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CBD and CBG: similarities and differences

Geschrieben von Enecta Editorial Staff am 21.08.2019

CBD and CBG: similarities and differences

In recent years, CBD (cannabidiol) has become a popular supplement in the natural health world and an alternative or addition to pharmaceutical medications for the treatment of many conditions.

This compound is availble in many forms and has no addictive potential, minimal side-effects, and many health benefits. Its popularity has made the compound almost as popular as its psychoactive cousic, THC.

However, THC and CBD are no the only cannabinoids available. As the popularity of CBD grows, so does interest in other cannabionids. One such cannabinoid is CBG (cannabigerol).

CBG has many health benefits to offer, but how does it compare to CBD?

A Comparison of the Benefits of CBG and CBD

CBD and CBG are both non-psychoactive, this means that they won’t get you high. They’re both organic, and have little or no side effects, offering a wide range of benefits to health.

As with CBD, the benefits of CBG are broad due to its interaction with the bodies endocannabinoid system. A 2015 study found that CBG is potentially effective at treating symptoms of bladder dysfunction. Additionally,  a 1990 study found that CBG can help to lower glaucoma-related pressure.

CBG has neuroprotective properties, and may protect against some forms of colon cancer. The commpound also shows promise as a treatment for irritable bowel disease (IBD). It’s an appetite stimulant,  with both anti-inflammatory benefits and antibacterial properties.

While many of these benefits overlap those of CBD, others are unique.CBD has also also been used to relieve pressure from glaucoma and help in reducing tumor growth. Like CBG, CBD shows anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective benefits; it has even been used for the treatment of acne.

CBD has recently proven to be an effective reliever of anxiety, with several studies supporting its potential for treating OCD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

CBD can also reduce epileptic seizures and alleviate some of the pain associated with, arthritis, fibromialgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, and more.


Up to now, the effects of CBD and CBG when combined haven’t been studied. However, we do know that combining different cannabinoids results in a phenomenon called ‘the entourage effect’.

This means that the effect of each cannabinoid are enhanced when they’re combined. This effect has been well-researched relating to the relationship between THC and CBD; for example, both THC and CBD are more effective at pain reduction when taken together.


What are the Best Products for Taking CBD and CBG Together

For those looking to get the most out of your cannabinoids, and take multiple cannabinoids at once to benefit from the entourage effect, look for full-spectrum CBD oil products.

These types of CBD oils contain all the cannabinoids and terpenes that have been extracted from the cannabis plant. This includes THC, CBD, CBG, and many others.


Final Thoughts on CBD VS. CBG

As research into cannabinoids continues to grow, so will the way we interpret their uses and benefits. Although CBD is certainly the most popular, CBG shows a lot of promise.

At Enecta we believe that CBG could be very useful in years to come and are looking forward to sharing more information about this amazing cannabinoid.