The Mother of All Cannabinoids: CBG

The Mother of All Cannabinoids: CBG

Despite what anyone thinks of the CBD craze of the last several years, one benefit is clear: Higher interest in cannabinoids besides THC has created a greater desire for products with a broader spectrum of cannabinoids. One particular cannabinoid catching wider attention is CBG, or cannabigerol, which is a non-intoxicating compound grandiosely known in the cannabis world as the “Mother of All Cannabinoids.” This is because CBGA, the acidic precursor to CBG, more frequently acts as a precursor for other cannabinoids, like CBDA, THCA and CBCA. Those eventually transform into CBD, THC and CBC, respectively. Further down the line, with time and/or decarboxylation or other extraction methods, they can also transform even more cannabinoids, like CBN or Delta-8. Health Benefits Like those other cannabinoids, CBG shows a lot of medical promise. “CBG has been demonstrated to be an antioxidant, protecting against oxidative stress,” said Kate Stem, CEO of Peak Extracts. Peak makes a THC-free tincture high in CBG as well as two full-spectrum, strain-specific tinctures with the full complement of minor cannabinoids, including CBD. “It has been shown in lab trials to have neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-nausea and pro-appetite effects,” Stern said, adding that there’s also promise in using CBG to treat complications associated with diabetes. There is still a lot to learn about how CBG interacts with our bodies. Currently, CBG is being studied as a treatment option for Crohn’s Disease, glaucoma, ALS, and other neurological disorders; chemotherapy-induced nausea and anorexia; and overall inflammation. Like other cannabinoids, CBG can…

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