CBG is Incredibly Promising

Most of us are familiar with cannabidiol better known as CBD. We may have heard about it from someone we know. It might have helped them feel better, beat stress, pain, or get more sleep.

But, if you've recently read about CBG you might be wondering what all the buzz is about...

Well I, for one, think it's worth a blog post because CBG is pretty freaking amazing as far as compounds go!

To understand how it works, we look inside and understand how cannabinoids interact in our bodies.

Cannabinoids and the ECS

In hemp, plant scientists found over 100 compounds called Cannabinoids. The term cannabinoid gets its name from the cannabis plant scientists were researching.

In 1992 scientists discovered a new receptor system in the body. They named it the EndoCannabinoid System, (endo means internal or within). ECS for short. The same ECS system is found in the brain, organs, tissues, glands, and immune system of most mammals.

Scientists believe ECS receptors to be more numerous than those in any other system. These receptors recognize and put cannabinoids to use. They help our body re-balance and self-heal. Every cell goes through a process of self-replacement, a reproductive cycle. During cell reproduction, scientists noticed the cannabinoids protected healthy cells.

Apoptosis and Homeostasis

During cell reproduction, there are natural check points to eliminate imperfect cells and assure survival. If the reproductive cycle can’t repair the imperfect, unhealthy, or diseased cells, it triggers them to self-destruct. The process is called 'apoptosis' or programmed cell death. It’s a naturally occurring part of every system in our body including ECS.

When the process successfully destroys imperfect cells, the body’s balance, called 'homeostasis' is restored. The body stays healthy.

So far, researchers have identified two types of endocannabinoid receptors. CB1 is found primarily in our nervous system, connective tissues, glands, and organs. CB2 is in the immune system. Sometimes both are present in the same tissue, each linked to a different action.

What Does the Research Show?

Research is young and ongoing globally at an amazing rate and the wealth of information out there is impressive. Hopes are high, as are the indications from many studies, for a host of new medical and non-medical uses.

Some additional researched benefits:

  • CBG also acts as a GABA reuptake inhibitor that could possibly be used to help with seizures, anxiety, and overdose.

  • CBG helps to decrease INFLAMMATION in the colon for relieving inflammatory bowel disease.

  • In a 2014 Italian study, a biochemistry research team discovered that CBG helps receptors block cancer cell growth throughout the body.

  • Results show that CBG INHIBITS TUMOR growth and chemically-induced COLON carcinogenesis.

  • In a 2015 study, CBG was discovered to be effective in protecting neurons in lab mice with Huntington’s disease, helping slow down the nerve cell degeneration or damage in the brain.

  • Recent studies on CBG have also shown the cannabinoid as a possible treatment for glaucoma by decreasing the affected eye’s intraocular pressure. CBG HAS ALL THE BENEFITS, WITHOUT INTOXICATION.

CBG has emerged with superior benefits

CBG is abundant in young hemp plants. It is similar to a stem cell, a MOTHER cell that triggers the plant’s growth. In plants it’s called a progenitor molecule. All three lines of cannabinoids emerge f