CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is rich in low-THC and high- CBD cannabinoid strains. Like THC, Cannabigerol interacts directly with the receptors in the brain. CBG and THC interact with the same receptors, but CBG could be used to alleviate the paranoia sometimes caused by high levels of THC.
What is CBG?
Cannabigerol, or CBG, is a very unique cannabinoid. According to NCBI (National Center of Biotechnology Information), Cannabigerol is a major Cannabinoid present in Cannabis Sativa L. which has caused much pharmacological interest. CBG is a phytocannabinoid which is a cannabinoid sourced from plants like Cannabis. CBG is also known as a non-intoxicating cannabinoid because it won’t get you high. Another reason why it’s so rare is that when Cannabis is processed there are only small trace amounts of Cannabigerol which makes it more expensive to produce. CBG is labeled a “minor” cannabinoid because of the small traces of CBG in Cannabis.
The process of developing a cannabis plant starts from CBG. As the plant grows, the enzyme transforms into either THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), CBDA (cannabidiolic acid), or CBCA (cannabichromenic acid). For this reason, CBG is described as the “stem cell” cannabinoid.
What is the Difference Between CBD and CBG?
The main difference between these two cannabinoids is that CBD is an endocannabinoid while CBG is a phytocannabinoid. Endocannabinoids are found in mammal bodies while phytocannabinoids are located within plants. CBD interacts indirectly towards our endocannabinoid system while CBG interacts directly with our brain’s CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. Another noticeable difference in this comparison is that CBD is recovered from Cannabis plants at much higher quantities than CBG.
What are the Potential Benefits of CBG?
Unlike CBD, CBG interacts directly with the CB1 and CB2 which makes the therapeutic effects more effective. CBG could be useful with:
- Alleviating Pain
- Reducing Inflammation
- Reducing Anxiety
- Stop Cell Growth in Tumor
- Promote Bone Growth
Research has been helpful in determining the effectiveness of CBG. CBG may be used to treat some symptoms and conditions. The conditions that CBG could be beneficial towards are listed below:
- Chron’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
We’ve decided to provide our customers with CBG because we want our customers to have an amazing selection to choose from. Our mission is to refine as many cannabinoids as possible to provide relief for our customers. We provide CBG as a Flower or in Decarboxylated Capsules. Visit the “Shop” section for more details.
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