Cannabigerol (CBG) was the first non-psychoactive cannabinoid formed in a cannabis plant. These cannabinoids are essential for the formation of THC and CBD, the two most common cannabinoids. As the plant grows, CBG is converted into THC, CBD, and other small cannabinoids. Therefore, CBG is usually found in minimal amounts. You can also purchase CBG seeds through various online sources.
CBG is the precursor from which all other cannabinoids are synthesized, which is why it is often referred to as the “mother” or “stem cell” of cannabinoids.
While research on CBG is still in its early stages, the potential health benefits of CBG can be vast.
In general, the healing properties of CBG can be similar to those of CBD. Various scientific studies, such as those published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, show that CBG reduces pain and reduces inflammation caused by certain diseases such as Crohn's disease. A major sleep inducer and has antidepressant properties.
Similarly, CBG can inhibit cancer cell growth and appears to help slow the progression of colon cancer. In addition, CBG can be a strong ally in treating glaucoma because it appears to lower intraocular pressure.
Scientists are pleased with the results of CBG and are promoting future research using CBG alone or CBG in combination with cannabinoids and other therapies to treat various diseases. Because it is not psychotropic, CBG has a broad and promising spectrum of uses not only for the above problems, but also for psoriasis, analgesic therapy, and antidepressant.