What is CBC?

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What is CBC?

Curious to learn more about CBC and what CBC is? Then this article is worth reading.

Like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), CBC or cannabichromene is another common cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBC is considered to be one of the major six cannabinoids but still doesn’t get as much attention as either CBD or THC. Scientists are still unlocking all the secrets which CBC and the other cannabinoids have to offer us. So far, the results look promising but don’t go searching for high CBC strains of cannabis just yet. They’re still very few and far between.

Like CBD, CBC isn’t going to get you high or leave you ‘couch locked’as THC does. It’s a non-psychoactive compound, but still has a variety of potential health benefits. CBC binds poorly with the CB1 receptors located in the brain. Unlike THC which specifically targets and binds to these receptors. CBC is more likely to bind with the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and the transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), which have been linked to pain perception. When you consume CBC, it binds with these receptors and helps to increase your body’s natural endocannabinoids.

Just like other cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, scientists believe that CBC works better when it’s combined with other cannabinoids. There hasn’t been a lot of studies done into how CBC functions with other cannabinoids like CBD or THC, but studies into how CBD and THC work together are encouraging. The growth in the legal medical marijuana markets and the progressive legalization of marijuana around the world is fueling a rise in research and studies.

CBC’s medicinal potential

While research is still ongoing, there are already some potential medicinal benefits linked to CBC and other cannabinoids. While marijuana has been used medicinally for centuries, it’s classification as a narcotic in the early 1900s has stunted the research into how it works with our bodies and how cannabinoids affect our endocannabinoid systems.

CBC and cancer 

CBC could potentially be a very powerful ally in the fight against cancers. This is because of the way that CBC interacts with our endocannabinoid system and how it interacts with anandamide. CBC could lower the rate that anandamide is absorbed into the bloodstream, allowing it to circulate throughout our bodies for longer periods of time. One study conducted recently showed that CBC could slow and inhibit inflammation and tumor growth. Because anandamide has been shown to fight breast cancer, it goes without saying that any compound which prolongs anandamide in our bloodstreams longer could be an ally in the fight against breast cancers.

CBC pain and inflammation 

CBC has been shown to block both inflammation and pain which is associated with osteoarthritis. Using cannabinoids can be a healthier way to handle pain and inflammation, avoiding the nasty side effects associated with prescription medicine and opioid pain relief.

CBC and brain cells 

A study undertaken in 2013 on mice showed that CBC had a positive effect on neural stem progenitor cells. NSPCs cells are essential to give us healthy brain functions. This could be an important breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.

CBC and acne 

Many cannabinoids, including CBC, have shown promising results for people suffering from acne. CBC could be a powerful inhibitor of acne and other skin conditions.

CBC and depression 

Like other cannabinoids, CBC seems to work well when partnered with THC and CBD as a weapon to help fight mental health conditions such as anxiety, stress, ADD, PTSD, and depression.

This article was written by an independent and third-party author specialising in CBD, hemp and cannabis research. Any opinion, advice or recommendation expressed in the article does not reflect the opinion of Formula Swiss AG or any of our employees. We do not make any claims about any of our products and refer to our disclaimer for more information.

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