CBG, a less common phytocannabinoid, is gaining popularity due to its pharmacological properties. It starts off as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) inside the plant and is decarboxylated to CBG by light, heat, and time, just like CBD and THC. The function of cannabinoids in the treatment of gastrointestinal symptoms including vomiting, nausea, and visceral pain (pain that originates within/around organs) was investigated, and it was revealed that a variety of tailored cannabis therapies may be beneficial in GI illness control.
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What Causes Abdominal Pain?
Discomfort or other unpleasant feelings in the abdomen are referred to as abdominal pain. A bellyache affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. The majority of causes of stomach discomfort aren’t caused by concern, and your doctor can diagnose and treat the problem quickly. It can, however, be a symptom of a serious condition that needs medical care.
Types of Abdominal Pain
There are many forms of abdominal pain, depending on how soon and how long the pain starts and lasts:
- Acute pain can last for hours or days and is often accompanied by other symptoms.
- Chronic pain can last for weeks, months, or even years, and it can be intermittent.
- Pain that increases over time is usually accompanied by other symptoms.
Given below are different causes of Abdominal Pain:
- Menstrual Cramps
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Food Poisoning
- Food Allergies
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Abdominal Muscle Strain Or Pull
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If you’re lactose intolerant or have ulcers or pelvic inflammatory disease, you may experience stomach pain. Other factors to consider are:
- Kidney Stones
- Bowel Blockage
- Ovarian Cancer or Cysts
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Cancer of the liver bile duct, gall bladder, or immune cells
How CBG Helps To Treat Abdominal Pain?
Cannabigerol (CBG) has a high affinity for CB1 and CB2 receptors, as well as significant antispasmodic properties, since it may inhibit the absorption of the neurotransmitter GABA more than CBD or THC.
CBG also has higher anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects than THC, allowing it to block the inflammatory channel lipoxygenase and reduce edema. GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, is sensitive to multiple neurons in the spinal cord region involved in pain transmission, therefore increasing GABA levels provides another route for pain relief.
CB2 receptors are crucial for taming inflammatory reactions since they are significantly concentrated in the GI system (Gastrointestinal system). This is the main reason why cannabis treatments like CBG help with stomach pain. CBG can treat stomach pains, IBD, and gastrointestinal diseases by focusing on the chemicals that cause inflammation. In human colon cancer cells and stomach cancer cells, CBG’s anti-tumoral activity inhibited cancer cell proliferation and induced programmed cell death. CBG also has antibacterial capabilities when it comes to certain bacterial strains.
Another study found that CBG reduces bladder contractility in mice and humans without using the CB1 or CB2 receptors.
Home Remedies For Abdominal Pain
Gas and indigestion can cause stomach pain, which can be relieved with several dietary and lifestyle modifications. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Consume smaller portions more frequently.
- Eat Slowly
- Chew your meal thoroughly.
- Drink Beverages At Room Temperature
- Foods that cause gas or indigestion should be avoided.
- Take control of your anxiety.
- Caffeine and alcohol should be avoided.
- After you’ve eaten, sit up straight.
- Get some regular exercise and go for a brief stroll after you eat.
According to research, management of various GI illnesses and stomach pains with various cannabinoids is required, given the safety profile of endocannabinoid modulation and phytocannabinoids like CBG and the debilitating nature of diverse GI disorders and stomach aches. Cannabinoids like CBG have the potential to play a major role in the treatment of nausea, stomach pains, and perhaps visceral pain.