CBN (Cannabinol) is one of more than 100 cannabinoid compounds that can be found in hemp or cannabis. There’s not a lot of it though. CBN is called a rare, minor or exotic cannabinoid due to it making up less than 1% of the plant.
CBN has a unique molecular structure when compared to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), which means it uniquely interacts with the endocannabinoid system and specifically CB2 receptors, which affect the immune system.
Some have touted CBN as the sleep cannabinoid due to its potential to help with falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking without the drowsiness associated with other sleep-aids.
CBN is formed as THC ages, thus the older the plant, the higher the concentration of CBN. This process is known as oxidation and more simply put is exposure to heat and light over time.
At Vlasic Labs, we don’t wait around for hemp to grow old! Vlasic Labs CBN is converted from CBD, which is derived from USDA Organic Hemp in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill.
While initial research is limited, Vlasic Labs is donating CBN to Universities interested in conducting more studies into its efficacy. Not only do we want to learn more about CBN, but also how it interacts with CBD and what method of ingestion produces the best results.
In addition to helping with sleep, CBN has shown potential as an anti-bacterial, a neuroprotectant, and an anti-inflammatory making it a possible solution for infections as well as conditions like ALS and arthritis.
To top it off, people looking to stimulate their appetite or treat glaucoma can also try CBN as a less psychoactive substitute to THC. The opportunity to receive these benefits without the high of THC is a big bonus for many people.
Who knows what potential benefits of CBN will be found next. At Vlasic Labs, we’re ready to find out and help the world access this exotic cannabinoid.