CBD News Aggregator – It’s called CBG (short for cannabigerol), and experts are predicting it could be the next “it” supplement. CBG is vying for CBD status, which is one of the main compounds called cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. They’re both from hemp, a cannabis plant like marijuana. CBD (cannabidiol) has blown up in popularity and you can find it in an array of products including supplements, drinks, cosmetics, and lotions. But CBG has mostly flown under the radar—at least until recently.
So what is CBG and how is it different from CBD oil and its kissing cousin THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the cannabinoid responsible for marijuana’s mind-altering effects?
While we’re learning a lot about CBD and THC, there are still a lot of unknowns surrounding CBG and what it is capable of, says Kent Vrana, PhD, chair of the department of pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine.