CBG another useful compound of the cannabis plant

Published Feb 26, 2019 03:58 p.m. ET

CBG aka Cannabigerol is the beginning, the foundation of THC and CBD, two of the most common cannabinoids found in marijuana. CBG is found early in the plants’ growth, possibly explaining the low percentage found in matured buds. The CBG is usually less than 1% in most marijuana strains. On the cannabinoid scale, CBG is considered minor. There will be no psychoactive euphoric feelings rendered here even though THC does provide that experience.

CBG creates THC but by itself is not psycho-active. However, CBG is known to stimulate bone-growth, appetite stimulation, stimulating brain cells and can be a suppressant for cancer-cells. Other known positiveproperties are as an anti-inflammatory, anti-seizure, and a sedative property.

CBG binds to our ECS receptors which are in our eyes; this compound helps with glaucoma and its symptoms. The reduction of intraocularpressure is reduced when CBG is used.

As a vasodilator and a neuroprotective CBG plays an important role.

Recent studies show that CBG is very effective in the handling of eating disorders. Appetite stimulation is a positive result of ingesting CBG whether from cancer or any other health concerns where appetite is decreased. Patients in later stage cancers whose muscles may be wasting away are assisted through using CBG in their daily routine.

A future in the medical field looks bright for CBG and its benefits. Researches have studied the positive effects that CBG has when dealing with issues like irritable bowel disease and dysfunctional bladders. The restricting of muscle contractions may make CBG a great way to prevent those disorders.

Other conditions that have shown a positive response to CBG as an antibacterial aid for skin that is infected are psoriasis and eczema. These skin conditions may be more manageable with the use of this compound. Infections that can be part of these skin conditions are dealt with through using CBD regularly. The infections that can accompany skin disorders are subsided with the antibacterial effects that CBG exhibits.


Researchers believe that CBG is to date the most powerful cancer blocker cannabinoid studied. Studies with mice proved CBG to slow down the growth of cancer cells in the colon.

CBG’s interaction with our endocannabinoid system can be an aid in the reduction of negative reactions to THC use; these reactions can include paranoia and bouts of anxiety attacks. CBG acts like an antagonist interfering with the “high” effects of THC and reducing some of the negative effects that some users of cannabis tend to feel.

CBG products are on the market as skin lotions and healing products for the skin. The interaction between this cannabinoid and THC engage ours owns bodies endocannabinoid system. The two working together have proven to be of beneficial use according to a Denver based cannabinoid extractor that is a supplier of anti-bacterial skin cream and lotions.

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum restores the texture of the skin and restores the natural radiance. This is a serum and comes at a hefty price of $240.00.

Vitruvi Organic Hemp Seed Oil a CBG product perfect for aging skin and fine lines that begin to show on the face, for $16.00.

There is so much that the cannabis plant has to offer us. For those that like to use cannabis for recreational use keep using and enjoying. However, it is paramount that we look further than using this plant for a heady high experience and see the benefits of the other 100 compounds that this sweet plant delivers.



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