Potential Medical Benefits of the Mother of all Cannabinoids
Cannabigerol (CBG) is popularly known as the “mother of all cannabinoids” because all of them are extracted from cannabigerol acid (CBGA). CBG oil is the useable form and is available as tinctures and in vape pens. CBG interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the mind and body to produce truly medicinal benefits without intoxicating side effects.
CBG oil is derived from young help plants due to the relatively high quantity that young plants contain when compared to mature plants. Some strains can be grown that produce higher CBG quantities but are still nonintoxicating. The extraction methods are the same as with CBD and usually involve hexane or benzene extractions.
The potential medicinal benefits of CBG oil are very impressive but require additional research to confirm. Initial scientific research suggests CBG could reduce inflammation caused by inflammatory bowel disease. It also could help to control the causes of a dysfunctional bladder and help to kill bacterial infections wherever they might occur.
CBG has appetite-stimulating effects that could help patients struggling to eat while dealing with side effects of HIV and cancer treatments. CBG is also shown to help reduce the growth rates of colon cancer cells. It also might fight the growth of other cancerous tumors. Research also suggests CBG could help to treat glaucoma.