Investigate the world of cannabinoids with John Malanca in this interview with Myriam’s Hemp.
Guest Lacie Lloyd is a cannabis and health coach. She has been in the cannabis industry for 7 years. She makes a positive impact in the lives of medically compromised people by guiding individuals and families in alternative and conjunctive therapies for a multitude of medical conditions. Her experience with client advocacy and assistance includes individualized care, active and compassionate listening, problem solving, and managing expectations. She enjoys creating engaging cannabis centric educations, informative content, and public speaking. She has had several opportunities to do so to include news and radio stations, conferences, and natural wellness summits. She provides hands-on guidance and support at Myriam’s Hemp by helping people identify quality products and how to use them to reach their goals and improve their quality of life. She works directly with dispensaries, retailers, distributors, and doctor’s offices for customer care referrals and product placement to get quality cannabinoid products in the hands of people that need them.
What is CBG?
Lacie Lloyd 0:00
CBD has been dubbed as the mother of all cannabinoids is the precursor to a lot of the other cannabinoids that are made in the hemp and cannabis plant. And so over time or through different varying degrees of either being aged or heated, it turns into different cannabinoids and so CBG has been known to be a minor cannabinoid because it’s made in such tiny quantities, usually less than 1% of the plant mass itself. That’s what’s known as a rare or minor cannabinoids. And so we specialize in able to receive those minor cannabinoids and making them to work a concentrated product and a lot of different benefits. It’s a really fascinating cannabinoid in itself especially in a small quantities that’s found in the plant
John Malanca 0:56
everybody welcome back. This is John Malanca. With United Patient Group Be Informed. Be Well. Today’s guest is Lacie. Hey Lacie. How are you doing?
Lacie Lloyd 1:04
Hi, John. How are you?
John Malanca 1:05
Good. Good. Thanks for being on here I Lacey is a cannabis as well as a health coach who’s been in the cannabis industry for a little over six years. She makes a positive impact in the lives of medically compromised people by guiding individuals as well as families and alternative conjunctive therapies for multiple multitude of medical conditions. Her experience with client advocacy and assistance includes individualized care, active and compassionate listening, which is always very important problem solving and managing expectations. Lacey enjoys creating engaging cannabis centric education informative content, as well as public speaking, Lacey has had several opportunities to do so which includes news and radio stations, conferences, and natural wellness summits. She provides hands on guidance and support here at Miriam’s hand, which we’ll get into by helping people identify quality products and how to use them to reach their personal goals and improve their quality of life. She works directly with dispensaries, retailers, distributors, as well as doctors, officers, offices for customers care referrals and product placement to get quality can it can have annoying products in the hands of the people who need the most. And so Lacey. Thanks for being on how are you doing
Lacie Lloyd 2:17
today? I’m great. Thank you for having me.
John Malanca 2:19
Thank you for being on. We are there’s there’s quite a few. So first off Miriam hope was the the original founding company and they switched to Miriam, Senate hemp a few years ago. So I have been working with your organization probably for about eight or nine years. Jeff and Diane and Natalie have supplied I’ll say medicine to my family, current father, as well as Korean as well as myself and family. But they’ve also presented our conferences or unite patient conferences. And so it’s good to see their brand really sticking in they’ve you guys have really built a nice following not only with patients, not only advocacy groups like myself, but a lot of the doctors we work with. So it’s not just a company that’s out there and say oh, we have beautiful packaging, beautiful branding combined. Now you have some top line top doctors that not only are in this industry, but sit on our board that refer and recommend patients to your products. Miriam Sam. So on that note, thank you very, very much for what you and your whole organization do and in a continue to do. Thank you. I’m going to start well first off just to show everybody they have a whole line of products and everything and these they went to the Miriam’s hemp product due to laws and not carrying a THC not they’re not carrying cheap C products, but they do have everything from CBD CBD and CBDa CBG which we’ll talk about hemp infused balm, and a pet product as well. And so, but today, we will be talking and covering what is CBG so if you’d be a little patient with me, lately, I’ll read a little bit about CBG and what we’re doing here, so CBG when most people think it can ammonoids they actually think of THC and CBD. THC is known for giving the psychoactive effects that you would generally associate with cannabis, while CBD is known for potential health benefits. However, cannabis and hemp plants are made up of many more contaminants which have their own beneficial effects, and one of those is CBG. So what is CBG? And what is the difference when it comes to CBG versus CBD which we’ll cover in that come this topic comes up all the time. CBG is often found early during the plant’s growth in later converted into different chemical structures. In fact, CBD THC and all the other cannabinoids start as a CBG before converting into the activated compounds. CBD and CBG are actually fairly similar. Both are non psychoactive cannabinoids you can find in hemp as well as cannabis plants, which offer a wide range of benefits when consumed. While CBD is more widely known, CBG has also a wide range of effects which can help people and their symptoms, everything from everyday stress. And that’s how you use it to help the sense of overall wellness, healthy sleep cycle, which we’ll get into, but it’s also has full spectrum effects. The rich and cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, and each one of their products, the CBG products, which we’ll talk about is about 20 to 40 milligrams CBG hemp extract per one milliliter, and that’s a great content. And again, all of their products are less than 0.3% of THC. And so for many men finding CBD either did not work. Or could they didn’t find the amounts that they’re looking for people who switch to CBG and have seemed to have these benefits and so which we’ll get into here with with you Lacey. So thank you for letting me do that intro about what CJ and going and, and so let’s go right into it. I always say people will say this about 113 Two 160 cannabinoids. I’ll meet them in the middle about 140. And so each cannabinoid plays a role in and one cannabinoid out of the 140 that I that I like to say up there is C BG and so can you tell share with our audience what is CBG?
Lacie Lloyd 6:21
Well, CBD has been dubbed as the mother of all cannabinoids and as you mentioned, it is the precursor to a lot of the other cannabinoids that are made in the hemp and cannabis plant. And so over time or through different varying degrees of either being aged or heated, it turns into different cannabinoids and so CBG has been known to be a minor cannabinoid because it’s made in such tiny quantities, usually less than 1% of the plant mass itself. That’s what’s known as a rare or minor cannabinoids. And so we specialize in able to receive those minor cannabinoids and making them to work a concentrated product and a lot of different benefits. So yeah, it’s it’s a really fascinating cannabinoid in itself, especially in a small quantities that’s found in the plant.
John Malanca 7:10
You mentioned that it comes in different different forms to and what I guess other ways to bring it into your into the body. And so what are the forms that does it come into, besides besides sublingual, tinctures.
Lacie Lloyd 7:25
So I’ve seen date products I’ve seen, of course, the tinctures I’ve also seen in capsule form as well. I haven’t seen like any patches or anything not to say that doesn’t exist. But the most common way that you’ll find CBG is in a tincture form, which means it’s been alcohol extracted, usually what it takes for me. So usually in an oil base, usually MCT or olive oil in different concentrations. So you are able to have more of a concentrated product and able to dose it a lot easier, and an oil form.
John Malanca 8:02
And with that oil form when you’re administering sublingually you know, how to how to CBG effect. I know I use it for for stress. Because I’m constantly going on a daily basis. But some people Yeah, sleep some people there’s some studies showing with helps with glaucoma, and the list goes on. Yeah, that I always, you know, people always ask me about cannabis and different cannabis, you know, product does it work for this as it worked for that. And a lot of the presentations that I put I know you speak publicly as well. I will usually have a rolling duct tape on my screen. And people look at me like hey, yeah, the wrong the wrong slide up there. And I always laugh and I say it’s funny. I received so many questions about cannabis and the different cannabinoids and does it work for this? Does it work for that? And I say I don’t want it to be like 1,000,001 uses of like duct tape. But when you really get down to it, it’s pretty amazing. And so can you share some of the the effects that CBG has been studied and proven? Yeah, due to cause? Well,
Lacie Lloyd 9:05
everything that we do here is based on research. So everything that I share can be based on research and what resources suggesting is that CBD may help to reduce inflammation addressed neurological disorders, promote restful sleep, stimulate bone growth, and anti bacterial anti tumor properties may help manage skin conditions, glaucoma and mediate bladder dysfunction like IBS, for example, so I have a lot of potential benefits and a lot of overlapping benefits other cannabinoids as well.
John Malanca 9:36
You know, putting out little little snippets like that is really important because for example, I have some even use examples my friend, you know, he says, Hey, John, my mom’s using CBD. It’s wonderful. And I know we’re talking about CBG here but when he said my mom’s using CBD, and I go What’s the brandy? I don’t know. I went down to dispensary hasn’t been tested? I don’t know. Did they? Do they grow it themselves? Are they white labeling? I don’t know. And it’s frustrating. And this is the part that the why this educational piece, why we do these educational pieces with companies that we really feel stand out, because there’s so many different options out there. Some are good summer bad. I mean, I even with the supplements that I put in my body that are non cannabis supplements, you know, I research them before I put them in there just because it has a beautiful label and the company like oh, yeah, I think I’ve heard of that company before. Please, for our listeners research, what what you’re putting not only inside your body, but on the outside of your body with different products. And so, again, this is another reason why I wanted to get Lacey on on the show and talk about the benefits because it does come up. You know, nowadays, I think society not only here in America, but overseas, they’re starting to take care of their health, you know, realize, yeah, no health is really important and other opportunities are coming up and other options and cannabis is an option that has been around for a while, especially here in California since the I should say it the medical level has been legal since 1996. Cannabis has been around for 5000 plus years and the different cannabinoids are being introduced each and every day. And in sharing that, so with these, I guess Can you share some of the benefits? You know, what are the benefits of CBG
Lacie Lloyd 11:24
so CBG it really depends on the person what is needed. So usually cannabinoids work on a whole body level. So whatever the person is using it for CBD does help to regulate the body’s endocannabinoid system, the enzymes the CB, two CB one, CB, two receptors, as well as everything else that’s working in the body. And so regardless of what you’re using CBD or any Canavalia like for, it’s working to help regulate the body and bring the body back into homeostasis. So if you’re using CBD, for example, for anxiety, it has a lot of potential benefits because it’s working on the CB one CB two receptors and serotonin receptors. And even using CBD the same thing but in a different way. CBD doesn’t necessarily work on CB one, CB two receptors is mainly working on this five HT one receptors. Actually, let me find the five HT one A receptors and the TRPV one receptor. So that’s how it differentiates but the results can be the same. So really how it differentiates from other cannabinoids and how it works. It just how it’s binding with the receptors and how it works in the body. So you really I’ve heard that CBD works really well for sleep. And I’ve also heard that it works really well for energizing effects. So depending on the concentration, how much you take and the time of day, you can have completely different results with the same product. So it really is an individualized therapy and an option for a lot of people.
John Malanca 13:00
And I’m glad you point that out because I always share that to cannabis. And with any any cannabinoid and even even to all types of medicines, you know, supplements. It’s not a one size fits all what works for me. work for you. You mentioned a great point because seat CBD, I mean, there’s so many little acronyms here, but CBD, people say, you know, some people say when I take it, my anxiety goes up through the roof and others say I when I take it, I’m sedated and I’m ready for sleep. I know that I take a CBD product that I take in the daytime it’s it’s fantastic when you know a dropper full and at nighttime if I take that same CBD product, two droppers for three droppers full, I sleep like a baby. And so you’re sharing that CBG has the same same type of, I guess,
Lacie Lloyd 13:47
the backend? Yeah, exactly. It really just depends, like you said, like, the time of day, how much you take, how often you’re taking it if you’re taking it every day, multiple times a day, or do you just take it as needed, you can have different effects. But the goal is to bring your body back into homeostasis. So if you’re still noticing when for improvement, then there’s still room to increase your dose or even try a different product if necessary. Like how I usually tell people to try you know, at least three to four weeks at a starting dose and then increase you know, every three to four weeks as needed. And then you just kind of see based on your results do you need to increase you need to decrease maybe you need to add CBDa or different cabinet to your regimen. So monitoring your symptoms, you know, journaling, paying attention to what you’re saying makes a huge improvement and the results that you see because then you can kind of tailor what you need and how to get to your goals. So yeah, it’s it’s very wide range. It covers a lot of different physiological processes and could be used for just about everything but it really just depends on who you are and what you need. For what your body needs it
John Malanca 15:01
for and what your body, you know, and you think journaling. I share that with everyone journal. You know, how do you feel? Yeah. How much food did you take? It didn’t work for me. Did you have a big meal? You know what? Yeah. Fatty foods, eight cups of coffee earlier that day. And that, is that a reason why you’re saying it doesn’t work because you’re still still awake. And so journal. That’s a great point. Thank you for sharing that too. Next question, you know, what are the risks of CBG?
Lacie Lloyd 15:30
Well, research hasn’t quite caught up with the risks of using cannabinoids long term, but I can say it’s very similar to CBD. Usually, for people that are using like high doses, or maybe they’re taking quite a bit to start with, they might feel nausea upset stomach, for some people and all honestly, diarrhea, but it’s usually the amount of carrier oil that’s being ingested. And not the cannabinoids itself, it’s just can cause that in some people, as well as lethargy, but there’s not an enough or an amount that can kill you. So there’s no lethal dose using cannabinoids, if anything, you just might feel just a little off. And then you can just kind of resume, you know, back to normal activities. But what I will point out is not a lot of people know to space cannabinoids from their pharmaceutical medication, which is where most of the risks are. So typically two to four hours before or after pharmaceutical medications, just to reduce the likelihood of drug interactions. And even better, you know, consulting your doctor or pharmacist before you get started. So you know, it are there potential interactions, and if so what those interactions might look like. So if you do present them, you can attribute it to you know, maybe I added CBG or another cannabinoid and it’s making me react a certain way.
John Malanca 16:47
So Lacey to CBG interacts with medication, just this question comes up quite a bit. It has
Lacie Lloyd 16:53
the potential to, we typically suggest that people contact their doctor or pharmacist to see if there’s a specific enzyme, usually for CBD. And for minor cannabinoids, the CYP 452 C, one nine enzyme is the is the receptor, the enzyme that actually interacts with pharmaceutical medication. So you can ask your your doctor or pharmacist if there’s a potential. There’s also ways you can, you know, Google it and see for yourself if you don’t want to include any additional assistance. But there’s a potential and typically a tutor for our spacing Windows efficient, or sufficient for spacing to reduce the likelihood but there’s no 100% We can’t guarantee that there’s not going to be any kind of, you know, interaction at all.
John Malanca 17:40
You know, I always talk about, you know, cannabis at all levels is not a one size fits all and things to look at his age, weight, current health condition, any medications, you may be on drug to drug interaction sensitivities. I mean, the list goes on just like you would with any other any other product that you put in your body. So thank you for clarifying that, too. You know, this one comes up all the time all the time as well. You know, it doesn’t sound like there’s a difference between CBG and CBD. They sound very similar and what what their benefits are, Joe, can you share what the difference is between CBD and CBG?
Lacie Lloyd 18:19
That’s a really complicated question. But I’m really glad that you asked it. They are very similar compounds that work synergistically in a body, either taken separately or together. The main differences between them are the ways they interact with the endocannabinoid system, and how CBD doesn’t interact necessarily with the receptors CBG does. And so research is suggesting that it’s actually a little bit more effective, and stimulating the receptors and people seem to get a response quicker, I can say that from a lot of the customers and support calls that I have with people is that for anxiety, for example, they can take CBG and find relief within the same day. Or if the in the same week. For some people CBD needs to be built up in the body over time called saturation, it which can take three or four weeks or a couple of months depending on how chronic their condition is. So we’re seeing and what research is suggesting that CBD is a little bit more bioavailable than CBD in the body and getting the effects that you’re looking for. You might be able to find that little quicker using a CBD derivative for a concentrated CBD product. Not to say that CBD is not effective, you just might have to wait a little longer to see the results that you’re looking for. Just because how it’s working in the body. So over time, you know, that’s how CBD works. And so it’s not a I take it once or I take it for a week and oh, I didn’t see any results are improvements. You might have to be taking CBD multiple times per day for a couple of weeks or a couple of months to see the result results that you’re looking for. So just kind and managing those expectations. CBD on the other hand might work a little faster. So if you’re new to using cannabinoid therapy and you want to choose a product to start off with, maybe CBD might be the product for you for looking, you know, for relief or something in a quicker amount of time. Great,
John Malanca 20:17
thank you for that. And then the question always comes up as well is how do I choose and how do I buy not only my, the cannabinoid products I put into my body but you know, different cannabinoids? I know you vary quite a bit from CBDa CBD CBG CBN. And so can you share? What makes you stand out Miriam’s hemp stands out when it comes to putting a product to market for for your customers and clients?
Lacie Lloyd 20:46
Yeah, so we like to, again, find your research and what research is suggesting we never tell people what to do, we want people will make their own educated decisions. But most people using Nerium products are using it as some type of therapy, or some type of regimen. So a lot of people are using it for some type of reason. Medically, us as a company, we can’t make any claims. But we have seen a multitude of people using it for many different things across the board. And I would say that most people really don’t know where to start. And so we like to say start with something that is not as concentrated. So if you’re a beginner and you want to try CBD, for example, maybe start with the daily 25 750 milligrams, it gives you a pretty good idea, like do I like the way this product tastes, you know, is this in my fighting results, you know, at a smaller dose, because there’s a lot a lot of people need high concentrations, there are people that do. But you might find results with five milligrams a day, I have met grown men 200 pounds that respond beautifully to five milligrams, and they don’t need to increase your dose to a higher concentration. But if you have, you know, chronic condition or something like that, you might need something a little stronger. But you always want to start off with a beginner product, something that you know, you can kind of ease your way into. And if you need to continue increasing your doses, then the concentrations will continue to increase with you. So I would say most people start off with a CBD product because it’s more familiar and it’s been around a little bit longer. It’s just more prevalent in conversation and dinnertime, you know, dinner table talk minor cannabinoids really come into play when people haven’t seen improvements with CBD or they’re looking for additional support with sleep or with anxiety, then they might ask CBD or they might ask CBN CBD A is actually a little bit more bioavailable, like actually 10 to 100 times more bioavailable than CBD. So people that haven’t received the results that they’re looking for with CBD might add CBD A and that just might be all they need. So we have like a one to one product for those individuals. So I would say minor cannabinoids are a really great support to a CBD regimen. Or just using minor cannabinoids to focus on specific conditions or results that you’re looking for, or specific symptoms is a really great place to start. So starting low and slow is still you know, the starting point, and then just kind of increasing from there and getting a product that can sustain that type of protocol.
John Malanca 23:27
You know, I’m one of those 200 pound men that are very, very sensitive, I mean, less is more I can have, I find success with 2.5 milligrams up to five milligrams. And if I take 10 I feel it and it’s in it’s in and it you know, so you know and I always share with with with our listeners and people that call that the goal is not to be high. The goal is to get healthy and bring that body back to balance. And so the topic of what we’re on right now CBG versus CBD and the other cannabinoids, you mentioned is is there any psychoactive effect when it comes to CBG there’s
Lacie Lloyd 24:05
no cycle activity when it comes to CBD, so there’s no risk of getting high or anything like that. I will say that all of our products are full spectrum, like the exclusion of the THC free products. So there are trace amounts of THC in the product. So if you did drink the whole bottle and when sitting that might be a different story. But if you’re using a product the way it’s intended, there’s no cycle activity when using it.
John Malanca 24:30
And thank you Lacey for the this educational piece on CBG. And for those of you that have not been to Miriam’s hemp website, please check them out at Miriam’s hemp.com Or go to our page, United Patients group. And they’re offering a promo code there for for all of our listeners as well. So, Lacey, thank you for being on. Thank you for having me for being on here.
Lacie Lloyd 24:53
Thank you appreciate it.
John Malanca 24:56
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