CBC is the 3rd most prevalent cannabinoid (). It provides a range of effects and benefits from anti-inflammatory to gastrointestinal effects. It has not been as thoroughly researched as some of the other cannabinoids, but information is starting to come out. We are going to take a deep dive into the latest and greatest CBC research, what it means, and how you can use it. Cannabichromene is a fantastic cannabinoid to have in your arsenal and can enhance the benefits of whatever others you pair it with.
Use it to enhance THC!
In this study they found that CBC actually helped to increase levels of THC in the brain when co-administered. Although the mechanisms of action are still unknown, like CBD, CBCs mechanisms reach beyond the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Our favorite mechanism is back again:
Endocannabinoid Reuptake inhibitor
Several studies have cited the endocannabinoid sparing effects of CBC. As you know if you follow our blog closely, we think endocannabinoid reuptake inhibition is one of the most vital mechanisms of CBD. It’s also an important mechanism of action in several other of our ingredients, such as black pepper. Now CBC is following suit, reinforcing our belief in the importance of this mechanism. “Pharmacodynamic studies have shown that CBC, like other plant natural products, is an inhibitor of endocannabinoid cellular reuptake.” (Gertsch et al., 2010) The goal of taking exogenous cannabinoids is to improve endocannabinoid tone. It seems all the cannabinoids have these similar effects but through a variety of means.
CBC is a CB2 Receptor Agonist
This study suggests that CB2 has some selective agonist properties in relation to the CB2 receptor. This activity is also very similar to CBD. The implications are likely positive effects in regards to inflammation. This also likely suggests CBC will be highly synergistic with CBD.
We love CBC
We have been experimenting behind the scenes with CBC for a while. It was immediately clear that it enhances cannabinoids that it is paired with. The rest of its effects are subtle and nuanced. We took our time parsing out the use cases and benefits. Finally now we are ready to unveil the formulations we came up with.
Despite the tremendous potential for anti-inflammatory and pain reduction benefits, we feel the CBC most viscerally in our heads. It brings up your mood and puts a smile on your face. These mental effects are reminiscent of CBG and the best way to get the cognitive benefits of cannabinoids is through a vape cartridge. The vapor goes straight into your bloodstream and to your brain. If you want to appreciate CBC in all its raw beauty most directly, try the Elevate Vape Cartridge.
CBC also has a number of physiological benefits. It can help reduce inflammation, it can reduce sensations of pain. CBC also has a lot of research related to IBS and gastrointestinal benefits. These physiological effects are best realized through a tincture. This allows the cannabinoids to influence the gut and be distributed by the lymph. Our tincture is fantastic for digestion, any gastric distress, pain, inflammation, or also mood elevation or depression. This tincture is so multifaceted we are confident new use cases will be found endlessly. You have to try it to understand.