Can CBG And CBD Treat ADHD?

Research into CBG may be in its infancy, but the cannabinoid is showing great potential in treating a wide range of illnesses and disorders.  

Several studies have demonstrated that CBG can improve mood and provide neuroprotective benefits, along with a reduction in cognitive decline in patients with neurodegenerative conditions such as Huntington’s disease.  

A more recent study published in November 2021 found that a huge 70.8% of survey respondents with ADHD reported improvement in their condition after using a a combination of CBD and CBG over 7 days.

Recent study

Published in the international journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, the study highlights research done on nano-processed CBG/CBD and their effect on pain, adult attention deficit hyperactive disorder, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome.

The objective of the trial states:

“A preliminary trial of a novel nano-processed combination of CBG and CBD seemed to be effective in irritable bowel disease but was also reported to increase energy, thinking, attention, calmness, and sleep while reducing fatigue and anxiety.

“This survey was designed to figure out if the same findings were reported by a larger group of individuals.” 

The trial consisted of 220 adults who were asked to complete an online survey after using aa unique form of CBG & CBD for a minimum of 7 days.  

The survey was made up of questions surrounding fatigue, energy, thinking, attention, calmness, sleep, and anxiety and about the product’s effect on pain, ADHD,  chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. 

While this survey was done in a relatively short time frame, the results are still very interesting and will hopefully pave the way for bigger studies in the future. 

The results showed that A huge 70.8% of the respondents with ADHD reported improvement in their condition.

Additionally, 70% of the participants believed the product reduced their levels of fatigue and improved their energy and attention levels along with their thinking.

58% said their anxiety had improved and 44% reported improvement in their sleep.  

What I believe is important to note is that none of the participants reported any adverse effects, which are common with many of today commonly used drugs.

What I believe is important to note is that none of the participants reported any adverse effects, which are common with many of today commonly used drugs.

Why not just CBD? 

CBG and CBD do share a lot of similarities but they also have significant differences. The molecular structure is different which impacts how the cannabinoid binds with receptors and also impacts bioavailability. 

CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system on an indirect basis but CBG is thought to interact directly with CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors by binding directly with them – most notably those in the brain.  

This is why experts believe CBG is particularly useful for improving mental health and helping with conditions such as ADHD, autism, OCD and bipolar disorder.  


There is much to suggest that CBG may be viable as a treatment for many disorders including ADHD, but there is still a lot to learn.

However, while there is not enough robust evidence for CBG just yet, and given the potent bioactivity CBG displays in several settings, the somewhat rare cannabinoid does appear to be relatively safe.

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