Opinion by Jake Crossman
When I first met Kallie, an elite runner who regularly competes in both marathons and ultramarathons, she told me her biggest struggle was muscle recovery. Not surprisingly, her body would ache for days after completing a competition, and she tried everything from supplementing amino acids like glutamine to muscle recovery therapies like cryotherapy (cold therapy), yet nothing helped get rid of the brutal aching.
While my CBG oil was still in its development stages, I decided to send Kallie a sample of my new CBG oil product to try. I told her I wasn’t 100% sure what she should expect from the CBG, but I always knew I wanted to promote CBG for recovery, so this would be an incredible test to see if my product would actually work. Weeks later, when I got a text from Kallie that read “This is a miracle.” I knew my CBG oil would be a life-changing product.
CBG For Recovery: What Is CBG?
CBG, or cannabigerol, is one of the 113 known phytocannabinoids found in hemp. It’s considered the “stem cell of cannabinoids” because all other phytocannabinoids come from CBG. A phytocannabinoid is a cannabinoid found in plants, whereas an endocannabinoid is a cannabinoid created by the human body (like anandamide).
When a hemp plant is juvenile, CBG is the only cannabinoid in the plant, but as the hemp grows, the CBG becomes CBD, THC, CBN, CBC, and every other cannabinoid.
“A phytocannabinoid is a cannabinoid found in plants, whereas an endocannabinoid is a cannabinoid created by the human body.”
The CBG extraction process is similar to the CBD extraction process, but the most important difference is that CBG must be harvested from juvenile hemp plants, meaning they can’t grow to their most profitable maturity. That is why, on average, CBG is significantly more expensive than CBD or any other mature cannabinoid.
How Does CBG Work?
CBG binds to and stimulates CB2 receptors in your body’s endocannabinoid system. The CB2 receptors in your body have been shown to directly influence how the brain reacts to disease and pain, such as neuropathic pain and neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease. Most importantly, CB2 receptors affect neuroinflammatory diseases and bodily inflammation such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and endometriosis.
The main challenge for science isn’t to identify what happens during a controlled experiment, it’s to identify why something happened. Scientific interest in CBG has been growing in the past few years, due to its anti-inflammatory properties and other therapeutic benefits. According to the National Center for Biotechnological Information, CBG has been proved to possess anti-inflammatory properties in neurological models and confer other therapeutic benefits such as appetite stimulation. CBG has also been shown to treat liver disease and obesity in lab rats.
“The main challenge for science isn’t to identify what happens during a controlled experiment, it’s to identify why something happened.”
While researchers can’t currently prove all the why’s regarding CBG, they can prove one thing: CBG is an incredible treatment for inflammation and all inflammatory conditions. Now, back to CBG for recovery – let’s discuss how CBG helped Kallie’s body recover and how it can do the same for you.
Taking CBG For Recovery: What To Expect
When you take CBG oil sublingually (under your tongue), it immediately enters your body’s endocannabinoid system and get’s to work. The CBG has one job – to reduce inflammation wherever it can.
While being sore is a result of a number of different factors, inflammation is always a major contributor. Considering joint and muscle pain is almost always a direct result of inflammation of some kind, it stands to reason that taking CBG for recovery will quickly help your body reduce inflammation, relax your joints & muscles, and aid in the overall recovery process.
The best part about CBG for recovery is that every time someone is skeptical of CBG, once they try it, they immediately understand the incredible benefits CBG has on their body.
For most people, a dose of 8mg of CBG in the morning is plenty for them to notice their inflammatory pain go away, but some people need to take a little more. On average, most CBG users take 12mg of CBG per day, with some users taking up to 25mg of CBG per day. Using USA Medical CBG oil is incredibly easy as the CBG oil comes with a graduated mL dropper, making dosing easy to understand.
CBG For Recovery: Final Thoughts
I personally take CBG almost every day (5/7 days per week). I’ve had my dad try it, my mom try it, my aunts and uncles try it, and everyone has the exact same response: “This is a miracle.”
The truth is, it’s not a miracle. It’s simply an anti-inflammatory so powerful that no one has ever experienced relief quite like it. While NSAIDs like ibuprofen are commonly used to treat inflammation, those drugs come with their own complications and, frankly, their own dangers. CBG isn’t hard on your liver like an NSAID is and, while I would never recommend testing this theory, it’s believed there is no “overdose” potential with CBG. This means CBG is the safest, most effective way to treat inflammation.
There’s no doubt about CBG for recovery – the main advice I offer whenever someone asks me about treating an inflammatory condition is to try CBG. I’m so confident in my lab-certified, organic, and GMO-free CBG oil that I offer a 100% risk-free guarantee – that means the CBG is guaranteed to help you feel better or your money back.
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