I’ll Take My Cannabinoids Biotech, Please

News December 1, 2020

There’s so much happening in the world right now, even in the land of cannabinoids. From confusion over effectiveness to trying to decipher which source is best, it’s enough to make your head spin. Though if you’re a fan of CBD and CBG, we’ve developed a way to create these cannabinoid molecules that will leave you with one less thing to worry about. 


Through our fermentation technology, Amyris can produce CBD (cannabidiol) and CBG (cannabigerol) isolates. And because we are able to replicate the exact same molecule every time, we can ensure purity, stability and sourceIn addition, the molecules are derived from rapidly renewable sugarcanemaking them readily available and affordable. 


But what are these cannabinoids and what, exactly, do they do? We hear a lot about CBD, but what about the lesser known CBG? In many ways they are similar, though CBG is present in the hemp plant in much smaller quantities, making it difficult to extract, rare and costly. The good news is that in addition to developing CBD, our fermentation technology is able to create the CBG molecule, making an easily accessible and affordable solution.  


CBD, studies have shown, has an effect on anadamide levels, also known as the “bliss molecule”, our own internal happiness endocannabinoid. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids that are made internally by our body and are part of our endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system also includes receptors throughout the nervous system that bind to the endocannabinoids, and enzymes that break down the endocannabinoids once they’re done doing their work. 


Preliminary studies have also shown that like CBD, CBG has a similar effect. In addition to unruffling frazzled nerves, both cannabinoids have shown great promise in calming skin and reducing inflammatory skin conditions. They’re like inside and out feel good molecules.  


Through the cost effectiveness of biotech, the calming benefits of cannabinoids will be available to everyone, not just the few who can afford them. Now that’s some good news we can all bliss out over.