CBG Oil from Honest Botanicals
CBG, or Cannabigerol, is often referred to as “the mother of cannabinoids” and plays an important role in how the cannabinoids THC and CBD are formed. While often overlooked, possibly due to its scarcity in the plant itself, CBG is gaining a lot of traction lately as more and more consumers are learning about the benefits of all cannabinoids, not just THC and CBD.
An advantage that CBG has over CBD is the way it interacts with the endocannabinoid system. While CBD’s ability to directly interact with the brain’s cannabinoid receptors is limited, CBG binds directly to the CB1 and CB2 receptors and provides more direct effects to the system.
Benefits of CBG Oil
While the research on CBG is limited, studies do exist suggest that it offers several benefits. CBG may be able to improve the following health conditions:
- Inflammatory bowel disease. CBG seems to reduce the inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a 2013 study conducted on mice.
- Glaucoma. Medical cannabis seems to effectively treat glaucoma, and CBG might be partly responsible for its efficacy. A study published in 2008 suggests that CBG might be effective in treating glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure.
- Bladder dysfunctions. Some cannabinoids seem to affect the contractions of the bladder. A 2015 study looked at how five different cannabinoids affect the bladder, and it concluded that CBG shows the most promise at treating bladder dysfunctions.
- Huntington’s disease. CBG might have neuroprotective properties, according to a 2015 study that looked at mice with a neurodegenerative condition called Huntington’s disease. The study concluded that CBG might show promise in treating other neurodegenerative conditions.
- Bacterial infections. A 2008 study suggests that CBG can kill bacteria, particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which causes drug-resistant staph infections. These infections can be hard to treat and fairly dangerous.
- Cancer. A 2014 study looked at colon cancer in rats and concluded that CBG might reduce the growth of cancer cells and other tumors.
- Appetite loss. A 2016 study on rats suggested that CBG could stimulate the appetite. Appetite-stimulating chemicals could be used to help those with conditions such as HIV or cancer.
No, CBG won’t get you high. Like CBD, cannabigerol is mildly psychoactive but not psychotropic. CBG and CBD affect the brain very differently to THC, and they do not come with intoxicating effects. In high concentrations, CBG may induce effects of relaxation and euphoria, but the majority of the effects that this cannabinoid has on your system are not psychological.
1000 mg Bottle – 33.3 mg of CBG per full dropper (1 ml)
For dosing instruction please refer to our CBD Dosage guide and use the same dosage as you would with CBD Oil.