Cannabigerol, also known as CBG, is the first cannabinoid that forms within the cannabis plant as it grows and does not contain any psychoactive properties.
CBG interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which functions to support homeostasis - the processes that help our biological systems remain balanced and functioning optimally. The three major components of ECS are:
Cannabinoid receptors: CBG interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors:
- Metabolic enzymes
CB1 and CB2 receptors regulate neurohormones which affect certain physiological processes such as mood, pain, and appetite; and when CBG interacts with these receptors, it stimulates a response and produces physiological changes. When paired with other cannabinoids and terpenes, CBG’s healing properties become highly enhanced.
Benefits and properties of CBG include:
- Anti-inflammatory: may help in easing arthritis, muscle/joint pain, and assist in the healing process on a cellular level of gut inflammation
- Antibacterial and antifungal
- May lower blood pressure
- Rich in antioxidants which may help delay cell damage
- Neuroprotective: may be potential treatment for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Hungtington’s
- Appetite Stimulant
- Helps treat depression by boosting the endocannabinoid anandamide (“the bliss molecule”), which is responsible for increasing dopamine levels
- Helps ease anxiety by restricting the brain’s uptake of the amino acid gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), which leads to increased concentrations of GABA-- beneficial for treating anxiety, insomnia, muscle tremors, and chornic pain
- Promotes bone growth and strengthens connective tissues
- May help treat glaucoma
- Inhibits tumor growth (colon cancer)
- Helps treat Staph infection
- Alleviates symptoms of overactive bladder
- May help treat psoriasis and eczema
- Reduces overall pain-- even more so than THC
We have chosen to incorporate CBG into the new Rumi Herbal Sleep formula due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, ability to ease anxiety and stress, and it’s overall benefits for the nervous system and brain. When combined with our CO2 extracted CBD oil, these two make a powerful combination that brings relief to a physically and mentally stressed body.