Cannabinol, or CBN for short, is a potent hemp-derived compound similar to CBD, but with more promising benefits for managing stress, improving sleep, and reducing pain. CBN has an affinity for binding with different receptors in your body than CBD does. This is most likely why many people are finding CBN to be more effective.
Scientifically, CBN is a byproduct of THC when the compound oxidizes (or ages). However, CBN does not have the psychoactive effects that THC does. In this article we’ll answer our most asked question: “What is CBN?” and also explore how it works naturally with the body, and all of it’s therapeutic benefits that make this cannabinoid worth talking about!
Cannabinol (CBN): A Rare Cannabinoid
You’ve likely heard a lot about CBD, which is the second most abundant active compound in the marijuana plant, behind THC. However, Its high level of availability doesn’t necessarily correlate with its level of effectiveness.
CBN is considered one of the “big 3” rare cannabinoids found in hemp, with CGB and CBC taking the other two spots. Breakthroughs in medical science have allowed for the extraction and isolation of rare cannabinoids so that they may be made readily available for consumers. This is significant because rare cannabinoids may prove to be incredibly effective and potent. NASDAQ reports:
While not as famous as CBD, rare cannabinoids are significantly stronger. Their powerful health benefits make them highly sought after by a variety of industries, such as food and beverage, cosmetics, health and wellness, pharmaceuticals, and more.
How are CBD and CBN Different?
CBD has been a frontrunner cannabinoid because of its availability and abundance. Lesser-known cannabinoids like CBN have been limited because they often occur naturally in trace amounts and can be more difficult to extract. Thanks to newly developed techniques for extraction, companies like Right Wellness have helped CBN to become available for consumers.
When it comes to the science behind the two, CBD has a limited affinity to binding to receptors in your brain, while CBN has a high affinity for your CB2 receptors. This results in people finding CBD to be more effective in managing pain, sleep, and anxiety than CBD.
What Makes CBN Effective?
CBN is so effective because of its own chemical similarities with our own endocannabinoid system, or ECS. Once CBN is ingested, the compound naturally bonds with specific receptors in the body’s ECS. A wide range of our body’s physiological functions and responses are managed by this complex system, including mood, pain perception, appetite, and cognitive functions. CBN helps the receptors in this system do what’s needed in order to invigorate all kinds of desirable changes, to give you a sense of balance and relief.
Learn more about what the endocannabinoid system is and other ways to support it here.
CBN: ‘The Sleepy Cannabinoid’
CBN has a wide range of benefits, which we explore in this blog post. But the stand apart benefits that set it apart from CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids is its effectiveness as a natural sleep aid or sedative. This is where CBN coined its nickname as the ‘sleepy’ cannabinoid. Whether alone or paired with other cannabinoids, CBN aids in falling asleep and staying asleep.
This is important because of the struggle many have with getting proper sleep. One study explores the detrimental effects on your health a lack of sleep can have. Short-term consequences of sleep disruption include increased stress, pain, emotional distress and mood disorders, and cognitive, memory, and performance deficits, and the list of long-term consequences only escalates.
Prescription medications for sleep can be dangerous, habit-forming and have nasty side effects. This is why those seeking a natural sleep solution could greatly benefit from supplementing CBN.
And it’s not just for sleep! CBN also helps with pain management, anxiety, inflammation, and a whole host of other problems. Learn about all of the benefits of CBN here.
What is CBN Oil?
CBN oil is a combination of Cannabinol with a carrier oil. Carrier oils like MTC oil which is derived naturally from coconuts help your body absorb and process CBN. CBN oil in a tincture bottle is the most accurate way to find your personal dose and the most effective way to deliver CBN. The cap of the dropper bottle is labeled to indicate the amount you are taking. When taken sublingually (under the tongue) the tincture solution gets to work right away, absorbing directly into the bloodstream and endocannabinoid system for rapid relief.
How to try CBN for yourself
The best way to explore CBN and its potential benefits it can have for you is by trying it yourself! CBN is a minor cannabinoid found in mature hemp plants, which makes it extremely rare and difficult to extract with purity. Fortunately, Right Wellness has proprietary technology to extract pure CBN and process it for effective delivery. Shop the Right Wellness CBN tincture here.