The Uses & Benefits of CBG
Understanding your pet’s ECS is the first step to understanding the potential of each cannabinoid's ability to assist in your pet’s body. There are many cannabinoids within the Cannabis plant. You’re probably most familiar with CBD, but research into CBG shows its potential for urinary and digestive health support.
CBG as it relates to urinary health is promising. Evidence suggests that CBG has the ability to reduce bladder spasms, which may help with pets who urinate frequently or mark in inappropriate places. In addition, CBG shows potential to regulate inflammation. With these things in mind, you can see how early evidence points to CBG as a way to help with bladder dysfunction – by reducing inflammation and regulating the muscle movement in the urinary system.
In speaking about CBG’s potential to improve digestive health, the hypothesis is two-fold. First, there is evidence that suggests CBG improves symptoms of IBD by increasing recovery time for damaged intestinal tissue (from inflammation or otherwise), reducing overall intestinal inflammation, and reducing systems of leaky gut by reducing intestinal permeability. Second, CBG has been shown to be an effective appetite stimulant, which may be beneficial for gastrointestinal issues that are decreasing appetite.
While early evidence is very promising, research will continue in order to fully understand and utilize the therapeutic potential of all cannabinoids when given to pets on a recommended daily basis.