Whether you’re new to cannabis or a frequent user, most have heard of Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But have you heard of Cannabigerol (CBG)?
If you’re confused, just know you’re not alone. But that’s why we are here to help you learn more about CBG and its potential benefits!
From CBD, THC, to CBG, these are just 3 of the 120 identified cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. Yeah… there’s a lot. But let’s focus on CBG for today!
CBG is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids pulled from the cannabis plant. It has been around for thousands of years but just recently is beginning to be studied. CBG is considered as the mother of all cannabinoids and is actually what helps make CBD. Similar to CBD, CBG is not psychoactive and can have many benefits. Like other cannabinoids, CBG connects with the CB1 and the CB2 receptors in your body. In simple terms, that means it has an effect on the body and the mind. If you want to nerd out, you can read more about CB1 & CB2 receptors here.
CBG Potential Benefits
CBG is really just in its beginning stages of research but it is already getting people excited with its multiple potential benefits.
They are seeing promising results in studies possibly linking it to help with glaucoma, brain nerve cell degeneration, inflammation and have antibacterial properties. It is also said to have cancer-fighting potential.
Although it could have many amazing benefits, the cannabis plant only produces small amounts of CBG since most people have worked hard to have their plants produce high amounts of THC/CBD vs CBG. This means CBG most likely will cost you more than CBD products.
They are working hard in developing new strains of plants that will be high in CBG to keep up with the demand as consumers learn more about this mother cannabinoid.
As Cannabis becomes more widely accepted, we will start to see more research come out about the plant and it’s 120 known cannabinoids.
We will be here to fill you in on the details as we find out more!