Visualize CBG AKA cannabigerol as the mother of all cannabinoids. It is scarcer in cannabis than the more popular THC and CBD, but works as the stem cell from which THC and CBD are made. Made.
Brief facts about CBG:
Is CBG toxic or non-toxic?
CBG just like CBD is nontoxic, which means that you cannot get high from consuming it.
CBG is very scarce compared to THC and CBD at less than 1% in most cannabis plants which makes it more difficult and expensive to obtain.
What cannabinoid receptor does CBG work on?
CBG works partially on CB1 and CB2 receptors, but it can also affect the body by increasing the amount of anandamide an endocannabinoid, which binds directly to both receptors.
The latest study on the health benefits of CBG?
The medical benefits of CBG are still being investigated, but there is an impressive list of potential benefits from pre-clinical studies that have made both scientists and cannabinoid enthusiasts enthusiastic.
It is well documented that THC can help people with depression and anxiety. CBG seems to have similar effects, but without the high that comes with taking THC. A 2016 report suggests that non-toxic cannabinoids such as CBG can be an alternative to treating anxiety and depression.
In mice, CBG has been shown to be effective in reducing inflammation similar to that experienced by people with inflammatory bowel disease.
A 2015 study showed that CBG protects neurons in mice with Huntington’s disease, promising to protect the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain.
CBG also has some interesting prospects as a cancer fighter; in particular, it has the ability to block receptors to inhibit the growth of intestinal cancer cells in mice, which slows the growth of colorectal cancer.
CBG has proven to be the best at inhibiting muscle spasms, in a study that analyzed the effects of five different cannabinoids on bladder spasms, so that it could be a tool to prevent bladder problems.
In 1990, treatment with THC and CBG increased aqueous flow in animal models of glaucoma up to three times. This shows that CBG might help reduce eye pressure in human glaucoma.
How does CBG works
CBG has been shown to inhibit the absorption of GABA, a brain chemical that regulates neuronal activity which might explain its neuroprotective properties experienced by rats with hunting Huntington’s.
It has been also shown to block serotonin receptors associated with their potential to play an important role in the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Most importantly CBG can also affect the central nervous system but without causing the high that usually comes with THC.
CBG and CBD are synergetic
The combination of CBG and CBD oil two strong and non-toxic cannabinoids provides a holistic effect that works both in binding to our cannabinoid receptors and in stimulating the production of our own endocannabinoids to balance our body and mind.