If you’re new to CBG, consider starting with our CBG:CBD Full Spectrum Tincture. Research shows synergistic qualities among these compounds that allow them to work better than when they are alone, dubbed the “entourage effect.” Based on anecdotal evidence, a partnership between CBG and CBD seems to offer effectiveness for maintaining a healthy systemic response to inflammation, maintaining a sense of calm and supporting recovering following exercise. In preliminary studies, evidence also suggests CBG and CBD may support healthy immune and digestive functions.
The Mother of all Cannabinoids: CBG
During early growing stages, Cannabis sativa plants contain high concentrations of cannabigerolic acid, CBGA, before THC or CBD are present. As the plant matures, CBGA is converted to THCA, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, as well as CBDA, cannabidiolic acid, and CBCA, cannabichromenic acid. Because of its key role in biosynthesis for other cannabinoids, cannabigerolic acid is considered “The Mother of Cannabinoids.”
Much work remains to understand fully how the body uses cannabinoids to support organ functions and wellness via its endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS, discovered in the 1990s, exists throughout the bodies of humans, and all other animals, including birds, fish, and invertebrates such as leeches and nematodes.
Medical researchers know cannabinoids interact with people via the ECS’ complex network of receptors that provide homeostatic balance to the nervous and immune systems, as well as many other organ systems.
CBG interacts with both known sets of receptors of the ECS. They are called CB1 and CB2 and are believed to be linked with most of the body’s systems, including the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system, as well as the immune system. In humans, these receptors are abundant in the brain, immune cells, bone, liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle, blood vessels, kidneys, gastrointestinal and fatty tissue.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program or adding CBD to your routine.