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How to Take CBG Oil: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re new to CBG oil and have been wanting to try it but weren’t sure of how to use it, then these quick tips will get you started in the right direction. Just as CBD and THC once were, CBG is also a fairly new cannabinoid to the industry.

What is CBG Oil?

Much like CBD, CBG also does not contain any psychoactive effects, unlike THC. This intriguing cannabinoid, also called “the mother of cannabinoids,” typically presents as one percent or less in most cannabis products. Many new and innovative products are being made from CBG, or cannabigerol, including oils, gummies, softgels, topicals, and much more. Pure CBG oils are somewhat rare, therefore many of the CBG oil products you’ll find on the market also contain a blend of other cannabinoids, like CBD or CBN. 

Types of CBG Oil Products

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Just like CBD, some brands are also crafting CBG into other types of interesting and unique products. Some types of CBG products include

  • CBG Oils or Tinctures: Similar to CBD, when CBG is made into an oil or a tincture, it can provide a higher bioavailability over other types of products like gummies or softgels. While CBG oils contain different types of MCT oils, tinctures contain alcohol that serves as a preservative. Both types of products come with a dropper that enables users to administer and control their dosage. CBD and CBG oils, like FAB CBD+CBG Oil, are more commonly used by consumers because they work faster than gummies. When taken, oils and tinctures can work in around 15-45 minutes, as opposed to gummies that can take an hour or longer to set in. 

  • CBG Gelcaps or Capsules: Some brands even make CBG in a capsule form. Many people prefer this method because it helps to maintain a consistent amount of the cannabinoid in your body. But, because this is not in an oil or tincture form and must be swallowed, it can take longer before you feel the effects of the capsule. Any type of CBD or CBG product that has to be eaten or swallowed, like a gummy or a capsule, must pass through the digestive tract where it can be digested and absorbed. Even though you’ll have to wait an hour or so before you’ll be able to feel any effects, the good news is that those effects will last longer. 

  • Topical Creams or Salves: Creams and salves that have CBG infused into them can be massaged into the skin as a means to address joint and muscle concerns. CBG topicals can be used whenever needed and also don’t take that long to kick in. Creams and salves are the perfect way to directly pinpoint areas of tension on the body. While creams are lighter in texture, salves are a bit heavier, thicker, and more robust. 
    • CBG Gummies: CBG gummies are candy-like products that are either coated or infused with CBG, CBD, and other cannabinoids, phytonutrients, and terpenes. While gummies take a little longer to work because they have to be digested and broken down, their effects will last a little longer than those of CBG or CBD oil. In order to get the most out of your CBG gummies, you should savor them in your mouth for a few minutes before chewing and swallowing them. Gummies are a fun, discreet, and easy way to get in your daily dose of CBG. 

    What is the Best Way to Use CBG Oil?

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    The method for taking CBG oil is exactly the same as how you would take CBD oil. The best way to experience all of the good things that CBG has to offer is to drop some oil under your tongue and hold it there for 60 seconds before swishing it around in your mouth and swallowing it. In this way, CBG, CBD, and other cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients in the oil can enter into your bloodstream through the thin membranes under your tongue and in your mouth. As for how much CBG oil you should take, it’s best to follow the same guidelines that you did for taking CBD oil. Keep in mind that everyone’s body is unique. Therefore, a dose that works best for you may not work well for someone else. 

    How Much CBG Oil Should I Take?

    A great rule of thumb is to start low and go slow. So, if you buy a 600mg bottle of CBG oil, or even CBD oil for that matter, try taking half a dropper full once a day. This will equal about 10mg of CBG oil a day. Before you begin your oil regimen, however, you might want to grab a journal to record some things in. When starting any new supplement routine, you should make notes on how you’re feeling while on the oil, what positive changes have happened, what has stayed the same, and your overall thoughts and feelings.

    In this way, you can keep track of the process and have a record of the experience. Once you’ve been on 10mg of CBG oil for about a week without any effects, you can slowly increase the dose if you feel that you need to. Therefore, the next step would be to take a half dropper full twice a day, or 20mg of CBG oil a day. Stay with this dose for another week before checking in with yourself again. If you need to increase once more, follow this same pattern until you’ve found the best dose for your body. 

    Remember, just as with CBD oil, you may have to increase the potency of your oil or your dose over time as well. So, if a 600mg bottle of oil used to work for you, but you feel it no longer does, you can try to move up to a 1200mg bottle, or whatever the next potency is from your brand of choice. In exploring different oil strengths, you will eventually find the one that best suits you. Just as you did when finding your initial perfect dose, you’ll want to follow the same pattern once again. During this process, you’ll still want to start low and go slow, as well as keep a journal of your experience. When it comes to finding your best dose of CBG oil, patience, consistency, and time are key. You’ll need patience to go through the process. Moreover, the process of finding your best dose takes time. Lastly, if you want to be sure that you’re getting all that the oil may have to offer, then you should take it at the same time(s) each and every day. 

    CBG Side Effects: Can You Overdose?

    CBG is not considered a substance that you can overdose on, and any side effects reported are mild. However, with CBD it's known that taking too much can be just as ineffective as taking too little. In this way you can take too much, but the result is simply not experiencing the effect you are aiming for. Knowing this, the same might be applied to CBG, but further research, especially in human subjects, is necessary to learn more about it.

    How to Store CBG Oil

    Store your CBG oil in a cool, dry place away from heat and light. Extreme temperature fluctuations of any kind can degrade the integrity of your CBG, and direct sunlight is a big no-no if you want your CBG to last longer.

    Putting it All Together

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    CBG, while not new in nature, is a fairly new cannabinoid to both CBD consumers and those in the CBD industry. Thanks to the diligent work of scientists and researchers, we’re learning more about this important cannabinoid and what it can do to help.  If you’re just beginning your search for a top-quality CBG oil, then why not give FAB CBD+CBG Oil a try? Our oil is clean, potent, and contains a 1:1 ratio of CBD to CBG for a grand total of 2400mg of the cannabinoids per bottle. As with any new supplement like CBG oil, it takes time, patience, and consistency to find the best dose for your body.