Pamper your skin with CBG care
Modern times have made popular two main cannabinoids found in cannabis – CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). With the growing number of specific research studies, the awareness of other cannabis substances grows too, of which CBG (cannabigerol) is one. Scientists put CBG in connection with skin disease treatment and prevention. Why should we pay more attention when cannabigerol is discussed?
Every cannabis variety has a specific proportion of substances contained in the plant and hence different varieties may have slightly different effects, therapeutical advantages, appearance or smell. The public should not ignore some less-known compounds as it has been proven that they may find their specific use in therapy. No matter whether we are talking about terpenes defining the smell, flavonoids determining the final taste or cannabinoids with many properties used in medicine, we should always pay better attention.
In general, cannabinoids are derived from acids catalysed by heat or ultraviolet light – this process is called the decarboxylation. Cannabigerol, known also as CBG, is derived originally from the cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). It is interesting to note that CBGA may be considered the predecessor of a majority of other larger cannabinoids as it can turn into CBG as well as to CBDA or THCA. How do we guarantee that CBG is obtained before CBGA transforms into another “undesired” substance?
In fact, there are two options:
- Breed a plant variety with high ratio of CBG.
- Extract CBG when the plant contains the highest content.
CBG and your skin
Cannabinoids, such as CBG, interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS) that is ensuring cell balance, i.e. the homeostasis, and the correct functioning of many processes both on physical and mental levels. You can see a whole range of potential benefits but let’s focus now on the skin which, by the way, also contains cannabinoid receptors. CBG has some qualities that are very promising in skin care.
Youthful skin appearance
Researches imply that CBG helps to keep the skin moisturized by generating a protective filter on the skin’s surface. It also increases the production of skin sebum to shed dead skin cells, hydrates the skin and protects it from external influences. In short, we could say the higher sebum production, the younger your skin looks.
Healthy skin thanks to CBG
Cannabigerol is anti-bacterial; it can handle some bacteria that are resistant to commonly used drugs. CBG’s therapeutical potential may be exploited in treatment of skin problems and diseases such as dermatitis, psoriasis, acne or itching. It also stimulates the regeneration of skin tissue indicating progress in the fight against inflammatory disorders such as burns and minor superficial wounds.
CBG and the endocannabinoid system (ECS)
Decades-long research confirmed that ECS may be proudly keeping its leadership as the most important equilibrium system in the human body playing, undoubtedly, a major role in correct functioning of an absolute majority of body parts, including the skin. As cannabinoid receptors are located in the skin, cannabinoids including CBG have their share in maintaining skin healthy supporting skin cell formation and regeneration. We must not forget its protective functions as CBG helps to form a protective barrier on the skin’s surface.
Cannabigerol (CBG) steals the spotlight especially with its potential qualities in treatment and prevention of skin diseases. The research clearly proves its capability to keep the skin healthy and youth-looking. With all confidence, we can state that CBG definitely has a lot to offer and we are sure to hear a lot more about it soon. Cannabis will not stop startling us with the wide range of qualities it offers.