We have all heard of the cannabis plant and the popular chemical components THC and CBD that come from it, but as research continues to develop, there are many more components to the popular cannabis plant that are worthy of diving into. One in particular is CBN, or Cannabinol. Researchers are finding that it also has profound benefit on our human health. Like CBD and CBG oil, CBN oil doesn’t cause the typical “high” associated with cannabis. It will have trace or zero amounts of CBD or THC. CBN interacts directly with our endocannabinoid system, which is thought to help regulate many of the body’s physiological functions such as cognition, pain perception, mood, appetite, and sleep. There are two main cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. CBN binds primarily to the CB2, a receptor helping to induce a sleepy state.
CBN is more prominent in old cannabis flower. After being exposed to air for long periods of time, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) turns into CBN. However, we don’t know for sure if CBN is the cause, so if you find that an aged bag of long-forgotten cannabis makes you sleepy, it could be because of other factors, until we know for sure. Other health benefits of CBN show the ability to relieve pain associated with fibromyalgia, stimulate the appetite in people with cancer or HIV, reduce inflammation caused by arthritis, has antibacterial properties that aid killing off the MSRA bacteria, and it could also be neuroprotective and could can delay the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Most of these studies have been proven in rats, however, if you seek the benefits of CBN, make sure you do your research and consult with your physician.
You might also notice that CBN oil is harder to find and pricier than CBD oil, this is because it is still new and less accessible (at least for now). HempLily – Your CBD Oil Source carries CBN. If CBD isn’t helping you get the sleep you need, HempLily recommends you try CBN. Check it out here and sleep better tonight!