What is CBG?
If you’re the type of person that likes the latest health trends, you probably know the various forms of CBD that have appeared on the market in the recent years. And while all CBD products are very fashionable, there is a more powerful compound known as CBG, which can be found in very low concentrations of mature cannabis flowers. Plant Of Life tells you more about what CBG is.
First of all, you have to know that cannabigerol, better known as CBG, is not classified by the UN convention as a psychotropic substance. As a result, the sale and consumption of CBG and its derivatives, such as oils, tinctures, and crystals, are completely legal in most countries.
Cannabigerol or CBG is one of the hundreds of compounds found in cannabis and is present in both psychoactive marijuana plants and non-psychoactive hemp plants. CBG itself is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which means that on its own it can't get you high like THC, the psychoactive compound that marijuana is known for.
CBG is a parent molecule, meaning that the cannabis plant produces CBGA (the acid form) early in its growth cycle. As it reaches maturity, enzymes in the plant break down CBGA into THC, CBD, or CBC. Therefore, CBG is a parent compound that is initially present in the plant and is later converted into other compounds during the plant growth process. Once grown, the resulting adult plant contains very little CBG.
How is the CBG done?
Because it is present at low levels (generally less than 1%) in most varieties of cannabis, CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid. Cannabis plants produce cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), the precursor to the three main lines of cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA).
The plant-specific oaks break down the CBGA and send it to one of three lines. Acids are exposed to UV light or heat and become the cannabinoids we know as THC and CBD. In most strains, CBGA is immediately converted to THCA or CBGA. Therefore, more THC means less CBG and CBD due to the nature of synthesization of these compounds.
To get higher CBG yields, growers are experimenting genetic manipulation and plant crossing. They are currently investigating the crossing of strains to produce higher CBG contents. Scientists can also extract higher levels of CBG from plants by determining the optimal extraction time, approximately six weeks in an eight-week bloom cycle.
Benefits of CBG
Some preliminary studies suggest that CBG could be successful as a potential antibiotic against MRSA (staph infection), as well as in reducing pain and inflammation and even slowing the growth of cancer cells, although these benefits continue to be studied.
Preclinical research suggests that CBG may be helpful in treating the following conditions:
• Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
• Movement disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and Huntington
• Anxiety disorders
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