Medical cannabis comes in several different forms, with its variations stemming from each compound’s special qualities to the plant. From THC-heavy options that produce a sedating body high to CBD-rich strains that provide an alert, jittery effect, there’s something for everyone’s unique biochemistry. However, many patients are shying away from these traditional offerings in favor of pure cannabigerol (CBG). Here are the benefits you might experience when supplementing with this lesser-known cannabinoid.
Recent research suggests that CBG can protect the eyes by blocking oxidative damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. By limiting this type of damage, CBG could help prevent macular degeneration and glaucoma development or progression.
Decreased incidence of deep vein thrombosis in high-risk groups
The use of medical grade CBG in patients who display the following criteria has been shown to reduce the incidence of either symptomatic or asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis when compared to no prophylaxis at all:
- Extensive surgery/trauma patients who are unable to receive any other kind of prophylaxis (such patients undergoing orthopedic operations)
- Unfavorable risk profile for pharmacological thromboprophylaxis agents (such as high doses of anticoagulants or heparin derivatives)
- Patients with severely impaired renal function whose ability to form blood clots is compromised and who do not respond adequately to drug-based strategies
Patients under the age of 60 who display at least one additional risk factor for venous thromboembolism may also benefit from medical-grade CBG compared with appropriate pharmacological therapy alone.
Promotes Breast Health
When it comes to breast health, the benefits of CBG are virtually endless. In addition to being an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and potent inhibitor of cell growth, it also stimulates a process called autophagy, which is responsible for clearing out old cells that free radicals have damaged. Additional studies have revealed that this cannabinoid may even stop metastasis in aggressive types of breast cancer.
Perhaps one of the most well-known benefits associated with CBG oil is its ability to provide relief from nausea and vomiting. In reality, it’s been used to treat conditions such as morning sickness and post-operative vomiting for decades.