Cannabichromene: An abundant and little known component of cannabis with great therapeutic properties

If we stop to think about the molecules that conform the marijuana, sure that to many the first thing that comes to him to the head is psychoactive THC or the medical CBD. Nevertheless, they are few those that know the virtues of the cannabicromeno (CBC), an ignored cannabinoide that, nevertheless, is second most abundant in these plants, after the THC. Find your bud trimmer for best results.

The world of cannabis continues to offer unsolved mysteries, and it is easy that every certain time it surprises us with a discovery. In this occasion, we want to make known a cannabinoid often strange for the lovers of the marijuana: the cannabicromeno (CBC).

This component, in spite of having been widely studied by the scientific community, does not enjoy all the popularity that should between the cultivators. Luckily, as the industry develops, the benefits of this cannabic molecule are more and more resounding.

As far as its properties, the CBC has an effect similar to the one produced by the medicinal cannabinoid par excellence, the cannabidiol (CBD). At the moment, the investigation around the cannabicromeno is in preliminary phase, but the obtained results are very promising. Most outstanding, those that associate the CBC with powerful medicinal qualities.

First, and as it is already common in the cannabis, it was demonstrated that the CBC was a good antidepressant. It was in 2010 when a group of researchers demonstrated in a study the important effects it had had on the indicators of depression in the mice with which it had been experimented. Another research of the same year also showed its ability as an anti-inflammatory, the study concluded that if doses of cannabicromene were combined with those of tetrahydrocannabidol (THC), the effect would be even more powerful.

In this sense, they are many the experts who consider that the CBC acts like an amplifier of the qualities of the THC and that this one does not have as much power of independent form. Like other cannabinoids, the CBC lacks psychoactive properties, but united to the THC a union is conceived difficult to surpass.

In 2011, another study revealed that both the CBC and CBD are effective allies in reducing nociceptive pain, ie pain caused by irritation of nerve endings called nociceptors. To give you an idea, it is the kind of discomfort we suffer when we bend an ankle, hit our big toe or get a burn. In the worst case, these pains become chronic, especially in diseases like cancer or arthritis.

One year later, research discovered that CBC was also an important regulator of gastrointestinal hypermotility, better known as diarrhea, without reducing intestinal transit time. This finding is of clinical interest and differs from typical medications for this condition because, unlike them, it does not lead to more than possible constipation.

But perhaps the most important benefit of the CBC has to do with its work in fighting cancer. Although there are no consolidated results yet, it has been shown to interact very powerfully with anandamide (AEA), a chemical produced by the body itself to reduce colorectal and breast cancer. The cannabicromeno helps to the AEA to stay in the human body much more time, since it inhibits its absorption and it allows him to continue working in its fight.

Among other multiple benefits, it has also been shown to be useful in fighting bacteria and fungi, relieving pain and even stimulating the growth of the brain through the birth of new neurons, a process scientifically known as neurogenesis.

So far, studies have been conducted in animals and we are waiting for these promising results to be proven in humans. In any case, the qualities of CBC, as second in line after the excellent THC, seem very promising.