Green Garden Gold's 1:1 500mg CBD to 500mg CBG tincture is absolutely incredible. Both CBD and CBG are very important cannaboinaoids with their own respective functions. For example, for those that suffer from both inflammationm and anxiety or depression, this tincture may be extremely beneficial. Many of my customers have tried CBD alone, but when trying this tincture, it brought about even more medicinal values. Let's delve further!
What is CBG? CBG or Cannabigerol is a non-pschoactive cannabinoid that interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors within your Endocannabinoid System or ECS. The ECS is essential in modulating ones brain, immune system and endocrine system, which regulates hormones, metabolism, sleep, skin ailments and sexual function. CBG may be helpful as found in the following studies as quoted by Leafly
- Endocannabinoid receptors are prevalent in eye structures, and interestingly, CBG is thought to be particularly effective in treating glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure. It is a powerful vasodilator and has neuroprotective effects to boot.
- In animal experiments involving mice, CBG was found to be effective in decreasing the inflammation characteristic of inflammatory bowel disease.
- In a recent 2015 study, CBG was shown to protect neurons in mice with Huntington's disease, which is characterized by nerve cell degeneration in the brain.
- CBG is showing great promise as a cancer fighter. Specifically, CBG was shown to block receptors that cause cancer cell growth. In one such study, it was shown to inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells in mice, thereby slowing colon cancer growth. CBG inhibited tumors and chemically-induced colon carcinogenesis, therefore demonstrating a very exciting possibility for a cure for colorectal cancer.
- European research shows evidence that CBG is an effective antibacterial agent, particularly against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) microbial strains resistant to several classes of drugs. Since the 1950s, topical formulations of cannabis have been effective in skin infections, but researchers at the time were unaware of the plant’s chemical composition.
- In a very recent 2017 study, researchers showed that a form of CBG purified to remove delta-9 THC was a very effective appetite stimulant in rats. This may lead to a novel non-psychotropic therapeutic option for cahexia, the muscle wasting and severe weight loss seen in late stage cancer and other diseases.
- In a study that looked at the effects of five different cannabinoids on bladder contractions, CBG tested best at inhibiting muscle contractions, so it may be a future tool in preventing bladder dysfunction disorders.