|Cannabidiol – CBD||Cannabigerol – CBG|
CBD has strong anti-epileptic effects as has been demonstrated in various clinical trials. Case examples such as that of Charlotte Figi.
The FDA has approved several anti-epileptics based on CBD.[1-5, 82]
There is not yet significant evidence for CBG action in Epilepsy, due to a lack of research.
CBD is in clinical trials for the treatment of acne and psoriasis based on its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects.[7-9]
CBG has been demonstrated to help with some skin conditions, such as psoriasis, by regulating skin cell growth.[10-13]
CBD has been demonstrated to have strong anti-bacterial effects both in vitro and in vivo testing.
The effects have been found comparable to known antibiotics.
CBG has been demonstrated to have strong anti-bacterial effects both in vitro testing and in mouse models. CBG appears to be a stronger antibacterial than some reserve antibiotics.[15-17]
Cancer – Chemotherapy
CBD has been demonstrated to reduce the need to vomit and reduce the pain of those going through chemotherapy.
Cancer – Chemotherapy
CBG has been demonstrated to reduce weight loss when accompanying chemotherapy by increasing appetite.
CBD is believed to help in inflammatory neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well in acute inflammation due to brain injury.
CBG is believed to function as a neuroprotector by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.
CBD has been demonstrated to act on a receptor responsible for pain sensation, reducing its activity. This the basis for the pain relieving effects of CBD.
CBG is believed to interact with common analgesic targets that relieve pain, it follows that it might be used for pain relief.
CBD is known for its calming anxiolytic properties. In studies CBD has been demonstrated to reduce stress and relieve anxiousness.
CBG has been demonstrated to have similar molecular action to antidepressants, leading to possible applications as an antidepressant.
Through a strong immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory action CBD exhibits a potent antiarthritic effect.
CBG has been demonstrated to be an antioxidant, preventing damage to cells and DNA, this might reduce the risk of cancer and slow aging.
Several studies have demonstrated antipsychotic effects in human trials.
CBG has been theorized to have similar action to thiazolidinediones which heighten insulin sensitivity and reduce levels of blood sugar.
CBD has been demonstrated to decrease the production of skin oils and thus significantly helps reduce the development of acne.
CBG has been demonstrated to increase the production of skin oils, thereby reducing the dryness of the skin.[10-12]
CBD is believed to reduce the inflammation and excessive skin cell growth associated with psoriatic symptoms.[7-9, 24, 25]
CBG has been demonstrated to decrease skin cell growth and act as an antibiotic reducing itching and probability of bacterial infection.[7, 8, 26, 27]