What is CBG?
By now, pretty much everybody, who hasn’t been living under a rock, knows about CBD and THC and their vast range of potential benefits. But how about cannabigerol, better known as CBG?
Cannabigerol or CBG is, what people are calling, the “mother molecule”. During cannabis and hemp growth, the most common cannabinoids that have made their way to fame, start out as CBGa and throughout the life cycle and maturing of the plant, the CBGa converts to THCa, CBDa and CBCa. Only recently has CBG made its way to the limelight. Because most of it converts to these other popular cannabinoids and is found only in tiny levels in the plant come harvest time, it is considered a “minor cannabinoid”.
Due to the scarcity of CBG, the cannabinoid comes at a massive cost. CBG isolates can cost up to $30,000 for a single kilo at the moment. Only recently, due to the vast interest and studies showing the massive potential for the molecule, new genetics have been developed to increase the volume of CBG found in the plants flower.
Although knowledge on CBG is still scarce at the moment, the molecule itself was discovered in 1960 and has been recognized in a variety of studies. We have attached various studies and article sources to this page for you to read for yourselves!
What are the potential benefits of CBG?
Watch out CBD, there’s a new player in the game! CBG, similar to CBD, is also non psychoactive. In other words, it won’t get you “high” or intoxicate you. Infact, CBG is showing similar benefits as CBD, potentially even more amplified, with even more additional benefits!
CBG interacts with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are found throughout the body and are a part of the endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors can be found in the brain and throughout the body, while CB2 receptors are found primarily in the immune and gastrointestinal system.
Research is ongoing to prove the potential of CBG, but as of right now, CBG is showing massive potential as an antibacterial, antifungal, appetite stimulant, antidepressant, anti anxiety, anti inflammatory, and much more.
Please review some of the studies and articles, from various sources, below!
An overview of CBG and other cannabinoids extracted from the hemp plant. This is a more complex article around cannabinoids but very educational.
“Cannabis compound acts as an antibiotic”. This is an article relative to a very recent study done by the American Chemical Society showing the potential use of CBG as a powerful antibiotic against MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection in mice.
“Why CBG (Cannabigerol) is one of the most expensive cannabinoids to produce”. This article is written by Forbes Magazine and discusses why CBG is so much more expensive than other cannabinoids in the market. It also provides a bit of background on the potential benefits of CBG and where CBG is at in the market.
“Is CBG the next CBD? Here’s what you should know”. This is a great article explaining what CBG is and how CBG, CBD and THC are different from one another.
“What are cannabinoids and what effect do they have on you.” This is a short and sweet article that provides some base knowledge on the effects of several (but not all) cannabinoids that are found in Caduceus Science™ products.
“Is CBG the new CBD?” This is a great article that can provide good insight into the anti-anxiety potential of CBG vs other popular cannabinoids. It also goes deeper into cannabinoid realm as a whole vs other articles.