CBN otherwise known as Cannabinol is a non-intoxicating compound that is most commonly known as the cannabinoid that is created when THC ages or when THC-A oxidizes. This cannabinoid is produced when marijuana and hemp plants are exposed over long periods of time to both air and sunlight. This causes the THC to convert to CBN! This cannabinoid is unique as it can bind to both CB1 and CB2 receptors within the bodies Endocannabinoid System. but tends to have a higher affinity for CB2. This means that it works synergistically within the body’s immune system to help regulate the immune system as well as the peripheral nervous system.
CBN wasn’t a heavily researched cannabinoid until recently so there is still a lot of uses and benefits that we are finding out as time goes on. CBN has been tested as an antibacterial agent and has been specifically tested on MRSA bacteria strains and has been shown to fight off bacterial infections. CBN has also been looked into as a treatment for ALS and has been said to delay the onset of the condition as well as other neurodegenerative diseases and conditions.
CBN has also been researched and can be beneficial as an anti-convulsant and can be helpful to those that suffer from epilepsy and other seizure disorders. It has also been researched for easing pain related to various inflammatory diseases. Which includes but is not limited to Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chron’s Disease, chronic post-operative pain and more. CBN has also been said to help reduce intraocular pressure and can help alleviate symptoms of Glaucoma.
In combination with CBD or THC, CBN has been said to be beneficial for those that suffer from insomnia or have a hard time falling and staying asleep. It can cause sleepy effects, drowsiness, and has also been said to have sedative qualities. Lastly, CBN can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, can help stimulate appetite and can help relieve nausea, and has been researched as a treatment for Epidermolysis Bulloasa, which is a group of rare diseases that cause the skin to blister easily.
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