Chances are you’ve heard of CBD and THC, the most well-known compounds of the cannabis plant. However, hemp is loaded with numerous other minor cannabinoids that are gaining attention fin the wellness community. One of those is CBN, a non-intoxicating compound that typically is created when THC degrades over time.
Though not as widespread in its availability as CBD or THC, CBN is gaining traction in the world of hemp products. Below, we’ve compiled some of the potential health benefits of this little known but powerful cannabinoids.
Perhaps one of CBN’s most prevalent uses is to help those struggling with insomnia. Multiple studies have been conducted suggesting that CBN is an effective sleep aid, with some of the earliest research dating back to 1975! CBN’s proven sedative effects means even microdosing can be beneficial if you’re looking to catch some more Zzzs at night.
It’s fairly common knowledge that THC can be used as an appetite stimulant, but some avoid it due to its psychoactive effects. Those interested in similar health benefits without the standard side effects of marijuana may want to look into CBN. Studies have shown that CBN increased the appetite in rodents, though further research is still needed into its impact on humans.
In another study, CBN was shown to alleviate arthritis in rodents. Preliminary research suggests the compound could be equally effective in helping people with rheumatoid arthritis. While further study is needed on the exact correlations between CBN and arthritis, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBN could be a huge benefit to anyone struggling with chronic pain.
Researchers have used CBN as a treatment for ALS and found that it was capable of delaying the onset of the condition. This study suggests that CBN could be used as an effective tool in staving off neurodegenerative conditions, while more research is currently ongoing.