CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) and CBG (cannabigerol) are two different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBGA is a precursor to several other cannabinoids, including THC, CBD, and CBC, and it serves as the starting point for the synthesis of other cannabinoids. As the plant matures, CBGA is converted into other cannabinoids through a process called decarboxylation. CBG, on the other hand, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is produced when CBGA is broken down through decarboxylation.
CBGA and CBG have similar chemical structures, but they have distinct properties and characteristics. While CBGA is a precursor to several other cannabinoids, CBG is not, and it is present in lower concentrations in the cannabis plant than CBGA. CBG is believed to have potential therapeutic benefits, although more research is needed to fully understand its effects. While CBGA is not commonly available as a standalone supplement, CBG is available in various forms, including oils, capsules, and topicals.