CBN:CBD Oil is typically used for calming nighttime relief that our standard CBD extracts can’t fully solve. It can also be used by individuals looking to boost their standard CBD or THC treatments.
CBN and CBD operate differently within the body. CBN binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors, a trait shared with THC, except CBN does not have the same level of intoxicating effects. CBD does not bind either CB1 or CB2 receptors but instead seems to alter the way in which other cannabinoids bind those receptors. So together these two cannabinoids can work synergistically to activate different receptors and produce different neurotransmissions and subsequently different effects than a high CBD extract, CBD isolate, or CBN isolate product.
How CBN:CBD Oil Works
Anecdotal evidence suggests CBN is exceptional for calming, night-time relief. Due to the extended government prohibition against cannabis, the formal studies supporting these results are lacking, but this oil is commonly used by individuals who find typical high CBD extracts just aren’t enough. CBN Oil can also be added to THC therapies to elevate its effects.
Our CBN:CBD Oil also has a terpene blend with a high concentration of beta-caryophellene, a terpene that acts like a cannabinoid and binds CB2 receptors, as well as a range of other terpenes to help bring out the maximum potential effects of the cannabinoids.
It’s important to note that cannabinoids can have profoundly different effects on different people, so there is no guarantee that just because CBD products didn’t work for you that this product will. Also, some people find CBN to be slightly intoxicating, while others do not feel any intoxication.
One of the more well-known effects of cannabis is referred to as “the munchies”. This is normally attributed to its THC content. However, a 2012 study shows potential for CBN to stimulate appetite, without the psychoactive consequences. According to the study, “This is the first time cannabinol (CBN) has been shown to increase feeding. Therefore, cannabinol could, in the future, provide an alternative to the currently used and psychotropic ∆9THC-based medicines since cannabinol is currently considered to be non-psychotropic.”
Cannabinol, or CBN, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in low concentrations in cannabis plants. It is a metabolite of THC, which means that Δ9THC degrades into CBN over time. Just like a fine wine or bourbon, the cannabis plant undergoes a series of changes, especially if exposed to sunlight and air. Coincidentally, cannabinol is technically classified as an alcohol.
American Shaman brings their nanotech to the CBN market. CBNight incorporates a unique blend of water-soluble CBN oil with a proprietary blend of cannabinoids and terpenes. Derived from broad spectrum hemp extract and formulated with MCT oil. Each serving contains 4 mg of cannabinoids for a total of 120 mg per bottle.
New Dawn CBN Oil
CBN oil is a cannabis cannabinoid suspended most often in MCT oil. Cannabinol (CBN) generally occurs in relatively low concentrations, even in aged cannabis. But manufacturers have worked out a method of isolating the compound to create products with higher ratios of CBN. Final products are typically formulated with other cannabinoids, namely CBD, and various synergistic terpenes in tincture or vape form.
Find your zen and unwind. Kat’s Naturals CBN concentrate is a sublingual tincture extracted from American-grown hemp. Each 5 mL bottle is packed with 100 mg of CBN for 1 mg per serving and formulated with organic MCT oil. Pair it with your favorite CBD tincture or use it alone as a natural sleep aid.
The current research on CBN shows some potential for a range of uses, despite it having a weak impact on the central immune system. Studies are scarce, but there are clinical trials currently being conducted on its potential for pain relief compared to opiates and placebo. Here are some of its more well-established benefits based on the current research.
Relief and relaxation start with a good night’s sleep. This extra strength formula contains a specific 1:3 ratio for a total of 300 mg CBN and 900 mg CBD per 30 mL bottle.
In fact, cannabidiol is widely believed to have a regulatory effect, counteracting the potentially adverse effects of THC, such as anxiety and paranoia. Several studies support the finding that high doses of THC can cause anxiety or paranoia in otherwise healthy users and individuals with a predisposition for mental illness. However, the presence of CBD tends to mellow out these effects, producing a more manageable (and oftentimes more enjoyable) high.
CBN has also shown potential as a treatment for sleep disorders, pain relief, and inflammation, among other medical benefits. For instance, in an analysis shared by Steep Hill Labs in 2017, researchers found that a 2.5-to-5 milligram dose of CBN was as effective as a 5-to-10 milligram dose of the pharmaceutical sedative diazepam. This claim should be taken with a grain of salt, as it was not published in a peer-reviewed journal.
It is not clear exactly why this entourage effect occurs or precisely what amount of CBD is needed to reduce the adverse effects of THC. But, as with so many other cannabinoids, it appears that the combination of THC and CBD produces more pronounced and more pleasant effects than consuming either of these cannabinoids in isolation.
There is sparse research supporting the claim that CBN acts as a sleep aid. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Because CBN is produced through the oxidation process rather than through genetics, there are currently no high-CBN cannabis strains available on the market. If you really wanted to consume high levels of CBN, the best way to obtain it would be to simply allow the plant’s THC to oxidize.
With that said, the sparse evidence that does exist suggests that this relatively unknown cannabinoid may yield a handful of health and wellness benefits.
Interestingly, many researchers also believe that cannabinoids tend to produce the most potent and powerful effects when they are consumed together in combination, rather than as isolated compounds. This tendency for cannabinoids such as CBD and CBN to be more potent when consumed together is called the “entourage effect.”