What Is CBG?

What is CBG?

CBG or “Cannibigerol” is another compound that can be found in the cannabis plant. It’s not present in large quantities in most strains, making it rarer than the rest. It’s usually found at less than 1% in most cannabis strains, so how do you harvest it so heavily? How do brands find it to make such strong CBG products? Plant breeders will experiment with genetic manipulation and cross-breeding of plants in order to produce strains with higher levels of CBG. 

Okay, but what's the frenzy about it?

CBG’s potential medical benefits, like CBD, work with your body’s already existing endocannabinoid system (ECS). Endocannabinoid receptors exist in the eye structures, and CBG is thought to be effective in treating glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure. CBG was also found to be effective to reduce inflammation, specifically IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) in mice. In studies it’s been documented to be an anti-bacterial agent, working against microbial strains such as Staphylococcus. 

 

Research is still being developed to understand CBG and its benefits.

As research is still in the works, what we do know is that CBG is one of the most expensive cannabinoids on the market. Its scarcity and slightly more complex extraction methods are what give it this heft price tag. In all of BATCH CBD we have amounts of CBG because all of our tinctures are full-spectrum hemp. If you’re still confused on CBD and other cannabinoids or how they interact with your ECS, click here. 

October 09, 2021 — Griffin Lynch

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