What is CBG (Cannabigerol)?
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 what 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. 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 as research exposes more potential CBG benefits. Since most of the original CBGa converts to these other popular cannabinoids, you’ll find only tiny levels in the plant come harvest time; because of this, 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 $40,000 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 some potential CBG benefits?
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.
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 discover and prove additional CBG benefits, but as of right now CBG is showing massive potential as in mitigating a variety of ailments.