The Cannabinoid family, that is.
I want to spend some time in the next several posts talking about the substances that make up the cannabis plant. You see, cannabis is not just one thing. It's a whole lot of things with a whole lot going on, and a whole lot of potential for a whole lot of conditions. If our scientists and technical geniuses had spent the last 90 years studying this amazing plant as hard as they've studied the diseases that it can treat, we'd probably be a whole lot healthier as a species. But I digress.
At least 113 distinct cannabinoids have been isolated from cannabis. While most of us are familiar with THC and CBD now, there are a few others that are beginning to come forward as promising therapeutic options for a variety of illnesses.
Today we'll talk about CBG - Cannabigerol - the Mother Cannabinoid.
CBG is known as the mother cannabinoid because THC, CBD, and CBC are derived from it chemically. During the growth process of the cannabis plant, CBG in the plant gets converted into THC or CBD, depending on the genetics of the plant and the conditions the plant is exposed to, with only about 1% of CBG in the adult plant's makeup.
CBG is non-psychoactive, meaning that there is no 'high' associated with its use.
CBG is known to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, like CBD and THC. It is also known to have antibiotic effects, may decrease intra-ocular pressure, may be useful in treating certain cancers, and inhibits platelet aggregation.
Studies indicate that CBG could be useful in treating neurological disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. A combination of CBG and CBD has been studied in pulmonary inflammation and neuroinflammation associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, with favorable results.
Exciting stuff, huh?
In our Targeted Formulas product line here at Carolina CBD Solutions, we have combined CBG with CBD in two unique formulations.
Our Iso Calm formula contains CBG and CBD combined with relaxing terpenes.
Our Iso Comfy formulas combines CBG and CBD with terpenes known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Both of these tinctures are available here.
I hope this quick overview of CBG was helpful to some of you. Stay tuned for more Cannabis info in the very near future. And thanks for reading!
Until next time,
The Canna Chemist