Early research suggests that CBG may help combat the negative effects of diseases like colitis, neurodegeneration, cancer, glaucoma, and inflammation. It has also shown promise as an aid for muscle relaxation, tension relief, and may potentially carry antibacterial properties. Other studies suggest a use for CBG in inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.
Regardless of the promise the cannabinoid shows in alternative medicine, CBG research is only just in its early stages. Robust research is lacking, and conclusive evidence is not yet available either. Most of the benefits and effects recorded of CBG on the body are anecdotal, empirical, and consumer-based. Which means that clinical and pre-clinical trials are just under development.
This is enough for me to explore with the substance. But the truth is that we don’t know what we’re getting ourselves into until clinical research is a few years in.
CBG is a mostly safe cannabinoid to experiment with and side effects on the human body are not usually strong. We strongly recommend that you first consult with a licensed physician before taking any form of cannabis (including CBG), especially if you have a pre-existing health condition. But the chances are that CBG, like CBD, is a safe substance to try in moderation.