Cannabigerol (CBG) is often referred to as the "mother of all cannabinoids" due to the formation of biogenisis. This is because other cannabinoids such as CBD and THC, are derived from cannabigerolic acid or (CBGA), an acidic form of CBG. While CBG may not be as well-known as its cannabinoid cousins, CBG is quickly gaining attention for its many potential therapeutic benefits. In this guide, we'll explore what CBG is, how it's made, and some of the exciting research that's being done on this powerful compound.
What is CBG?
CBG is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. It is the parent to other cannabinoids, meaning that it is the first compound that is produced in the biosynthesis of other cannabinoids. CBG is present in very low levels in most strains of cannabis, typically less than 1%. Yet, with the recent advancements, new high CBG strains are developing with CBG levels as high as 20%.
How is CBG Made?
In the plant's early stages CBG develops, and converts into other cannabinoids as the plant matures. Most CBG converts to CBD, but some may also be converted to THC. In the past, the process of extracting CBG was complex and costly. But, the new breeding process made it easier to extract CBG by isolating the CBG-rich strains. Today, there are many high CBG strains. And the process of extraction is becoming more affordable. Making CBG more accessible to consumers.
Potential Therapeutic Benefits
CBG is believed to have a wide range of potential therapeutic benefits. Research is ongoing, but current studies suggest that CBG may have anti-inflammatory properties. They may inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells along with being able to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
CBG also has neuroprotective properties. This means, CBG may help to protect against conditions which causes cells in the central nervous system to stop working or die. This condition is neurodegenerative such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Additionally, CBG is a powerful antioxidant and may help to protect against damage from free radicals and oxidative stress.
CBG is also believed to have potential therapeutic properties for conditions such as Huntington's disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Glaucoma. Moreover, CBG is known to help reduce symptoms of gut-related conditions such as - Crohn's disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
CBG is also found to have anti-bacterial properties. This makes it an excellent alternative treatment to conventional antibiotics. Moreover, CBG has potential therapeutic properties for skin conditions. These skin conditions are atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and acne.
CBG is a relatively new and exciting field of research and scientists are discovering new potential benefits every day. While more research is needed to understand the full benefits of CBG. It's clear that this compound has enormous therapeutic potential. With the new advancements in the development of high CBG strains, CBG is becoming more accessible to consumers than ever before.
If you're looking for a powerful, non-psychoactive and non-addicting alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals. Or to supplement your routine, CBG is worth exploring. With more research on the way, we are sure to learn more about this powerful compound in months and years to come.
Shop Intentional CBD's Organic Full Spectrum CBG:CBD Oil today and stay tuned for more information about CBG as we move into 2023.