You may have recently driven past one of the many CBD and CBC shops around the US and wondered what they were all about. If so, this article is for you. CBC (cannabichromene) is one of more than 100 cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. It is a non-intoxicating ingredient that, according to studies, has multiple health benefits.
There are various types of CBC: broad spectrum CBC, full spectrum CBC, and CBC isolate. Broad spectrum CBC does not contain THC, but contains other parts of the cannabis plant. Full spectrum CBC does include THC, as well as other parts of the cannabis plant. CBC isolate only contains CBC and no other parts of the cannabis plant.
There are benefits and drawbacks to each type of CBC. With broad spectrum CBC, you won’t experience the foggy, “high” feeling produced by the THC. That said, using full spectrum CBC may produce “the entourage effect.” This means multiple ingredients are working together and it may be more effective. CBC isolate is ideal if you dislike the earthiness of typical CBC or want to completely avoid THC.
A potential benefit of CBC includes reduced stress and anxiety as it is thought to alter serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in anxiety and depression. CBC can also potentially reduce pain and inflammation, and enhance brain health.
When selecting a CBC product, it is imperative to consider several factors. What are you using CBC for, and how do you prefer to take it (ie topically or via a pill or oil)? You should also consider whether you want CBC that contains THC and, if so, how much. It is also a good idea to research the company you are purchasing from to study their quality control standards.