What is CBG
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that has recently gained attention for its potential medical benefits. CBG is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, meaning it does not produce the “high” associated with THC. Instead, it is known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and neuroprotective properties.
CBG is the precursor molecule to other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. This means that in the early stages of the cannabis plant’s development, CBG is the first cannabinoid to form. Over time, the plant converts the CBG into other cannabinoids. As a result, the amount of CBG found in a given cannabis strain is usually quite low, making it difficult to isolate and extract.
CBG has been studied for its potential to treat a wide range of conditions. Some of the most promising applications include its ability to reduce inflammation and act as an analgesic. It has also been studied for its possible anti-cancer properties, though more research is needed in this area. Other potential benefits include its ability to reduce the growth of bacteria, relieve the symptoms of glaucoma, and reduce anxiety and stress.
As research into CBG continues, more of its potential benefits are being uncovered. While it is still too early to draw any definitive conclusions, it is clear that CBG has the potential to be a powerful therapeutic agent. As such, it is an exciting compound that is worth keeping an eye on as more research is conducted.