Various studies have shown the health benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD). What we know to date is that there are more than 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinol ( CBN) is one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Its popularity has been on the rise in recent years.
Today, scientists focus on its health benefits. Both CBD and CBN are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. The YouTube video “What is CBN” explains the topic of CBN.
CBD Versus CBN
Many wonder what the difference between these two compounds is. Or what the similarities are. CBD is the most well-known cannabinoid in the cannabis sativa plant. CBD, however, is not derived from the Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the plant. Instead, it exists in the cannabis sativa plant independently. CBD and CBN are very similar. CBN is also found in the cannabis sativa plant and can be synthetically produced.
CBN is produced when the THC in the plant degrades as a result of exposure to heat, air, or light. Neither CBD nor CBN creates the intoxicating psychoactive effects that THC does. Between these two cannabinoids, CBD has been studied more extensively. Pre-clinical trials on CBN that do exist suggest therapeutic benefits in the compound.