What is CBN

One part of cannabis that’s less popular but is still very important is CBN. This is something that’s extracted and could offer a variety of different benefits that are actually something potentially beneficial. 

Where do you find it

This doesn’t develop into CBGA or other chemicals. Instead, it’s pretty much found in the flowers. They do need to be aged or oxidized to find lots of it, but for the most part, even in aged cannabis, it’s still less than 1% in most cases.  Usually this is exerted through binding with your receptors in the endocannabinoid systems. CBN actually is considered an agonist though for the CB1 receptors, but it’s much weaker than the THC that’s there. It also is an agonist of the TRPV2 receptor, which actually contributes to pain relief from the endocannabinoid system, so it may actually play a part in inhibiting production of those neuronal signaling enzymes that are there. 

How it Affects Us

CBN is still very early in stages of development, so the studies that are there are much more limited than CBD and THC, but there is information out there regardless. It was found that CBG and CBN actually reduce intraoral tension, which means that this can actually help with reducing the overgrowing of skin cells too, and also helps to inhibit proliferation of a keratinocyte too.  This also soothes the skin that’s inflamed simply through modulating the two receptors that are there. Recent research also supports the idea that there are five cannabinoids that actually can help with staph too, and it’s actually something that’s still being studied right now to this day.  Right now the studies in rats have shown that this actually helps with modulating the CB1 receptors, and it can actually increase the appetite and consumption of foods, while also improving symptoms that come about from neurodegenerative conditions. It also is an anticonvulsant, so it can help with reducing the instances of convulsions, but this isn’t as evident as it may be with CBD and THC in most cases.

Difference between CBD and CBN

Cannabidiol and cannabinol have similar names, but they’re different. Right now, cannabinol actually differs because there is of course different cannabinoid precursors that come about from this, and of course, there is also CBGA. CBN is pretty much developed as a non-enzymic oxidation of the THC in most cases, and usually it’s the natural degradation. There is also some different effects that come along with this too. Right now, CBD does have a lot of different parts to this, and it’s already been studied, and it actually can help with a bunch of effects. Right now, CBN doesn’t have enough information to this. CBD is also very widely available in most locations, but CBN is seldom contained on its own.  The same goes for research too, and as a result CBD is much cheaper, much more studied, and more available than the other compound. Both of them do not have a strong affinity for the receptors, and neither of them create the intoxicating effect that THC does in more cases. Most cannabis derivatives have a large amount of CBN or CBD, and it can actually help to exert similar side effects in some cases, but even then, it’s very rare for both of these to have that, and the medical applications are still very inefficient in terms of results. Right now, there are some different studies that says that CBN could possibly work in terms of helping those with seizures, pain, inflammation, and other conditions, but it doesn’t fully prove this either.