What is Cannabichromene (CBC)?

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Although research surrounding cannabichromene (CBC) is still new, it is thought to be the second most abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis. The cannabinoid is non-psychoactive and offers an array of therapeutic benefits on its own, but it is also an important part of whole plant cannabis therapy.

CBC has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and one study dating back to 1981 at the University of Mississippi found CBC had strong antibacterial activity and mild to moderate anti-fungal activity when administered to a variety of bacteria and fungi strains. Additionally, CBC offers relief from pain and inflammation. It is especially effective for treating inflammation in the intestinal tract, and in 2012, researchers from the University of Naples found CBC reduced diarrhea without causing constipation. CBC also can fight acne, and a European team of researchers in 2016 found CBC reduced arachidonic acid and the production of sebum in sebaceous glands. Lastly, CBC may support the growth and viability of neurogenesis, and a 2013 study at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry of the National Research Council found CBC had a positive effect on the viability of mouse neural stem progenitor cells (NSPCs).

This information is provided by Civilized and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.