Cannabichromene (CBC) is a cannabinoid, meaning that it’s one of the key chemicals found in cannabis and hemp plants.
The most commonly known cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There are hundreds of other cannabinoids that have their own unique health benefits. CBC is known as one of the “big six” cannabinoids used in medical research like CBN and CBG.
More and more research is being conducted on CBC and the other “big six” cannabinoids, and some studies suggest that it might have medical benefits. Interested in learning more about CBC? Read on!
CBC interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) like all cannabinoids. The ECS plays a role in regulating a range of functions and processes such as sleep, appetite, mood, and memory. Your ECS produces its own cannabinoids, called “endocannabinoids.”
CBC works best with other cannabinoids, although it also seems to have benefits when used on its own. CBC is specifically known for its entourage effect with THC. This means that CBC’s unique effects on the body change in the presence of THC.
Unlike THC, CBC is not intoxicating, meaning it doesn’t produce a high sensation. CBC works by increasing the number of endocannabinoids naturally produced in your body, which means it might be able to “help” your ECS fulfill its functions.endocannabinoids are released.
This could have numerous health benefits.
While far more research must be conducted before we fully understand CBC, some studies suggest that it could have a range of benefits. None of these benefits should be considered definite, as CBC hasn’t been proven to definitely cure or treat any condition
Many cannabinoids seem to have anti-inflammatory, pain-fighting effects, and CBC is no exception. A study from 2011 found that CBC may reduce the pain associated with osteoarthritis.
This study suggests that CBC significantly reduces inflammation. CBC also doesn’t have the same side effects that many anti-inflammatory drugs have. Another study shows that CBC and THC combined have a much more significant anti-inflammatory effect than either of them have individually.
A 2010 study found that CBC combined with THC produces significant antidepressant effects. This includes mood elevation and an increase in mobility. Based on the limited studies available, CBC promises significant therapeutic properties.
This recent study shows how CBC regulates the amount of oil your body naturally produces. CBC suppresses excessive lipid production in the sebaceous glands. This, along with its anti-inflammatory properties, means the cannabinoid offers powerful anti-acne qualities.
A 2013 study on mice shows how CBC has a positive effect on neural stem progenitor cells (NSPCs). These cells give rise to certain cells in the nervous system. What this means is that CBC could prevent issues that lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
A study done this year found that CBCa (the acidic version of CBC) may work as a strong antibiotic against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which causes drug-resistant staph infections. CBC worked faster and more effectively as an antibiotic than vancomycin, the current recommended antibiotic for MRSA.
There are no recorded side effects for CBC. However, this is simply because it hasn’t been studied sufficiently. As CBC is studied further, we’ll have a better understanding of the potential risks and side effects.
We don’t recommend using CBC (or any cannabinoid product) if you are pregnant or breastfeeding since there isn’t sufficient research done into the possible side effects.
At present, there is no research to show how CBC interacts with other medications. If you are taking prescription medication, it’s a good idea to talk to your health advisor prior to using CBC.
CBC is found in cannabis and hemp. Right now, there aren’t many strains that are particularly high in CBC - but most strains contain at least a small amount of this cannabinoid.
All of Eve Farm’s products are broad-spectrum or full-spectrum, meaning that they include CBC along with other cannabinoids. Take a look at our range of tinctures, CBD pre-rolls, or capsules if you’d like to try it for yourself.