What is CBN?
Cannabinol (CBN) is a minor cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is a breakdown product of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which means that it is formed when THC is exposed to heat and light over time.
CBN has been found to have a number of medicinal properties, but it is not as well-studied as other cannabinoids. However, it is known to have a sedative effect and has been found to have potential therapeutic benefits for conditions such as insomnia, pain, and glaucoma.
How Does CBN Work?
CBN is thought to bind to the CB2 receptors, which are predominantly expressed in immune cells and are involved in the regulation of immune function and inflammation. CBN has also been shown to bind to the CB1 receptors, but with much lower affinity, especially when compared to THC.
What Are the Effects of CBN?
CBN has also been found to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. It is thought to work by reducing the sensitivity of pain receptors in the brain and spinal cord and by decreasing inflammation. This makes it a potential treatment for conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
CBN has also been found to have anti-bacterial properties and has been found to be effective against MRSA, a type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This has led to research on its potential use as an antibiotic.
CBN has also been found to have potential therapeutic benefits for glaucoma, a condition that causes increased pressure in the eye and can lead to blindness. It is thought to work by reducing the pressure in the eye and by increasing blood flow to the eye.
What Are the Negative Side Effects of CBN?
It’s important to note that while CBN has been found to have therapeutic benefits, it also has potential negative side effects, including drowsiness, dry mouth, and dizziness.
CBN is a promising cannabinoid with many potential benefits. However, more research is needed to fully understand its effects, both positive and negative.