For many years, the US government waged war on cannabis. It was illogical since weed is not particularly dangerous, provided people use it sparingly and cautiously. Alcohol is probably just as harmful, if not more so.
However, the real tragedy in how the government dealt with marijuana was not all the chronic or occasional stoners who could have been enjoying it all these years. It is a fact that individuals suffering from various maladies never had access to this remedy. You can do a lot more with marijuana than smoke it, as companies across the country have begun to demonstrate.
For instance, many individuals are enjoying CBD oils and other products. Most people have heard of CBD, but they might not necessarily have heard of CBN, which is another cannabis derivative.
In this article, we’ll talk a little bit about both CBD and CBN. We’ll cover the differences between them and talk about some potential uses.
What Exactly is CBN?
For the answer to the question of what is CBN, you first must understand that there are many cannabinoids in hemp. Cannabinoids:
- Are naturally-occurring compounds
- Have many different uses, some of which medical science is still studying
These cannabinoids are reactive chemical substances. They can affect both humans and animals in various ways. Hemp has at least 113 cannabinoids, so it is not unreasonable to think that scientists will continue to find more cannabis uses.
CBN is one of the cannabinoids that humans can isolate and extract. You don’t usually find a great deal of CBN in hemp. If you use heat to break the plant down, that is how you can produce it.
In some people, CBN can stimulate appetite. It can also help with pain relief, and it will not intoxicate you.
What About CBD?
Most people speak about CBD and CBD oil interchangeably. CBD:
- Is another cannabinoid you can isolate from hemp
- Is more abundant than CBN
You can also use CBD for pain relief. It is not intoxicating either. People are using CBD for a wide range of ailments, including arthritis pain relief, panic attacks, insomnia, muscle tension, and depression or anxiety symptoms.
Some people even give their pets CBD products. It can calm them down the same way it can with some humans. There are currently CBD oils on the market, and also gummies, pills, balms, and creams.
What Are the Differences Between Them?
The main difference between CBD and CBN is that it’s more challenging to extract CBN from cannabis, and you don’t get as much of it. However, there’s nothing that says you’ll have a better experience if you try CBN products over CBD ones.
The fact is that everyone has cannabinoid receptors. That does not mean any two people will react to either CBD or CBN products precisely the same way. You could use one or the other, and you might experience pain relief. You might sleep better or feel less anxious.
You will need to experiment a bit. It’s rather similar to how some people seem to develop almost an instantaneous alcohol tolerance, while others can take just a few sips and become intoxicated. You will never know your body’s exact cannabinoid reaction until you try some different products.
What’s nice about some companies offering both CBN and CBD products is that if one doesn’t seem to work for you so well, the other might do the job better. You can try each one and play with the dosage before determining what works best for you.
There Are Products with Both
You can also find some so-called “broad spectrum” products with both CBN and CBD derivatives. If a product that has only doesn’t work for you, a similar item with both might be the better choice.
If you have intoxication worries, neither CBN nor CBD will do that to you. You can use a balm or take a gummy and drive a car or do anything else, and you should not experience any adverse effects. That’s why you can get these products easily now in most US states, sometimes even if you’re under twenty-one years old.
Since CBD and CBN products have made their way onto store shelves, many individuals report positive effects. Doctors often mention them to patients who have chronic joint pain, can’t sleep, or even those with PTSD.
If you do try these products, make sure to read the labels and follow the directions. You can also contact the manufacturer if you have further questions.