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Using cannabigerol for irritable bowel syndrome

Among the numerous beneficial effects of cannabigerol, a recently discovered but already extremely promising cannabinoid in the world of light cannabis, there is the ability to counteract the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. In this article we will find out more about cannabigerol and how it could be used therapeutically, in particular against some types of inflammatory intestinal diseases. Here's what we'll see specifically:

  1. Cannabigerol, a new discovery
  2. Beneficial properties of CBG
  3. CBG as a natural remedy for the colon

Cannabigerol, a new discovery

It is always them that attract the attention of most people: THC and CBD . Yet, there are many other cannabinoids in a cannabis plant.

With the introduction of legal cannabis on the market, the beneficial effects of CBD on our endocannabinoid system have finally been made known. At the same time, research has invested and continues to invest in studying new cannabinoids.

Cannabigerol was discovered in 1964 by the scientist Y.Gaoni, but only recently has it attracted the attention of the scientific community because, as this study explains better , it could be used in the use of new drugs thanks to its interesting beneficial effects.

It is a terpenophenolic compound, meaning that it can be broken down into three molecules with different active ingredients, which can be used in the treatments of different pathologies. Just like CBD it does not have psychoactive properties but interacts positively with our endocannabinoid system.

It is the first cannabinoid that forms in a cannabis plant and is what is used to synthesize other cannabinoids , including THC and CBD. It could be that we have only recently come to study it due to the low quantity that remains on a mature cannabis or light cannabis plant.

It was then realized that varieties with a high cannabigerol content could be a new path to successfully follow on the path of light cannabis.

In fact, since it is the father of other cannabinoids, starting from this active ingredient it is possible to conceive varieties with a high content of cannabigerol and cannabidiol, almost (and in some cases without the almost) completely free of THC and its side effects.


Beneficial properties of CBG

As we have seen, the beneficial effects of cannabigerol are so numerous as to make it the subject of research in the pharmacological field and to arouse the interest of legal cannabis growers, most of whom are interested in experimenting with new varieties of light marijuana.

Among the main properties of this active ingredient are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ones, which make it an excellent supplement if we want to help our immune system or counteract specific inflammation.

One can imagine that its antioxidant properties could soon also be used in cosmetics for the creation of anti-wrinkle creams and serums, as happened with CBD, which contains flavonoids and antioxidants, indispensable allies for young and healthy skin.

Cannabigerol interacts on multiple levels with our endocannabinoid system , in particular it intercepts a receptor that directly affects the central nervous system. It could therefore be effective in treating substance addictions and, just like CBD, prove useful in counteracting any side effects of THC.

Furthermore, according to a study conducted on laboratory mice by the American Society of Experimental Neurotherapy, cannabigerol could have beneficial effects on some neurodegenerative diseases .

Other research suggests that it could be used in the treatment of glaucoma , being able to reduce intraocular pressure. Other studies reveal its antifungal and pain-relieving properties , which suggests that it could be used in the pharmacological field as a remedy against psoriasis .

Finally, cannabigerol appears to stimulate serotonin . It could therefore be useful in cases of anxiety and depression and this does not surprise us, it is a quality shared with CBD , currently the main active ingredient of light cannabis on the market.

As you may have already guessed, it is precisely the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabigerol that make it a possible remedy for irritable bowel syndrome and as we will see in the next paragraph, its beneficial properties have in fact been found in the treatment of some inflammatory diseases affecting the small intestine and large intestine (our colon).

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Cbg as a natural remedy for the colon

Before understanding how cannabigerol could be useful in treating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, it is important to understand, albeit briefly, the type of pathology we are talking about.

It may also be called irritable bowel syndrome. Many patients mistakenly refer to this disorder as colitis, it is a condition that is estimated to affect around two in ten people, women in particular.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a benign disorder, as Professor Silvio Danese , head of the Center for Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of the Humanitas Clinical Institute in Milan , reminds us, whose symptoms, however, can be particularly annoying and in the long run unnerving and limiting for our lifestyle, for example during moments of physical activity.

We are talking about a set of disorders of the intestinal tract and colon (i.e. the large intestine), which, unlike other inflammatory intestinal diseases, do not lead to dangerous degeneration for the intestinal tract. This does not mean that this condition must be monitored frequently by your doctor.

Obviously a diagnosis can only be made by your doctor after a thorough examination but let's see together what are the main symptoms presented by many patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome:

  • abnormal bowel movements
  • constipation or diarrhea,
  • cramps with related abdominal pain
  • abdominal swelling
  • meteorism
  • irregular consistency of the stool, sometimes with the presence of mucus

Although there is still partial uncertainty in this regard, the main triggering causes have been identified:

  • stress, anxiety, depression
  • weak immune system
  • inflammation of the intestinal tract (such as gastroenteritis of bacterial or viral origin)
  • greater sensitivity to some foods (dairy products, chocolate, cured meats)
  • diet low in fiber-rich foods

In case you know you suffer from this syndrome or suspect it and are tired of the side effects of some harsh medications, you may want to try a natural solution .

This study , together with another research conducted by some researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federico II University of Naples , explains very well why cannabigerol could be useful in treating the symptoms of the syndrome.

Its beneficial effects in this case would lie in its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, capable of counteracting oxidative stress and bacterial or viral infections of the intestine during the manifestation of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

You can take it in the form of CBG oil , it can also be vaporized in the form of CBG buds or e-liquid with a high active ingredient content .

In any case, remember that most people who practice physical activity and regularly consume foods rich in fiber are less susceptible to irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory intestinal diseases. Also try to reduce stress , we tend to somatise and often the first to suffer is the intestine.

The first thing to do is to try to improve your lifestyle , so as to be prepared to enjoy the beneficial effects of any natural remedy , including cannabidiol and cannabigerol.

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