CBG is a cannabinoid derived from cannabis and hemp plants. CBG is well known as the “mother of all cannabinoids”. This is simply because as it breaks down from its acidic state, it forms all of the other cannabinoids. However, since much of CBG breaks down to form other compounds, it as a cannabinoid itself is not all that plentiful. In fact, CBG comprises a mere 1% of all cannabinoids as opposed to others like cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are found in much higher concentrations.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBG?
As the all-encompassing cannabinoid, it’s not surprising that CBG comes with its own set of potential benefits. Through early research, CBG has shown indications of the ability to offer anti-bacterial properties, recently showing evidence of combatting difficult to treat methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Studies also suggest CBG contains anti-inflammatory properties, displaying neuroprotective effects against multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) and Huntington’s disease. These benefits could be immensely useful, especially as they’re researched further to service a wide range of patients looking for relief from infections and other diseases.