By now you would have become used to the terms CBD and THC. They are the most popular cannabinoids present in hemp. You might also know that these are not the only cannabinoids in the plant. There are over 100 cannabinoids that in hemp positively affect the body. But, most of these are present in very low quantities that it is very difficult to even detect their presence. Another hemp cannabinoid you would have probably heard of other than CBD and THC is cannabichromene (CBC). Although CBC was discovered around 50 years ago, it did not gain much attention until recently.
The studies conducted on the cannabinoid so far are very promising. Let us know more about it.
What Is Cannabichromene (CBC)?
CBC is another cannabinoid present in hemp. It can be extracted from the plant after a series of processes. CBC is not present as CBC in the plant; it is found as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) which is broken down into cannabichromene carboxylic acid (CBCA). CBCA undergoes decarboxylation when kept in dark or heated, forming CBC.
Like CBD, CBC is non-psychoactive as it does not properly bind to the CB1 receptors. However, it does bind to other receptors like the vanilloid receptor (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) which regulate pain in the body. Hence, CBC is excellent in reducing pain. The activation of these receptors triggers the production of natural endocannabinoids like anandamide.
CBC is best when used with other cannabinoids to have the entourage effect. The resultant synergy enables in treating depression, pain, discomfort, and protecting and nourishing the skin.
What Is CBC Oil?
As said before, researches on CBC are few and not many products have been yet manufactured using CBC. But, there is an indirect way of taking CBC- by having full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD oil. These two spectrums of CBD oil have all terpenes, cannabinoids and other organic compounds present in the hemp plant. Full-spectrum CBD oil will also have THC. So, if you do not want to have THC, broad-spectrum CBD oil will be the right choice.
What Are The Benefits And Uses Of CBC Oil?
Based on researches conducted recently, CBC oil has the following effects on the body.
Decreases Inflammation: According to a study published in 2010 British Pharmaceutical Journal, CBC has shown a remarkable effect in reducing inflammation.
Soothes Aching Muscles: A study conducted in Italy, published in the US National Library of Medicine said that CBC reduced the pain felt from muscle soreness and other conditions.