CBC Cannabichromene. The cannabinoid with a wide spectrum of benefits
Chemical description of CBC Cannabichromene
Name: CBC Cannabichromene
IUPAC name: 2-methyl-2- (4-methylpent-3-enyl) -7-pentylchromen-5-ol
Molecular weight: 314.469 g/mol
Boiling point: 220 ° C
The quantity of cannabichromene found in cannabis is small . In fact it is smaller than THC or CBD. However, it is considered a major phytocannabinoid that has similarities with some cannabinoids like THC, CBD, CBN and THCV.
As we will see now, recent research has demonstrated its enormous medical potential. Especially when it is combined with other compounds of cannabis . This phenomenon is named “the ensemble effect”.
Although CBC (cannabichromene) doesn’t seem to bring much attention, in fact it has shown to have many medical properties. CBC comes from the very important cannabigerolic acid CBGa. After, the enzymes convert it in cannabichrome carboxylic acid CBCa. After it has been converted in CBCa. Then is decarboxylated by losing a molecule of CO2, ant is converts from CBCa to CBC.. This occurs as time goes by , or if it becomes exposed to heat.
Medical benefits of CBC
Antimicrobial – CBC is very good to act against bacteria and fungi. It definitely has excellent antibacterial properties on a variety of gram-positive, gram-negative and acid-fast bacteria. CBC has mild or medium ability to fight several types of fungi.
Anti-Viral – It is behind the anti – viral properties of cannabis.
Anti-inflammatory Properties – CBC helps to reduce edema swelling and inflammation produced in the intestinal tract. However it is more effective when combined with other cannabinoids.
Analgesic – It is a good pain killer. It is not as efficient as THC but still analgesic. It helps with the global analgesic effects of cannabis. It is useful to fight pain because its interaction with some targets that are a part of the control of pain. CBC is not psychoactive, therefore it is useful to treat pain but without getting high.
Anti-Depressant– It is also efficient against depression. CBC combined with other cannabinoids has the ability to improve our mood.
Stimulates Brain Growth – It seems to have the ability to develop brain cells. This process is known as neurogenesis.
Anti-Proliferative – It is being used to fight the growth of cancer tumours. This could happen because its interaction with anandamine, which is an endocannabinoid.
It affects CB1 and CB2 receptors. Another important medical property is its ability to treat breast cancer. Because CBC reduces the consumption of anandamide, which allows it to remain in the bloodstream longer.
Migraines – CBC has also been demonstrated as an efficient treatment against migraines.
CBC is a minor cannabinoid. It is only available in small quantities and only in tropical varieties of cannabis.