First of all, what is CBG?
CBG: Cannabigerol, commonly known as CBG, is an active compound in cannabis plants that is recently growing in popularity due to its antibacterial effects – CBG has been shown to help in lowering cholesterol, it protects our brain and nerves and it helps in reducing swelling. It’s not easy to get usually but CBG can be found in trace amounts in a variety of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products as well as in H Hemp Co. or Vermont Hemp Health products found at Come Back Daily. Also known as the mother of all cannabinoids because it plays a very important role in the synthesis of other cannabinoids, CBG has a unique set of characters that make it different than all other cannabinoids. One of the benefits of CBD that is similar to CBD is that it is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t give you the “high” feeling people experience with THC.
The last decade has brought many different diseases in the world, new stresses, and everyday problems but CBG shows promise to be a great alternative for people to use in boosting their immune system and dealing with the many twists and turns in one’s life. Let’s now discuss further some surprising health benefits of CBG showing promising research that can definitely prove to be helpful in the year 2020.
CBG Benefits For Cancer Treatment
CBG has an anti-palliative effect, which means it promotes your body to fight cancer cells. Some research was done by Italian scientists in 2014 that have shown interesting results in this, showing that CBG may have the power to kill cancer cells altogether in rats and subjects showed a low risk of side effects or damage to healthy cells. CBG has a cytotoxic effect on colorectal cancer. CBG has shown the capabilities of combating cancer. It is also effective in treating symptoms of cancer such as pain and nausea. It also works as a part of chemotherapy to reduce discomfort.
CBG can help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy. One of the benefits of CBG for cancer patients is that it can reduce the severity of nausea. Activated CBG was found to be more beneficial than its acidic form, CBGa for cancer treatment. CBG was found to induce necrotic effects. CBG also helps in recovering one’s body after killing cancer cells.
One of the many surprising benefits of CBG is that it helps our body to come back to a moderate range of cells, and helps the body start to use its defensive strategies to combat cancer cells. CBD has shown promise in aiding the body’s ability to suffocate unhealthy cells without going too far and damaging healthy cells. CBG helps in keeping things balanced so the fight won’t stop but it won’t damage anything it cannot repair. This is why CBG is the strongest active cannabinoid that is being researched and used for the treatment of cancer.
CBG Helps in Reducing Pain & Inflammation
CBD has very good anti-inflammatory properties and analgesic effects which helps in reducing pain. When CBG enters our body, it directly interacts with our endocannabinoid system, which has receptors and neurotransmitters that are responsible for pain sensation and inflammation in any living organism. CBG shows a positive effect on swelling and different kinds of joint pain.
In a 2018 study on the benefits of CBD on neuroinflammation, an Italian Scientist wrote in the abstract, “Inflammation and oxidative stress play main roles in neurodegeneration. Interestingly, different natural compounds may be able to exert neuroprotective actions against inflammation and oxidative stress, protecting from neuronal cell loss. Among these natural sources, Cannabis sativa represents a reservoir of compounds exerting beneficial properties, including cannabigerol (CBG)”. Neurodegeneration is when your neurons stop making connections, CBG in this case showed promising signs of treating this cell loss.
CBG as a Natural Alternative for Fighting Bacteria & Infections
CBG is one of the first and most important cannabinoid compounds which is produced by cannabis plants, it is best used against bacteria and fungi. One of CBG’s benefits maybe it’s potential to effectively help to combat Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is a particularly resistant “superbug”. There are two main types of bacteria, gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. CBG shows a positive effect on the gram-positive bacteria but does not have any direct effect on gram-negative bacteria.
CBG for Clinical Depression
Clinical Depression is a severe form of depression. CBG benefits not just your body, but also your brain. Researchers have discovered that CBG can accelerate the uptake of GABA, Serotonin, and “the bliss molecule” Anandamide in the brain. This can lead to increased levels of these neurotransmitters in the brain. This therefore can make you happier! Decreased levels of both GABA and serotonin have both been linked to depression. This makes CBG a promising option when it comes to treating this disorder.
CBG’s benefits for Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a common eye condition that often causes optic nerve damage and when left untreated can lead to blindness. CBG helps in treating glaucoma, as it reduces the intraocular pressure. Our eyes contain many endocannabinoid receptors which can be easily activated when CBG enters the body. When activated, the result can be a shift in intraocular pressure. Other cannabinoids are helpful for this but CBG is particularly beneficial as it decreases pressure. Therefore expediting the draining of fluids. A 2008 study in Poland stated, “Over a period of several decades numerous scientific research has proven that, regardless of the route of administration, cannabinoids are able to decrease intraocular pressure.” The benefits of cannabis for treating glaucoma are some of the most studied, however CBG is proving to be an important part of that puzzle.
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