CBGa is the mother molecule that produces all other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. This molecule is referred to as the stem molecule or mother of all cannabinoids due to the fact that there is a need for some level of CBGa to be available before other cannabinoids can form. It not only morphs into the CBG form but also into all other acidic forms of cannabinoids that can also morph into their none acidic forms like CBD.
The effect of cannabinoids is similar to chemicals that are produced by the body and this suggests why cannabinoids can be used to treat several ailments in the body. They are substances found in cannabis that interreact with the cannabinoid receptors in our body to have certain effects. Humans have two major cannabinoid receptors in the human body, CB1 which deals with the nervous system and CB2 which is associated with inflammation. The human body has been making its own cannabinoids known as endocannabinoids while plant-based cannabinoids are referred to as phytocannabinoids and they duty help regulate a number of functions in the human body. CBGa has been shown in studies to be useful for the treatment of complications arising from cardiovascular disease in diabetics.
Reports have also shown that CBGa triggers the release of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) which help in the amelioration of metabolic disorders.
CBGa is now recognized to be responsible for not only slowing down the growth of cancer cells, killing the colon cancer cells and also neutralizing polyps which if left unchecked could develop into carcinomas.
A study carried out by researchers has shown that CBGa could be useful for the cure of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As shown in the study, it was able to reduce the effects of colitis on the intestine allowing it to be recommended for possible use in the future.
It is also been suggested that CBGa not only helps but is quite effective in pain relief, treating skin conditions, stimulating new brain cells, relieve stress and anxiety.