What is CBN?

What is CBN? 

There are dozens of potentially useful cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. While Cannabinol (CBN) isn’t as well-known as CBD and THC, it does also have an array of useful medicinal benefits. 

Most people have become quite familiar with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), but did you know that the cannabis plant has many other types of cannabinoids that are quite distinct from each other? For example, cannabinol (CBN) is a compound that’s formed from the oxidation and decomposition of THC in a plant. As a by-product of THC when it is exposed to heat or UV light, CBN also features a very mild psychoactive response. This is considered slightly more so than CBD, but much, much less than THC.

Will CBN-Rich Products Make You Feel High? 

CBN on its own produces little to no psychoactive effects. While research indicates that CBN also binds to the  CB1 receptors as THC does, it does so with only around one-tenth the strength of THC. 

When it comes to supplementing with cannabis compounds, many use a “strength in numbers” approach, because cannabis has a lot of components in it. These small components influence the major components in what’s known medicinally as the entourage effect in your body. This is when the many components within the cannabis plant interact with the human body to produce a stronger influence. It’s for this reason that when you purchase many broad-spectrum CBD products, you will usually also find compounds such as CBN included. 

At CBDstore.co.za, we always ensure that exactly what it says on the label is exactly what is in the bottle. We also only stock the highest-quality products for our customers. With the recent explosion in CBD products, less scrupulous vendors who may be looking to cash in on the latest craze, may not offer products that are lab tested for purity guarantees.

Why Are People Supplementing with CBN? 

Recent research has determined that CBN potentially has some important medicinal benefits. For example, studies have indicated that CBN demonstrates anti-inflammatory and anti-convulsant properties on its own. CBN may also act as an appetite stimulant in rats, and could act as a pain reliever when combined with CBD. However, oils, edibles, capsules, and patches with pronounced CBN profiles are currently rare. However, with the changing attitudes toward cannabis-derived supplements around the world, their popularity will undoubtedly grow. 

Buying Premium CBD & CBN-Rich Products 

Interested in finding high-quality, broad-spectrum products that include CBN? Browse some of the items in our online shop, these all contain below 0.2% THC and won’t make you feel intoxicated. As always, before starting any new supplements, be sure to speak to your doctor about how much CBD or CBN you should be dosing with for the best results. Generally, you should always start low and then increase your dose over time until the ideal amount is reached. 

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