What is CBG and How Does it Work?

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You may have heard or tried the new trends in the cannabis industry, the CBD and THC. But did you know that there’s a rising compound in the industry called Cannabigerol or CBG.

Cannabigerol is derived from the cannabis plant and it is non-psychoactive and does not give anyone a high. But CBG is growing very popular among medical patients because of its therapeutic relief effects.

Its popularity has been on a rise especially in the medical field because it is a very effective treatment for symptoms such as inflammation, depression, and anxiety among others.

If you’re curious about what CBG does to the body, then keep reading as we explain how CBG works in the body.


One of the most common questions around is, “Which one is better, CBG or CBD?” When it comes to cannabinoids,  it is very difficult to say which one is better over the other.

They both have specific effects that they can deliver if used properly. CBG, like CBD, has antioxidant properties and antibacterial properties. It also supports neuroplasticity, which means CBG promotes the growth of new brain cells in adults by supporting their neuroplasticity.

When it comes to availability, CBD products are easier to find. CBG is a little harder to find as it is still fairly new as compared to CBD. Since the cannabinoid market has been booming in recent years, there will be more research and analysis about how both cannabinoids work on the body and their benefits.

Benefits of Cannabigerol

From a recreational point of view, CBG has as relaxing effects as CBD. It also promotes the growth of bone cells, thins the blood, which means lower risk of clots, and reduces pain through its anti-inflammatory properties.

If you are feeling stressed and want to feel calm and relax, then CBG can help you achieve that. It can boost anandamide, a compound in the body that regulates mood, motivation, and pleasure.

Its benefits are also being studied so more evidence will come out about how it affects our body.

How CBG Works on the Body?

Like other cannabinoids, CBG or cannabigerol is a type of cannabinoid that interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS plays an important role in the body and is composed of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors located throughout the central and peripheral nervous system.

CBG works with these systems in easing symptoms such as pain, inflammation, depression, brain problems, osteoporosis among others. When ingested or applied topically, CBG can reduce pain and swelling by affecting the immune system and blood cells.

How to Consume CBG

Unlike CBD that is available in a wide variety of products, CBG is new to the market so there are only a couple of products that you can get. The common products available in the market include CBG flowers, pills, CBG hemp oil, and tincture.

CBG edibles are hard to find because CBG is a raw compound and it’s not activated to THC. If you’re going to try CBG edibles, make sure to consult your doctor first about its possible effects on your body.

If you want to try CBG, check your local cannabis shops or online stores for their CBG products.