Is CBG Good For Pain

Opinion by Jake Crossman

For far too long chronic pain has plagued millions of people every year with no end to their pain in sight. There are hundreds of “remedies” and medication options that all claim to eliminate pain and control chronic pain, with little to no success. Most times, these remedies just frustrate the user as they continue living a life of unnecessary pain. 

In recent years, CBD, and its counterpart CBG have taken the world by storm with their incredible healing power. This begs the question, is CBG good for pain, and can those who suffer finally find peace? 

Is CBG Good For Pain: What Is CBG? 

Cannabigerol or CBG is the mother of all hemp extracts. It falls under the classification of a phytocannabinoid, which means that it is extracted from a hemp plant. CBG is considered the “stem cell” or mother of all hemp extracts because it is one of the very first phytocannabinoids that presents itself in a hemp plant before it can evolve into other cannabinoids. For this reason, CBG has to be extracted from a sapling hemp plant to maintain its efficacy and potency – this also makes CBG slightly more expensive because it is more difficult to extract. 

Recent advancements in the hemp industry have allowed scientists to discover over 120 cannabinoids that are present in hemp plants and determine what each of these may be able to help within the field of medicine. CBD, and CBG are being looked at as some of the most promising extracts in regard to health. 

CBG has been shown to have a major impact on: 

  • Inflammation 
  • Chronic Pain 
  • Stress and Anxiety 
  • Boosting Energy and Mental Focus

The research surrounding CBG has been very positive, showing no major side effects even in clinical trials. CBG and CBD have made such an impact on the hemp space that there is now a federally approved medication by the FDA that contains CBG, and CBD to help treat seizures called Epidiolex. Effectively, these kinds of medicines with CBG and CBD in them will start to roll out more and more as the research and trials continue. 

Let’s take a look at how CBG actually works, how it can treat chronic pain, and why it is almost an essential need for your body to function at the highest level. 

Is CBG Good For Pain: How CBG Works 

Inside all of our bodies, there is something called the endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short. The ECS is an extremely complex network of nerves and neurons that are located in every major organ system in the body. When any form of hemp is introduced to the body, the ECS regulates how that specific cannabinoid should interact with our bodies. For example, THC has psychotropic qualities and the ECS interacts with THC to create these feelings of being “high.” The same can be said for any other hemp extract that interacts with the ECS. 

The way that CBG interacts with the ECS is through two receptors that are part of the system – the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are in large part overseers for regulating nerve response, and cortisol levels in the brain. The reason that CBD, and CBG work so well to calm anxiety is because of the way that the CB2 receptors regulate cortisol which is known as the stress causing hormone (NCBI). 

Recently there have been several clinical trials on CBG and how it treats chronic pain and inflammation. There was a study done to show the efficacy of CBG versus traditional anti-inflammatory medications on chronic knee pain caused by arthritis. There were three separate trials done, and in all three the CBG either performed at a higher level or the same level of reducing pain and swelling in knee joints, without any side effects.  

“Both compounds showed improvement of swelling and pain sensation which is comparable to CBG in all tested doses…[HUM-233] and [HUM-234] were comparable but were not significantly better than CBG in these assays (NCBI).”

Another study was done on CBG being used as a therapeutic agent or medication for those suffering from obesity, an extremely overlooked area of health currently. 

The studies concluded that CBG was able to slow liver damage and reverse enzyme reactions caused by diet-induced obesity. This is a massive breakthrough in obesity research because of how quickly people are dying from becoming obese. The “epidemic” of those who are overweight needs a way to be treated in a way that is different from previous methods, and CBG might be the answer to that. 

The research clearly shows that CBG as an anti-inflammatory and pain reducer is just as effective, if not more, than current medicines that are being used to treat these kinds of health issues. 

Another scientific discussion about CBG is surrounding something called “the entourage effect.” This is the idea that when combining two or more cannabinoids together it provides a stronger effect than just taking an isolated dose of just one cannabinoid. CBG+CBD is something that works very well in this regard to treating pain, anxiety, and inflammation.  

Is CBG Good For Pain: Final Thoughts 

In the next couple years CBG is going to be the newest way to treat pain, due to its fast-acting properties, no side effects, and ability to improve overall health. While this may seem like a far-fetched idea right now, as research continues and CBG becomes more widely accepted this will be the case. 

The incredible power of cannabinoids is finally coming to light after years of backlash from major pharmaceutical companies. People are realizing that pharmaceutical companies are only out to  make a profit by ensuring that customers keep coming back to treat illnesses. 

The hemp space’s mission is to solve the root of the problem and make sure that things like chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, and fatigue are taken care of at their core rather than just temporarily fixed. 

A new wave of health and holistic medicine is coming, and CBG will be leading the charge.

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Works Cited 

Kogan, Natalya M, et al. “Novel CBG Derivatives Can Reduce Inflammation, Pain and Obesity.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), MDPI, 15 Sept. 2021,

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