Sure, THC and CBD are pretty amazing when it comes to benefits for your health and well-being. However, these are not the only compounds found in the cannabis plant. Throughout the years, researchers have found up to 100 cannabinoids in it, but the restrictions on marijuana prevented scientists from studying in detail all about their potential effects to our body and mind. Fortunately, things are starting to change. Besides THC and CBD, a cannabinoid known as CBC is getting the attention of scientists for its supposed health benefits without providing psychoactive effects. In this article, Botany Farms has gathered the most important aspects of this cannabinoid so that you think of giving an opportunity to new components different from the typical THC and CBD. Check out some of our top selling strains and products below:
What is CBC?CBC, its real name being cannabichromene, is a cannabinoid that was discovered over 50 years ago and is considered to be the third most prominent cannabinoid in cannabis plants. It has the same origins as THC and CBD, coming from CBGA and then converting into CBCA, until it becomes CBC after being exposed to heat. However, CBC hasn’t gotten as much attention due to the lack of information researchers have managed to collect from it. As the hemp market grows and restrictions on the study of cannabis plants are lifted, CBC and many other cannabinoids will get to be completely explored, thus being added to the several products offered on the market nowadays.
CBC CannabinoidIf you have read about how the cannabinoids found in cannabis plants work in our bodies, you know there are two main receptors that bind with the common THC and CBD. The CB1 and CB2 receptors in our brain interact with almost all of the cannabinoids we take from hemp and enhance the function of the endocannabinoid system. But unlike CBD, CBC doesn’t seem to have powerful effects when in contact with the mentioned receptors, and it binds more effectively with the TRPV1 and the TRPA1 receptors, both linked to the perception of pain, inflammation and physical and thermal stimuli. For instance, when CBC interacts with these receptors, it helps to release higher levels of natural endocannabinoids, such as anandamide, also known as the "bliss molecule". As a result, CBC indirectly activates CB1 and CB2 receptors through the production of anandamide, decreasing pain and inflammation. Additionally, CBC plays an important role in the Entourage Effect, since studies have shown that when all cannabinoids and terpenes work together, the effects and benefits provided are enhanced, having better results than when used separately.
CBC BenefitsAlthough there is not plenty of research done on CBC, the few studies that have been published have provided great insight about the several benefits CBC can have on the human body, making it a promising alternative to many pharmaceutical products that often create addiction and harmful side effects. This cannabinoid is not psychoactive, which comes as great news for consumers who do not enjoy the “euphoria” provided by THC. Its benefits extend to neural regeneration, enhancing brain cells growth and anti-bacterial properties. Here is a list of conditions that could be treated with the CBC cannabinoid
- Chronic pain
- Inflammatory conditions
- Irritable bowel syndrome