We all have those days that we wake up feeling sluggish but still have to go to work and perform and nothing comes first to our mind than having our morning coffee. Coffee is part of many cultures around the world. But we’ll tackle how the health benefits of CBG can outweigh whatever we’re getting with coffee.
The National Coffee Association (NCA) in 2020 released the National Coffee Data Trends report that states that 7 out of 10 Americans drink coffee every week and 62% drinks coffee every day. Also noteworthy, the overall consumption of coffee in the US increased 5% America since 2015 and we can safely assume that it’s continuing to increase this year as well.
So why do we love coffee?
Simple. It gives us the kick that we need plus it tastes good, it’s a nice and comforting ritual. Whether in the morning or afternoon, studying or cramming for a test, or when we need to be awake for long hours because of work, coffee has been there to give the extra jolt of energy to focus on the task at hand. But the question at hand, is coffee really what we believe it is?
The word that we need to remember is caffeine, it is the natural stimulant that is active in coffee. It counters the effects of Adenosine in the brain, promoting wakefulness, focus, and increased mood.
But while it gives us the focus and energy we desperately need to focus on daily activities, overindulging in this chemical can be a bad idea. Studies point out that chronic high levels of caffeine in our system may lead to migraines and poses a risk for high blood pressure.
Caffeine’s positive effect on us has a threshold. Cross that line and caffeine can be counter-intuitive because it can provide the negative effects that we’re trying to get rid of in the first place.
Health Benefits of CBG
CBG is another popular cannabinoid found in hemp. Believed to be a very potent analgesic, people have been using it to treat their pains but there is more to CBG than that. CBG also contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial as well. CBG can also help you in different ways:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
CBG is found to have the potential to reduce gut inflammation caused by IBS.
CBG is potentially effective against bacterias especially MRSA.
CBG is the most effective cannabinoid in managing bladder contractility.
CBG may potentially help glaucoma patients by relieving intraocular pressure.
CBG has been found to have a function in response to stressors.
Is CBG a caffeine replacement?
Anecdotal evidence shows that CBG impacts not just the body but the mind as well. CBG does not have psychoactive effects but it works in a way that relaxes your mind. A relaxed mind can focus better on any task at hand.
CBG works by attaching itself to the 2 main receptors of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors can be found in the brain and CB2 receptors can be found in the rest of the body.
It is thought that CBG attaching to these receptors enhances and strengthens the function of the chemical anandamide, the endocannabinoid which is found to play a role in enhancing bliss, regulating sleep, and alleviating pain.
CBG not just helps you get focused and alert, it can also help you get a good night’s sleep; increasing energy and keeping anxiety away.
Also noteworthy, CBG is believed to be well tolerated by humans. 25ml is an excessive amount for daily CBG intake but even at this dosage, it is well tolerated by humans. There is also a study that shows that it is well tolerated by rats. Sure there more research is needed to definitively say the fact but it is very promising.
Are the health benefits of CBG worth it?
Even though coffee is embedded in our system with its benefits, it would not be wrong to find a far healthier alternative. CBG has come a long way and is here to give you extra energy and focus, as well as other benefits that we will love.
All information contained in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a physician or a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding your health and well-being