Many people know of THC and CBD, but they have never heard of cannabichromene, one of over 110 identified marijuana compounds. Cannabichromene is among the ‘Big Six’ list of the most sought cannabinoids. The other five include CBN, THC and CBD, CBG, and THCV. You can ingest the compound as CBC capsules, inhalation, or through vaporization. This article will delve into the health benefits of CBC.
Helps With Diarrhea
CBC can halt diarrhea naturally without making you constipated. The compound normalizes peristalsis, the gentle contractions responsible for moving ingested food through the intestines. Most anti-diarrhea drugs paralyze peristalsis, hence causing constipation and a whole set of other gut issues.
Pain And Inflammation
CBC reduces pain and inflammation caused by collagen-induced osteoarthritis. CBC has no side effects like other NSAIDs. Combining CBC with THC also causes an anti-inflammatory response. This means that the compound is essential in reducing inflammation.
CBC can help fight bacteria and fungi. The compound has strong antibacterial effects on various gram-positive, gram-negative, and acid-fast bacteria. It also exhibits moderate activity against a variety of fungi.
It’s An Anti-Depressant
CBC can help fight depression. Many cannabinoids, including CBC, contribute to the overall mood-uplifting properties of cannabis. However, CBC does not activate similar pathways in your brain like THC.
Stimulating Brain Growth
CBC increases developing brain cells’ viability in a process called neurogenesis. The brain cells are responsible for memory and learning, and when ingested, CBC encourages neurogenesis.
CBC can inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors. The compound interacts with anandamide (an endocannabinoid that our body produces naturally), affecting the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBC helps fight against breast cancer and may also inhibit anandamide uptake that allows it to stay in your bloodstream longer.
Cannabichromene in medical marijuana is among the many cannabinoids that have shown significant therapeutic potential. The compound has numerous benefits, including gut health, reducing pain and inflammation, antimicrobial properties, anti-depressants, stimulating brain growth, and anti-proliferative properties.