Overview

Although Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most popular forms of medical cannabis, increasing research suggests that Cannabigerol (CBG), another molecule found in cannabis plants, has significant and unique health benefits. CBG and its precursor, Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA), can stimulate bone growth, optimize microbial defense, and augment overall wellness.

Benefits 

As an antioxidant that targets the endocannabinoid system, CBG exhibits a wide array of health benefits.

Promotes pain relief

This significant health benefit has sparked a renewed interest in the pharmaceutical industry towards the molecular chemistry of CBG. CBG powerfully targets transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, which are well-known to be linked to the perception of pain. By regulating pain perception, CBG can promote analgesia without causing a high

Protects the brain

Oxidative stress can damage both cells and the immune system and can lead to neurological conditions. By acting as a potent antioxidant and neutralizing oxidative stress, CBG can prevent the loss of brain cells and help to
  • Support muscle function and movement in Huntington’s disease
  • Prevent immune cell overactivation that can worsen multiple sclerosis.
  • Support the recovery of nigrostriatal brain cells in Parkinson’s disease.
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Supports the destruction of cancer cells

Oxidative stress can damage the immune system, cause early cell death, and activate cancer cells. By neutralizing oxidative stress, CBG can help promote the death of cancer cells.

The benefits of CBG have also been researched for use in aquaculture. CBG has been leveraged for its effects on bioluminescence, pigment production, motility, and biofilm formation in marine bacteria.

Unique Advantages of Biosynthetic CBG/CBGA

Rare cannabinoids, such as CBG/CBGA, exist in minimal quantities in cannabis plants. This makes their extraction and purification inefficient, costly and environmentally taxing. CBG/CBGA are extracted from cannabis, which requires significant regulatory oversight and can produce inconsistent yields prone to contamination from pests, mold, and pesticides. Due to these limitations, the chemical synthesis of CBG has become the leading production method.

However, chemical synthesis produces artificial forms of CBG, which can have undesirable side effects.

The production of CBG/CBGA through biosynthesis offers a way to reduce the environmental footprint, decrease the time of production, circumvent regulatory oversight, and produce high-quality cannabinoids. Biosynthesis, a process that has been used for several years in multiple industries, revolutionizes the production of cannabinoids by reducing the cost of their production by 70-90%.

Biomedican uses a unique proprietary yeast that undergoes the natural metabolic process of fermentation to produce CBG/CBGA that is identical to its counterparts in nature. The advantage of this natural process is that it is 100% pure, reliable, and does not come with the undesirable side effects of chemical synthesis.