What is CBG?

CBG stands for cannabigerol — it’s referred to as the “stem cell” of cannabinoids because it’s the precursor molecule that eventually gets converted into THC, CBD, or CBC.

Hemp plants harvested early tend to have the highest concentrations of CBG overall, but plant breeders are also working on new strains that naturally contain high levels of this cannabinoid.

CBG shares many of the benefits of CBD, with a few differences. It has a much more impressive antibacterial and antiviral effect. Some studies have shown CBG may offer a unique set of anti-cancer benefits from other cannabinoids.

The benefits of CBG include:

  • Appetite-stimulant
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Anti-cancer
  • Anti-psychotropic
  • Anti-glaucoma
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory