Can CBG Help With Depression?
It wasn’t long ago I heard a rumor that CBG could help with depression. In this industry, cannabigerol (CBG), has been nicknamed the “Happy Cannabinoid”. This was due to an overwhelming amount of anecdotal testimony of its mood boosting qualities. Could it be true?
As someone who had experienced generalized anxiety and depression, this peaked my curiosity. A few years ago, the amount of studies that were available were highly lacking. It was difficult to find any companies that were isolating the cannabinoid for consumer use. However, I was determined to find the answers and the products to test this out for myself.
The first and only company I could find producing CBG products was ThoughtCloud, a company that sources sustainable and organically grown hemp in the U.S.. They produce a variety of vegan hemp based products and the Full Spectrum CBG/CBD Tincture was the first CBG product I had ever tried.
The experience provided a sense of calm and surprisingly a great amount of focus. It was a productive day at the office, and at the end of that day, I realized I was actually in a great mood.
I continued to use that product for over a year. CBG did in fact help relieve my depression. It helped by improving my mood and focus. I also noticed overall reduced inflammation in my joints. So, I was sold!
Since then, more studies have been published that have provided encouraging data to support the potential medical benefits of CBG. The results from the first patient survey published September 2021, can be found on the NIH National Library of Medicine site HERE.
The Survey of Patients Employing Cannabigerol-Predominant Cannabis Preparations concluded that CBG had high efficacy for the treatment of anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and insomnia. So, it is possible that CBG can help with depression. I know it helped me!
In the last year more CBG products have become available on the market. The Top 5 CBG products I recommend are:
- Synergy Gummies by CBDistillery
- Mr. Moxey’s Broad Spectrum Relief Mints
- Sugar Free Vegan CBG Lozenges by KINE
- CBG/ CBD Pear Gummies by Wyld
- CBG Isolate Tincture by ThoughtCloud