While the world has grown familiar with CBD and THC, there is a lesser-known compound making waves in the cannabis industry: CBG (Cannabigerol). We delve into the mysteries and potentials of this incredible cannabinoid, its benefits, and the promising research surrounding it.

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All cannabinoids, including the well-known THC and CBD, originate from CBGA (Cannabigerolic acid). As cannabis plants mature, enzymes in the plant break down CBGA, directing it down one of the three main cannabinoid lines. The result? THC, CBD, and CBC. It’s apt to think of CBG as the stem cell of the cannabis world.

Extraction and Rarity: Why CBG is Often Overlooked

Despite its fundamental role, CBG is often present in low concentrations in most cannabis strains, usually less than 1%. Due to its scarcity, and the expensive extraction process, it has been dubbed the “Rolls Royce of cannabinoids.” We believe, however, that the myriad of potential benefits it offers makes it worth the pursuit.

Potential Therapeutic Benefits of CBG

Research into the potential benefits of CBG is still in its infancy, but preliminary studies are hinting at immense possibilities:

  1. Neuroprotective Properties: Some studies suggest CBG has potential in treating neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington’s.
  2. Anti-inflammatory Effects: CBG may have applications in treating inflammatory conditions such as IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease).
  3. Appetite Stimulation: Unlike CBD, which doesn’t affect appetite, CBG might be a potent appetite stimulant, potentially beneficial for patients with conditions causing appetite suppression.
  4. Antimicrobial Activity: Initial research indicates that CBG has antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
  5. Anti-tumor Properties: Some studies have shown CBG’s potential in blocking the receptors that cause cancer cell growth.

CBG vs. CBD: Drawing the Distinction

While both CBG and CBD are non-intoxicating cannabinoids, their benefits and mechanisms differ:

  • Function: CBD has a relatively low affinity for cannabinoid receptors, instead acting indirectly. CBG, on the other hand, directly interacts with the brain’s CB1 and CB2 receptors.
  • Benefits: While both share anti-inflammatory properties, CBG has a broader range of potential therapeutic applications.
  • Concentration: As previously mentioned, CBG is found in much lower concentrations in most cannabis strains.

The Future of CBG: What We Anticipate

With the ever-growing interest in cannabis research, we anticipate a surge in CBG-specific studies. As its potential benefits continue to unravel, there might be an increase in CBG-focused cultivation and product development.

Furthermore, with advancements in cultivation practices and genetic modification, strains with higher CBG concentrations might soon become more commonplace.


As our understanding of cannabis and its myriad of compounds deepens, we remain steadfast in our belief that CBG has a bright future in therapeutic applications. While it’s still early days, the potential of this incredible cannabinoid is undeniable. As research continues, we remain hopeful and excited about the vast opportunities CBG presents.