You’ve finally wrapped your head around CBD, the peace-inducing component of the cannabis and hemp plant.
But wait, what is CBG?
CBG, which is known as cannabigerol, is another cannabinoid turning heads in the holistic healing community. Like CBD, CBG can be extracted from both cannabis and hemp plants. However, “CBG is found in smaller quantities than other cannabinoids in cannabis plants. In most strains of the plant, only 1% of CBG can be found compared to 20 to 25% of CBD or 25 to 30% of THC,” explains VeryWellMind. Here are a few facts to know about CBG:
- CBG will not get you high and is similar to CBD in that it relieves pain and inflammation.
- Animal studies have shown that CBG may reduce eye pressure in glaucoma.
- Last year, it was suggested that CBG may have antibacterial roles when used in the body, “Especially against methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacteria which causes staph infections and is drug-resistant,” says VeryWellMind.
- CBG can be found in broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBD products.
- CBG may help calm down bladder contractions. According to a study that considered the effects of five cannabinoids, CBG was the top cannabinoid for prohibiting muscle contractions. This insinuates that CBG could potentially help avert bladder dysfunction.
Truly, the future of CBG is bright. According to Leafly, “To obtain higher yields of CBG, breeders are experimenting with genetic manipulation and cross-breeding of plants.” Are you interested in adding CBG to your health routine? Call us to learn more! Educators are here to answer your queries – call 905-286-4420 Monday-Friday 11am-6pm or Saturday 11am-5pm.