What Is Cannabigerol (CBG)?

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Cannabigerol, or CBG, is the active form of the acid version of CBGa. This is the chemical precursor to most cannabinoids.

CBGa transforms into a range of compounds with distinct medicinal significance. These substances range from THC through CBC and CBD in cannabis products.

Since all of the accessible CBGa has been converted into other cannabinoids, most strains sold have little CBG concentration. There are, however, techniques to create CBG-rich strains. The only reason they aren't more prevalent is that there isn't a market for them.

This may change as more study is done on the various and promising benefits of CBG. Now, let's delve a little deeper into the world of CBG.

What Do We Know About CBG?

CBG interacts with CB2 and CB1 receptors in the body, perhaps reducing the euphoric effects of cannabinoids like THC. According to the current evidence, CBG can aid in managing sleep, hunger, and mood by boosting anandamide. This is an endocannabinoid that increases the amount of dopamine accessible in the brain in a natural way.

CBG concentrations in the modern cannabis plant have been low, owing to the market's obsession with THC and CBD. Cannabis breeders have produced a few chemotypes that lack downstream enzymes. And, their crop expresses 100% CBG phytocannabinoid content. This indicates that, despite contradictory studies, breeders can manufacture CBG easily.

According to research, CBG has several possible applications, including the following:

  • Treatment and prevention of colon cancer
  • Ability to fight against bacteria
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Improves motor function
  • Preserves the brain from chemical intoxicants

So as you can see, there are many benefits to CBG. And right now, we are at the tip of the iceberg to unlocking the potential of the best cannabis products with CBG.

The ability to deal with colon cancer is one aspect of this substance that interests us a lot. Research conducted in 2014 found that CBG could prevent malignant tumor cell growth in mice. 

Also, since CBG stimulates appetite, it may one day be used for the treatment of eating disorders or conditions such as cachexia, for example.

Who's Making It?

Although manufacturers can make CBG-rich strains, CBG's specialist status often keeps it out of reach for the average user. Still, companies like GVB Biopharma and a slew of others provide both CBG and full-spectrum CBG products.

Furthermore, strains like Mickey Kush, high in CBG concentration, are accessible at dispensaries around the country. However, in general, if you want to make a CBG investment, look for reputable sellers.

Explore Cannabis Products

Since the legalization of cannabis products, it's become a time to explore the incredible benefits of the substance in many forms. CBG is one of those products we should pay close attention to. As scientists conduct more research into CBG, we're sure there'll be plenty of new benefits we'll learn about it.

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