How does CBG work?
Within the human body, phytocannabinoids like CBG are thought to mimic the body’s natural endocannabinoids by filling in on the need for physiological signaling. CBG interacts with receptors throughout the endocannabinoid system (ECS), including the serotonin 5HT-1a receptor. Serotonin (often called “the happy chemical”) is mainly found in the digestive tract even though it is manufactured in the brain.
CBG also contributes to the “entourage effect,” which suggests that the whole plant, including terpenes and other compounds, is greater than the sum of its parts. This concept is well-understood when discussing whole foods versus processed foods.