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.
As an antioxidant that targets the endocannabinoid system, CBG exhibits a wide array of health benefits.
Promotes pain relief
Protects the brain
- 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.
Supports the destruction 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.
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.