What are the Health Benefits of CBG Oil?
CBG is a new “wonder” drug when it comes to the pharmacological uses and though it is still being researched, there may be sufficient evidence in the future that can depict that CBG is actually much better in benefits than the traditional CBD that has been making a major impact on so many people’s lives today. Today, we’re going to talk about what CBG is and all of the benefits of that you can attain when using cannabigerol (the scientific name of CBG derived from the CBG-A).
What is CBG?
CBG is actually called cannabigerol, which is a cannabinoid that is derived from cannabigerolic acid (known as CBG-A) just like CBD and THC are. However, the cannabinoid is similar to CBD in that it doesn’t produce the “high” that’s commonly associated with using hemp that has higher amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), while having a lot of the positive benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) and it is just one of the hundreds of cannabinoids in the actual hemp plant. The key difference between CBD and CBG, however, are not only their chemical makeup but also their side effects.
CBD has the tendency to have some adverse reactions in some people, and even though there have been hundreds of medical applications and self-medication methods, it can actually create some of the problems it’s used to treat (such as anxiety). At the same time, there is a concern that prolonged use can actually hurt your liver, due to higher liver enzymes causing inflammation. Not only that, but CBD can cause drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and make someone not want to eat. There has been extensive research begun on CBG and no side effects have been found to date yet.
How is GBG Oil Created?
CBG is created in hemp plants and normally cultivated before they’re mature enough to actually produce more CBD and THC. Every cannabinoid starts out as cannabigerolic acid, and it’s the granddaddy of the three main cannabinoid acids that we’re used to, which ultimately create CBD, THC, and CBC. However, CBG is actually one of the first cannabinoids that are created. As a plant matures, it generally has more THC and CBD in some strains and less CBG. However, the CBG is one that is critical when it comes to creating what’s known as the “entourage effect”. Not only that, but it’s extremely similar to CBD itself, which is why it is starting to gain more popularity as more research has been done with the cannabinoid itself.
What Are the Key Benefits?
Well, for starters, there are a lot of great benefits when it comes to using CBG in any form. Some of these common treatments that are being found that it can do are the following:
CBG, just like its predecessor CBD, has been found to inhibit and minimize seizures in laboratory tests, as well as help to reduce the frequency of them. Therefore, it’s going to more than likely be a more effective treatment when it comes to treating epilepsy and other seizure disorders in the future.
Parkinson’s and Huntington’s
While THC has been used in successful treatments for Parkinson’s Disease in helping to reduce tremors and help relieve anxiety in their studies and patients, CBD has also been used for the same thing, as well as treating Huntington’s disease sufferers, which blocks inhibitors that cause the side effects of both diseases. The downside to each one of these, however, is that THC can actually cause a “high” effect, while CBD has its own section of possible side effects in some patients who are sensitive to it. Therefore, CBG is proving to be beneficial for treatment as a chemical compound that can actually help to treat either one of these without having the adverse side effects of either of them.
Just like the others above, the side effects are practically null when it comes to CBG compared to CBD and THC, help to block the cannabinoid receptors that occur naturally in our bodies that are in our neurological system that can make us feel pain. By blocking these receptors, CBG does the exact same thing that THC does, and can potentially eliminate pain. Not only this, but it has higher anti-inflammatory possibilities so it can actually help with pain more and more types than CBD.
Treatment for Glaucoma
CBG can actually combine its anti-inflammatory abilities with the fact that just like THC and CBD, it can help to reduce pressure that is often associated with glaucoma.
CBG is starting to also show in studies that it may be an eventual cure or aid in the fight against cancer, as lab tests have already proven that it has eliminated tumors associated with colon cancer in mice. If it can do this for colorectal cancer, there’s no telling what they’ll discover when they begin trials for regular cancer. CBG is also an antibacterial agent and is the only one of its kind that can actually treat and cure MRSA, a terrible and horrible staph infection that even name brand antibacterial and some industrial strength ones don’t get rid of.
With all of the benefits that we’ve listed here (and those aren’t even all of them), it’s no wonder why this amazing cure-all is starting to look like just that one miracle drug that we’ve been looking for that can make or break the medical industry. There are some speculations as to what the side effects are CBG are, but more than anything, the only true side effect they’ve found so far is that when combined with CBD, CBG actually creates the well-known “entourage effect” that’s more common with using things like “full spectrum” CBD products, which already have some small quantities of THC and CBG in them.
CBG is still being studied however, and even though it’s actually out on the market, there haven’t been enough research studies necessarily conducted according to many user’s beliefs when it comes to having as much information available about it as there is on CBD (if you look up cannabidiol, you’ll see the millions of pages of information you can read up on from medical to user reviews and more). But nevertheless, it’s starting to show signs of excellent potential when it comes to replacing both CBD and THC on the market. This means that maybe CBG will be available in all states including those that limit “full spectrum” CBD oils (since they contain THC).