What is Cannabigerol (CBG)?
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a type of cannabinoid derived from the cannabis plant. It is commonly referred to as the mother of all cannabinoids as most cannabinoids are derived from it. Cannabinoids are extracted from Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA) which is an acidic form of cannabigerol (CBG).
CBG makes up less than 1% of the cannabis plant. It is usually extracted from young cannabis plants which have higher amounts of cannabigerol compared to fully matured plants. There are specific strains of cannabis farmed for CBG. Strains like the white CBG, Superglue CBG, and Jack Frost CBG are farmed for their high levels of CBG. Cannabis farmers are experimenting greater to produce strains that have higher amounts of CBG.
What does CBG do in the Human Body?
CBG targets the two types of cannabinoid receptors in the human body. One of the cannabinoid receptors is located in the brain and the nervous system while the other one is located in the immune system and other body parts. CBG helps in creating a bond between the two receptors. This, in turn, strengthens the function of anandamide, a neurotransmitter responsible for enhancing pleasure and motivation. It also helps to reduce pain, and regulate one’s sleep and appetite. It lacks a psychotropic effect and therefore has no high.
What are the benefits of CBG in the body?
Although not approved by the CDC, CBG has had tremendous benefits for its users. It has been used to combat pain without having an intoxicating effect on its users. Research conducted on animals showed that CBG potentially is the cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease which has had no cure. It has also been associated with the alternative relief for diseases such as glaucoma and Huntington’s disease. It has antibacterial properties and helps in fighting cancer cells.
The most common method of packaging CBG is in oil form. It is extracted from the Cannabis plant and packaged in oil form. Broad spectrum CBG oils are available for sale.