CBG is garnering increased interest recently from consumers and researchers alike, enough for us to release our own CBG Rich water soluble formula. CBG is an abbreviation of cannabigerol. This cannabinoid is one of the cannabinoids typically present in cannabis plants and does not produce the “high” like THC. It is generally not found naturally in higher concentrations like cannabidiol (CBD) is (although some hemp strains naturally have higher levels of CBG).
A good full / broad spectrum hemp extract will generally have around 95% CBD. CBC, CBN, CBG, CBDV, THC, and some acid forms of these will make up the rest of the cannabinoid content. CBG has the same molecular "key" shape to bind with our ECS, but is shaped a little differently than CBD.
CBG’s potential health benefits
Customers ask us all the time if CBD or CBG help with a specific condition or disorder. The FDA has not approved over-the-counter hemp products, so we can’t make any claims that it will treat or cure anything. However, many valuable research studies on this and related topics have been conducted. We've provided summaries and links to a few of them below and encourage you to educate yourself about the different types of CBD and CBG products and their potential effects and health benefits.
Studies on CBG and health
Psoriasis / Eczema – a pharmaceutical drug company is conducting studies for a CBG drug they are hoping to use to treat chronic eczema and psoriasis. Medical studies have shown CBG is a suitable candidate for psoriasis treatment.
Irritable Bowel Disease – One study on mice showed cannabigerol affected disease markers positively for mice with induced colitis. This indicated to the authors that CBG could be "considered for clinical experimentation in IBD patients.”
Neurogenerative Diseases – Researchers at Complutense University of Madrid published an exciting study related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s, MS, and Parkinson’s. They concluded that CBG was “as extremely active as neuroprotectant” and may hold promise as a potential treatment for such diseases.
Pain and Inflammation – "CBG has more potent analgesic, anti-erythema and lipooxygenase blocking activity than THC” according to another study focused on CBG and its potential effects on pain and inflammation.
Other conditions that are subject to further study regarding potential therapeutic avenues for CBG include glaucoma, some types of cancer, bone formation / osteoperosis, and MRSA. Again, it’s important to understand that we can’t say definitively these products will treat or cure anything, but the cannabis molecule is exciting medical professionals as it gives them an additional avenue of research and the ability to inform customers who looking specifically for CBG and CBD rich products.