What is CBG

Updated: Feb 9


CBG is short for Cannabigerol. Cannabigerol CBG Flower strains are becoming increasingly popular for their relaxation and therapeutic effects. As with most of the research on hemp based products the studies are new and there is really not very much research to be definitive in any statements. RX Theory uses a high quality hemp extract that is high in CBG and other minor cannabinoids like CBN and CBC.


Chemically, CBG is the big brother of CBD and THC.

“Scientists believe that CBG binds to certain endocannabinoid receptors in the brain that mitigate anxiety and pain.”


“displays a very strong anti-anxiety effect and it also has muscle relaxing effects, maybe even more than THC”


Another great article is quoted on the internet a lot - https://apothecarium.com/blog/nevada/2018/7/24/cannabinoids-101-cbg

CBG is also thought to boost anandamide, an endocannabinoid that naturally increases dopamine levels and responsible for regulating various health functions such as mood, sleep, and appetite. GABA uptake in the brain may be obstructed by CBG, making this cannabinoid a possible anti-anxiety agent and muscle relaxant.


Our Every Day CBD and Night Time Hemp CBD tinctures use Hemp Extracts that are high in CBG as compared to most other products. We feel as most other people that the cannabinoids work best together and that is why we felt is was important to make products that have higher amounts of CBG, CBN and CBC (and CBD of course!)


Articles on CBG from the internet

Highlight - “THC can draw you inward, and it can make anxiety worse. But CBG seems to mitigate that effect,” says Daniel Luebke, the Head of Marketing and Brand at Heylo Cannabis. Russo explains that early studies have highlighted CBG’s strong anti-anxiety effects, without being sedative and without the potential for addiction.

Highlight - CBG works to fight inflammation, pain, nausea and works to slow the proliferation of cancer cells. Research has shown it also significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. Strains high in CBG will be beneficial treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.

Highlight - Dr Bonni Goldstein, a medical doctor specialising in medicinal cannabis, claims that CBG can inhibit GABA neurotransmission in the brain, as well as affect pain, inflammation, and more.

“When GABA [uptake] is inhibited, you actually have muscle relaxation and you have anti-anxiety effects, so it [CBG] appears to promote similar effects that CBD has. It also appears to have antidepressant and some modest antifungal properties”

Highlight - CBG is also thought to boost anandamide, an endocannabinoid that naturally increases dopamine levels and responsible for regulating various health functions such as mood, sleep, and appetite. GABA uptake in the brain may be obstructed by CBG, making this cannabinoid a possible anti-anxiety agent and muscle relaxant.

Highlight - An Italian study published in the May 2013 edition of Biological Psychology suggests that cannabigerol (CBG) has strong anti-inflammatory properties and may benefit patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is also useful in the treatment of glaucoma, as CBG can increase the fluid drainage from the eye and reduce the amount of pressure. Further, cannabigerol (CBG) has anti-depressant qualities and may inhibit tumor growth.


Leafy CBG Article - https://www.leafly.com/news/science-tech/what-is-cbga-cannabigerolic-acid-marijuana-cannabinoid

This article reviews potential medical benefits of CBG includes some amazing potential - Metabolic Disorders, Colon cancer, Cardiovascular Disease ,

Studies on CBG

  1. https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/study-suggests-cbg-more-effective-than-cbga-on-stomach-bone-cancer/

  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6021502/

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