What Is CBG?

And just when we were getting used to talking about CBD, a new acronym is on the horizon. Have you heard about CBG? CBG is the newest cannabinoid to catch the attention of researchers and consumers alike. But what is it, and why is it garnering so much attention?


The acronym CBG stands for Cannabigerol, which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that can be found in hemp. It’s one of over 100+ cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Because it is present in low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains, CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid. CBG is also often referred to as the “Mother of all Cannabinoids” because it is the first phytocannabinoid synthesized in hemp that converts into other plant-based cannabinoids. Essentially, CBG comes first – and as the cannabis plants go through a flowering cycle – CBGA transforms into different
cannabinoids like CBD, THC, CBN and others. (There’s a considerable amount of science to explain, but this sums it up!)


CBG and CBD are both cannabinoids that interact with the endocannabinoid system and they both are non-psychotropic. (Another words, they won’t get you feeling ‘high’ like THC) But, the primary distinction between the two is the way they interact with the endocannabinoid system. Different from CBD, CBG supports the endocannabinoid system by directly interacting with CB1 and CB2 receptors. Together, CB1 and CB2 receptors regulate neurohormones which actively affect physiological processes including mood, and pain response. When cannabinoids like CBG interact with these receptors, it activates a response and produces physiological changes.


CBG is growing in popularity as a result of the host of potential benefits the cannabinoid has to offer. While there is still a very limited amount of research to guide consumers, limited studies have hinted at CBG being particularly beneficial as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant and antibacterial.


180 Pure continues the work to remain on the cutting edge of science in this dynamic category. We currently have two distinct products that incorporate Broad Spectrum CBG in its formulations. FOCUS Gummies are made with Broad Spectrum CBG, Broad Spectrum CBG and Vitamin C. Our RELIEF Gummies are made with Broad Spectrum CBG, Broad Spectrum CBD, and Curcumin. As always, we’re focused on sourcing the best, quality ingredients for the benefit of our customers. For more information on these two products, click HERE.

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