Millennials these days, they all have anxiety.
No, seriously though. Studies have shown that up to 17% of millennials are depressed, and 14% suffer from anxiety. However you’d like to slice it, young people are stressed out — which has made way for the rise of anti-stress supplements that aren’t drugs, namely, cannabidiol — or more commonly known by its acronym, CBD.
Some background: CBD is a chemical compound within marijuana, and is now somewhat of a darling within the millennial community due to its powerful properties. Here are some of its rumored benefits that have not necessarily been confirmed, but created somewhat of a cult following for the compound around the world.
- Pain relief
- Alleviation of cancer-related symptoms
- Anxiety & Depression relief
- Acne relief
CBD = Big Business
With the rise of CBD has come a wave of new business opportunities for young entrepreneurs. Now, it seems like everywhere you look the word “CBD” is slapped on products. Lotions, essential oils, pet foods, even toothpaste. Everyone (mainly young folks, because, you know, anxiety) want to get their hands on its powers.
It almost makes you wish you jumped on the compound yourself before it blew up, right? Well, you may be in luck. Because there is another lesser-known compound within marijuana that has recently started to pick up some steam, and this could be your chance to make a play.
That compound is CBG, a distant cousin of CBD that has both different and similar medicinal benefits. According to studies on leafly.com, CBG could potentially provide the following benefits:
- Glaucoma treatment, due to its neuroprotective effects
- Anti-inflammatory to bowels
- Shown to block receptors that cause cancer cell growth
- Anti-bacterial agent
- Bladder dysfunction treatment
Business Opportunity Alert
If I had to guess, it won’t be long before we start seeing the same types of products with the word “CBG” on them instead of CBD. If you have the means, this would be the perfect time to jump on a new business idea with the up and comer; or, if you’re not the business type, to learn more about it in general.
For reference, here are some of the most popular CBD products now on the market, as per HuffPost.
- CBD infused bath salts
- CBD infused skin creams/balms
- CBD+Melatonin infused sleep tablets
- CBD chocolate
- CBD body lotion
- CBD eye balm
And that’s only six of the many CBD infused products that are now sweeping the nation. With CBG providing the benefits listed above, why would we have any reason to believe CBG can’t become the new CBD?
I certainly don’t have the answer, but I can only imagine the amount of CBG infused products that we’re about to see everywhere. Maybe this post will make you millions!
Or, a few thousand. We’d take that too.
THE KEY TAKEAWAY
CBG is a distant cousin of CBD, the cannabinoid within marijuana that has swept the nation. With both similar and different properties, CBG could be the new CBD and an excellent opportunity for business (or, an anti-anxiety supplement).