There is a lot of buzz around the acidic cannabinoid CBGA lately. But what exactly is it, and why should we care?
Today we are going to learn 5 things about this minor cannabinoid that is starting to be used in major ways.
The Mother Cannabinoid
CBGA is known as the “mother of all cannabinoids” as it is the foundational acidic cannabinoid crucial to the formation of other cannabinoids, including THCA and CBDA. Produced in the trichomes of the hemp plant, CBGA is the first cannabinoid to be produced, leading the way for other cannabinoids to develop. Due to the fact CBGA holds great therapeutic potential, cultivators are using selective breeding to produce plants with higher concentrations of CBGA.
Plays A Key Role In Plant Development
Not only is CBGA the “mother cannabinoid”, but it also plays a key role in the development of the hemp plant. CBGA helps to regulate plant growth including leaf size and shape. At the same time CBGA works to produce the trichomes on the hemp plant that holds the cannabinoids we all know and love, CBGA also protects the plant from outside stressors like UV radiation and pest. CBGA is a crucial cannabinoid for the plant, not just for its growth, but for its survival as well.
Has A Wide Range Of Potential Medicinal Benefits
CBGA has become popular both with consumers and in the field of science and for good reason. Through research CBGA has demonstrated a host of therapeutic benefits including as an anti-inflammatory, reduces nausea and anxiety, and that may be able to help with an array of illnesses in the future.
CBGA Is Non-psychoactive
CBGA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, unlike the well know cannabinoid THC, meaning it will not get the consumer high. In fact, many consumers have reported feeling more focused and clearer headed after ingesting CBGA.
It Is Being Studied
Due to the vast potential therapeutic benefits CBGA may hold, it is being studied extensively in the field of science. At current there are over 100 clinical trials underway, researching an array of benefits including the anti-inflammatory effect of CBGA.
As research continues, we are likely to learn of even more potential benefits of CBGA and how this acidic cannabinoid can be used to improve our health.