The hemp plant has become a star after the Farm Bill since it is the only legal source of CBD. But, hemp CBD oil, which is mainly bought to give us CBD, has more than one super cannabinoid. In fact, the plant has over 200 cannabinoids, among which only a few are considered to be present in the oil. Cannabichromene (CBC) is one such prominent hemp cannabinoid.
The process of cannabichromene synthesis is even longer than the conversion of CBDA to CBD. Like most of the cannabinoids, CBC is also found in the hemp in another form. CBGA or cannabigerolic acid, which is the precursor of cannabigerol (CBG), breaks down into CBCA (cannabichromene carboxylic acid) which further undergoes decarboxylation into CBC.
Due to the lack of research conducted on cannabinoids, we do not have enough evidence pertaining to the benefits of CBC. But, the results of the tests conducted so far say that CBC has a lot to offer. Read ahead to know the benefits of CBC.
What Are The Benefits Of Cannabichromene (CBC)?
Like CBD, CBC has a list of benefits that are mentioned below.
We know that CBD binds to the CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system and THC binds to the CB1 receptors. Similarly, CBC binds to the CB2 receptors and reduces inflammation-induced by hypermotility. In fact, it was proved that using CBC for pain management is more effective than using THC.
Although no tests have been conducted in humans, the ones on rats assure the benefits of CBC in reducing inflammation.
Make Cells Strong
We have observed an increase in the number of people suffering from cancer. This can be blamed on the changing lifestyle and other carcinogenic factors that our body is exposed to. Several studies are being conducted on how to help our body increase resistance and treat cancer. According to some tests conducted on CBC, it was found to inhibit the growth of mutated cells.
Although the effect of CBC was is not studied on humans, the tests conducted on animals show that CBC can be a replacement for chemotherapy.
Promotes Brain Activity
It was observed in a study published in the Endocannabinoid Research Group in Italy, CBC was found to have properties promoting neural stem progenitor cells (NSPCs). These are cells vital for the brain’s functioning.
CBC was observed to show a remarkable ability to fight bacteria (both gram-positive and gram-negative). It has also been found that it stops the growth of fungi in moderate levels.
A study published in 2010 showed that CBC interacts with the body to relieve stress and can be helpful for people suffering from acute stress disorders.
From the above points, it should be clear that CBC has many properties that can be beneficial for us. However, we need to wait until more conclusive studies are conducted on human subjects.