The cannabis plant contains over 120 cannabinoid chemicals, including cannabigerol. Decarboxylated cannabigerolic acid is used for the creation of cannabigerol, which is a form of cannabidiol. Cannabisbigerol is also known as CBG, which is a plant molecule that serves as a "mother" molecule to all other phytocannabinoids. Initially, CBG is converted to its acidic form, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). Then, as cannabis plants grow, CBDGA converts into other cannabinoids, such as CBD, THC, CBN, and so on. Without CBG, there would be no CBD or THC derivatives as we know them today.
CBG has preliminary findings that scientists have encouraged to continue research with it alone or in conjunction with other cannabinoids and therapies to treat various ailments.
The non-psychotropic nature of CBG means it can be used to treat psoriasis, analgesic pain, and antidepressants. Used in topical or tinctures with a preference of the full spectrum synergy.
There have been many European studies that have shown promise for CBG as a possible cancer treatment. CBG has great potential by blocking receptors. CBG inhibits the development of cancer cells. According to one study, it inhibits colon cancer cell growth in mice, slowing down its progression. Thus, a new treatment option for colorectal cancer has been identified with CBG, as it suppressed tumors that cause colon carcinogenesis.
This Cannabinoid can be helpful with:
Strains or cultivars high in CBG:
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. The information provided is derived from research gathered from external sources. Please check with your Cannabis Educated Primary Health Care Physician or Educated & Trained Cannabis Therapy Consultant before beginning any new diet or lifestyle change.
Written by Dr. Pepper Hernandez ND, Ph.D., CTC, CNHP in ECS & Naturopathic Medicine, Cannabis Therapy Consultant, The Founder and Education Director of the Cannabis Holistic Institute. To find out more about her Telemedicine Consultations, Educational Programs, YouTube videos, and other creative content, you can and find her on the massive inter-webs on all platforms or at drpepperhernandez.com.
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