You might be familiar with the well known and well-documented healing potentials of CBD and other cannabinoids. But it will be unfair if we don’t discuss the mother of all cannabinoids. Yes, we mean it. The reason why it is classified so is that CBG is the first compound which is formed in hemp plant.
Secondly, it functions as a precursor, the compound that takes part in the chemical reaction to make other compounds like cannabinoids(THC, CBD, etc.) in this case. Thus CBG has a great role in the production of endocannabinoids. Before continuing on the medical benefits offered by Cannabigerol CBG Oil, let’s have a quick look at how CBG works.
How CBG works
CBG is present as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) in the hemp plant. By taking part in different chemical reactions, it creates three main compounds known as cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabichromene acid (CBCA). These changes take place in the presence of specific enzymes known as synthases.
When heat is applied to CBGA by smoking or cooking, the carboxyl group is removed from it to give way to the formation of neutral compounds such as CBG, CBD, THC, CBC. This is how CBG works as a precursor to make other compounds.
So now we know CBG is behind the formation of many other cannabinoids. But researches have found that it can alone help treat various disorders.
Medical uses of CBG oil
Researchers say CBG has got tremendous healing potential. It may become the next most promising cannabinoid after CBD and THC that can be used for the treatment of many medical diseases and disorders.
CBG may reduce the effects of paranoia
Possibly by activating CB1 receptors of human’s endocannabinoid system, it reduces the paranoia like symptoms. It may also happen when the user has smoked a high inducing excessive THC containing strain.
CBG is effective against Huntington’s disease
Huntington’s disease is a brain disorder in which the patient loses control over its movement, gradual loss of cognition and emotional problems. A 2015 CBG Huntington study published in the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics suggests that Cannabigerol CBG Oil itself or in combination with other phytocannabinoids can show promising results in the treatment of neurogenerative diseases.
CBG can provide relief in glaucoma
In glaucoma, the patient is unable to see because of the damage in his or her optic nerve. A 2009 CBG glaucoma study published in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, suggests that CBG can be useful in reducing the intraocular pressure so it may have a use in treating glaucoma.
CBG is potent in staph infections
Staph infection is a minor skin problem that includes boils, folliculitis, cellulitis, and impetigo.
A 2008 staph CBG study published in the Journal of Natural Products suggests that CBG is a potent antibacterial agent that can be effective against MRSA strains resistant to most of the drugs.
CBG may help treat inflammatory bowel disease(IBD)
IBD is a digestive system disorder characterized by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The symptoms may be diarrhea, fever, fatigue, reduced appetite, abdominal pain, blood in your stool and weight loss.
A 2013 IBD CBG study published in the Journal of Biochemical Pharmacology has found that CBG may be useful in treating the symptoms of IBD. The study was done on mice with induced inflammation and CBG reduced swelling in that case.
Researches are being done to know more health benefits of Cannabigerol CBG Oil alone. In the online marketplaces or health food stores, you will find CBD mixed oils, tinctures, and edibles. The initial researches suggest the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial role of CBG dominantly, but a lot needs to be done in future. And this is the reason to celebrate for the believers of nature gifted hemp CBG users.