The world has come to increasingly accept the miracle drug for all the things that it has been doing. Although the journey was littered with bumps and pitfalls, the plane is eventually starting to smoothen out with the passing of the Farm bill in 2018. We can expect better days ahead, and research can push ahead with full steam and uncover what the potential that this drug is hiding from the world.
But of the several CBD health benefits that we are aware of, there are many of them that are attributed to other ingredients present along with the CBD. Our focus today will be on one particular such ingredient and how it is helping you feel good about yourself. Lo and Behold- Cannabichromene.
What Is Cannabichromene?
Cannabichromene is extracted from the cannabis after it has undergone extensive chemical changes. Cannabichromene or CBC is obtained from Cannabigeriolic acid or CBGA. The CBGA is then broken down into what is called Cannabichromene carboxylic acid (CBCA). The CBCA is then further broken down into CBC, once it has been exposed to UV light.
Cannabichromene is non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating in every shape or form, so you can safely consume it without fearing the ‘high’ that you would associate cannabis with. The many benefits that Cannabichromene is associated with, becomes more pronounced when it works in synergy with other cannabinoids. Some of the benefits of CBC include:
- Reducing painful aches and soreness
- Puts you in a better mood
- Helps in energising the skin
The pain relieving properties of the CBC are because of its interaction with vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and the transient receptor ankyrin 1 (TRPA1); both of these receptors have been linked to controlling the pain and the associated impulses to perception. When the CBC interacts with them, it causes a spike in the production of the body’s natural cannabinoids such as serotonin and anandamide.
How To Enjoy CBC Benefits?
Although it is best that you go for a full spectrum hemp extract, to truly enjoy the multiple CBD benefits list and that of other cannabinoids, the market now has specialised CBC oils as well.
The CBD can be administered in a variety of ways, right from:
The versatility of CBC is quite vast and you certainly don’t have to wait until you are in pain. A consistent dosage of the CBC throughout the day, will help build up the concentration of the CBC in the body, so that when problem does rise, it actually won’t arise!