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What is CBG?

Unfamiliar with CBG? Find out about what it is, its health benefits, its legal status in the US, and more.  

What is CBG?

Cannabigerol (CBG) was first discovered by Professor Yehiel Gaoni with his colleague Raphael Mechoulam in 1964. It is one of the 100s of cannabinoids (CBD) present in the cannabis plant. Right after its discovery, interest in CBG increased because of its non-psychoactive properties and pharmacological potential. 

Origin Of Cannabigerol (CBG)

Cannabigerol (CBG) was first discovered by Professor Yehiel Gaoni with his colleague Raphael Mechoulam in 1964. It is one of the 100s of cannabinoids (CBD) present in the cannabis plant. Right after its discovery, interest in CBG rises because of its non-psychoactive properties and pharmacological potential. 

 

How CBG is Different From CBD?

As the chart indicates CBG helps make CBD, so while they’re both cannabinoids, they’re different compounds within the cannabis. Moreover, they serve different purposes and helps you treat different diseases.

Both CBG and CBD are currently considered non-psychotropic, which means they won’t change your state of mind in a way that would inhibit your day-to-day function. However, they can alter your state of mind in a way that potentially relieves stress, anxiety, and depression. So perhaps, it’s the best description as it’s non-intoxicating and won’t get you high in the way THC does.

Potential Benefits of CBG

Although researches and studies about CBG are still in their infantile state, some early studies are showing that CBG can be a promising treatment for several medical conditions.

Here are a few potential benefits of using CBG.

Treat Eczema or Psoriasis

If you research the cannabis market you will find a wide range of products in the skincare category. Of course, there is a logic or reason behind it. Studies have found that CBG is very effective in helping with the treatment of eczema or psoriasis, and has also been found to be beneficial in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

Potentially Fights Cancer

CBG may help reduce the growth of certain cancer cells and potentially slow tumor growth. A recent study shows that non-psychoactive plant-derived CBS (cannabinoids, including CBG) act as direct inhibitors of tumor progression as well as enhance the activity of first-line therapies and helps with breast cancer too.

Anti-Bacterial Properties Especially for MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a kind of staph infection (germs found on the skin or in the nose) that is resistant to methicillin (antibiotic). This can produce a particularly threatening or even fatal bacterial infection. Fortunately, CBG showed promise for treating MRSA as an anti-bacterial agent.

Inhibits GABA Uptake

CBG inhibits GABA (amino acid works as a neurotransmitter in your brain) uptake, which leads to muscle relaxation, tension relief, and a feeling of calm and peace in your body and brain. Pharmacologically, GABA uptake inhibitors are already used to treat anxiety and depression. Because of this decreased "GABA uptake," CBG potentially decreases anxiety.

Meditation Promotes Emotional Balance

It can teach you how to understand your mind and thoughts. Also, it can completely transform your mental state from disturbed to peaceful and constructive. It is a natural stress stabilizer and has similar effects as prescription medications when it comes to managing depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Legal Status

Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of many non-toxic cannabinoids not scheduled by the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances. Hence, CBG oil is legal to buy and consume only if it’s derived exclusively from hemp

The legal regulations regarding hemp cultivation vary, but to remain compliant, the THC level must be no more than 0.3% in the US. However, due to the complexity of laws at a national level, we recommend you to check local regulations before buying CBG oil or other CBG products.

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