CBG may help an array of skin conditions, from rashes and dry skin to cancerous ailments
According to a 2016 paper that was published in the journal, Experimental Dermatology, cannabinoids have an interesting array of functions when applied to skin. In fact, when applied individually, the different cannabinoids show their own unique properties. CBG, for example, was reported by the authors of the study to increase basal sebaceous lipid synthesis while other cannabinoids were shown to either reduce it or have no impact at all.
The authors, Oláh et al., noted that CBG may have “potential in the treatment of dry‐skin syndrome.”
Another paper that was published in 2014 in the journal, Oncotarget, noted that CBG has significant anti-inflammatory properties. Those properties could potentially translate to certain skin conditions.
More importantly, that paper noted that CBG may play a role in the entourage effect when applied to certain types of skin cancer.
A lead researcher in cannabinoid science, Dr. Ethan B. Russo, published a paper in 2008 that noted several potential uses of CBG on the skin.
For example, it may:
- Inhibit GABA uptake more efficiently than THC or CBD
- Exhibit more potent analgesic effects than THC
- Have significant anti-erythema properties
The paper, which was published in the journal, Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, noted that these properties and more meant that the “future for cannabinoid therapeutics appears very bright, indeed.”