By now, I’m sure you are becoming pretty knowledgeable when it comes to cannabinoids. Especially CBD and THC. Here comes another one to learn about. Have you heard about cannabichromene, also known as CBC?
CBC has the same roots as CBD and THC meaning all three stem from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). Cannabis plants produce CBGA, the precursor to three major cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA). “The specific plant enzymes cascade and “direct” the breakdown product into one of the three lines. For CBC, it converts from CBGA into cannabichrome carboxylic acid (CBCA), and then finally to CBC after exposure to heat or ultraviolet light”(Leafly).
CBC is non-intoxicating just like CBD. Therefore, it does not produce the known euphoric high like THC. CBC is non-intoxicating because it does not bind effectively to the CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain. CBC does in fact bind with other receptors in the body, such as the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1). Both of these receptors are associated with pain perception. When CBC activates these receptors, increased levels of the body’s natural endocannabinoids like anandamide are released (Leafly).
CBC was actually discovered over 50 years ago and is often a part of medical research. The medical benefits of CBC are extremely promising right alongside CBD and THC. Below are just a few of the medical conditions that CBC can help with such as cancer, depression, pain and inflammation, acne and brain cells