What Is CBN And What Are The Benefits Of This Cannabinoid?
Do you remember the first time you heard about cannabidiol, or CBD? Remember how the national opinion of Cannabis changed drastically once we gained knowledge of its non-psychoactive compounds? And who could forget how this discovery impacted the lives of children suffering from seizures, and patients with chronic pain, anxiety or inflammation?
What you may not know is there are many other medicinal compounds like CBD, unique to cannabis that we are becoming antiquated with. Allow us to introduce you to yet another of these therapeutic offerings, CBN!
Its name may bear a striking resemblance to CBD, but cannabinol, or CBN, offers a unique profile of effects and benefits that have researchers clamouring for more scientific investigation. So far CBN’s studied benefits include.
CBN‘s most profound, characterizing attribute is its sedative effect, and according to Steep Hill Labs, 5mg of CBN is as effective as 10 mg of Diazepam, a mild pharmaceutical sedative. For those of you who rely on cannabis to resolve a night of tossing and turning, a little CBN might do you some good!
As THC oxidizes (exposure to oxygen over time), it converts to CBN. This is why aged, poorly stored cannabis is likely to have more CBN than fresh flower stored properly in an airtight container. You should note that even after oxidizing, most flowers only contain trace amounts of CBN (CBN rarely exceeds 1%) Because the levels are so low it is recommended to seek out other products that are made with concentrated CBN. Like this tincture 🙂
Unlike THC, CBN induces little to no psychoactive effects. This is great new for patients need to medicate but keep a clear head. CBN has a lot to offer patients and sufferers of sleeplessness.