Does Your CBD Have CBN?
CBD is growing in popularity due to the rising anecdotal evidence and research into the various properties of the natural compounds.
Not all hemp products are created equally, and the most common variation is whether they contain CBN. The more you learn about CBN, the more inclined you may be to give it a try. Early research is showing a broad range of potential properties that open up a wide range of favorable possibilities.
What Is CBN?
CBN is the abbreviation for cannabinol. This is one of the minor cannabinoids that
becomes more prominent as the hemp flower ages. Among the various cannabinoids, it is one of those more recently discovered by researchers. CBN forms when cannabis molecules begin to break down.
How It Is Produced
There are two methods in which CBN can be produced, which are aging and
The process to create it begins with biosynthesis. During this process, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) gets produced. The CBGA undergoes decarboxylation or gets exposed to UV light, at which point the cannabis enzymes convert it into THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), CBDA (cannabidiol carboxylic acid), or CBCA (cannabichromene carboxylic acid). Over time, these three acids naturally break down and get converted into CBN. This is an example of CBN production via aging.
Another method involves exposing THCA to heat. This process is known as
decarboxylation and is essential for converting the THCA in cannabis into THC, allowing it to produce the desired psychoactive effects. After the decarboxylation, the THC gets converted into CBNA (cannabinolic acid) thanks to a combination of losing hydrogen molecules and oxidation. In most cases, if CBNA gets exposed to UV light or is carboxylated, it becomes CBN.
The most important takeaways from this process are that CBN is naturally created as cannabis ages. It develops as CBGA converts to THCA, then CBNA, and finally CBN.
Using CBD Products with CBN
The easiest way to incorporate CBN into your lifestyle is to choose a CBD product that also contains CBN. When looking at CBD products, opt for something that is
broad-spectrum or full-spectrum.
Full-spectrum CBD oil includes all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in the hemp plant. This will include CBN. Keep in mind that if the Full-Spectrum CBD oil is hemp-derived, it will have 0.3 percent THC or less, due to the legal definition of hemp. Broad-spectrum CBD oil is nearly the same, but it will not contain any THC.
When starting off, it is best to try a lower dose of both CBD and CBN. Everyone is
different, so you may not need as much as others. It depends on the effects you want, your body chemistry, your physiology, and other factors.
If you feel that you want a stronger dose, increase it slowly over time. Because CBN occurs naturally in such low quantities, we take great care in making sure our products get the most possible of the compound.
The Inclusion of CBN at Land’s Best
At Land’s Best, we believe that CBD becomes a more complete part of your routine when you complement it with CBN. The dedicated team of formulating experts in our laboratories discovered a method of elevating the CBN concentration in our products, setting them apart.
As mentioned, CBN typically occurs in incredibly low concentrations in hemp and
cannabis, usually less than 1 percent. Because of this, most CBD products that you find will contain only trace amounts of CBN. Thanks to our method of elevating CBN concentration at Land’s Best, we can offer products with much higher concentrations of CBN, including industry-leading quantities.
Industry-Leading CBN Concentrations
The Brain Formula has some of the highest levels of CBN on the market per dose,
containing 700 mcg CBN in addition to 500 mg CBD. This makes Land’s Best products a simple way to make use of CBN in higher concentrations without having to use vast quantities of CBD oil.
Multiple Concentrations Available
While the Brain Formula has the highest concentration of CBN available from Land’s Best, it is far from the only choice. This is important because, as mentioned earlier, it is always best to start with a lower dose and work your way up, as this will minimize potential side effects.
The Daily Thrive Formula has the lowest CBN concentration per dose, with 500 mg of CBD and 200 mcg of CBN. Those in search of a middle ground who need more CBD can also try the Advanced Relief Formula with 1,000 mg of CBD and 500 mcg of CBN.
CBN is a cannabinoid that naturally occurs in hemp and cannabis in much lower
concentrations than CBD and THC. It has been connected to various properties,
including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, and analgesic. Land’s Best has developed a method of creating high-quality hemp-based products that contain high concentrations of CBN in addition to CBD, letting you utilize those properties.