What is Cannabigerol (CBG)?

(CBG) is a type of cannabinoid obtained from the cannabis plant. It’s often referred to as the mother of all cannabinoids. This is because other cannabinoids are derived from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), an acidic form of CBG.

CBG is found in smaller quantities than other cannabinoids in cannabis plants. In most strains of the plant, only 1% of CBG can be found compared to 20 to 25% of CBD or 25 to 30% of THC.

CBG vs. CBD

CBG is often compared to CBD because it shares many similarities and they both act on the endocannabinoid system. Both CBG and CBD are non-psychoactive which means they will not alter your state of mind in the way THC will.

One of the biggest differences between CBD and CBG is the quantity that is found in most cannabis plants.
Most cannabis plants contain only 1% of CBG, but up to 25% of CBD.

CBG Supplemental Activity

CBG engages the following biological targets:• CB1 Receptors (Antagonism) • CB2 Receptors (Agonism) • 5HT1a Receptor (Antagonist) • Alpha-2 Adrenergic Receptor (Agonism) • COX 1/2 Enzyme (Inhibition)CB1 and CB2 receptors both have a tremendous amount of potent attributes. As you can see, CBG both stimulates (acts as an agonist) or inhibits ( antagonist) a few endocannabinoid related targets.The consumption of CBG creates a beneficial and well-balanced activation of this endocannabinoid receptor.

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