CBN & CBG isolate – analysis into new hemp compounds with flower hemp
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The history of hemp products goes back to ancient China and Mesopotamia. It was grown well over 10,000 years ago and used to make items such as ropes and fabrics.
Since then, thanks to advances in science and research, we have been able to discover a variety of different uses for this amazing plant. Recently, the popularity of hemp-based products has really skyrocketed.
The various compounds that occur in a hemp plant and the numerous advantages they can offer are examined. The most notable of these are THC and CBD. The latter is used in a variety of products, from food to lotions to coffee. However, the focus now seems to be on two fairly new compounds, CBG and CBN.
Traditionally, extracting these compounds and producing an isolate has been a time-consuming and expensive task, which is why they were not so readily available. This is because they differ from CBD in some ways.
Over time, farmers were able to develop hemp strains that contained higher concentrations of CBG and CBN. Bloom Hemp is currently one of the few brands to recognize the increase in popularity of these compounds.
The hemp industry is now gradually moving beyond CBD and it is only a matter of time before CBG and CBN become the next big connection.
What is an isolate?
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As the name suggests, an isolate of a particular compound is the purest form of that particular compound and is often available as a white powder.
For example, in the case of CBD isolate, you have 99 +% pure CBD that can be used in a variety of ways. It can be mixed with food or used to make your own food like gummy bears. You can also make your own CBD oil.
Since an isolate is the purest form of a connection, measurements are quite easy. One milligram of isolate almost always corresponds to 1 mg of CBD.
Isolates are also odorless and tasteless, which makes them very versatile in terms of the number of applications.
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What is CBN?
Let's talk about what CBN is and the process by which it is formed. One of the unique aspects of CBN is that its concentration within the hemp plant increases with the age of the plant.
This happens especially when the plant is exposed to both heat and oxygen. The THC in it is broken down to CBN.
Unlike other compounds, however, CBN does not derive from CBG, which we will discuss in a moment. For this reason, CBN was considered a waste by-product, and it was only a few years ago that researchers really began to see the many benefits it could offer.
CBD vs. CBN
The main difference between CBN and CBD is that CBN is slightly psychoactive, while CBD has no psychoactive properties.
This is because CBN is derived from THC. Similar to other cannabinoids, however, CBN interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of our endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for regulating many functions in our body.
How is CBN isolate made?
As already mentioned, CBN is created from THC.
CBN occurs in nature when the hemp plant is exposed to oxygen and heat. The small THC that the hemp plant has will then convert to CBN over time.
In a laboratory environment, however, we can mimic this process and convert the THC contained in the distillate to CBN. We can then take this CBN oil and isolate the cannabinoid ourselves by removing all other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. This results in a white powder containing 99% pure CBN, known as CBN isolate .
What are the advantages of CBN isolate?
While research is still ongoing, CBN is already showing promising results. Since it is slightly psychoactive, it can help you relax and feel calmer.
The medical benefits of CBN are currently being tested in clinical trials and it has proven to be a very powerful antimicrobial agent .
What is CBG?
CBG is a very special connection. The reason for this is that it can essentially be considered the mother of all other cannabinoids.
The other cannabinoids can be synthesized from CBG and are the forerunners of all of them. Because of this, CBG can offer a number of benefits on its own and is not psychoactive. This is important for many people when considering hemp-based products.
CBD vs. CBG
Because CBG is the precursor of other compounds, all but CBN, including CBD, are synthesized from it. Both of them are not psychoactive and can therefore be used in different ways.
How is CBG isolate made?
The process for producing CBG is very similar to the CBD isolate.
Originally, the concentration of CBG in a hemp plant was very low, sometimes only 1%. This meant that more biomass was needed to produce a certain amount of this isolate.
In recent years, however, farmers have been intensively concerned with the development of strains with a high CBG content. With these new strains, we can make the flower into a distillate and then isolate all of the CBG in a way that is very similar to extracting CBD.
What are the advantages of CBG isolate?
As with CBN, research is also done to understand the potential benefits of CBG. A number of studies have been conducted, such as the 2008 study, which found that CBG could be beneficial for the treatment of MSRA due to its antibacterial properties.
Which one should you choose?
It depends on which connection is best for you and achieves the desired effects.
If you want, you can experiment with both CBG and CBN in moderation and note the effects everyone has on you. The portion quantities can also be adjusted in this way.
You should always consult a doctor if you are not sure whether you should try a new supplement. Nothing in this article or on this website is medical advice.
Looking for a quality supplier
Once you have decided on the connection you want to choose, it is important to find a quality supplier for it.
This can make a big difference, since a low quality isolate can contain smaller amounts of a compound, while a high quality isolate contains 99%.
Purchasing from a company like Bloom Hemp ensures that no compromises are made on quality. All products are rigorously tested and every process is transparent to ensure that the end product is both pure and meets the highest quality standards.
We wish you the best of luck with your hemp adventures!
Last updated on April 18, 2020