CBN: How A New Cannabinoid Helps the Mind*

CBN: How A New Cannabinoid Helps the Mind*

Did you know that, out of a group of more than 140, CBN was the first cannabinoid to be discovered by scientists? It’s true! This cannabinoid, though not the most widely known, was first in line. 


What is CBN? Much like CBD, CBG, and THC, CBN is a cannabinoid. And it’s a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in the hemp plant as it ages. When the plant is exposed to heat and/or oxygen, THC converts into CBN and loses its psychoactive properties. Because it no longer contains anything psychoactive, this means that CBN, unlike THC, cannot get you high.


Although it doesn’t come with that high feeling, CBN does come with a long list of other positive effects. Though research surrounding this cannabinoid is still in its early stages, many exciting benefits* of CBN have been discovered, including:

  • •Sleep aid*
  • According to a study performed on mice, it looks like CBN can increase the time spent asleep, and quality of sleep*.
  • Pain relief*
  • This is something that CBD is known for as well. CBN can affect the body’s pain signaling and perception* to lessen the unpleasant feelings of pain.
  • Antibiotic properties*
  • CBN, much like CBG, has the ability to fight stubborn bacteria*.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties*
  • This is yet another benefit that CBD is known for, too. Researchers are still working on digging deeper, but it looks like CBN affects the human immune system in a way that fights inflammatory diseases*.
  • Appetite stimulation*
  • While CBD is capable of suppressing the appetite, CBN encourages it*. This positive aspect could help cancer patients going through chemo, or others who struggle to keep up an appetite.
  • Fighting cancer*
  • CBN may have the ability to stop or slow down the growth/spread of cancer cells*, and potentially decrease tumor size*.
  • Epilepsy treatment*
  • CBN has strong anti-convulsant properties, meaning it can help people who suffer from seizures, such as those with epilepsy*.
  • Bone healing/growth*
  • CBN has properties to stimulate stem cell growth*, meaning that it encourages the production of new bone. This could make it a good therapy option for those suffering from osteoporosis*.
  • Glaucoma aid*
  • CBN, along with a few of its sibling cannabinoids, have proven to be effective treatments for glaucoma*.

Though products containing CBN aren’t as popular as CBG, CBD, or even THC, they’re still out there – most of the time, in the form of CBN Softgels. ICHOR, for example, offers CBD + CBN + Melatonin Softgels that encourage deep and restful sleep. 

By incorporating CBN Softgels into your lifestyle, you’re encouraging your body to be the best that it can be, while doing your part in helping it get there. 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. ICHOR products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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