Meet CBG – The Father Of CBD
What Is CBG?
CBD has become an immensely popular substance and is used and loved by millions the world over, and there is a little surprise around this since the substance has so many benefits. But there is another, similarly named phytocannabinoid which looks set to become king. What are we referring to? CBG or cannabigerol is another of the 120 cannabinoid compounds which can be found in the cannabis plant and it has a whole world of benefits. CBG is currently undergoing rigorous testing to determine what, exactly the full benefits and true potential of it are, but so far there have been a decent amount of things discovered in terms of what it can do.
Now, we are going to take a look at what you can expect when using CBG in whichever form and we are sure you will be as impressed as we are.
The Difference Between THC, CBD, and CBG
So they all come from the same plant, and are all cannabinoids so what is different about these three compounds? Well, first and most importantly THC is a compound that is known to create a ‘high’ within users, this is the cannabinoid that is associated with cannabis as soon as the name is mentioned. However, CBD and CBG do not cause this same reaction.
In actual fact, CBG is the compound that is responsible for CBD and THC’s creation and once the plant is dried and processed, you will only find around 1% of CBG within it. This is why it has only recently come to the forefront and gotten the attention that it deserves. In terms of how CBD and CBG differ, it simply comes down to the chemical structure which is both different from one another.
What Are The Potential Medical Benefits of CBG?
We are all aware of the medical benefits seen from the use of CBD oil but what about the health benefits that can be observed when using CBG? There are many, that’s for sure, let’s take a look at what this new revolution can bring.
As we mentioned, CBG is not intoxicating so that is an advantage for those who need the benefits but have a busy lifestyle to attend to. It has also been suggested that it can, in fact, counteract the effects that may be induced by the use of THC. CBG has been noted in studies to be a powerful anti-inflammatory which can aid such conditions as joint pain, headaches, inflammatory bowel disease, menstrual cramping, colds, and flu as well as a whole host of other conditions. You will likely notice an antibacterial effect when using CBG. In studies, it has been shown to be able to fight diseases such as MRSA. The compound is known to give your anandamide levels a boost. This is a fatty acid found within the body that contributes to your mood. In simple terms, CBG can be effective in lifting low mood and in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety and depression.
CBG is able to assist in the fight against cancer, this is in terms of both prevention and treatment, which is pretty powerful in itself! It has been noted that CBG is able to protect cells in the brain (if you want to be scientific it’s known as a neuroprotectant) and this means that it could be beneficial in the treatment of currently incurable conditions such as Huntington’s disease. In tests, CBG has been shown to increase appetite which could be advantageous to those who suffer from low appetite, thus inducing weight gain to a healthy level. For those who suffer from glaucoma, it is known that THC can treat the condition, however many do not wish to experience the ‘high’ that comes with it. Due to the CBG’s ability to counteract the intoxication, it may be of use in the treatment of glaucoma. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBG, it may be able to help with skin conditions such as acne.
Despite still being under testing, CBG is showing great promise in terms of what it might be able to do in a medical sense. Could it be that CBG is going to overtake the fame and fortune of its relative, CBD in a market that has gone crazy for the latter? Only time will tell, but right now it looks nothing but promising.