The Hero Cannabinoid: CBG

CBG, WTF is it & what role does it play in your wellness?

While THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) have been the most well-known cannabinoids for a while, they offer a superficial understanding of the full power of cannabinoids. In Willow Kay’s formula, we have introduced a minor, yet essential cannabinoid, CBG. 

Cannabigerol, better known as CBG, has been considered the “Mother of all Cannabinoids”. CBG-A is a precursor compound from which elements of THC, CBD, CBG and CBC originate. This compound is non-intoxicating and as a CB1 agonist, may help prevent some of the high and paranoia caused by THC. CBG works to elevate and mediate the potency of other cannabinoids, creating a well-balanced experience. 

CBG also has antibacterial properties. In a study using mice, CBG was effective against MRSA by targeting the cell membrane of the bacteria. The World Health Organization credits antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the greatest potential threats to global health. This is most detrimental to those with compromised immune systems; within 30 years, the efficacy of modern antibacterials is expected to decline. In forty years, four new antibiotics have been approved for use. Of course, more research is needed on CBG, but this cannabinoid is being looked at for its astonishing antimicrobial abilities.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) also had an impact on gastric secretion and motor activity, as conducted in a clinical trial. As for the ECS, studies link GI ailments to an overactive immune response. CBG has a role in balancing the immune response, restoring homeostasis. Like CBD, CBG is non-intoxicating, but CBG does bind to the receptors. As a CB1 receptor antagonist, CBG is widely responsible for immune cell response. 

This is why our innovative formulas star CBG, the Hero Cannabinoid, indeed! Whether you want to boost the health and resilience of your skin, or support a balanced mind and body, (or both?!) Willow Kay has got you covered. You can have confidence in our results-driven products: no additives, no preservatives, no fillers, ever. We strictly use clean, high-quality ingredients because our formulas are designed for sensitive bodies. Welcome to Willow Kay, where we are powered by CBG, welcome to the next level of  body and skin health solutions! 

This overview of CBG is intended as a starting point to your own inquiry. As always, we refrain from making any medical claims. More research is needed on the potential of CBG in restoring homeostasis, and we expect to see more from the mother of all cannabinoids. 

Are you still CBG curious, but unsure where to start? We can help, and we love to connect! Reach out to us at [email protected] and our team will be in touch. 

Written by Katelynn Nguyen and Jennika Grovenburg

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