What are the health benefits of CBN

What are CBN and CBD?

What is CBN? CBN (cannabinol) is another compound in the cannabis plant with beneficial properties. It arises from the oxidation and decomposition of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the cannabis plant. This means that when THC is heated and exposed to O2 (oxygen), it is converted to CBN. This cannabinoid compound has mild psychoactive properties, slightly more than CBD (cannabidiol) but much less than THC.

CBD is a well-known cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant

What is CBN? CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-toxic compound found in cannabis plants. CBD is becoming increasingly valued around the world for its natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. It is used in everything from skin care to food. However, CBD is only one of the hundreds of compounds that cannabis contains. While THC and CBD are all drawing attention, there are myriad other cannabis compounds that could help alleviate a plethora of ailments. One of them is CBN.

CBN - another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant

CBN somewhat increased the duration of sleep in mice during sleep-induced sleep. However, there is no current evidence that CBN is a sedative, although it is already being marketed as such. This was said by Zoe Sigman, a key researcher at Project CBD, a leading think tank and non-profit CBD information platform. CBN and CBD, either individually or combined, may help relieve insomnia by creating a general feeling of calm and relaxation in the mind and body. CBN and CBD differ significantly when it comes to their effect on the appetite of the vast majority of consumers. While CBD can act as a mild appetite suppressant, CBN tends to stimulate appetite.

CBN and CBD are pain relievers and anti-inflammatory

Both CBN and CBD are known to be pain relievers and anti-inflammatory. They may alter the pain signals the brain receives. One way to take advantage of the pain relieving properties of these compounds is to apply a preparation directly to the affected area. By applying the active ingredients topically rather than consuming them, thereby bypassing the digestive system and liver, you reduce the risk of drug interactions. CBD can have contraindications to a variety of drugs, including warfarin and other blood thinners.

Consult a doctor before use

Regardless of the intended use of either substance, a patient should always seek medical advice. Natural remedies or dietary supplements may also have unforeseen interactions with other drugs. With the recent surge in CBD products, less scrupulous vendors looking to take advantage of the latest fad may be producing inferior products. These would then not have been checked for purity in a laboratory. Additionally, the CBD could contain ineffective amounts or dangerous additives.