Overview of CBGa
Cannabigerolic Acid is considered to be one of the most fundamental cannabinoids. Not only does CBGa have many possible health benefits, but it is responsible for the creation of THC and CBD which are generated through biosynthesis. Biosynthesis is when simple, less complex compounds are converted into other compounds. CBGa is formed when geranyl pyrophosphate and olivetolic acid are combined.
It is essential to know that CBGa is responsible for the formation of compounds like CBG, CBCa, CBDa, and THCa. Once these compounds go through decarboxylation, a chemical reaction that releases carbon dioxide, they become active. Thus, even CBG is not created without Cannabigerolic Acid going through this chemical reaction.
Through research, Cannabigerolic Acid has been found to potentially fight certain cancers, inflammatory issues, and bacteria. It has also been connected to improving bone growth and treating mental illnesses like schizophrenia. Though studies are still limited at this time, scientists are learning more about how CBGa all the time.
With further research, it has been found that Cannabigerolic Acid acts as an antagonist to CB1 receptors. This means it allows the body to accept cannabinoids more openly. The more the body allows for cannabinoids to connect to the receptors, the more benefits can be received from the compounds.
The body of research on this cannabinoid focuses on its crucial role in biosynthesis with other compounds. It is considered one of the most important chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. After the process of synthesizing, most cannabis strains have trace amounts of CBG in them. CBG is what is left of Cannabigerolic Acid when it goes through the process of synthesizing into THC.
It has been discovered that hemp has high levels of CBGa compared to other cannabis plant strains. This makes sense given that hemp contains lower levels of THC concentrations. Most scientists would say that all cannabinoids would not exist if there were no levels of Cannabigerolic Acid within a cannabis plant. We will discover more about this interesting chemical compound as scientists look more into the benefits of it.