What does Cannabigerol (CBG) mean?
Cannabigerol (CBG) is the stem cell of all cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It works as the precursor to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabichromene (CBC).
CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, however, it is the chemical parent of THC and CBD. The plant first produces CBG in very small quantities and then it goes on to convert it to THCA, CBDA, and many other cannabinoids.
By the time the plant material is dried and processed, most cannabis strains contain levels of less than one per cent of CBG.
Cannabigerol (CBG) was first discovered by researchers in the 1960s. CBG is currently being studied for numerous medicinal uses.
It has been found that CBG has the ability to inhibit the body’s uptake of the brain chemical GABA. By inhibiting the chemical GABA, CBG helps the body produce feelings of relaxation and anti-anxiety.
CBG also works within the human body as a COX-2 inhibitor, which helps combat inflammation and works similar to NSAIDS, aspirin, and ibuprofen. Researchers are exploring the many benefits of CBG in medical marijuana in the prevention/treatment of cancer, psoriasis, glaucoma, Huntington’s disease, bladder dysfunction, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS).
This definition was written in the context of Cannabis