The potential benefits of CBG

There has been a rise of awareness about hemp the past couple of years and many people are starting to feel more comfortable talking about it. But only a few know about the history of this interesting plant. Archaeological evidence proved that hemp and cannabis have been found used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations: from fabric and paper to therapeutic use. 

Recent scientific evidence points out to hemp’s potential health benefits. The three most popular cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol), and now, CBG  hemp (cannabigerol)

CBG: What is it?

CBG or cannabigerol is starting to get more attention. Often referred to as the mother cannabinoid, CBG starts as its acidic form CBGA. It has been found that CBGA, where CBG comes from, is also the precursor for THCA, CBDA, and CBNA, which turns into THC, CBD, and CBN respectively. That is why the amount of CBG in hemp is very little or even non-existent. 

Is CBG different from CBD?

CBD and CBG are similar and different at the same time. They are both non-psychoactive which means that its users won’t get “the high” effect. They have both been found to be well-tolerated by humans. While both CBD and CBG have shown in recent research to have potential in managing anxiety, CBG might have more benefits than CBD.

CBG’s Potential Benefits

  • May help regulate blood pressure
  • May treat glaucoma and intraocular pressure
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Has antibacterial properties
  • May help combat Huntington’s Disease
  • May help to inhibit tumor growth
  • Contributes to GABA reuptake inhibition which may lead to muscle relaxation, tension relief, and a sensation of calm and peace
  • Could help inflammatory bowel disease and colitis
  • May help treat eczema and psoriasis  
  • May help increase appetite  

 

All information contained in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a physician or a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding your health and well-being.

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