Cannabinoid CBG: property, effectiveness and where to find it

Cannabinoid CBG: property, effectiveness

Published on: 05/06/2024


When talking about cannabis or cannabis light, two of the first substances that are commonly associated are CBD and THC.

Recently, however, another substance produced by the plant has been rediscovered: the cannabinoid CBG.

It appears that cannabigerol (CBG) is the precursor to the main cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant, including THC, CBD and other well-known cannabinoids.

Do you want to know more about the properties and effects of this mysterious substance?

Continue reading and you will be able to have answers to all your curiosities.

CBG: what is it? We know the “mother” of other cannabinoids

If you only recently heard about the cannabinoid CBG for the first time, it’s no surprise.

In fact, when hemp or legal cannabis is harvested, dried and processed, the presence of this substance is detectable only in very small percentages (sometimes less than 1%). Consequently, compared to other substances, it has not attracted particular attention.

But what is CBG? Also known as cannabigerol, it is part of the phytocannabinoid family, i.e. those cannabinoids present in cannabis sativa plants.

Recently, however, it has emerged that CBG is present in high percentages in the cannabis plant during the early stages of flowering, and that it represents the first substance to develop in the plant (in the acidic form CBGA).

CBG: What is that?


But not only that, it seems that CBG is responsible for the biosynthesis of THC, CBD and numerous other cannabinoids.

In the past, CBG was primarily known as a “minor cannabinoid,” but today it has gained the nickname “cannabis stem cell.”

In fact, as the plant matures, CBGA transforms into THCA, CBDA and CBCA.

When the plant is harvested, dried and subsequently smoked, the action of heat generates a phenomenon called decarboxylation. This process transforms CBGA derivatives into non-acid derivatives, including THC, CBD, and about a hundred other cannabinoids.

Therefore, considering that THC and CBD derive from CBG, it follows that the greater the presence of one, the lower the presence of the other cannabinoid, and vice versa.

According to this principle, to obtain products with a higher CBG content, some hemp growers are developing new genetic varieties of the plant, or bringing forward the harvesting time compared to standard times.

You can also find a variety of CBD weed with these characteristics on Justbob: it is Zkittles CBG, an innovative product grown in Tuscany.

Now that we have clarified what the cannabinoid CBG is, we can explore the types of effects this substance can have on the human body.

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CBG: effects, advantages, and therapeutic properties of CBG

Like CBD, CBG is also a cannabinoid that does not have any psychotropic effects. Therefore, if taken in the form of oils, infusions or CBD weed smoke, it does not alter mental faculties or the perception of the surrounding environment, but acts on other levels.

According to the studies that have been carried out on the cannabinoid CBG so far, it seems that it may have different types of beneficial properties. Predominantly it seems that cannabigerol is:





antidepressant, etc…

Based on studies carried out at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Naples Federico II, it has been highlighted that this substance may also have a potential benefit in subjects suffering from a particular inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract (IBD) and Huntington’s disease.

In an article in the British Journal of Pharmacology, however, it is possible to consult the results found by researcher Ethan B. Russo. He explains that CBG could play a decisive role in the treatment of pathologies such as psoriasis and MRSA, and that it has proven useful in counteracting symptoms related to anxiety and muscle tension.

Russo also highlighted the fact that the cannabinoid CBG is able to actively interact with other substances produced by the marijuana plant, such as linalool, phytol, limonene, etc…

In other contexts, it has been discovered that cannabigerol could even have neurogenic properties, i.e. the ability to promote the formation of new brain cells.

Despite this, to date research relating to this substance is still limited and it will be necessary to wait for the results of further studies to deepen our knowledge.

Differences between CBG and CBD

Differences between CBG and CBD: here’s what they are

Reading the previous paragraph, did you think that there were any similarities between CBG, Cannabidiol and effects?

In some ways it is true, but the differences between CBD and CBG are many and can be summarized in the words concentration and chemical structure.

CBG (originally CBGA) is present in high percentages in the hemp plant during the early stages of flowering. Subsequently, its percentage decreases to favor the formation of other cannabinoids.

In fact, when the percentage of CBD in the plant is high, that of CBG is very low.

In addition to the concentration, since the chemical composition is different, the way in which both substances act on the human organism is also different.

In fact, CBG is able to act directly on the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the human body through the endocannabinoid system, activating them. On the contrary, CBD works by promoting the release of beneficial enzymes and the production of endocannabinoids.

Although the action of the two substances is different, it has been discovered that if taken at the same time they interact with each other “strengthening”, and this phenomenon is called the “entourage effect”.

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In conclusion

As you have read, the results of the research carried out so far on the properties of CBG are very positive.

This cannabinoid contained in legal marijuana, in addition to having no psychotropic effects, is able to limit states of anxiety, calm the pain linked to some pathologies and has many other beneficial properties, unknown until some time ago.

If you want to find out more about one of the products containing CBG and would like to purchase it for collecting purposes, visit our cannabis light shop and take a look at the Zkittles strain, a new product produced in Switzerland. You can also collect many products for your home, including pre rolled, oils and creams.

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