What is CBN?

CBN

The Trending Sedating Cannabinoid on the Block

What Is CBN and Why Is This Cannabinoid Important?

You have probably heard all the buzz and hype surrounding the much-celebrated cannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD), and Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Be that as it may, let us tell you a little story about Cannabinol (CBN) - another rising star of thecannabis industry. While CBD has risen to global stardom; its lesser-known cousin, CBN, merits some attention as an upcoming ‘hit’ of the summer.

With the coming of age of newer and more cost-effective production methods in the cannabis industry, interest in the minor cannabinoid market has increased substantially over the past few years, keeping pace with rising interest and demand.

At Ashario, we are always working to bring you the latest knowledge regarding emerging cannabinoids and new products coupled with industry trends and best practices in line with the Ashario mission statement. We also strive to procure and catalog the finest cannabis products boasting a variety of balanced formulations, blends, and strains that best suit your mood or mischief.

CBD and CBN are two of the potential 100+ cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant

How Is CBN Acquired?

Without getting into the nitty-gritty science of it all, let’s take a sneak peek into how CBN is isolated from a brand new cannabisplant:

CBN comes from the oxidation, breakdown, and subsequent purification of the cannabinoid THC, derived from a hemp plant. Simply put, it’s produced naturally (by aging) after prolonged exposure of marijuana and hemp plants to air and sunlight.

Forms of CBN products Ashario provides

At Ashario, we aim to provide you with some of the finest exhibition of cannabis products encompassing new and old blends and signatures.

CBN | CBD Nighttime Oil

Quick Midnight CBN Berry Indica
Soft Chews

Renew Moonlight CBN Vape Cart

Explore our extensive range of CBN containing edibles (candy and beverages) tinctures, oils and vapes, and experience some or all of these benefits.

What Are The Benefits of CBN?

It would behoove you to know that CBN is known to be only mildly psychoactive. Meaning it does not give the user a high like THC does. To narrow it down further, the potency of CBN is on average 1/8 of THC. While the jury is still out, we bet you didn’t know some of the potential benefit zones of CBN listed below:

Sedation:

Initial findings have flagged older CBN-containing cannabis plants as having a powerful sedative effect. Better nap times point towards its use as a possible remedy for managing insomnia. It achieves this by inducing a sense of calmness in mind and body. These findings have led to the growing popularity of aged high-CBN plants in the wellness industry in general and the sleep-aid market in particular.


Anti-inflammatory effects:

Some researchers have also highlighted the role of CBN in alleviating inflammation from arthritis. However, there is still quite a bit of research pending before all the potential benefits of CBN as an anti-inflammatory supplement for doing away with joint-associated stiffness, aches and pains come to light.


Appetite stimulation

CBN is known for its appetite stimulant effects in contrast to CBD - a mild appetite suppressant.


Pain relief:

The ability of CBN to impart pain-relieving or analgesic capabilities appears to stem from its ability to influence capsaicinsensitive neurons (important in delivering pain signals in the body).


Antibiotic effect:

Research has uncovered the ability of CBN to fend off bacteria. Several cannabinoids (including CBN) have been deemed effective in treating bacterial infections caused by MRSA – a bacteria resistant to traditional antibiotics.

To Conclude and Future Directions

The future of CBN as a versatile cannabinoid in the wellness industry is quite promising. Moreover, this cannabinoid has performed amicably in lending assistance with immune system regulation, fighting cancer, and pain relief. There is also immense potential for reaping benefits from CBN when combined with other cannabinoids.

For instance, the sedative effects of CBN, when combined with THC or CBD, are enhanced. Thus, it is only a matter of time before the science rolls in and more uses for this cannabinoid become mainstream.