CBG oil introduction
CBG is one of the many cannabinoids found in hemp, in addition to THC and CBD. Cannabigerol, as the substance is called full, receives more and more media attention. And not without reason. The first trials with the cannabinoid seem to yield special results. So let’s see what the current research on CBG shows.
We wrote earlier about the difference between CBG and CBD oil, and how it is produced in fiber hemp. Among other things, we wrote about the cautious investigation into this cannabinoid. In this article, we would like to highlight something about this research into CBG oil in terms of content.
What is CBG again?
Cannabigerol occurs in a fairly large amount in several types of hemp. Usually, CBG in the plant is further converted into CBD and THC. But a number of types of hemp have a small deviation. An important enzyme is not produced with these species. And exactly that enzyme ensures the conversion of CBG to CBD and THC, leaving much more CBG in the plant. Young hemp also contains more CBG than adult plants. The message is: Harvest your hemp early, then it will ensure a higher percentage of CBG in the harvest. Although not much clinical research has been done into the effects of CBG to humans, some conclusions can be drawn from animal testing. CBG seems to be cooperating with CBD, THC and other cannabinoids on the regulatory cannabinoid system. And thus strengthening the balance in the body. Like CBD, CBG is not psychoactive and does not cause a high or stoned effect.
What are the beneficial effects of CBG?
Nevertheless, CBG would have an effect on the brain. Like CBD, CBG could reduce anxiety and may have an anti-depressant effect. That is because CBG seems to slow down the absorption of the neurotransmitter GABA. This effect would in any case be stronger in mice than CBD or THC, according to a 2009 study. Without the high of THC, CBG is interesting as a tool against a whole range of ailments. Cannabigerol is an antioxidant and prevents the formation of free radicals. It appears that inflammation can be prevented by CBG lowering oxidative stress. It is known that CBG can offer relief from intestinal inflammations, such as in Crohn’s disease. It has been known for a long time that CBG can reduce the amount of eye pressure in glaucoma, but cautious studies with rats indicate that CBG can also promote appetite.
More benefits of CBG
The inhibition of the aforementioned GABA neurotransmitter can also decrease the muscle tension. Reducing tension in the muscles is pleasant in, for example, bladder disorders. Researchers have also tested MEB here. CBG was shown to reduce the tension in the muscles of the bladder wall and to relieve pain in the bladder. Like THC and CBD, CBG also has an analgesic effect. This is because it acts as an agonist on the α-2 adrenergic receptor. That sounds complex, but through this system several effects of CBG can be explained, including a mild blood pressure lowering effect. Research also shows a favorable effect in skin conditions. CBG suppresses cell proliferation of the skin and could be used against psoriasis. It also counters allergic inflammatory reactions and redness of the skin.
CBG, cancer and Huntington’s disease
CBG can also play a role in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Huntington’s disease, according to animal test studies in mice. But the list does not stop. MEB also has an antibiotic effect and in research it even works against MRSA, the hospital bacterium. CBG has been tested in laboratories and experimental animals for various types of cancer. In high doses it had a cell-killing effect on human skin cancer cells. In breast cancer, CBG was tested as the most effective cannabinoid after CBD. CBG had a favorable effect on laboratory animals even in colon cancer. All these effects have been described as a result of research in a laboratory environment. It is not yet clear what the effects in humans will be, but this list gives you an idea about the possibilities for using CBG.
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- Cannabinoid CB2 receptors are involved in the protection of RAW264.7 macrophages against the oxidative stress: an in vitro study. 2017. Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28348416
- CBG: Researchgate 2016, Beyond_Cannabis_Plants_and_the_Endocannabinoid_System. Source: www.researchgate. net/publication/302979785
- Neuroprotective properties of cannabigerol in Huntington’s disease: studies in R6/2 mice and 3-nitropropionate-lesioned mice. Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25252936
- Cannabigerol is a novel, well-tolerated appetite stimulant in pre-satiated rats. 2016. Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27503475
- Cannabinoids inhibit human keratinocyte proliferation through a non-CB1/CB2 mechanism and have a potential therapeutic value in the treatment of psoriasis. Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17157480
- Cannabinoids: the separation of central from peripheral effects on a structural basis. Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1659702
- Cool and menthol receptor TRPM8 in human urinary bladder disorders and clinical correlations. Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16519806