What is CBG?


Like CBD, CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, meaning it will not induce an intoxicating high when you take it

What is Cannabigerol? (CBG)

As the cannabis plant matures, CBGA, which is the acidic form of CBG, is converted by plant enzymes into some ratio of the three major cannabinoid precursors: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA).

From the amounts of CBGA that are not converted into these precursors, or any of the other minor cannabinoids, CBG is formed through decarboxylation.

Due to this process, cannabis strains ordinarily contain very little CBG, often below 1 percent by weight. In order to obtain higher yields of CBG within cannabis, specialist plant breeders have begun experimenting with genetic manipulation and crossbreeding. Leafly reports that scientists have also successfully pinpointed the optimum extraction window for cannabis in order to preserve the highest amounts of CBG, recommending extraction be done around six weeks into an eight-week flowering cycle.


What are the Benefits of CBG?

CBG is thought to elicit its therapeutic effects directly though interaction with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the brain

Treating glaucoma

Treatment through its vasodilator and neuroprotective effects

Decreasing inflammation,

as seen in animal models of inflammatory bowel disease

Treating Huntington’s disease

Combatting effects through its neuroprotective qualities

Inhibiting tumor growth,

Slows tumor growth in animal models of colorectal cancer

Killing drug-resistant bacteria

Like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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