You’re probably aware of CBD and hundreds of other cannabinoids that occur naturally in the hemp plant. CBG, a newly discovered cannabinoid is fast gaining traction in the cannabis industry. There are numerous ongoing studies around this chemical because of its potential medical benefits.

But just what is CBG and why is it so important?

What is CBG?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-acidic cannabinoid found in younger cannabis plants. It’s considered to be a precursor to the other cannabinoids. What this means is that CBG is the stem cell of all cannabinoids. Essentially, all other cannabinoids have their origin in the pure form of CBG. Until its discovery, the most common cannabinoids were tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

What is CBG Oil and How does it Work?

CBG oil is a new product in the cannabis market, whose main component is cannabigerol. CBG is an isolate powder. Thus, the production of CBG oil involves reconstituting the oil from the CBG isolate with a carrier oil. This comes with the option of adding terpenes and other cannabinoids to recreate the entourage effect. 

You can also produce CBG oil from the aerial part of the cannabis strains that are CBG dominant and naturally contain other cannabinoids including terpenes and CBD. 

The working of CBG is such that the cannabigerol found in CBG oil binds itself to both CB2 and CB1 receptors that are part of your body’s endocannabinoid system. This interaction affects the nervous system. As a result, you’ll experience a feeling of therapeutic relaxation throughout your body. The relaxation you experience is not the same as the psychoactive effects that other cannabinoids elicit to make you feel ‘high’. Using CBG will help you to focus better for lengthy periods while also increasing your productivity levels.

Benefits of CBG Oil?

Although research on CBG is not extensive and conclusive, numerous studies have revealed cannabigerol offers multiple health benefits that you can’t afford to ignore. Some of these benefits are similar to the benefits of CBD. According to the findings of several independent kinds of research, you can use CBG oil for the following: 

  • CBG helps to reduce inflammation. 

CBG oil plays an instrumental role in reducing inflammation within the bowel. This property is also present in other cannabinoids that help to minimize inflammation by turning off your body’s inflammatory response within the gut. 


  • CBG is an effective pain reliever

You can use cannabigerol to relieve pain because of its pain-relieving properties. While this benefit is true for other cannabinoids like THC and CBD, CBG has a more advanced pain-relieving effect. Cannabigerol can act as alpha-2 adrenoceptor agonist, with better capabilities of handling pain in comparison to the other compounds of hemp. 


  • CBG assists in the management of bladder Dysfunctions

Several cannabinoids seem to affect the contractions of the bladder. Of these cannabinoids, CBG is more promising in treating dysfunctions of the bladder. This means that you can use CBG oil in the treatment of on overactive bladder. 


  • CBG may be used as a Neuroprotectant

CBG has neuroprotective properties that are similar to those of CBD. What this means is that it’s capable of restoring and supporting the protective layer found around neurons. CBG oil is effective in relieving symptoms of Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. This is in addition to blocking the growth of cells that cause colorectal cancer. 


  • CBG has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties

CBG oil is an effective antibacterial. Studies have shown that CBG may possess antimicrobial and antifungal properties that are so potent with the ability to kill bacteria, including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) that causes staph infections that are drug-resistant, difficult to treat and dangerous. 


  • CBG is an appetite stimulant

CBG oil may be effective in helping stimulate the appetite. This may be particularly beneficial for people living with conditions like cancer and HIV.

CBG helps in the treatment of Glaucoma

CBG and some other cannabinoids have shown the ability to decrease intraocular pressure related to glaucoma in the eye. Thus, the use of CBG oil might be effective in the treatment of glaucoma. 


  • CBG functions as a muscle relaxant

CBG can help to relax muscles. CBG oil may be used in the management of chronic pain and injuries related to sports

The benefits of CBG remain underexplored because research more research needs to be done. There’s a lot we still don’t know about CBG but more research is underway. However, the results from the research that underway shows CBG oil has many potential benefits. If anything, the medical benefits of CBG are enough reason to invest in CBG oil.

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Arjun loves writing great and well-researched pieces on Health and Wellness.