CBG Oil – what, how, from where, what are its benefits?
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid, meaning it is one of many chemicals found in the cannabis plant. The most well-known cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but recently there has been increasing interest in the potential benefits of CBG.
CBG is considered a precursor to other cannabinoids. This is because CBG-A, the acidic form of CBG, breaks down when heated to produce CBG, CBD, THC, and CBC (cannabichromene, another cannabinoid).
CBG vs. CBD
CBD and CBG are non-intoxicating cannabinoids, which means they can’t harm you. Based on 2018 according to a study, they both interact with the same receptors in the body and have an anti-inflammatory effect. However, CBG appears to have different functions and bring slightly different health benefits. However, CBG is far less researched than CBD, so pinpointing their exact differences is much harder than their similarities.
Benefits of CBG Oil
Although there aren’t that many studies on CBG, they do show clear benefits of CBG:
- Glaucoma. Medical cannabis appears to be effective in treating glaucoma, and CBG may be partially responsible for its effectiveness. in 2008 published research suggests that CBG may be effective in treating glaucoma by lowering intraocular pressure.
Inflammatory bowel disease. Based on 2013 in a mouse study, CBG reduces inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
Bladder dysfunction. Some cannabinoids appear to affect bladder contractions. in 2015 A study that examined how five different cannabinoids affect the bladder found that CBG was the most effective in treating bladder disorders.
- Huntington’s disease. Based on 2015 A study conducted in mice with a neurodegenerative disease called Huntington’s disease suggests that CBG may have neuroprotective properties. The study concluded that CBG may have promise in treating other neurodegenerative diseases.
- Bacterial infections. in 2008 A recent study shows that CBG can kill bacteria, especially methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which causes drug-resistant staphylococcal infections. These infections can be difficult to treat and quite dangerous.
- Cancer. in 2014 A study conducted on colon cancer in rats concluded that CBG can reduce the growth of cancer cells and other tumors.
- Loss of appetite. in 2016 A study in rats showed that CBG can stimulate appetite. Appetite-stimulating chemicals can be used to help those with conditions such as HIV or cancer.
What are the possible side effects of CBG?
To date, research has not proven any side effects of CBG.
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