I recently reviewed the Herts Hemp CBD oil, however my real excitement was around trying their CBG oil. You don’t see many CBD brands launching CBG oil, but I would bet my bottom dollar it will be a huge area in a couple of years and it’s the early birds that will rake in the rewards. I’m going to stop fan-boying now and carry on with my review.
Why Go For CBG Oil?
If you were to buy a CBD oil from Herts Hemp, you would have a hefty amount of CBD and CBDA, however you’d only have a minor amount of CBG present.
On the other hand, if you opt for the CBG cannabis oil drops, you will get a plenty of CBG, while the lab report also highlights that there is a decent amount of CBD present as well, so you get the best of both worlds.
While we’re all a little frustrated by the general lack of human studies into the various cannabinoids, CBG has one of the most (even saying that, it barely has any). There were positive signs in a study to reduce inflammation with bowel disease. It’s also very positively talked about in relation to glaucoma.
But if you’d like to learn more, have a read of my CBG guide.
Which Carrier Oil Do They Use?
The carrier oil for the cannabigerol drops is the natural hemp seed oil it comes in, making up 76% of the ingredients, the rest being the hemp extract containing those cannabinoids. This oil is created by pressing the hemp plant seed to create a natural oil. In general, hemp seed oil is described as having a slightly nutty aroma.
Why Is CBG Oil More Expensive?
Well, for a start, this product contains CBD along with a higher quantity of CBG, therefore it is understandable that it would cost more than your standard CBD oil.
But beyond this, the main reason is to do with the costs of extracting CBG. The main hemp strains used to create CBD oil have a significant quantity of cannabidiol present, however they tend to have low levels of CBG. This means that it takes a significant amount more of the plant just to get the required CBG levels to sell the product.
Over time, many hemp brands are finding ways to lower this cost and it will undoubtedly be cheaper in the years to come, but for now you will have to pay a slightly higher price. As studies continue to show CBG’s potential to help manage pain, potential customers will take interest and brands will react.
One line I quite like is that ‘CBG is considered the Rolls Royce of cannabinoids’. Farmers are starting to breed cannabis strains high in CBG, but the knock-on effect of this will take time.
How Do I Take It?
You take cannabigerol oil drops the same way you take CBD, sublingually for 1-2 minutes. They recommend 5-10 drops under the tongue, while I went for 8 drops while testing. They state on their website that a drop contains 2mg, meaning 5-10 drops would get you 10-20mg of CBG.
A 10ml tincture contains 500mg of CBG, meaning if you wanted to get around 20mg per day, a pack would last you 25 days. Obviously, the amount you should take is subjective and depends on your personal tolerance levels, so it could be worth experimenting with a lower amount and building up if needed.
Where Can I Buy This From?
You can purchase the Herts Hemp CBG cannabis oil drops from their website for £38.50. They also offer free delivery on all UK orders. You can also enjoy 15% off with the discount code ‘CBDSLOTH15’.