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The Story Behind CBC (Cannabichromene)

By Harrison Payton

June 1, 2021


CBC Is One Of The Natural Compounds Found In Cannabis

Cannabichromene (CBC) is a natural compound found in cannabis. CBC has been shown to have some potential medical benefits, but people searching for information on THC and CBD often overlook it. This blog post will explore the details behind Cannabichromene, as well as some of the potential health benefits that make it worth looking into!

A Little Backstory on CBC

Cannabichromene doesn’t get as quite much attention as THC or CBD because it is still relatively unknown to the average person. Cannabinoids like CBC are believed to have medical benefits without having psychoactive properties that make you high or feel impaired. But how exactly is CBC produced?

As with many of the potentially beneficial cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant, the process begins with CBGA, cannabigerolic acid. As the cannabis plant’s growth progresses, enzymes found in the plant begin to affect the CBGA, causing the compound to change into one of several different cannabinoids such as THCA, CBDA, or CBCA. These are all the acidic forms of each cannabinoid, as noted by the A at the end of their respective acronyms.

Because many of the cannabis varieties bread until more recently focused on producing higher THC and CBD, many other cannabinoids found in the plant are often considered minor. This is because they are usually found in smaller amounts than CBD and THC. While it’s commonly viewed as an entourage cannabinoid that works with other terpenes to maximize the potential benefit of CBD, cannabichromene has shown some promise for its possible benefits when isolated. We’ll go over a few of the most noteworthy effects below.

Related Article: What Is CBG? A Review Of The Potential Benefits

The Potential Benefits Of Using Cannabichromene

Acne

There is some evidence showing that CBC may be a powerful fighter against acne issues. This is done by reducing the skin’s production of sebum while simultaneously supporting a reduction in inflammation. Both of these factors can lead to acne issues. CBC also showed it might reduce arachidonic acid (AA) and excess lipid production, both contributors to acne issues.

Inflammation Related Pain

CBC has shown to be a potent natural anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the root of most pain from arthritis and can cause pain from injuries like a sprained ankle. Cannabinoids work by controlling inflammation’s natural process in which chemical signals are sent through our body. Some recent studies have shown CBC, when combined with THC, may provide enhanced inflammation reduction. However, we would like to note that THC will cause impairment and is not yet legal in all states and countries.

Brain Health

In one 2013 study, it was noted that CBC had positive effects related to NSPCs, also known as neural stem progenitor cells. These cells are essential for your brain to function healthily. CBC may potentially make the NSPCs more viable, which promotes brain homeostasis. More viable NSPCs may also reduce issues such as oxidative stress and toxicity in the brain. These conditions are linked to some neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.

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CBC may contribute to a healthier brain.

Effects On Cancer

CBC may also have a potent positive effect on battling cancer due to its influence on anandamide. Anandamide is a naturally occurring endocannabinoid that plays a vital role in cancer and its prevention. In addition, CBC may have the ability to suppress aggressive tumor growth, so it may eventually be used as a chemopreventive tool. Ranking behind only CBG, CBC was studied to be the second-most powerful cancer growth-inhibiting cannabinoid.

Danu Promotes Your Natural Wellness Journey

Cannabichromene has a lot of potential benefits for your health. We hope you’ve found this blog post to be helpful and informative as we covered the basics of CBC, its chemical makeup, and some ways it may benefit your body. While Danu does not currently offer cannabichromene products, we invite you to browse our full selection of broad-spectrum CBD options. Contact us at any time if you have questions about Danu and our wellness products!

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