So what IS CBG? And how is it different from CBD? We’ll answer those questions and more in the following synopsis about what CBG is and how it interacts with our bodies:
CBG stands for Cannibigerol, a very unique molecule synthesized by cannabis plants. CBG is often referred to as the base or “mother” cannabinoid because it is the first cannabinoid formed in cannabis plants. The other cannabinoids, of which there are over 100 known, are all subsequently synthesized from CBG making it not only an extremely unique molecule but one with lots of potential.
When cannabinoids enter the mammalian system they interact with what’s known as our endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is linked to regulation of activities associated with our central nervous & inflammatory systems, systems which together span the entirety of our bodies. Due to their structural uniqueness, each cannabinoid reacts differently within the endocannabinoid system.
The two main cellular-bound cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system are named CB1 & CB2. CBD doesn’t actually interact directly with these endocannabinoid receptors. CBD is therefore known as an allosteric modulator, its medicinal effects are attributed to interactions with non-cannabinoid receptors. CBG on the other hand has the unique ability to interact directly with both the CB1 & CB2 receptors. These interactions are responsible for the medicinal effects of CBG.
Research has demonstrated the potential usefulness of CBG in fighting anxiety, inflammation, irritable-bowel syndrome, glaucoma, pain, and even in the fight against cancer growth. CBG also acts as a neuroprotectant and can aid in the fight against neurodegeneration. CBG is non-drowsy and can be thought of as more “uplifting” compared to a “relaxing” large dose of CBD. Past and current research detailing these studies can be found on the research page of this website.
We believe in the entourage effect: the combined power of all the cannabinoids & terpenes, which is why all of our products are made with TheCBGGurus Certified Organic hemp flower and in-house crafted solventless, full spectrum, ice-water extract to deliver the most powerful & potent dose of cannabinoids.
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