Cannabidiol News Nov 9, 2019
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- Antibacterial Properties: CBG has been identified as having remarkable antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. For instance, in a 2008 study published in the Journal of Natural Products, researchers found that CBG could be a potential treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of staph infection that is highly resistant to certain antibiotics.
- Glaucoma: In a 1990 study, published in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, researchers were examining how THC and CBG could help lower intraocular pressure in the eyes of cats. The findings concluded that CBG and related cannabinoids may provide therapeutic benefits to patients suffering from glaucoma.
- Inflammation: In a 2007 study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science, researchers found that CBG, along with other cannabinoids, has the potential to treat inflammation caused by psoriasis, a chronic skin condition caused by an overactive immune system. In a 2013 animal study published in Biochemical Pharmacology, CBG also demonstrated the ability to reduce colon inflammation in rats, suggesting that CBG may be an effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms.
- Neurodegenerative Conditions: In a 2015 study conducted on lab mice published in Neurotherapeutics, researchers discovered that CBG was “extremely active as a neuroprotectant,” and also increased the levels of antioxidant defense. The findings suggest that CBG could be a viable treatment for certain neurodegenerative conditions such as Huntington’s disease.
- Anti-Tumor Growth: Several studies have also found that CBG could inhibit the growth of cancer cells and, as one 2016 study on lab rats published in a German journal discovered, could act as an appetite stimulant, which could translate into a beneficial treatment for chemotherapy patients. In a 2016 study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, researchers concluded that “non-psychoactive plant-derived” cannabinoids, including CBG, could act as direct inhibitors of tumor progression. Those findings are supported by a 2014 study in Carcinogenesis, which reached a similar conclusion that CBG could hinder tumor growth in colon cancer, as well a 2006 study in The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.that found CBG may be an effective treatment for breast cancer.
Cannabis – from cultivar to chemovar
The medicinal use of Cannabis is increasing as countries worldwide are setting up official programs to provide patients with access to safe sources of medicinal-grade Cannabis. An important question that remains to be answered is which of the many varieties of Cannabis should be made available for medicinal use. Drug varieties of Cannabis are commonly distinguished through the use of popular names, with a major distinction being made between Indica and Sativa types. Although more than 700 different cultivars have already been described, it is unclear whether such classification reflects any relevant differences in chemical composition. Some attempts have been made to classify Cannabis varieties based on chemical composition, but they have mainly been useful for forensic applications, distinguishing drug varieties, with high THC content, from the non-drug hemp varieties. The biologically active terpenoids have not been included in these approaches. For a clearer understanding of the medicinal properties of the Cannabis plant, a better classification system, based on a range of potentially active constituents, is needed. The cannabinoids and terpenoids, present in high concentrations in Cannabis flowers, are the main candidates. In this study, we compared cultivars obtained from multiple sources. Based on the analysis of 28 major compounds present in these samples, followed by principal component analysis (PCA) of the quantitative data, we were able to identify the Cannabis constituents that defined the samples into distinct chemovar groups. The study indicates the usefulness of a PCA approach for chemotaxonomic classification of Cannabis varieties.
What are the benefits of CBG?
Thanks to the recent legalization of medicinal cannabis in multiple European countries and the legalization of recreational cannabis in other countries, such as the U.S. or Canada, scientists can now thoroughly examine the benefits of cannabinoids. Even though CBG has been overlooked in the past — mostly because of its small concentration — recent research shows that it has the potential to help with multiple diseases and health conditions.
1. It helps with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
A study published in 2013 by the University of Naples shows that thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBG can help with IBD. The study found that cannabigerol significantly reduced the inflammatory markers in mice with IBD and relieved colitis.
Based on these successful results, the researchers suggest that CBG should be used in human clinical trials as a treatment for IBD. If the anti-inflammatory effects of CBG can be confirmed in humans, it’s likely going to be used for the treatment of other diseases and health conditions as well.
2. Has antimicrobial effects
You might be wondering why someone would go through all the trouble of using cannabinoids to kill germs. Well, humanity is facing an increasing threat from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Superbugs, such as the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), resist conventional treatment and affect millions of people each year. A bacterial killer like CBG might be just what the world needs right now. A study presented in 2008 proved that cannabigerol has antimicrobial effects.
3. Helps with bladder problems
People on different online mediums claimed that cannabis infusions help with bladder dysfunctions. In 2015, a team of Italian scientists developed a study to put these claims to the test.
The scientists found that CBG reduces the contractions in the human bladder, so it can help with bladder problems.
4. Stimulates appetite
You might be aware that smoking marijuana gives you ‘munchies’. One minute you’re chilling on your couch, the next you’re eating chocolate-flavoured ice-cream straight from the carton.
Well, according to a 2016 study published by the University of Reading, CBG is the cannabinoid responsible for your appetite boost. In this study, rats that ate CBG increased the number of meals they ate and doubled their food intake.
It’s estimated that approximately 1 percent of American women suffer from anorexia in their lifetime. Out of those women, up to 50 percent suffer from a mood disorder such as anxiety or depression. CBG might help these women overcome their eating disorders and improve their mood.
5. Helps protect your brain
According to a 2015 study, CBG acts as an antioxidant in the brain, meaning it can protect the nervous system from damage. The study shows that cannabigerol is an extremely active neuroprotective drug in mice. The cannabinoid improved motor deficits and protected the neurons against toxicity.
And it gets better, the study also shows that CBG administration leads to a modest improvement of certain gene expressions that might help with Huntington Disease.
6. Supports the fight against cancer
Thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, cannabigerol supports your body’s fight against cancer. A study presented in 2014 found that CBG might be able to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells. The administration of cannabigerol hampered the progression of colon cancer in mice.
In addition, the study shows that CBG could also have anti-tumoral properties, which means that the cannabinoid could be used both to cure and to prevent cancer in the future.
7. Helps treat glaucoma
Medical marijuana has been used for the treatment of glaucoma for decades now. According to a study, CBG improves the eye’s fluid drainage, reducing the intraocular pressure.
Moreover, the cannabinoid acts as a vasodilator in the eye, improving the eye’s blood circulation. Thanks to this effect, more oxygen-rich blood reaches the eye, which can be helpful in many eye-related medical conditions.
The CBD Store is bringing on Strength of Hope
Earlier this year, Strength of Hope was introduced nationally into CVS Pharmacy locations as one of their select few brands as part of their CBD launch. CVS is the largest national pharmacy retail chain in the world! Since that time Strength of Hope products have been selected to be a part of Hemp Extract (CBD) product launches in several additional national retail chains and are on target to be represented in 3,500+ locations in the US by year’s end, and additional locations early next year.