What is CBN (Cannabinol)?
CBD, THC, and CBG get almost all the hype. There are over 113 cannabinoids that host a variety of benefits. The related science is still relatively new, so we are learning new information about these chemicals all the time. Of the cannabinoids, CBN was the first discovered by scientists.
Cannabinol (CBN) is a minor cannabinoid
So what is CBN, more clearly? It is produced by the degradation of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This degradation is caused by heating and oxygen exposure such as sunlight or burning. CBN may have sedative, antibacterial, neuroprotectant, appetite stimulations, and anti-inflammatory properties.
CBN Family Tree
CBGA is the mother of cannabinoids; it is the first cannabinoid that through photosynthesis it breaks down into a tree branch of all the other cannabinoids, including minors like Cannabinol
CBN or THC?
What is CBN compared to THC? CBN shares some attributes with THC, but CBN is not psychoactive. CBN has some relieving properties much like CBD, but is not as effective in promoting relief as Cannabidiol is. Cannabinol has neuroprotective properties like CBG but can also make you tired, unlike CBG.
Each cannabinoid affects the endocannabinoid system differently
Each influences different receptors differently. These varieties in behavior and result make it important to research each of the cannabinoids individually, especially the powerful and available ones.
What Is CBN: Effects (natural positives)
There are two main effects that CBN promotes and appetite activation (Cheech would call this the “munchies”). In addition, CBN has a host of other benefits such as being antibacterial, neuroprotectant, and anti-inflammatory. As interest in cannabinoids grows, CBN is being used by some people as an all-natural Rest aid; they report that it works great and that they wake up refreshed.
Rest Promoting Effects
CBN is becoming known as a highly effective, powerful minor cannabinoid. Research in mice has shown that CBN can prolong sleep time and increase its quality. Because THC is better studied and is also known for being a short term natural rest aid. Studies of the entourage effect that THC and CBN may amplify each other’s “body high” and “heavy eyelids” effects.
All this means that mice tend to happen upon free cannabinoids more often than humans (haha).
CBN and Appetite
Studies on mice have resulted in CBN administered mice had greater appetites, ate more, and ate faster. CBN has the potential to be a natural therapeutic option to help increase appetite in healthy individuals. Mouse munchies?! Sounds like it might be the case.
What is the medical community up to?
CNB and Glaucoma Therapy?
Glaucoma is the result of a damaged optic nerve. Over time the nerve gradually deteriorates which results in blind spots occurring in your visual field. Many cannabinoids have shown protective properties for nerve ending, including optic nerves; CBN is one of these cannabinoids. The use of CBN for Glaucoma will not become pharmaceutically available until the U.S. Government begins to regulate it.
***Steve’s Goods does not sponsor medical studies
The studies mentioned above are not Steve’s Goods studies, and so we encourage you to search them out. Until the U.S. government begins to regulate hemp, we will simply reblog info like this, and it will all remain informative and speculative.
***Steve’s Goods is not a pharmaceutical company
We are not associated with such studies as those mentioned above, and we do not recommend our products for Glaucoma therapy, sleep, appetite, or any other unstudied application/condition.
We do not recommend our products as replacements for prescriptions or medical treatments of any kind, and we encourage consulting with a doctor in advance of adding hemp products to your diet or home regimen.
What Is CBN: Side Effects (Possible Negatives)
As with most cannabinoids, there are barely any side effects in any patients that are getting helped with by CBN. CBN and cannabinoids in general are being recognized as being harmless. Only a few minor side effects have been present in test subjects. Cannabinol side effects include:
Early records indicate most if not all of the above could be avoided per proper adherence to instructions and to recommended serving size during ingestion. In short, hemp science says those side effects are likely results of abuse of serving size. What is CBN in the case of side effects? It’s for responsible users who won’t abuse it.
How legal is CBN extract of cannabis hemp plants?
The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill de-scheduled CBD and hemp. CBN is not listed as a controlled substance, thus it can be extracted from hemp, making it legal for all intents and purposes. What is Cannabinol in the legal sense? Legal.
What Steve’s Goods products contain CBN?
We have 2 varieties of products that contain Cannabinol-
1- Steve’s Goods PM Gummies with CBN Isolate:
2- Any Steve’s Goods full-spectrum products (may contain trace CBN). Here are a few:
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