What Is CBN Oil Good For?

Published 12:32 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2024

We all have heard about CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). One is famous for its healing and therapeutic properties, while the other stays in the limelight for recreational purposes. But these are not the only cannabinoids; in fact, there are over 110 of them in cannabis plants (hemp and marijuana). 

One such lesser-known yet highly effective cannabinoid is cannabinol, commonly known as CBN. It doesn’t get as much attention as its fellow cannabinoids, but in recent years, it has made its place on the shelves of many Americans. Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at this lesser-known cannabinoid and explore what good CBN oil can do for your health. 

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What Is CBN Oil?

CBN oil is a mixture of CBN-rich cannabis extract and a medium-chain fatty acid carrier oil, like coconut oil, for example. Most vendors sell a mix of concentrated oils that have both CBN and CBD to maximize the overall efficacy of the product. 

For example, Colorado Botanicals, a well-known and trusted brand, offers a calm cannabinoid oil that has CBN, CBDV, and full-spectrum hemp extract. 

Coupled with CBN’s slight sedative effects and CBDV’s relaxing potential, this can all help you to de-stress and sleep better, regardless of how hectic your day has been. CBN is quite different from CBD in terms of how it originates and affects our body. 

Unlike CBD, hemp plants don’t have CBN in higher concentrations. This happens because CBN forms only when THC starts to break down through the oxidation process. 

Potential Health Benefits Of CBN Oil

CBN is most commonly known as sleep king cannabinoid, but there’s more to it. Let’s take an in-depth look at ways in which CBN oil can improve your life.

  • Effective against Skin Condition: Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of rare skin disorders causing painful blisters and fragile skin. Researchers are exploring a cannabinoid-based cream containing cannabinol (CBN) as a potential treatment.

    Some cannabinoid companies have completed phase 2 clinical trials, which found that CBN cream is well-tolerated on both healthy and wounded skin without delaying healing.

    CBN’s anti-inflammatory properties may improve wound healing by reducing prolonged inflammation, a common barrier in chronic wounds. With promising results, the CBN cream offers hope for improved wound care and quality of life for those affected by this severe condition.

  • Effective in Treatment of Eye Diseases: Glaucoma is an eye condition that can lead to vision loss due to optic nerve damage, often caused by high eye pressure.

    Some studies found that cannabinol (CBN) when applied topically to retinal cells in a lab study, showed promising results in protecting these cells from damage caused by elevated pressure conditions.

    CBN also outperformed both CBD and THC in these tests. CBN has neuroprotective properties, meaning it can potentially safeguard nervous system cells and structures by reducing or preventing cell death. 
  • Effective for Relieving Pain: A 2019 study found that cannabinol (CBN), as well as CBD and a combination of the two cannabinoids, can reduce muscular pain.
    This discovery shows that CBN could potentially provide relief for chronic muscle pain conditions, such as temporomandibular disorders, which cause pain in the jaw muscles, joints, and nerves, and fibromyalgia, a condition that results in full-body pain. 
  • Effective against Seizures: Cannabinol (CBN) may help prevent seizures. Studies on cannabinoids can reduce how often seizures happen and how severe they are. CBN interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which controls nerve cell activity in the brain.
    CBN’s ability to protect brain cells and reduce inflammation may also contribute to its anti-seizure effects. While more research is needed, CBN could potentially be used to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders. 
  • Effective Sleep Aid: CBN may do wonders for your sleep hygiene. Due to its slight psychoactive effects and sedating properties, it has become a well-known cannabinoid for sleep aids.

    Taking a few drops of CBN oil before bed may curb your racing thoughts, relax your nerves, and help you to slide into a restful sleep. However, you’ll need to use it regularly for some time to enjoy the full effects. 

Key Takeaways

To sum it up, CBN oil has its own set of unique potential health benefits. It can work as a sleep aid, and pain reliever, provide relief from severe skin conditions, and may also protect your eyes.

CBN is also the very first discovered cannabinoid, but it’s not as well scientifically tested as CBD. Some people fear that CBN will make them high, but that’s not true. Its mild psychoactive effects are experienced only in very high doses.