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Deep Dive into CBG

Mar 8, 2022 Deep Dive into CBG

Today we are taking a deep dive into CBG (Cannabigeriol), otherwise known as the “Mother” Cannabinoid.

CBG, short for cannabigerol, has several nicknames. It’s been called the “Rolls Royce of cannabis,” the “stem cell cannabinoid” and even the “mother of all cannabinoids.” While it’s been historically ignored for more popular cannabinoids like CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), new research has unveiled that it too has unique benefits that deserve to be recognized.


CBG products are rare because it’s a compound that’s challenging to extract from the plant. Thankfully, cannabinoid companies, like Kannaway, are rapidly discovering new ways to extract CBG more efficiently.


Researchers first identified CBG in 1964. CBG is the non-acidic form of CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) and it’s the very first cannabinoid that cannabis plants produce during maturation. As the plant matures, enzymes convert CBG to other acidic cannabinoids, including CBDA, THCA, and CBNA, before converting over time to CBD, THC, CBN, and the rest.


CBG has a direct “lock-and-key” effect upon cannabinoid receptors, particularly CB1 receptors. It appears that CBG’s influence on the endocannabinoid system enhances the expression of serotonin, the “feel good hormone.” CBG is also non-intoxicating, meaning it can be used as an everyday supplement without having to worry about any unwanted psychoactive effects.


Have you discovered Kannaway’s Pure CBG Liquid yet?


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