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    CBD for Dummies: The Difference Between CBD, CBG, and CBN

    Differences between CBD CBG CBN

    It’s no secret that CBD is taking the wellness world by storm. The non-psychoactive cannabis compound has been widely popularized due to its calming effects and potential health benefits. However, CBD isn’t the only compound of the cannabis plant that possesses healing properties. CBG and CBN are two powerful sibling compounds of CBD that each carry different potential benefits.

    So, what exactly is the difference between CBD, CBG, and CBN, and when should you use which one? Read on for a beginner's guide to the benefits of each.

    CBD -- The Multipurpose Compound

    Surely, you’ve heard of CBD -- the compound that has intrigued researchers and scientists alike due to its myriad of health benefits. CBD has been studied as a potential treatment for inflammation, arthritis, cardiovascular dysfunction, acne, and so much more. CBD also has proven neuroprotective effects and is being investigated for its anti-cancer properties, though further research is needed on that front.

    The compound is closely related to THC, the psychoactive cannabis compound that’s responsible for the high one feels after smoking marijuana. They both have similar therapeutic attributes -- however, unlike THC, CBD cannot make you intoxicated or cause you to feel stoned. CBD is a safe, non-addictive substance, and it is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids that are unique to the cannabis plant.

    CBG -- The Sister Compound to CBD

    Cannabigerol (CBG) is a compound of the cannabis plant that is highly similar to CBD in both its chemical structure and effects. However, there are some major differences between the two. Unlike CBD, CBG is known for its potential digestion-boosting and antibacterial qualities. On the other hand, CBD also can be used to treat and calm the nervous system, while it does not appear that CBG carries these benefits.

    While various studies have shown the effectiveness of CBG, more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of this compound.

    CBN -- The Sleepytime Compound

    If you’re looking to catch some extra zzz’s at night, CBN might just be the compound for you! CBN may be more similar to THC than any other cannabinoid -- except that, again, it does not have intoxicating properties and cannot make you high. Cannabinol-rich products have been gaining traction in the past few years, and it seems that many CBN users are experimenting with this compound specifically for sleep. In addition to this, CBN has also been studied for its potential appetite-increasing benefits, with many turning to it as an alternative to THC since it is non-psychoactive.

    At the Consequence Shop, we offer a wide variety of CBN, CBG, and CBD products to help with ailments and match any lifestyle, from tinctures to gummies to a variety of flower strains. Let us know in the comments if you’ve tried CBN, CBG, or CBD, and what benefits you've seen. Or, if you plan to sample the different cannabinoids, let us know which one strikes your interest most.

    Microdosing for Dummies: How to Properly Microdose

    Microdosing for Dummies

    A beginner’s guide to figuring out the perfect dose for you 

    CBD, the non-psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant, has been receiving positive buzz over the past few years for its healing and medicinal properties. It's widely known for being a quick, holistic solution for chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. There's even ongoing research into its potential use in treating epilepsy! It's clear at this point that CBD is more than just a passing trend in the wellness industry --  it's a natural remedy that's here to stay.

    Those looking to try CBD may be overwhelmed by the variety of forms it now comes in, with delivery methods ranging from gummies to lotions to tinctures you can put in your latte. That's why newcomers to the beneficial cannabis compound may be interested in microdosing.

    CBD microdosing is a technique that involves taking very small amounts of cannabidiol on a regular basis. Experts recommend starting out "low and slow" with your dosage until you can gauge how CBD effects your body and mind. That allows you to hone in on the sweet spot of just the right levels to achieve your desired results for your own needs.

    Microdosing is a great way to better understand the effects of CBD on your body, so we've created this primer to help you begin your journey into the benefits of this natural, versatile healer.

    What Products Should I Use to Microdose CBD?

    The most common way to microdose CBD is by using a tincture or oil. However, some prefer to consume their CBD via gummies, vaping, or even smoking CBD flower. There's benefits to each method, whether it's concentration, dosage control, or simply ease of consumption. It really all comes down to a matter of preference and comfort. Our online shop offers a variety of gummies, tinctures, flower, and pre-rolls for your microdosing needs. In the end, stick to whatever option feels like it best matches your lifestyle and needs.

    Okay, So How Do I Microdose?

    First, keep in mind that everyone’s  body and tolerance is different, so each individual's ideal CBD dosage will vary. However, there are some key rules of thumb to keep in mind when it comes to determining your proper dosage. The recommended dose for beginners is typically 1 mg of CBD, or 2 mg if you have a higher body fat percentage. After consuming your dosage, closely monitor the way you are feeling. Remember that it is impossible to become intoxicated from CBD, as it is non-psychoactive. If you experience increased feelings of relaxation, peace of mind, and calmness, this is simply the CBD doing its job to keep you clear and level-headed. If you have yet to feel any effects from the CBD within 2-3 hours, increase your serving size by 1 mg and see how it affects your body. Repeat this routine for the next 2-3 days until you find the dosage that works best for you. The average usually falls between 1-10 mg, so your can expect your perfect dose to be within this range. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve ever tried or are planning to try a CBD microdosing schedule, and check out our shop for a selection of CBD products to help you get started!

     

    CBD for Dummies: The Benefits of CBN

    CBD for Dummies: The Benefits of CBN

    Chances are you’ve heard of CBD and THC, the most well-known compounds of the cannabis plant. However, hemp is loaded with numerous other minor cannabinoids that are gaining attention fin the wellness community. One of those is CBN, a non-intoxicating compound that typically is created when THC degrades over time. Though not as widespread in its availability as CBD or THC, CBN is gaining traction in the world of hemp products. Below, we've compiled some of the potential health benefits of this little known but powerful cannabinoids.

    Sleep Aid

    Perhaps one of CBN’s most prevalent uses is to help those struggling with insomnia. Multiple studies have been conducted suggesting that CBN is an effective sleep aid, with some of the earliest research dating back to 1975! CBN's proven sedative effects means even microdosing can be beneficial if you're looking to catch some more Zzzs at night.

    Appetite Stimulation

    It's fairly common knowledge that THC can be used as an appetite stimulant, but some avoid it due to its psychoactive effects. Those interested in similar health benefits without the standard side effects of marijuana may want to look into CBN. Studies have shown that CBN increased the appetite in rodents, though further research is still needed into its impact on humans.

    Anti-Inflammation

    In another study, CBN was shown to alleviate arthritis in rodents. Preliminary research suggests the compound could be equally effective in helping people with rheumatoid arthritis. While further study is needed on the exact correlations between CBN and arthritis, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBN could be a huge benefit to anyone struggling with chronic pain.

    Neuroprotective

    Researchers have used CBN as a treatment for ALS and found that it was capable of delaying the onset of the condition. This study suggests that CBN could be used as an effective tool in staving off neurodegenerative conditions, while more research is currently ongoing. Over at the Consequence Shop, we carry a variety of CBN products to suit your needs, including gummies and tinctures.

    CBD, CBG, and CBN Gummies Sale!

    CBD, CBG, and CBN Gummies Sale!

    Heads up: We're currently running a sale on our Earthy gummies. ⁠⠀
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    Get a jar of 250 MG "Daily" CBD gummies for $19.99 (marked down from $24.99).⁠⠀
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    Get a jar of 450 MG "Sleepy" CBN gummies for $34.99 (marked down from $44.99).⁠⠀
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    Get a jar of 650 MG "Revive" CBG gummies for $39.99 (marked down from $49.99).⁠⠀
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    Each gummy variant is also available in a 5-count pouch.⁠⠀

    Introducing Earthy CBD, Presented by Consequence

    Introducing Earthy CBD, Presented by Consequence

    Consequence is proud to announce that is the exclusive online retailer for Earthy Now, a quality hemp distributor based in Asheville, NC that partners with hemp farmers in Pacific Northwest for certified and organic hemp. As part of our initial rollout, we're offering hemp smokes, flower, and tinctures.

    Consequence of Sound began 13 years ago as a music publication. In the decade that’s followed, the publication has expanded its coverage scope to include other pop culture verticals, including film and television. Now, as Consequence of Sound officially rebrands itself as simply, Consequence, the publication is launching a new content vertical dedicated to health and wellness.

    The last nine months have taken a toll on everyone -- both physically and mentally. Prolonged periods of self-isolation has led to a staggering increase in depression and anxiety. In fact, according to the CDC, over 40% of Americans surveyed this summer reported suffering some form of mental health issues during the pandemic.

    Consequence is supporting its readers with a series of initiatives tied specifically to promoting mental health and wellness. Our new content vertical will feature informative and relevant content pertaining to mental health and wellness, highlighted by the launch of a new podcast called Going There with Dr. Mike Friedman. Launching November 12th, the weekly podcast explores mental health through the personal journeys of artists. The goal of the series is to provide a focused conversation around specific issues within mental health, without being myopic.

    Additionally, Consequence has partnered with some of our favorite musicians to create exclusive CBD strains. Beyond providing a new revenue stream for these artists during a time of no touring, a portion of all sales on the Consequence Store is donated to MusiCares’ COVID-19 Artist Relief and their support of independent musicians.

    Many more details are to come, so stay tuned!