CBN occurs naturally in the cannabis plant as the plant ages. That’s because over time–and when heated or exposed to oxygen–the cannabinoid TCH converts to CBN. CBN can also be produced from THC that’s extracted from cannabis. People sometimes are uncertain about cannabis-derived supplements because of the impression that they all cause a mind-altering high. NEWSFLASH They don’t!
- Is the research limited and we need more clinical trials? YES!
- Do the preliminary research findings of CBN (and other cannabinoids ) look promising? HELL YES!
- Should I wait for FDA approval before I incorporate plant medicine into my wellness journey? HELL NO! They are too busy in court fighting that skittles are approved “safe to eat”! #toosoon
After going down my educational rabbit hole, here are my TOP reasons giving our CBN gummies a try might benefit your body… all while getting a good night’s sleep!
A new study by Salk scientists shows how CBN can protect nerve cells from oxidative damage, a major pathway to cell death. The findings, published online January 6, 2022, in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, suggest CBN has the potential for treating age-related neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s.
They further found that the CBN worked by protecting mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouses, within the neurons. In damaged cells, oxidation caused the mitochondria to curl up like donuts—a change that’s also been seen in aging cells taken from the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Treating cells with CBN prevented the mitochondria from curling up and kept them functioning well.
According to research conducted by InMed Pharmaceuticals, CBN may be useful in treating eye conditions like glaucoma, which causes vision loss and blindness as it damages the optic nerve in the back of the eye. High eye pressure is associated with glaucoma, and lowering that pressure is a known way to slow the condition.
A 2019 study on rats found CBN—as well as CBD and a mix of the two cannabinoids—decreased muscle sensitization. The researchers suggest CBN could provide pain relief for chronic muscle pain disorders, such as temporomandibular disorders (pain in the jaw muscles, joints and nerves) and fibromyalgia (a condition that causes pain all over the body), but clinical studies have yet to test this theory.
CBN as a cancer fighter. There’s also some promising preliminary evidence that CBN may have direct cancer-fighting capabilities. Cannabinoids including CBN are being studied for their ability to slow or stop the growth and spread of cancer cells. CBN was one of several cannabinoids found to reduce tumor size in one form of lung cancer.
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