CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC, BioFit, BioFit360, hemp oil

If you thought CBD was great, just wait until you check out CBC, CBG and CBN, among other cannabinoids derived from the industrial hemp plant.

CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC, BioFit, BioFit360, hemp oilBy now, almost everyone has heard about the much touted health benefits of CBD (cannabidiol), a compound found in varying amounts in cannabis plants. But few are aware of what CBC, CBG and CBN might be. Perhaps the latest additions to the ever growing league of 24/7 news networks? A series of new clothing lines started by a sizzling hot rap star?

These acronyms actually stand for something far more intriguing. They are among the 100+ cannabinoids with distinctive features, found in the largest concentrations in certain cannabis plants.

The industrial hemp plant appears to have the most, and while research on these other cannabinoids, in addition to CBD, is in the early, early stages, some signs seem to indicate that they can help treat all sorts of physical maladies involving pain, anxiety, inflammation and more.

“Cannabinoids are sort of our modern era medical gold rush,” says Bio Chemist Michael Hughes, a Senior Scientist working in CBD research. “It’s really exciting to be part of it now that many components have been legalized and we can start exploring what kinds of positive benefits they can have. These compounds seem to be very effective, and have very few of the drawbacks that many of the synthetic pharmaceuticals do.”

Here’s a brief rundown of the potential health benefits of some of the other cannabinoids that have been studied, in addition to CBD, as reported by SCLabs and Cresco Labs.

CBG (Cannabigerol)

CBG works to fight inflammation, pain and nausea, and also slow the proliferation of cancer cells. In addition, research shows it significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. It’s believed that strains high in CBG could also be beneficial in treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis, and could also promote bone growth.

CBC (Cannabichromene)

CBC is known to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and also promote bone growth. Because of these qualities, it could be helpful in the treatment of Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome, in addition to Neuropathy and chronic post-operative pain.

CBN (Cannabinol)

CBN has been found to be extremely effective as a sleep aid or sedative. In fact, some research indicates that the reason CBD can be such an effective sleep aid is that full spectrum products generally contain a little CBN. In addition, CBN has also been shown to help regulate the immune system and assist in relieving pain and inflammation caused by conditions including arthritis and Crohn’s disease, and acts as an anticonvulsant beneficial to those suffering from seizure disorders like epilepsy.

CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC, BioFit, BioFit360, hemp oilSince these other, currently less prominent cannabinoids seem to have so much potential, you might wonder why researchers aren’t pouncing on them with even more vigor than they are on their more popular sister, CBD.

“We’re mostly working just with CBD right now, and have barely touched the other cannabinoids,” says Hughes. “Extracted CBD is the least expensive of the cannabinoids at the moment. It goes for about $20 per gram. The others cost about $70-$300 per gram, so they’re almost four times as expensive.”

Hughes explains that CBD is likely the least expensive because it is the most prominent of the cannabinoids found in industrial hemp. The others occur in much lower quantities.

“The more expensive a substance is, and the harder it is to get, the less likely people are to research it,” says Hughes.

Since such a limited amount of research has been done on cannabinoids like CBG, CBN and CBG, it’s difficult to speculate on their impact on modern medicine. But it is safe to say that for now, they appear to show great promise.

If you thought CBD was great, just wait until you check out CBC, CBG and CBN, among other cannabinoids derived from the industrial hemp plant.