While most people who know cannabis know about THC and CBD, CBG is still something of an unknown quantity for main cannabis-enthusiasts. However, its quickly building a reputation as cannabis’ best-kept secret, offering a variety of unique benefits when compared to other cannabinoids.
What Is CBG?
Cannabigerol, better known as CBG, is a lesser-known cannabinoid that occurs in small quantities in most strains. It is actually the non-acidic form of cannabigerolic acid, the parent molecule from which other cannabinoids are synthesized. While scientists have known about CBG for over 50 years, it is only now that extraction and refinement techniques have improved that we’ve been able to really see its potential.
CBG has been found to act on very specific physiological systems and problems, meaning it has tremendous medicinal potential that’s unique compared to other cannabinoids. Along with helping to treat pain and encourage relaxation, CBG has been linked with a variety of therapeutic options, potentially serving as everything from a glaucoma treatment supplement to a neuroprotective. It might take some time before CBG has the same health-centric reputation that CBD does, but for those who are interested in the health benefits of cannabis, its worth keeping an eye on.