CBG (Cannabigerol) benefits. The Rolls-Royce of Cannabinoids
Cannabigerol is a minor constituent of Cannabis. During growth, most of the Cannabigerol is converted into other Cannabinoids, primarily Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or Cannabidiol (CBD), leaving about 1% Cannabigerol in the plant.source: WikipediA
CBG (Cannabigerol): A little background check
Cannabigerol (CBG) shares the benefits of other Cannabinoids and has a couple more of its own. CBG increases Anandamide, a naturally occurring Cannabinoid in our system. Anandamide effects can occur in either the Central or Peripheral Nervous System. It helps regulate functions like sleep and memory.
What are the benefits of consuming CBG-infused products?
CBG, much like CBD is non-psychoactive. This means that if you are looking for that euphoric feeling you should look elsewhere (THC). However, Cannabigerol (CBG) comes packed with a handful of benefits for one’s health, albeit more niche. Besides it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that CBG shares with other Cannabinoids, it is suggested that it helps:
Furthermore, as research suggests, CBG can also aid in the fight against:
A Rolls Royce comes with a very steep price tag. So does CBG. Why?
The problem with CBG as a compound is the high cost of extraction and research which translates to much higher prices for CBG-infused products. Most Cannabis plants have been modified to yield high numbers of CBD and THC due to popular demand. This leaves little to no room for CBG extraction unless the plants are genetically modified to produce high numbers of the substance. The good news is that progress has been made during the last 1-2 years. Labs and farms claim to have created Cannabis plants with a CBG content of up to 22% weight by volume and the future is promising.
Are there any side-effects?
In normal, therapeutic doses, CBG is not known to be harmful. But because there is still a lack of scientific research, it is possible that some negative effects may exist. Mostly through interaction with prescription drugs, but this can be offset by using CBG-infused topicals. Other than that and given the fact that CBG is non-psychoactive, one could argue that CBG is pretty safe to consume.