellular turnover.