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Interesting Facts about Cannabigerol (CBG) Oil


CBG is a critical extract of the cannabis plant. While it is usually referred to as a secondary or minor cannabinoid, it is the non-acidic component of cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), the mother molecule from which every other cannabinoid is made.

It’s literally the mother of all cannabinoids. You will find it in adult cannabis in very small amounts since it is converted into other variations of cannabinoids such as CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The CBGA concentration that’s converted to CBG is just one percent.

What Is CBG?

CBG is short for Cannabigerol oil, a critical cannabinoid component besides THC and CBD. It’s a non-psychoactive element present in strains with very low THC content. Researchers have just recently started working on CBG, which, perhaps, explains why it’s not very widely known. Most of the research is concentrated on the popular THC and CBD, even though the CBG compound is considered their mother.

CBG Is Both Non-intoxicating and Curative

CBG won’t make you feel high since it’s non-intoxicating. Besides, it has an anti-inflammatory property and can boost one’s appetite. One can use CBG to treat anxiety, cancer, muscle pain, and depression. As for side effects, the only known ones are from research conducted on animals, since no human studies have been carried out.

CBG can lower intraocular pressure, which makes it highly effective in managing the impact of glaucoma on the eyes. The compound can also lower inflammation in the skin and also help manage cancer by blocking cancer-causing receptors in the body.

The antibacterial components make it ideal for treating allergies and skin infections. And if you are running low on appetite, CBG will reactivate your taste buds and get you eating more passionately.

It’s Legit In Most Countries

While most versions of Cannabis are outlawed in a majority of countries, this is not the case with CBG. It is perfectly legal in a majority of countries, at least in 50 states in the U.S. However, just to be sure, check with your state for legal status and requirements.

CBG is an interesting cannabis compound. Considered the mother of all the other cannabinoids, CBG features a host of benefits, most of them curative. The fact that it is non-intoxicating gives it a very promising future in palliative care.