What is CBN?
- by Lourdes Staff
CBN or cannabinol is a cannabinoid that is very similar to the well-known CBD, or cannabidiol. Recent research has shown some surprising benefits for CBN, particularly for its sedative effects, which can help with sleep. Studies on mice showed that in higher doses, CBN showed sedative effects after just 15 minutes and helped mice sleep longer than normal. What makes CBN interesting and different from other cannabinoids is that it's actually an oxidized form of THC. It's also non-intoxicating and potentially has more benefits than CBD alone. In addition to helping people sleep better, CBN may also work as an analgesic or anti-inflammatory while having antibacterial qualities. More research is still needed to determine how these benefits could change medical treatments in humans but the potential is promising.
Recent research has shown some benefits for CBN, particularly for its sedative effects, which can help with sleep.
Recent research has shown some surprising benefits for CBN, particularly for its sedative effects, which can help with sleep.
A recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology explored the possibility of using CBN as a sleep aid. Researchers found that mice treated with a high-CBN strain of cannabis slept better than their peers who were given lower amounts, or none at all. This is exciting news for those who suffer from insomnia and other forms of sleep disorders.
Another study published in 2018 showed that CBN may help relieve pain and reduce inflammation—which could have wide-ranging implications when it comes to treating a variety of conditions like arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
CBN also inhibits muscle contractions, slowing down the heart rate and respiration. This makes it a candidate for pain relief without intoxication or side effects.
What makes CBN interesting and different from other cannabinoids?
CBN is different from other cannabinoids as it is actually an oxidized form of THC. That means that its chemical structure has been altered by exposure to oxygen in the air (oxidation). When THC is exposed to oxygen, some of its carbon molecules bind with oxygen molecules to create CBN.
CBN can be found on its own as a compound or in combination with other compounds like CBD, THC and CBG.
CBN is non-intoxicating and potentially has more benefits than CBD alone.
Studies have shown that CBD alone is not as effective in treating pain or inflammation, but CBN is. Many people report experiencing the same anti-inflammatory effects and pain relief from CBN that they do with CBD.
CBN can act as a mild sedative, so it’s helpful for sleeping issues and other kinds of insomnia. It’s known to interact with serotonin receptors in the brain and has been used for years as an antidepressant in Eastern medicine.
CBN may work as an analgesic or anti-inflammatory
In addition to helping people sleep better, CBN may also work as an analgesic or anti-inflammatory while having antibacterial qualities.
CBN is a good pain reliever that helps reduce inflammation and fight bacteria.
People who use CBN for sleep find it helpful for anxiety, depression, seizures and more.
More research is needed.
While researchers are only just beginning to explore how CBN can be used as a medical treatment, there is much they have learned so far. The results of these studies have been promising, especially when it comes to the use of CBN for pain relief. In fact, some believe that this compound may one day replace opioids like morphine and fentanyl in many medical treatments due to its ability to also relieve pain without causing any side effects or addiction issues like traditional painkillers do.
The potential benefits of CBN for humans are still being studied and we could see an entirely new class of medications designed specifically with human biology in mind.
CBN is a cannabinoid that shows promise for medical treatments. It's an oxidized form of THC, which means it's non-intoxicating and may have more benefits than CBD alone. While more research is needed to determine the extent of its benefits in humans, CBN may be able to help with several issues including sleep, pain relief and even fighting bacterial infections.