CBG, or cannabigerol, is a lesser-known cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a "high".
CBG is often referred to as the "mother cannabinoid" because it is the precursor to many of the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, including THC and CBD. As the cannabis plant matures, CBG is converted into other cannabinoids through biosynthesis.
Although research on CBG is still in its early stages, preliminary studies suggest that it may have potential therapeutic benefits. CBG has been found to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and may also have neuroprotective effects. It may be effective in treating conditions such as glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease, and certain types of cancer.
CBG is found in relatively low concentrations in most strains of cannabis, and is typically extracted using specialized methods. It can be consumed in a variety of forms, including oils, capsules, and topicals.