CBG Edibles: A Beginner’s Guide to Usage and Effects

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CBD (Cannabidiol) is the second most common compound in the cannabis plant and makes up 10% of the chemical composition. 

CBG is better known by its 2-carboxylic acid form: cannabigerol acid (CBGA). This is the form it takes in a young hemp plant. As the plant matures, that acid form converts into three separate cannabinoids:

  1. Tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA), 
  2. Cannabidiol acid (CBDA), 
  3. Cannabichromenic acid (CBCA)

This leaves less than 1% of the CBGA because the rest gets converted into THCA and CBDA. Through the decarboxylation process, all three, the THCA, CBDA, and CBCA, drop the extra “A’s,” and everything takes new forms, forms you have probably heard of:

  1. THC
  2. CBD
  3. CBC
  4. CBG

This means that CBG is present when the hemp plant is very young, but if the plant is left to mature, the CBG becomes other cannabinoids, including CBD. 

CBG edibles come with many positive interactions with the body’s endocannabinoid system. With CBG products, you can enjoy positive effects such as:

  • Improved mood
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Reduced depression
  • Better sleep quality

CBG is particularly effective at helping with calmness and sleep quality because it increases the production of GABA, a chemical naturally produced by your nervous system, which decreases anxiety and improves sleep.

CBG edibles can also be used for pain management and anti-inflammatory properties. Many CBG edibles remove free radicals and prevent nerve damage. It can also be used to treat neurological conditions, including:

  •  Huntington’s disease
  •  Parkinson’s disease
  •  Multiple sclerosis
  •  Inflammatory bowel disease
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CBG edibles

You can find a CBG edible in many forms. “Edible” refers to a broad category of products all of which contain CBG and can be eaten. 

Edibles with CBG include things like the following:


Chocolate-infused cannabis products are an easy and tasty way to consume cannabis without any additional flavors. Edibles with CBG that come in chocolate form look much the same as a chocolate bar and taste much the same, but the difference is they can have varying levels of CBG and other cannabinoids. 

Baked Goods

When most people think of an edible product, they think of marijuana brownies. However, the industry today offers a wide range of baked goods, including cupcakes, cookies, and muffins, all of which can have infusions of CBD and CBG, among other cannabinoids. 

Hard Candy

Hard candies are things that take about 20 minutes to take effect compared to the 20 to 40 minutes it can take for things like gummies or chocolates. However, the effects usually last between 2 and 6 hours, unlike the longer-lasting effects of things like gummies. Hard candies can be low or medium potency and include things like:

  1. Suckers
  2. Lollipops
  3. Candies
  4. Lozenges 


Gummies are chewy, candy-like edibles that are infused with cannabis and come in a variety of fruity flavors and colors.

From GreenRevolution, you can enjoy the Doozies Juicy Peach “Happy” gummies. These come in packs of thirty with 600mg of CBD and 60 mg of CBG as well as Ashwagandha. CBG edibles effects are enhanced when combined with other cannabinoids, referred to as the Entourage Effect. 

For that reason, these gummies utilize CBD for its ability to elevate mood and enhance feelings of calm, mixed with CBG for its ability to lift your mood and increase overall wellness. Together, you get several benefits that promote deep sleep, relaxation, and the calm power you need to get through your daily stress.

Other additives include alpha-phellandrene, which:

  1. Offers digestive support
  2. Has anti-inflammatory properties
  3. Offers pain relief

There is citronellol contained in these gummies, which:

  1. Promotes stress reduction
  2. Has antioxidant properties
  3. Improves skin health

Finally, there is Limonene which:

  1. Elevates mood
  2. Reduces stress
  3. Has anti-inflammatory properties
  4. Helps with digestion 
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What are the advantages of consuming CBG in edible form?

A CBG edible product offers several benefits. For many people the effects are more intense compared to smoking and they last longer. It’s also easier to properly dose; products can be consumed at your discretion, and you have a variety of options.

Prolonged effects

One of the biggest advantages of consuming CBG in edible form is that the effects last longer. Under normal circumstances, it can take several hours for your body to absorb certain cannabinoids when smoking or vaping, but ingesting a food product means you can feel the effects within an average of 20 minutes. The effects themselves can last up to 12 hours, with some residual effects lasting twice as long. This makes the benefits last significantly longer compared to smoking.

Note: Ingest your edibles slowly, as the effects can last much longer than smoking. 

Ease of dosing

Edibles with CBG make it a lot easier to control your dosing, especially if you invest in things like candies or gummies. These products from reputable companies will state the potency of all cannabinoids and other ingredients, listing them per candy or per gummy as well as per package. 

If, for example, a package states that it has 60mg of CBG, it might also specify that only 2mg of CBG is contained in each gummy, so you know exactly how much you are consuming based on how many gummies you eat.

Note: Be sure to buy products from a reputable brand with clear dosing instructions on the labels. 

Discretion and convenience

Because these products look very similar to any other product like a bar of chocolate, a cookie, or a pack of gummies, you have much more discretion and convenience when it comes to using CBG edibles.

You can use these products with family or friends who have experience, and you can use them in places where you feel safe like your home or the home of a friend. If you have things like high anxiety, you can take products like gummies with you to work if allowed and use them before things like presentations or leave them at home and use them before bed.

Note: Store your CBG edibles properly so that they last longer. If you have children or pets in the house, consider a lock box for things like gummies, chocolates, or brownies so they are not mistakenly consumed. 

Variety of options

There are so many options today when it comes to CBG in edibles not just with regard to the types of edible products but with regard to the flavors. If you want something fruity, you can find fruit infusions but if you prefer something more savory you can find infusions that utilize turmeric and pepper or avocados and lemon balm.

Not only that, but you have the option of picking low-level or high-level CBG edibles as well as THC products or non-THC products. 

Note: Always start small and use the same product regularly as part of your wellness routine. Once you have checked for any adverse effects or allergic reactions, don’t be afraid to try other flavors or brands until you have one you really like. 

Synergistic effects of food

When you look at CBG in edibles, one of the benefits comes from the synergistic effects derived from the food products you are using.

For example:

  • Things like peach extract from the Doozies Juicy Peach “Happy” gummies are known to provide potassium, which helps control blood pressure and lower high cholesterol. 
  • Chocolate has been proven to increase heart health by reducing clotting risks and increasing circulation, balancing the immune system, reducing oxidative stress, protecting cells, improving brain function, and increasing nitric oxide production. 

Note: If you are looking for specific synergistic effects, research the different additives and herbal ingredients in your food products. Be aware of things like high sugar content in baked goods and choose dark chocolate with CBG over milk chocolate for health benefits. 

The digestive process and edibles

As mentioned, one of the advantages to edibles is that the CBG edibles are absorbed differently because of the digestive process. 

Understanding the absorption rate can help you make sure you get an accurate dose. With edibles, you get a 35% absorption rate, which means your body absorbs 35% of whatever is consumed. They take a little bit longer to get absorbed into your system compared to other methods, but the effects, once absorbed by the digestive system, last an average of 8 hours. This is because all of the cannabinoids travel through your digestive tract and into the liver, where they are converted and absorbed throughout the body.

Effects of consuming CBG edibles

Consuming CBG edibles might produce different effects, including therapeutic benefits and general well-being. These effects come from how CBG interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system.

As mentioned, there are several effects you might get from using CBG edibles, including:

  1. Improved sleep
  2. A feeling of calm and relaxation
  3. Better pain management
  4. Improved cognition
  5. Boosted immune function
  6. Reduced free radical damage
  7. Reduced inflammation
  8. Better mood 

Note: It is also important that you are aware of any possible contraindications if you are using any other medication, if you have any mental or physical health conditions, or if you are pregnant or nursing. Always speak to your doctor before incorporating any type of holistic care into your wellness routine, including CBG edibles. 

Determining the right dosage of CBG edibles for beginners

As a beginner, you need to be aware of the absorption process and the effects you might experience. It can be easy to consume higher levels than you think if you do not wait at least 30 minutes for the effects to take place.

If you are inexperienced with any edibles it’s important that you start with low doses and work your way toward increasingly higher doses over the span of several weeks until you find a dose that works for you.

Other factors you need to consider are things like:

  • Your body weight
  • Tolerance
  • The effects you want

Note: If you are considering edibles with CBG for a legitimate mental health or physical health issue, talk with your healthcare professional about the advised dosage. 

It is also important to understand the concentration of whatever product you are consuming. When you read labels, they should tell you the serving amount listed in milligrams and how many serving sizes are in your package or container. 

If, for example, you are consuming gummies, it will tell you the concentration of each main ingredient in the individual gummies and the overall package you have. 

If you are consuming cookies or brownies, the baked goods should also have a label telling you the concentration within a given product so you know exactly how much of that cookie or brownie to consume.

Summing Up

Overall, CBG edibles have several potential benefits. Edibles come in many forms, and it is important that, as a beginner, you consider the form you like best, with the dosage that works well. Once you have a good dosage and product, it is easy to explore CBG edibles as part of your overall wellness routine but make sure to do so responsibly and legally. 

Frequently Asked Questions

CBG, or cannabigerol, is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, similar to CBD and THC. In edibles, CBG is infused into various food products to provide a convenient and discreet way to consume this cannabinoid. Unlike THC, CBG is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t produce a “high.” It’s known for its potential therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and neuroprotective properties.

The effects of CBG edibles can vary from person to person but generally include a sense of relaxation, decreased anxiety, and potential relief from inflammation and pain. Because CBG is non-psychoactive, users won’t experience the euphoria associated with THC. The onset of effects is slower with edibles compared to other forms of consumption, as the CBG needs to be digested before being absorbed into the bloodstream.

The onset time for CBG edibles can vary depending on factors such as metabolism, the content of the last meal, and the specific formulation of the edible. Generally, effects can be felt within 30 minutes to 2 hours after consumption. Patience is important with edibles, as the full effects can take some time to manifest.

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