Understanding Minor Cannabinoids: CBG

CBG

Recently, we focused on the cannabinoid CBN [link TBA] and how it differs from CBD. But this isn’t the only compound that affects how a cannabis product interacts with your body.

CBG, or cannabigerol, is another chemical found naturally in cannabis plants. While it doesn’t get as much attention as CBD, it still has unique properties that makes it worth looking at.

Here’s what you need to know about CBG.

What is CBG?

According to Healthline, CBG is considered a “precursor” to other cannabinoids. It exists within the cannabis plant, and when heated up it breaks down to form other compounds like CBG, CBD, THC, and CBC.

CBG has many similarities to CBD. It is non-intoxicating, and it interacts with the same receptors in the body. Still, further research is needed to figure out exactly what CBG can do.

What can CBG help treat?

While similar to CBD in that it can be used for anti-inflammatory purposes, early studies show that CBG might be effective in treating symptoms in the following:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Bladder dysfunctions
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Bacterial infections
  • Cancer
  • Appetite loss

 

These studies are still ongoing, and as CBG gets more popular, we’ll likely understand even more about how this cannabinoid can help people.

What products focus on CBG?

CBG is still a relatively new concept, so many products don’t exist or promote it yet. Wayne Releaf currently sells CBG tinctures, so if you’d like to try out this product or ask more questions about whether it’s a good fit for you, our budtenders are more than happy to help you out.

Visit our dispensary from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. We proudly serve Wayne county and surrounding Washtenaw and Oakland counties.

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