Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA)
What is CBGA?
Cannabigerolic acid (also known as CBGA) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is the precursor for THC, CBD, and several other common cannabinoids. Enzymes known as synthases are responsible for converting the CBGA cannabinoid into molecules such as THCA, the raw, unactivated molecule that converts to THC when heat is applied.
What Does CBG Mean?
CBG is cannabigerol, the non-acidic form of cannabigerolic acid. CBGA is converted into CBG when heat is applied.
Benefits of CBG
CBG interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and shows significant therapeutic potential. While research into the cannabinoid is still early, CBG shows promise as an anti-inflammatory, mood regulator and appetite stimulant. It also has potent antibacterial properties.