Cannabichromene or CBC is a lesser-known cannabinoid, but it is in no way less important than the more popular compounds THC and CBD.
CBC has many medical benefits. And because it is non-psychoactive, which means that it does not create a high when consumed, this also means that CBC can be a good medical alternative for those who seek medical relief without getting high.
CBC was found to have many potential medical applications. And many of these are related to homeostatic and immunological processes.
In Part 1 of this series, we have already given you a few of CBC’s medical benefits. Now, let’s talk about some more!
While there have already been several studies that investigated CBC for its various medical potentials, it should be noted that research is still generally at preliminary stage. Results, however, have so far been very promising.
4. It acts as an anti-depressant
Both THC and CBD have a mood-elevating effect, but research suggests that CBC can also help you combat the blues.
A study by researchers at the University of Mississippi found that rat models that were treated with CBC performed notably better on stress tests. One of the main trigger factors for depression is chronic stress, and the better a person can deal with stress, the less likely he or she is to experience depression. Ergo, CBC can be a great treatment option for those who are suffering from depression.
5. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
Yet another early study, published in 1981, found that CBC possessed significant anti-bacterial qualities. It can fight off a variety of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, like the much-dreaded E. coli and staph.
What’s more, CBC boasts mild to moderate anti-fungal properties. This would make CBC a great ingredient for anti-fungal topicals!
6. It can help treat cancer
A number of studies involving animals have found that cannabinoids – including CBC – display anti-cancer properties. This “anti-cancer properties” include their ability to promote apoptosis, or the death of cancer cells. They also have the ability to block cancer cells from multiplying – or, more aptly, from dividing then growing and expanding.
7. It regulates bone growth
CBC may also help regulate bone growth. In another study, scientists discovered that low concentrations of cannabinoids could activate the cells in charge of bone repair and bone growth. CBC’s particular role in this, however, still needs to be studied more.
8. It helps get rid of acne
A study in 2016 found that CBC helps reduce the sebaceous glands’ production of sebum, which is responsible for the symptoms of acne. Researchers also found that CBC lessens the effects of arachidonic acid. This acid plays a big role in acne production.
In other words, CBC can be the secret to having silky, smooth skin.
9. It is anti-diarrheal
Researchers found in a 2012 study that CBC reduces intestinal hypermotility, AKA diarrhea, that is induced by inflammation. And it does so without causing constipation or, in fancier term, hypomotility.
So this means that CBC may be a much better treatment for those who are suffering from diarrhea since many meds today do cause constipation while treating diarrhea.
Needless to say, CBC has many medical benefits. And because it is non-psychoactive, which means that it does not create a high when consumed, this also means that CBC can be a good medical alternative for those who seek medical relief without getting high.
While there have already been several studies that investigated CBC for its various medical potentials, it should be noted that research on CBC is still generally at preliminary stage. Clinical studies need to be conducted. Despite these, results have so far been very promising.