CBG (cannabigeriol) is known as the mother of all cannabinoids. This Cannabinoid is the precursor to all other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. As the plant absorbs more UV light, Enzymes with in the cannabis plant transform CBG into THC and CBD.
The science behind it:
(what does CBG do to your brain?)
What can CBG help treat?
- It binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors
- Stimulating CB2 Receptors are known to regulate immune response, inflammation, pain and other metabolic processes
- Stimulating CB1 receptors inhibits neurotransmission (messages your body sends) so essentially it alters your perception and emotional response to the pain you're in
- THC also binds to these receptors - so CBG can inhibit the uptake of THC
- So although CBG provides similar relief, it is not inhibiting the uptake of CBD, it instead works synergistically with it! How cool!
There is still a lot of research on CBG to be done, but some of the early findings indicate that CBG has some promising health benefits!
Who is it good for?
- In a 2021 patient survey, people using CBG reported that it was effective in treating chronic pain, anxiety and insomnia among other conditions.
- A study done on mice with colitis indicate that it has anti inflammatory properties that could prove helpful in treating IBS
- Another study on mice with huntingtons disease showed that CBG can help protect the neurons and inhibit progression of the illness
- CBG binds to the Alpha-2 receptors, which primarily regulate blood pressure and heart rate. Alpha-2 agonists are used to treat ADHD. One patient survey showed that 90% of the participants with ADHD reported increased attention and focus.
- Another study showed CBG as a promising cancer treatment by stopping the spread of cancer cells! Wow!
CBG is recommended to help support conditions such as; IBS, attention and focus, Cognitive Support, chronic pain and insomnia
. The CBG products we carry are formulated with CBD so you will get the synergistic effects of both!
*Info found at https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-cbg-cannabinoid