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There's More to Hemp Than What You Think: Meet CBN and CBG

by Matthew Wexler

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Friday September 24, 2021
Originally published on September 10, 2021

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Some experts predict that the hemp industry is on track for a market growth upwards of $1.3 billion by 2022. That's a lot of hemp. By this point, you've likely seen over-the-counter CBD products at your local pharmacy or convenience store. But CBD is just one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, each potentially offering therapeutic benefits during these stressful times.

CBN and CBG are among hemp's lesser-known cannabinoids now gaining traction by forward-thinking hemp companies looking beyond CBD. And if you know what to look for, their benefits can be a valuable addition to your daily wellness routine.

Hemp, Explained
Think of hemp as a cousin of the marijuana plant. While Ms. M likes to keep things lively thanks to THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis), Mr. H is more utilitarian and used for many purposes, including wellness supplements, textiles, and even industrial products.

Hemp has been cultivated and used worldwide for thousands of years, but the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill and hemp's long overdue legalization (with some restrictions) opened the door for a new wave of entrepreneurs to harness the power of hemp.

CBD was first out of the gate, with many consumers turning to CBD tinctures and gummies. CBD interacts with our body's neurotransmitters, and that signaling may help reduce anxiety, insomnia, aches and pains, and inflammation. But CBD is just one cannabinoid of many that scientists now have their eyes on.

CBG

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MOONWLKR, known for its reputable range of hemp-derived products, calls CBG "the mother of all cannabinoids because every other one can be traced back to it." Though less prominent than CBD, its impact has been documented in various studies over the past decade. CBG's potential benefits may help with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), bladder dysfunction, bacterial infections, and loss of appetite.

MOONWLKR's CBD: CBG Pain Relief Gummies contain 25mg CBD and 10mg CBG per gummy for a powerhouse combination that also happens to be vegan and gluten-free.

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, CBG may also help alleviate pain by helping to regulate the release of GABA, a calming neurotransmitter. But CBG can be more effective when others are invited to the party, which is why MOONWLKR combines it with CBD. The result is called the entourage effect, when multiple cannabinoids work together for even more effectiveness than flying solo.

CBN

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Like CBG, CBN is also a minor cannabinoid found in the hemp plant, and when isolated and combined with CBD, it can be a helpful sleep supplement.

MOONWLKR's CBD:CBN Sleep Gummies include 25mg CBD and 10mg CBN per gummy for a restful night. The effects of CBN may take effect anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours after consumption — so be patient before increasing your dose! Best to start with half a gummy and increase as needed.

In addition to CBN's use as a naturally derived sedative, Psychology Today reports other potential benefits, including pain relief, anti-inflammatory, appetite stimulant, bone healing and growth.

Choosing the Best CBN and CBG Products

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Transparency is one of the most important factors when shopping for hemp-derived products. A reputable company will use a third party to test its products and share those lab results with consumers.

Labels should always include the total amount of CBD, CBG, and CBN in the package and the amount per serving. Dosage depends on the individual. MOONWLKR recommends starting with a lower dose and gauging your body's response accordingly.

As a bonus perk, MOONWLKR is also offering free samples of Delta-8, another hemp-derived cannabinoid, which delivers a mild psychoactive effect and is an excellent alternative for those looking to find balance during these stressful times.


The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at www.wexlerwrites.com. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.