What Is CBG And How Is It Different From CBD?

What Is CBG And How Is It Different From CBD?

By now, you are more than familiar with CBD and all of its healing benefits. From anti-inflammatory properties to helping ease back pain, we all thought CBD was the answer to our prayers.  But there’s another cannabis compound that’s quickly becoming popular and it’s called CBG.

CBG stands for cannabigerol and is currently being studies for its health benefits. The plant is thousands of years old, but common knowledge of it is still very new (obviously).

“We don’t know much about CBG,” says Perry Solomon, M.D., a board-certified anesthesiologist and medical cannabis expert. “It’s not a common cannabinoid.”

“CBG is the precursor to CBD, CBC, and THC,” says Dr. Solomon. It’s sometimes referred to as the stem cell. What does this mean? “CBGA (the acidic, inactive form of CBG) changes, is broken down, and becomes the base molecule that other cannabinoids form from,” including THC, CBD, and CBC.

CBG helps make CBD, but they are completely different cannabinoids. They serve different purposes and may help treat different ailments.

CBG and CBD are considered non-psychotropic, so they won’t alter your state of mind in a way that would inhibit your day-to-day function and mental clarity like THC can. However, they may alter your mind in a way that could potentially relieve anxiety and depression.

Potential Benefits

While CBG is still being studied, here are some benefits that early studies have tapped into:

  • Increased appetite
  • May treat glaucoma
  • Antibacterieal Properties
  • Could help inflammatory bowel disease and colitis
  • Potentially fights cancer
  • Showing major promise for inflammation, including of the skin


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