Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of the many chemical compounds found in Cannabis. It has shown promising results as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory diseases, cancer, and several other medical conditions.
Research on CBG’s properties is currently limited, but scientists know that it interacts with cannabinoid receptors to produce certain effects. Because CBG does not produce psychoactive effects like THC, it holds promise as an effective medicine for patients who do not want to experience the high associated with traditional marijuana use. Consequently, CBG may be ideal for treating children or adults who suffer from debilitating illnesses. What are the other CBG benefits?
The antioxidant properties of cannabigerol (CBG) protect neurons against degeneration and slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. CBG has been shown to promote the growth of new neurons in mice, and repair damaged brain cells in humans with neurodegenerative disorders. Neuroprotection is one of CBG’s many valuable properties:
CBG also reduces inflammation naturally. Preliminary studies show that it reduces sepsis (SIRS or local inflammatory effects), increases appetite, suppresses ulcers, and inhibits muscle spasms in rodents. Scientists believe that these anti-inflammatory properties could be useful in treating inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, liver disease, pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. CBG is also being studied as a possible treatment for psoriasis, acne, and other skin conditions.
The antibacterial properties of cannabigerol (CBG) may be useful in controlling acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and other skin conditions. CBG inhibits the growth of staphylococcus bacteria that cause infections, including antibiotic-resistant strains. Studies show that CBG is more effective than several popular antibiotics at killing dangerous microorganisms like MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ). Another study found that CBG has anti-inflammatory potential comparable to hydrocortisone, but without side effects or irritation.
Other ways cannabigerol (CBG) can benefit your health:
– CBG may be used to treat cancer, and studies show that it selectively targets and kills cancer cells in mice with no psychoactive effects. It has been found to reduce tumor growth and lower the production of IL-6 (a chemical involved in metastasis) in two aggressive cancer types: acute myeloid leukemia and hepatocellular carcinoma
– Studies show that CBG may prevent the spread of HIV infection by inhibiting CXCR4, an immune cell receptor that allows HIV to enter white blood cells. CBG is also being studied as a potential anti-cancer agent.
– CBG has been shown to promote bone growth and speed up fracture healing time in mice, as well as reduce osteoporosis.
– CBG stimulates the secretion of anandamide, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and stress response. It also reduces pain by modulating endocannabinoid activity within the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS regulates a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.
– CBG stimulates the release of dopamine, which plays a role in motivation, reward processing, and motor function.
– CBG acts on serotonin receptors to reduce inflammation and modulate mood and is also being studied for its ability to treat irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression.
Scientists know that CBG has some promising medicinal properties, but more research is needed before we will fully understand how it can be used to benefit patients.