Cannabichromene, or better known as CBC, is a cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant and is considered one of the six major cannabinoids highlighted in medical research. Unlike THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and similarly to CBD, CBC is non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive. CBC offers various benefits against pain and is a promising solution to fight cancer, due to its natural interaction with the endocannabinoid system of the body and exerts a direct antiproliferative effect on tumors of different origin. Studies in mice showed that cannabinoids could be effective in inhibiting recent inflammation and tumor growth. With the possibility of CBC to shrink tumors being recently discovered, even CBC can be as effective as CBG (Cannabigerol) in its potency to attack cancerous tumors.
CBC as an aid against acne:
There are different forms of cannabichromene available on the market including CBC cream, CBC extract and CBC oil, along with the naturally occurring CBC in marijuana. In particular, CBC cream has been used in the creation of various products for acne treatment for its anti-inflammatory qualities that can soothe the sebaceous glands of the skin.
CBC as an antidepressant:
CBC along with other cannabinoids that can contribute to the general mood-enhancing properties of cannabis, other than THC, help fight depression by activating pathways in the brain. The therapeutic promises of CBC are significant and requires further research to determine its power on its own, as well as with other cannabinoids that work together to achieve an entourage effect.
CBC in the treatment against inflammation:
Cannabinoids like CBC act on inflammation differently than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) without the side effects of such drugs. Cannabichromene has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation. In another example of the entourage effect, CBC in combination with THC had a significant anti-inflammatory response in a recent animal study. Together, the two cannabinoids produced a much greater effect on inflammation than on their own.
CBC as an analgesic:
CBC combats pain by interacting with various targets involved in pain control at the spinal level. Cannabichromene reduces pain, although it is not as strong as THC. CBC contributes to the general pain-relieving effects of cannabis. CBC is not psychoactive, so scientists are hopeful that these cannabis compounds can be used to treat pain without the hallucinogenic effects of THC.
CBC favors the brain:
Cannabichromene appears to stimulate the viability of developing brain cells by assisting brain growth in the process of neurogenesis.
CBC as an antimicrobial and antiviral:
CBC fights bacteria and fungi by exhibiting strong antibacterial effects on a variety of gram-positive, gram-negative, and acid-resistant bacteria. CBC also shows mild to moderate activity against different types of fungi. In addition to this, CBC can influence the antiviral effects of cannabis.
In conclusion, CBC is a cannabinoid that promises great advancement in treatments against various diseases and against pain through cannabis. As more studies and regulations carry out, this will allow the extraction industry to develop new products derived from CBC.
Work will progress towards laws and education to explore all the properties of these cannabinoids and the medicinal alternatives they offer. The hemp extraction industry will continue to boom with sustained growth year after year, due to the high demands for hemp oil and with various targeted cannabinoids.
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