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CannaKeys has 141 studies associated with Cannabigerol (CBG).

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Overview - Cannabigerol (CBG)

Description of Cannabigerol (CBG)

Cannabigerol was isolated, characterized, and synthetized by R. Mechoulan and Y. Gaoni in 1964. CBG is non-psychoactive. It is the central biosynthetic precursor to many cannabinoids. For that reason CBG is often referenced as "mother of all cannabinoids."

Other Names:


Geranylolivetol plus numerous other supplier-based synonyms.

IUPAC Name: 2-[(2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienyl]-5-pentylbenzene-1,3-diol

Molecular Formula: C21H32O2


Cannabigerol (CBG) Properties and Effects

CBG is:

  • An inhibitor of voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels (M. Ghovanloo et al., 2022

  • Non-pychoactive (R. Mechoulam et al., 1970)

  • Muscle relaxant

  • Analgesia

  • Sedative

  • May be anti-proliferative in cases of prostate and colorectal cancer

  • Antibacterial (MRSA)

  • Appetite stimulant (in cases of anorexia, cachexia)

  • Anti-parasitical (leishmania)

  • Pre-clinical trials suggest potential benefits in treating neurological disorders such as Huntington's Disease.

Cannabigerol (CBG) Receptor Binding

Endocannabinoid system (ECS) and CBG:

Endocannabinoidome (eCBome) and CBG:

  • TRPV1 (significant agonist)

  • TRPA1 (significant agonist)

  • TRPM8 [inhibitor (antagonist)]

  • 5HT1A serotonin receptors (moderate inhibitor)

  • Alpha-2-andrenergic-receptor sites (agonist)

Ki legend:

  • Full/strong agonist Ki ~1-9nM

  • Moderate agonist Ki ~10-99nM

  • Weak agonist Ki ~100-999nM

  • Very weak agonist Ki ~1,000-up nM

(The reader is reminded that a smaller Ki is associated with the strongest effects.)

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