Today we are going to discuss the rare cannabinoid, Cannabigerol (CBG)! Found in the hemp plant, this compound is the non-acidic version of the CBGa compound. CBGa is the precursor compound to many different cannabinoids, including THC and CBD. CBG is for anyone looking to enhance and support their overall wellbeing. CBG is known to have a massive number of beneficial effects, as well as aid to keep your body clean and healthy. Combining CBG with other cannabinoids, like CBD, is also a great way to experience a wide variety of effects that may help you get the results you are looking for. So, what exactly gives CBG its special benefits?
What is Cannabigerol (CBG)?
Like CBD, CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. CBG has been disregarded for quite some time because of the popularity of CBD and CBG’s its low quantity in the hemp plant, making up only about 1% of the cannabinoids present in the plant (sometimes less depending on the amount of THC and CBD present). This is why many manufacturers have not focused on this cannabinoid because of its low concentration in the genetic makeup of the plant.
As stated above, CBG is the non-acidic version of CBGa (it is the precursor of the acidic versions of THC and CBD, which are THCa and CBDa). CBG is commonly referred to as the ‘mother’ or ‘stem cell’ of cannabinoids. It is known to bind with CB2 cannabinoid receptors, making it great for anyone concerned with discomfort and swelling. Although CBG is non-psychoactive, unlike THC, they share similar qualities.
CBG Potential Benefits
Scientists have seen that CBG, like CBD, can counterbalance THC’s effects. When combining these cannabinoids, it creates an entourage effect that leads to maximized benefits. Consuming these cannabinoids together can be even more beneficial than taking one alone.
Over time, the interest in CBG has continued to increase, and clinical trials will begin to determine the true effectiveness of this compound. As of now, there are some qualities that scientists are aware of that will benefit consumers indefinitely. Many studies have been done on CBG utilizing mice. These studies have found it has helped the mice in many ways; from relaxation to supporting normal appetite, or even aiding in normal body functions.
While research is still limited, there are many potential benefits that are being studied in regards to CBG, and its popularity is increasing because of these desired effects. Here are just a few:
- Swelling – CBG has shown to have great promise in aiding normal body functions through lab testing on mice. This is positive news, especially for anyone looking for another way to maintain and support their normal body functions.
- Eye Health – A 2008 study suggests that CBG might be effective in assisting in maintaining and supporting normal eye health.
- Maintain Normal Appetite – CBG has been suggested to help stimulate normal appetite in a 2016 study.
- Neuroprotective Properties – A study in 2016 on mice found that CBG might have protective properties and assist with normal motor functioning.
CBG is going to be the next big thing; the more research being done suggests that it deserves its spotlight as well. It has its own set of support benefits and has some properties that are not shared by CBD and THC. The more science understands this compound, the more the public will start to hear about it, and an increase in interest will be shared by the public and manufacturers alike. Be sure to keep your eyes out for this new compound that could potentially change the industry by pushing it forward even more.
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