CBC is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that does not provide the euphoric high that THC does. Many people use it to relieve pain in the same way as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Some of the peripheral effects of CBC are helpful to one’s overall health like relieving pain.
Learn About CBC
Cannabichromene (CBC) is a major cannabinoid found within the Cannabis plant and has been shown to possess potent and beneficial properties and attributes. Researchers link CBC to removing cancer cells, pain relief, and other cognitive and functional properties. Because it is not intoxicating, CBC sets itself apart from cannabinoids like THC. CB1 and CB2 receptors are the receptors that THC binds to, involved in feelings of well-being and euphoria.
Because of the CBC’s poor affinity for these receptors, marijuana has little impact on getting users high. Instead, it targets the TRPV1 and TRPA 1 receptors, preventing them from degrading naturally occurring substances like anandamide and 2-AG. CBC contributes to the enhancement of the effects of endocannabinoids by inhibiting the degradation of these compounds. Anandamide may ease and control depression and pain, for example.
CBC and Pain Relief
Did you know that Cannabichromene has been used to relieve pain for over 2,500 years? Most people aren’t aware of the pain-relieving benefits of CBC. Cannabichromene is an effective anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. While it is not as potent as THC, some studies show they eliminate pain more effectively when the two are combined. This is another example of the entourage effect at work. Researchers are looking at whether cannabinoids like CBC may be a viable alternative to highly addictive opioids.
Cannabichromene products are coming into the market. Therefore, it’s available to buy as a CBC tincture. For use as a pain reliever, take a premeasured quantity beneath the tongue, then swallow.