What is CBG?
CBG (Cannabigerol) is one of the main compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa (aka Hemp) plants. Its usually found in very low levels (of around 1-3%) and is the precursor during the flower stage of the plant - eventually transistioning into either THC or CBD. This means it is much harder to extract and significantly more expensive than extracted CBD or other cannabinoids.
The human body’s built-in endocannabinoid system (eCS) works to keep the body in its balanced state of homeostasis. While there are specific details about how cannabinoids work, in general the endocannabinoid system performs different functions specific to each area of the body.
- CBG is thought to be particularly effective in treating glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure.
- CBG has also been found to be effective in decreasing the inflammation characteristic of inflammatory bowel disease.
- In a recent 2015 study, CBG was shown to protect neurons in mice with Huntington’s disease.
- CBG is showing great promise as a cancer fighter. Specifically, CBG was shown to block receptors that cause cancer cell growth. In one such study, it was shown to inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells in mice, thereby slowing colon cancer growth. CBG inhibited tumors and chemically-induced colon carcinogenesis, therefore demonstrating a very exciting prospects for the future
- CBG has also been shown to be an effective antibacterial agent, particularly against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterial strains resistant to several classes of drugs.
- A study in 2017, researchers showed that a form of CBG purified to remove delta-9 THC was a very effective appetite stimulant in rats. Our own CBG goes through a process of purification to remove the THC and reviewers have noted an increase in appetite which expands further on this area.
Scientists are excited about these initial CBG results and are promoting future research with CBG alone or CBG in combination with other cannabinoids and therapies. Because it is non-psychotropic, CBG has a promising wide range of potential applications.
We never make claims about our own products having medical benefits! If you have any of the conditions listed above, you should consult a medical professional about the available CBG treatments in your country. If you have any questions, please do get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org