CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can help treat multiple conditions. Although THC and CBD are two commonly consumed cannabinoids, CBG is gaining more popularity and attention due to its medicinal value. Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid that is only produced at the initial stages of the cannabis plant growing cycle.
The G in CBG is short for Genesis which means ‘in the beginning’. In fact, all cannabinoids including THC and CBD all began their lives as CBG.
CBG comes from cannabigerolic acid (CBGa) – the acid precursor of the cannabinoid. Throughout the growth of the plant and with the aid of natural enzymes, CBGa will naturally and slowly transform itself into other acidic cannabinoids, such as cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa). These are the acid cannabinoids which later transforms into the well known CBD and THC.
It’s important to know that CBG is the non-acidic form of CBGA, and CBGA is the parent molecule from which several additional cannabinoids are produced. Once a cannabis plant fully matures, the majority of the CBG within the plant is already converted into CBGA. As a result, CBGA turns into other cannabinoids. Despite this conversion, CBG is often referred to as the ‘stem cell’ or ‘parent’ of other cannabinoids.
In 1975, researchers discovered that CBGA (the acid form of CBG) was the first cannabinoid formed in the cannabis plant. Based on limited research findings, it appears that CBG works with other cannabinoids to provide synergy and balance to the cannabis user.
it’s essential to know that CBG is non-psychoactive, non-impairing, and non-intoxicating. CBG can act on the body’s central nervous system without creating a psycho-active high. Therefore, users don’t have to worry about feeling high after consumption.
CBG THE PARENT OF CANNABINOIDS…