Last updated: June 1st, 2016
Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with antibacterial effects that can alter the overall effects of cannabis. CBG is known to kill or slow bacterial growth, reduce inflammation (particularly in its acidic CBGA form), inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth. It acts as a low-affinity antagonist at the CB1 receptor. CBG pharmacological activity at the CB2 receptor is currently unknown.
Additionally, CBG works with the other cannabinoids in medical marijuana to provide overall synergy, as well as balance. CBG acts as a stepping stone or building block in the development of most other major cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBG is known to help decrease anxiety & muscle tension, similar to the effects of CBD. Industrial hemp has been found to have much higher levels of CBG than in most cannabis strains.
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