CBD and CBN
There are about 150 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD and CBN are two popular cannabinoid compounds that are found in the cannabis plant. Each of these has its own structure and effect.
What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the popular cannabinoids. It’s used as an alternative to products with THC for relief. CBD appears to have a variety of benefits.
What is CBN?
CBN (Cannabinol) is also a popular cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. It is the product of oxidation or degradation when THC is exposed to heat and light. CBN appears to have many benefits including being well known for its calming properties.
CBD versus CBN
The two compounds, CBD and CBN, share some differences and similarities. How they act in the body is different as well. Let’s have a look at them…
CBD and CBN are two different molecules having two separate origins:
- Manufacturers can breed some strains to contain higher amounts of CBD.
- CBN is a result of processes within the plant. The level of CBN in a cannabis plant depends on environmental factors including the plant’s exposure to heat and light. There is no way to produce a high-CBN strain of cannabis.
Interaction with endocannabinoid system:
Both CBD and CBN can interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system.
Effect on Cannabis high:
Both CBD and CBN compounds may affect a cannabis high.
Relation with THC:
CBN borrows some of its properties from THC while CBD does not borrow such properties from THC.
Bind to the CB Receptor:
CBN is a psychoactive component and it also binds to the CB1 receptor. These effects can be noticed by sensitive people. On the other hand, CBD does not attach to the CB receptors directly. It also produces no effects of euphoria or other altered senses.
Aids in sedation:
CBN promotes a more sedated feeling and is great for nighttime. However, CBD doesn’t have such effects.
Potential side effects:
Both CBD and CBN are considered generally safe. The common side effects of CBD are diarrhea, tiredness, or a change in appetite. An excessive dose of CBN might increase the risk of liver damage. You should always consult with your doctor before using these products.
CBD products are very popular in the market and are used for the many benefits it provides. It is sold in a variety of forms, including:
If you have any questions about CBD and CBN, please do let us know. We would be happy to hear from you!