The Benefits of Cannabichromene (CBC)

Liz Filmer
29 Dec 2021

THC and CBD get most of the press in the cannabinoid world. Lesser-known cannabichromene, or CBC, has some potent medical benefits of its own, however. 

  1. Encouraging Brain Development
The Cells responsible for memory and learning are continuously made via neurogenesis. In folks with dementia and Alzheimer's, however, neurogenesis is modified.

A 2013 study suggested that CBC can boost the neurogenesis process. The study tested the effects of adult, mouse neural stem progenitor cells (NSPCs) outside of the body. NSPCs are particular types of cells that can differentiate into various other cells, aiding brain healing and growth. It was found that CBC increased the viability of these cells, meaning the cannabinoids improved their function. encourage

  2. An Antidepressant
CBC is non-psychoactive, so those looking for medical relief without a high CBC could be the answer. Research suggests that cannabichromene like THC and CBD may be able to treat the symptoms of depression.

Chronic stress is one of the most significant triggers for depression. So it stands to reason that the better you can adapt to stress, the less likely you will experience depression. A study conducted at the University of Mississippi found that rats treated with CBC performed significantly better on rodent models stress tests.

 3. Anti-inflammatory
Inflammation is at the core of many modern diseases. While inflammation is a healthy immune response, it seems to run rampant in conditions like autoimmune diseases, allergy, and even psychiatric disorders like depression and schizophrenia. Any compound that has anti-inflammatory properties is worthy of serious medical research.

It's known that THC and CBD are inflammation-fighters, but cannabichromene also deserves some credit. A 2010 study discovered that CBC worked as an anti-inflammatory alone. Its inflammation-busting powers are only amplified when it is combined with THC. 

4. Painkiller
The minor cannabinoid CBC may have a significant effect on pain. Research from 2011 found that CBC and CBD stimulated pain-relieving networks in animal models. An early study from the 1980s found that CBC produced strong analgesic effects when combined with THC. CBC was also found to have mild analgesic properties when used independently.

5. Antibacterial and Antifungal
search. Another early 1980's study uncovered that CBC has powerful antibacterial properties showing positive effects against E. coli and staph colonies. CBC also has "mild to moderate" antifungal properties. significant. A more recent study found that CBC and other cannabinoids were as effective as the antibiotic medication Vancomycin against MRSA.

Cannabinoids are fascinating. They have powerful medicinal abilities individually, but they also work together to create more substantial effects. With analysis of cannabinoids being pretty much ongoing now, we'll only continue to unveil the extraordinary healing powers of the cannabis plant.

Liz Filmer