Like all plants, the cannabis plant is made up of several chemical compounds, which include terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids. There are over 120 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and CBG, or Cannabigerol, is one of the more lesser-known ones. In fact, most cannabis strains of CBG are present in very low levels (under 1%) but can be found in higher concentrations within flowering cannabis plants.
Like CBD, CBG is non-psychotropic (non-intoxicating) so won't get you high. It is legal in the UK as long as it does not contain THC, which is a substance controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
No. While they're both cannabinoids, CBG and CBD are different compounds within the cannabis plant
CBG is difficult to extract, it’s not produced in the body’s Endocannabinoid System, and research is limited in comparison to the major cannabinoids, so why is it so important?
In it's acidic form (CBGA) CBG is the first cannabinoid acid to develop in the cannabis plant. It acts as precursor to CBD by becoming it's base molecule from which it forms. This is why CBG is often referred to as CBD's stem cell.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a crucial molecular system that the Body uses to help maintain homeostasis. It has two cannabinoid receptors which are CB1 and CB2. CBG is thought to have an effect on both CB1 and CB2 by amplifying the levels of anandamide (AEA) in the body.
The way in which the endocannabinoid system interacts with CBG suggests it could also be used in the same way as CBD, to prevent the paranoia-inducing effects of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
While there is currently no definitive proof in to the health benefits of CBG, evidence suggests that CBG Oil has the potential to benefit the body in a number of different ways. For example, CBG is thought to have highly effective anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that could prove beneficial for conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease or Eczema & Psoriasis. Other studies have linked CBG to the potential prevention of MRSA bacteria and bladder dysfunction disorders too, but while the potential for medical use is promising we cannot make any claim in to how CBG Oil will benefit you personally.
There have been no reported side effects of CBG Oil when administered in therapeutic doses. However, it taken in larger doses, a person could experience side effects, so it's important to take CBG Oil as directed.