Cannabichromene (CBC) Oil: What Is It Good For? Benefits, Effects, FAQs

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Posted on December 29th, 2022 to Cannabinoids

CBC oil is made with the cannabinoid known formally as cannabichromene. Cannabichromene was initially discovered decades ago in 1966 as one of the more abundant cannabinoids found in cannabis. However, to date, the research into CBC is relatively limited compared to other cannabinoids like CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Cannabis contains more than 100 unique cannabinoids, and only a few have been thoroughly examined.

CBC molecular formula. Cannabichromene molecule structure on white background.

Cannabichromene (CBC): An Overview

What is well-established is that CBC is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid like CBD. Therefore, CBC does not cause euphoric or intoxicating effects. Further, the limited research that has been carried out on CBC has yielded promising insight into how valuable this cannabinoid could be.

How Does CBC Work in the Body?

The human body contains the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is made up of many receptors that interact with cannabinoids. The majority of cannabinoids influence the ECS by directly interacting with these receptors. While there is speculation that CBC also influences cannabinoid receptors, scientists believe CBC may also have other mechanisms of action. For example, CBC may be one of the few cannabinoids that interact with non-ECS receptors in the body to produce therapeutic effects.

What Are the Benefits of CBC Oil Tincture?

While research into CBC is just getting started, there have been a handful of human and animal studies that shed light on the potential value of this cannabinoid.

One interesting benefit of CBC is how it may target inflammation. While other cannabinoids interact primarily with cannabinoid receptors to modulate the inflammatory response, CBC may interact with TRP (transient receptor potential) channels. These channels are found in nerve cells and elsewhere in the body. Animal studies have shown that CBC deterred intestinal inflammation in mice. And, inhalant CBC has been shown to enhance blood oxygen saturation levels in mice with respiratory illnesses.

CBC may also help with mood disorders. Animal studies found that CBC and CBD both offered anti-depressant-like effects and both may play a role in the mood-enhancing properties generally associated with cannabis.

Lastly, a small study found that CBC may eventually prove important for targeting the breakdown of nerve cells. In test tube studies examining brain cells taken from mice, CBC promoted neural cell survival and regeneration.

Common FAQs About CBC Oil Tincture

Does CBC work with other cannabinoids?

There is not enough information available about CBC to make a definitive claim. Most often, CBC is found in a tincture that contains other cannabinoids, however. For example, Southern Sky’s Hazel’s Tincture contains CBC, as well as CBD, cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabidivarin (CBDV). And, it is suspected that cannabinoids work better together due to the entourage effect even though some have not been well-studied.

How does CBC make you feel?

CBC is not intoxicating, which means you should not feel any difference after taking CBC oil tincture in your perception or focus. What you may notice are the therapeutic effects. For example, if you are taking CBC to deter pain and inflammation, you may experience these therapeutic actions over time.

CBC vs CBD

CBC vs CBD, Cannabichromene vs Cannabidiol vertical infographic illustration
CBC vs CBD, Cannabichromene vs Cannabidiol vertical infographic illustration

How is CBC different from CBD?

While CBC and CBD both come from the same plant and have a similar molecular structure, CBC has different interactions outside the ECS. While research into CBC is early, there may be major benefits that CBD does not provide on its own.

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