CBD products are as popular as ever and are easily applied in alternative medicine, but also for those who are looking for an additional way to take care of their health with the help of supplements. Cannabis oil is one of the products that are widely used in the treatment of various conditions, and can be used either alone or in combination with other therapy, of course with a doctor’s recommendation.
The shelf life of CBD oil largely depends on the quality of the product, as well as the way it is stored, the standards according to which it is produced, but also on the quality of raw materials and the method of extraction. Therefore we can find products with different prices and this is not a coincidence, because the price is defined precisely by the raw materials and the way the oil is produced.
But have you heard of CBN? It is actually Cannabinol or a minor cannabinoid, and more information about it can be found on Sanobiotec, as well as to see what it is actually used for. By-products of cannabis supplementation are not always wasted. They can have a lot of potentials, and yet they come with huge potential.
There is a CBG, but we would talk about that next time, because today we would like to focus more on the CBN and its potential, to compare it with the CBD, but also to find out more about the shelf life and proper storage.
What is CBN?
It is a chemical component of cannabis, it has many potential health benefits, but unlike CBD it has much less scientific knowledge and studies. However, as time goes on, it attracts a lot of attention and people learn about the possible benefits, but also to distinguish between it and CBD, as well as the other active components of cannabis and hemp. At the same time, the oil with CBN is much less available than the other, so it is more expensive.
Those who manage to get it say it helps them sleep better, while others believe it has a sedative effect. There is a study from the ’70s, which refers to CBN in combination with THC, and we know that THC is actually the psychotropic part of cannabis.
Does CBN break down over time?
Each organic ingredient extracted from a plant has a shelf life that cannot be predetermined until the resulting product has been tested. Since CBN is rarely found as a supplement, scientific knowledge does not exist, but still, we can refer to the good old chemistry classes.
If exposed to oxidation, the oil would spoil in just a few days. Properly covered, it will withstand plenty of adverse conditions, depending on what you are using it for.
There is no correct answer to the question of the shelf life of CBN oil because each manufacturer states it on the packaging or recommends it orally to the buyer. But what we can do is store it properly, in a dry and dark place, where there will be no external influences. This ensures that we get the most out of it and use it properly, while still being suitable for use.
It is interesting to know that THC acid, after being left in the air for a long time, becomes CBN which can then be dissolved in oil. It is also known that if you let the cannabis plant “grow old” without affecting it in any way, the concentration of CBN will increase and will have a sedative effect. There are many interesting things related to this component that unfortunately are not sufficiently researched.
Benefits of using cannabinol
The knowledge we have about CBN is really modest, but what is known so far is that it is a component with huge antibacterial potential, but also a pain reliever. In terms of pain, it affects different people differently, depending on the body constitution but also the individual tolerance of the ingredient. It is most common as an aid to easier sleep, especially in those suffering from chronic insomnia.
It is known that it can have a good effect on appetite, especially in patients who have lost it due to illness or therapy. There is information that it can protect nerve cells, but also that it has anti-inflammatory effects. However, all these are isolated examples, which require even more research on the topic.
Differences between CBD and CBN
The easiest way to compare something we know is to compare cannabinol to cannabidiol, even though they are just two of hundreds of cannabinoids.
While CBD is not psychoactive, CBN may have such an effect, as it is a by-product of THC. However, as time goes on, the potential psychotropic effect decreases. But, because of that, it affects better and easier sleep.
CBD is much more researched than CBN, which makes it much safer to use for a variety of conditions. Even if you search yourself, you will notice that the search engine automatically redirects you to CBD results. The fact is that the information is very limited, so we tried to gather it in one place.
In general, CBN has similar effects to CBD but is not recommended for use in people with a history of epileptic seizures or in clinical depression. However, the possibility of further research to show benefits in these conditions is not ruled out.
Our advice is to always get cannabis-derived supplements from trusted companies that have experience in this area. Avoid the black market, no matter how much they claim that those products are of better quality and more concentrated because what is produced in uncertified laboratories can be really dangerous. Of course, consult a professional so that you can know if a particular product is right for you or not.
The decriminalization of cannabis is perhaps one of the best things that have happened, precisely because of the availability of supplements, and it is up to you not to take anything on your own before properly researching the topic.