Meet CBG, the New Cannabinoid on the Block. Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid, meaning it's one of the many chemicals found in cannabis plants. The most well-known cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but there's recently been more interest in the potential benefits of CBG
CBG does not make you feel high. In fact, it is even known to counteract the paranoid and intense feelings that THC can make people feel. THCV is a beneficial compound found in cannabis. It is similar to THC due to the fact it does have psychoactive properties.
What is CBG?
Cannabigerol, or CBG, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid typically most abundant in low-THC and high-CBD cannabis strains, including hemp. Like THC, CBG reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. CBG, however, acts as a buffer to the psychoactivity of THC by working to alleviate the paranoia sometimes caused by higher levels of THC.
CBG works to fight inflammation, pain, nausea and works to slow the proliferation of cancer cells. Research has shown it also significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. Strains high in CBG will be beneficial treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.
Effects and Benefits
Research has shown that CBG is effective in the treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions. Examples of conditions for which CBG is particularly effective in providing symptom relief are listed below:
Irritable bowel syndrome