CBC stands for Cannabichromene, which is a type of cannabinoid extracted from hemp.
Although it has a lower name value than THC and CBD, it was actually discovered 50 years ago and is the second most abundant cannabinoid produced by hemp.
Mental stability and antidepressant effect
Inhibits the growth of cancer cells
In addition to the above, its approach to brain cells is also being studied, and there are growing expectations that it will improve Alzheimer’s and neurological diseases.
Characteristics of CBC
1. Like THC and CBD, CBC binds to cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 in the body, but it does not bind to CB1, which is abundant in the brain and nervous system, so it does not cause a “high.
2. It has been shown to bind to vanilloid receptors. Since vanilloid receptors are associated with pain, CBCs are expected to have a higher analgesic effect than other cannabinoids.
3. By binding to and activating other receptors in the body, CBCs stimulate the production of endogenous cannabinoids, thereby improving and balancing the ECS.
4. CBCs are more effective when taken with other cannabinoids than when taken alone (entourage effect).
Among cannabinoids, CBCs can bind to receptors in the body other than CB1 and CB2 receptors, which is a major feature of CBCs. In particular, it has been found to act on the source of damage through a pathway different from that of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs, and is being studied in the medical field.
The production of CBD
CBC, like THC and CBD, is derived from CBGA.
Like THC and CBD, CBC is derived from CBGA, which produces three precursors: THCA, CBDA, and CBCA.
CBCA is converted to CBC when exposed to heat or UV light, and CBC is produced in relatively large quantities when the hemp is immature, and is converted to CBL (Cannabidiol) as it grows and matures.
How to take CBC
CBC is often found in products that contain RAW CBD.
As mentioned above, CBC is produced in relatively young hemp. If you buy a product that contains CBC, it is advisable to check the label and ingredients list.