CBG is the parent of THC and CBG, so without this cannabinoid, THC and CBD would not exist.
CBG (Cannabigerol) is a cannabinoid that is found in the cannabis plant. It is one of many active Cannabinoids. The two most common cannabinoids are CBD and THC. CBG is often found in lower concentrations than CBD and THC, and has its own properties. As ongoing research goes into the CBG compound, it is gaining more and more interest due to its potential benefits.
CB1 receptors are found in the brain, lungs, muscles, immune system, reproductive organs, bone marrow, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, and vascular system.
CB2 receptors are found in the spleen, bones, skin, immune system, liver, bone marrow and pancreas.
The endocannabinoid system is a cell signalling system made up of endocannabinoids and receptors. When these receptors are stimulated by plant based cannabinoids, it can help to regulate functions such as appetite, sleep, fertility, mood, memory and development. The human endocannabinoid system is activated with precision, meaning that the ECS will only impact what it needs to, to bring balance into the body.
Whilst THC is thought to bind directly with the body’s CB1 receptors, CBG is found to bind primarily to CB2 receptors. Due to this, CBG is found to potentially block other compounds binding to the CB1 receptor. Unlike THC and CBG, CBD does not bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors directly but does stimulate both.
Research is still going into this amazing compound, to find out more about the compound and its potential therapeutic properties.