CBD, CBDa & CBGa: What’s The Difference?

By Terry Hacienda, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

According to 2013 research, CBGA helps in alleviating the symptoms of IBD. CBGA was shown to inhibit the formation of nitric oxide and oxidizing agents in the small intestine. As per the findings of the research, CBGA also helps in mitigating the severity of colitis in rats that were induced with it.

Metabolic Disorders

A 2019 silico research found that CBGA stimulated Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPARs), boosting lipid metabolism and minimizing excessive buildup. This research still requires animal and human testing.

Cardiovascular Disease

CBGA inhibits the enzyme aldose reductase, which is the major contributor to oxidative stress that leads to diabetes problems, according to in vitro research. CBDA, CBGA Prevents Coronavirus From Entering Human Cells  According to a study published in Oregon State University, both CBDA and CBGA prevent the entry of coronavirus into human cells. This research was led by Richard Van Breeman.


According to research on cannabis for COVID, it was found that the hemp components [CBGA and CBDA] were equally effective against strains of SARS-CoV-2, including version B.1.1.7, which was first found in the United Kingdom, and variant B.1.351, which was first detected in South Africa,” Van Breeman said.

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