What is CBC?
CBC, otherwise known as Cannabichromene is a phytocannabinoid, just like cannabidiol (CBD). It is a natural substance found inside the hemp plant and, just like CBD, is non-intoxicating, meaning it does not make you feel high.
There are many phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant – over 100, in fact! And scientists are still discovering more. In this article we will be discussing the phytocannabinoid CBC. What is it good for? How do you take it? And more. We hope you find this article interesting and informative.
What’s the Difference Between CBC and CBD?
CBC and CBD are two cannabinoids that are frequently confused. Many people assume they are so similar they’re practically interchangeable. However, this is not the case. While CBC and CBD are closely related, there are some key differences between them.
While many cannabinoids have similar formulas, there are very slight differences in their structures. These differences ensure the cannabinoids act differently. For example, THC is very different from CBC and CBD because it binds to the CB1 receptors in the body, causing an intoxicating effect. Whereas CBC and CBD do not cause intoxicating effects.
In fact, CBC does not bind to the body’s CB1 or CB2 receptors at all. Instead, interacting with other receptors, such as the TRPA1 and the TRPV1. These receptors are known for increasing levels of endocannabinoids in the body which can help regulate and balance the body.
What is CBD Good for?
Research into the full effects of CBD is still ongoing. However, so far the results suggest that CBC may provide some or all of the following benefits when taken in controlled doses.
A Reduction in Inflammation and Pain
Just like CBD, CBC interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the human body, helping to increase the body’s tolerance to pain. The research suggests that cannabinoids like CBD and CBC, may have a desensitising effect on the pain receptors in the brain over an extended period. This may result in a reduced number of inflammatory chemicals being released into the body, therefore helping the individual moderate their pain and inflammation levels more effectively.
A Positive Effect on Mood
CBC has been shown to increase peoples’ moods. It may be especially beneficial for those who struggle with sluggishness and difficult periods of depression. CBC may have a relaxing effect on the body, reducing stress and helping to calm everything down. This can reduce feelings of depression and help individuals feel happier and more relaxed.
The Replenishing of Skin
Just like CBD, CBC is thought to have positive, replenishing effects on human skin cells. Taking CBC on a regular basis may help reduce inflammation in the skin – a common problem in acne and eczema sufferers. This may lead to a healthier, and blemish-free complexion.
How to Take CBC
CBC can be taken in just the same way as CBD oil. As the research into the full effects and uses of CBC continues to unfold, it is likely it won’t be long until CBC-dominant hemp extracts will be more widely available in a variety of ingestible formats – from oils and gummies through to tablets and topical treatments.
The great thing about CBC, like many other ingestible cannabinoids, is that you can easily control the dosage. As with any supplement, we always recommend that you start slowly and in small doses before working your way up to the amount your body responds to best.
When to Expect Results
As with all natural supplements, there is no straight answer to the question, “when will I see results?” The short and honest answer is, “it depends”. How quickly or slowly you react to the effects of CBC will depend on your current state of health, whether you are taking any other medications, the concentration you are taking, and much more.
We don’t have all the answers yet, but it’s likely CBC will affect everyone differently. So, it’s important to be patient. Natural supplements don’t often provide benefits overnight. You have to work out the dose that is best for you and then incorporate taking CBC into your lifestyle as part of a regular schedule. If you do this, you may experience some or all of the benefits listed above.
Research into CBC and its full effects on both humans and animals is still very much in its infancy. However, we hope this article has provided you with a little more insight into CBC and the benefits it may provide your health and wellness. If you would like to find out more about CBC, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.