What is CBG ?
Most people are familiar with the phytocannabinoids THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). CBG is simply a lesser known phytocannabinoid. It is often referred to as a “minor” because in most strains it occurs in very small percentages. While new hemp strains are being breed specifically for CBG, the majority of strains contain less than 1%. CBG is not a new discovery, it was first isolated in Israel over 50 years ago. While CBG has not been used in any clinical trials just yet, the studies completed in rats are extremely promising.
CBG for Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Colitis
CBG has been researched as an effective non-psychotropic cannabinoid in the treatments of IBS, colitis and other gut issues. In experiments involving mice, the study found CBG reduced murine colitis and reduced nitric oxide production in macrophages. It also showed a reduction of reactive oxygen species in intestinal epithelial cells. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23415610
Is CBG shown to stop Cancer ?
CBG gets a lot of attention for being a promising cancer fighter. This is because a study in 2014 study completed on rats shows CBG was able to inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells. The study claims CBG should be considered in the prevention and cure of colorectal cancer.
CBG’s Neuroprotective properties have been shown to help Huntington’s Disease
In 2015 a study was conducted on Mice to test the effectiveness of CBG as a neroprotectant against Huntington’s disease. The study found that CBG helped protect the neurons and improve motor deficits. ” In conclusion, our results open new research avenues for the use of CBG, alone or in combination with other phytocannabinoids or therapies, for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as HD.” Read and view images from the study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25252936
CBG, CBD, & CBN all show promise to be effective antibacterial agents
Cannabis sativa has long been known to contain powerful antibacterial agents. Studies completed in Italy suggest that CBG, CBN, & CBD all show potent activity against strains of MRSA. Continual research is being completed as the growth of extremely drug-resistant super bugs continues to be a global issue. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/np8002673