What is Cannabigerol (CBG)?
Cannabigerol is a minor cannabinoid found in low concentrations in marijuana plants.It’s made by decarboxylating CBGA, or exposing it to heat or light. Typically, cannabis plants will produce flower with less than 1% CBG, although cultivators are beginning to breed strains with higher percentages of this cannabinoid.
What Does CBG Do?
CBG is a unique cannabinoid, and research is still being done to understand exactly how it works and what it does in the human body. CBG appears to bond primarily with CB2 receptors found in the body and immune system. It’s also believedthat at elevated doses, CBG might prevent other molecules from binding with CB1 receptors, which would help counteract the effects of THC.
What’s the Difference Between CBD and CBG?
CBG and CBD have quite a bit in common! They are both cannabinoids that interact with the Endocannabinoid System without having psychoactive effects. The biggest difference is availability: CBD is more commonly found in cannabis plants than CBG.