Out of the hundreds of known cannabinoids inherent to the cannabis plant, THC and CBD aren’t the only ones making a name for themselves today. Cannabinol (CBN), is making its way to the top, with a variety of benefits not typically found in THC or CBD alone.
Anecdotal evidence is suggesting that CBN may be of use as a sleep aid. This is especially the case when incorporating it with other cannabinoids, like CBD or THC. Studies with rodents have shown that CBN may actually stimulate appetite. This cannabinoid may also carry antibacterial properties, potentially providing an alternative to conventional antibiotics.
Where CBN Comes From
Nature has a funny way of presenting the hundreds of cannabinoids available today. Cannabinol is a great example of this. CBN actually comes from THC, through the degradation that occurs in oxidation. Through heat and exposure to oxygen, THC decomposes and converts into cannabinol. Despite its close relation to the popular psychoactive cannabinoid, it does not carry the psychoactive effects.
Synergistic effects can take place when CBN is combined at a set ratio with CBD or THC. This has a lot to do with the cannabinoid receptors in our bodies, with designated locations for these specific compounds to bind to. Each cannabinoid carries its own benefits and sometimes one can be used to support another. Issues like insomnia can also have a lot to do with other conditions, like anxiety. So it can be beneficial to also remedy the underlying causes as well. The interactions that occur, by combining two or more cannabinoids, provide much better chances for the body to achieve overall homeostasis.
Elite Botanicals created sublingual drops at a 3:1 ratio, with 900mg of CBD and 300mg of CBN. These two cannabinoids together create a perfect pair, allowing their benefits to really take an effect. The coconut rose flavor makes these drops even more perfect for unwinding before bed.