What is CBG?
Let’s Learn About CBG
There are over 131+ different known cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBG, or Cannabigerol, is another non-intoxicating cannabinoid (doesn’t make you feel “high”). Although CBG is considered a “minor” cannabinoid because it is only present in low levels, about 1% or less, it is the chemical parents to THC, CBD, and CBC.
Research has shown that CBG is an effective antibacterial agent, being effective even against bacterial strains that are resistant to several classes of drugs.
CBG is also showing great promise as a cancer fighter, specifically, it’s been shown to block the receptors that cause cancer cell growth.
Your eyes contain several endocannabinoid receptors and CBG is considered to be particularly effective in treating glaucoma. It has also been shown effective in helping to inhibit muscle contractions and emerging research shows it to be effective in helping to treat bladder dysfunction disorders.
CBGV, or Cannabigerivarin, is also another variant of CBG found in cannabis. CBGV is similar to CBG, but, provides a number of pronounced and altogether different effects.
Like CBG, CBGV is a lesser-known cannabinoid, but, is the parent chemical to THCV, CBDV, and CBCV. New research is showing that CBGV has very powerful anticonvulsant effects and could be a promising option for people who are dealing with epilepsy.
It’s believed that CBGV, along with other cannabinoid acids, helps to provide the cannabis plant with “insecticidal” defenses and may also help provide resistance to other plant diseases.
Research is also showing that CBGV helps your endocannabinoid receptors accept and utilize THC much more effectively and plays a key role in helping CBD attach to your cannabinoid receptors in the body, working synergistically to increase the overall effects and benefits.