CBG is called the mother of all cannabinoids because all other cannabinoids start out as a form of CBG. CBG’s acidic precursor, CBGa, also serves as the precursor for other cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and others.
The base compound CBGa, or cannabigerolic acid, provides the original material for all other cannabinoids. It also morphs into other acids (THCa, CBDa, CBCa, etc.) under certain conditions. Once it transforms, these precursors eventually go on to become their full, respective cannabinoid forms.
For this reason, CBGa, more technically, is the mother of all cannabinoids, while CBG has been given the nickname “Princess of pot,” as the offspring of CBGa.
Researchers are starting to notice the many potential benefits of CBG. It’s still early, but there is optimism surrounding CBG for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions:
Antibacterial:McMaster University researchers found thatCBG has antifungal and antimicrobial propertiesso potent that it can even fight off a bacterial strain like MRSA, which is notoriously resistant to antibiotics. CBG is shown to be a superior bacteria fighter to THC, CBD, or CBC.
Anti-inflammatory:CBG shows potential to treat inflammatory conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). One 2013 study published in the journal, Biochemical Pharmacology, found that CBGreduced inflammation in mice with colitis.
Bladder dysfunction:According to a study published in the Indian Journal of Urology, CBG has been found to be more effective than other cannabinoids atinhibiting muscle contractions in the human bladder, which may help treat symptoms of many bladder disorders.
Muscle relaxant:CBG may function as anatural muscle relaxant, according to a study authored by Ethan B Russo at GW Pharmaceuticals. This could make CBG useful for the management of sports injuries and/or chronic pain.
Neuroprotectant:CBG shows the potential to fight against cognitive decline. A2015 studypublished in the journal Neurotherapeutics says CBG may be able to help those dealing with a serious neurological condition such as Huntington’s disease. Because of its potential for the treatment of Huntington’s disease, CBG may also be able to help with other neurological conditions like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.
Psoriasis:Evidence suggests that the way CBG interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system might also make it aviable treatment option for psoriasis. Human trials are underway in a study funded by AXIM Biotech and conducted by world-renowned dermatologist and specialist on psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, Dr. Marcus Meinardi, at The Maurits Clinics in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Strengthen bones:CBG may even stimulate bone marrow growth to help strengthen bones and heal fractures, perhaps even to protect against thedevelopment of osteoporosis, according to research from the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.