CBG is the mother cannabinoid that is starting to get some make a really impact in health and wellness! While not present in large amounts in most strains it is one of the most important cannabinoids! CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid like CBD, however though CBG is the chemical parent of both THC and CBD. The cannabis plant produces CBG-A which is the chemical precursor of THCA and CBDA. “Enzymes within cannabis alter CBGA into THCA, CBDA, & CBCA which can be subsequently decarboxylated (“activated”) by light or heat energy to create THC or CBD.”
Breeders are currently experimenting with genetic manipulation and cross-breeding of plants to obtain a higher yield of CBG in plants. CBG is packed with nearly all the benefits of CBD while showing stronger signs in certain categories. CBG has shown the possibility to play a huge role in neuron-protection and the ability to be a great relief for anxiety compared to CBD.
Scientists are excited about these initial CBG results and are promoting future research with CBG alone or CBG in combination with other cannabinoids for additional benefits and effects. Because it is non-psychotropic, CBG has a promising wide range of potential applications, from topicals to tinctures. Even flower CBG will stand out compared to any CBD, with it's fresh floral smell and fluffy white buds while delivering a smooth light smoke, CBG is definitely something to try out!