Cannabinoid Series (Ch. 8) – Cannabigerol (CBG)
While Cannabigerol (CBG) is usually present only in trace amounts, it is sometimes found at slightly higher perce
ntages in hemp than in marijuana. Often referred to as the “mother” or “stem cell” cannabinoid, CBG acts as a precursor from which all other cannabinoids are synthesized.
👩🏫 According to the National Institutes of Health (nih.gov):
➡️Research has shown that CBG may be effective for treating glaucoma as it may reduce intraocular pressure. ☝️ It is worth noting that we have ECS receptors in our eyes.
➡️CBG may be an effective antibacterial agent, particularly against MRSA, as well as an antifungal agent.
➡️CBG tested highest over four other cannabinoids at inhibiting bladder contractions, so it may be helpful in treating or preventing bladder dysfunction.
➡️In two studies involving mice, CBG was found to be effective in decreasing the inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease as well as inhibiting the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
📋 In 2018, The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) announced a program to research minor cannabinoids, including CBG, for pain management.
👉 CBG is the third most prevalent cannabinoid in Kentucky Hemp Works CBD Drops.
*Contents of this post do not constitute medical advice*