In the past several years, CBD oil has taken the market by storm. What many people don’t realize, however, is that there is another type of hemp-derived oil that exists, which is cannabichromene oil.
Perhaps you’ve already encountered one but didn’t think too much about it and just simply assumed it’s the same as CBD. While they do have similarities, they are not the same. One of the more prominent differences between the two is that CBC has been observed to have an effect on receptor sites in the body that relates to pain response and inflammation.
While plenty more studies are needed to confirm this and other similar findings, there are already a lot of known benefits to taking CBC oil. Here are a few that might interest you:
Antimicrobial – studies have shown that CBC is effective in fighting off bacteria and fungi. This is thanks to its strong antibacterial properties observed on acid-fast bacteria.
Anti-inflammatory – CBC has been observed to be able to reduce swelling and inflammation, particularly in the intestinal tract. Another interesting thing to note is that it does this without seemingly activating any cannabinoid receptors.
Pain Relief – Scientists think there is a lot of potential for CBC to be developed into a full pain relief medication without the high associated with other cannabis by-products. The good thing about CBC is that it is non-psychoactive, which means it is possible to deliver a product that can effectively minimize pain without triggering the highs.
Anti-Depressant – Studies have found that CBC, along with other cannabinoids, can be effective in uplifting the mood, but again, without necessarily activating the high.
These are but some of the many (and still growing number) of benefits observed to be derived from the use of CBC oil. It should be exciting to see what else they can come up with using these products, but in the meantime, it’s good to know these can already be safely consumed and enjoyed.