Cannabichromene (CBC) stems out of the synthesis of CBGA. It is one of the several cannabinoids present in cannabis and hemp plants. CBCA Cannabichromenic acid results from the direct synthesis of CBGA to further produce CBC when heated in a chemical reaction. CBC has several beneficial traits that can positively influence some medical conditions. It greatly affects the breeding of bacteria, fungi, and exhibits anti-viral characteristics.
CBC is a potent analgesic, able to help relieve neural pains in the spine. Its analgesic effects are mild compared to THC but it helps with various forms of pain without the psychotic effects of THC. It enhances the mood, acting as an anti-depressant. CBC also influences neurogenesis, to help enhance the growth of brain cells. It is known to regulate homeostasis in the brain by influencing neural progenitor cells (NSCPs) positively. It has been shown in many instances that CBC calms the effect of headaches and migraines. CBC helps to reduce inflammations in the body and does so without inducing detrimental side effects compared to synthetic counterparts. CBC has an inhibiting effect on the absorption of anandamide (a natural endocannabinoid that helps counteract breast cancer), enhancing its bioavailability in the body and making CBC potent in the fight against cancer.
CBC has mostly been used in combination with other cannabinoids to ensure its potency. While it has displayed potential for amazing medical uses, more research needs to be done on its isolate form to further determine its specific action and mode in the body.