If you haven’t heard yet, CBG is turning heads in the medical cannabis community!
Last year, we posted an educational piece called “What is CBG? A Quick Guide for You.” (If you haven’t read it yet, go ahead!)
Lately, our customers have been inquiring about CBG, especially what it could do for pain relief and inflammation. We know that CBG can be considered for targeting achy joints, but what other benefits does CBG have? According to an article from the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, “Studies indicate that CBG may have therapeutic potential in treating neurologic disorders (e.g., Huntington disease, Parkinson disease, and Multiple Sclerosis) and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as having antibacterial activity.”
Although more research is needed, CBG shows promise for its other beneficial effects aside from pain relief:
- Has the potential to improve cognition: If you’re losing focus lately, consider turning to CBG. CBG has been linked to improving focus; it’s been postulated that CBG encourages the formation of new brain cells, which is why it may act as a neuroprotectant.
- Could offer anti-anxiety benefits: CBG may offer some relaxation during anxious times. CBG binds to brain endocannabinoid receptors that are linked to anxiety. Additionally, studies have shown a correlation between CBG and higher dopamine levels, which could contribute to relieving anxiety and improving sleep quality.
- May improve appetite: If you’ve lost your appetite due to depression, a medical condition, or treatment, consider adding CBG to your therapies. “CBG has also been shown to increase feeding in rats and to reduce weight loss associated with cisplatin chemotherapy,” explains the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The Journal also explains how CBG should be further studied because it does not get you high like THC from synthetic cannabis drugs: ” Taken together, these studies indicate that there may be a role for cannabigerol in chemotherapy-associated weight loss and loss of appetite, although Δ9-THC (dronabinol) and nabilone have already been proven efficacious, CBG lacks the potential euphoric side effect of these medications.”
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