CBN is formed after harvesting the Cannabis sativa (cannabis) plant as a breakdown product of THC. When THC is exposed to excessive amounts of heat and light (aka oxidation), it turns into a unique metabolite: CBN. Unlike THC, however, CBN has no psychoactive effects. CBN Oil is made by infusing CBN which is extracted from the plant into a carrier oil for convenience.
You can drop a small amount of this oil under your tongue or add it to your food and drink. The health benefits of CBN are still debated, but we do know that CBD is effective at binding to your CB1 receptors and other cannabinoid receptors in your body to produce mild euphoric effects and has potential benefits through its sedative properties.
CBN oil also typically contains a concentration of CBD along with other minor cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes, which occur naturally in the plant. These compounds and cannabinoids are widely believed to work better together and will produce enhanced effects, thanks to the entourage effect.
Studies suggest that CBN has sedative effects, leaving you sleepy and relaxed, making it a natural sleep aid. This makes it perfect for nighttime use and its reputation as an effective sedative is the main reason people with sleep issues buy it.
CBN works similarly to other cannabinoids by interacting with our endocannabinoid system.
CBN is said to act as a sedative on the body, promoting feelings of calm and relaxation. It is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve pain and promote healing.
CBN is said to have positive effects on the central nervous system, helping to reduce anxiety and promote restful sleep.
Both CBN and CBD are cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD is well known for its potential health benefits, but CBN is starting to get more attention due to its unique properties.
When combined, CBD and CBN can have a synergistic effect, amplifying the benefits of each other. Although research suggests that CBN offers several health benefits, it has not been the subject of as much scientific research as other more well-known cannabinoids. Synergistic benefits refer to a phenomenon where the combination of cannabinoids creates a stronger therapeutic effect than any cannabinoid taken alone.
CBN is known as the "sleepy cannabinoid" or "bedtime cannabinoid" because it is said to promote relaxation and may be helpful for those who suffer from insomnia. When combined with CBD, known for its calming effect, the two products combined can be particularly effective as a sleep aid.