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CBN is still in its amoebic phase in terms of popularity, but there are now multiple ways to add this interesting, innovative compound to your wellness regimen. 

CBN has entered the market as a capsule, a tincture, and an edible. We know that sublingual tinctures are typically your most efficient delivery, if not always the most convenient method.

With that in mind, how does the uptake of CBN compare to that of CBD? Will one have better results by taking an edible gummy vs. a traditional capsule?

Read on to find out what consumers have been thinking. 

What Is CBN? Defining A Novel Compound

CBN is a cannabinoid, just like its more well-known cousin CBD, only its origins are inherently linked to the equally well-known THC; CBN is a byproduct of THC’s decomposition process.

After being exposed to light, oxygen, and heat, THC breaks down into CBN, a compound with no psychoactive effects or properties and with several health benefits that distinguish it from its genetic predecessor.

In addition, CBN, like CBD, is naturally below legal limits for THC when it is extracted from the hemp plant, making it lawful and compliant with current federal regulations regarding cannabis use and distribution. 

CBN has shown sedative effects, working well in tandem with CBD as a nighttime tonic to maximize relaxation and balance circadian rhythms.

However, in the roster of cannabinoids, CBN stands to gain the most attention via its unique origins.

While THC remains a taboo compound, its therapeutic benefits are widely touted among experts. THC’s federal legal status notwithstanding, its popularity as a medicinal remedy will likely grow. 

If CBN’s (so far) under-studied properties are unveiled to be anywhere as helpful as its sourced cannabinoid, this won’t be the last time we hear about it! 

CBN Capsules and Pills: Dosing and Potency

CBN capsules typically contain anywhere from 5 to 30 mg of CBN, which is bound to remain in flux as the market for CBN continues to grow.

You will find CBN in soft gels and your typical veggie capsules. Typically, this is a one-soft gel or one-capsule dose, though this can change depending on the brand.

Since CBN has been known to have a marked sedating effect, you will often find CBN products stacked with CBD for a pleasant synergistic effect. 

Other products will contain a dose of CBN combined with well-known sedating herbs and other compounds. This could include Valerian root, chamomile, melatonin, magnesium, GABA, lavender, or passionflower. 

While tinctures will provide a more rapid absorption, capsules offer an opportunity to stack CBD with your favorite supplements, herbs, and other cannabinoids like CBD and CBG. 

CBN Gummies: How an Edible Can Work For You

While there is undoubtedly nothing preventing you from making a CBN recipe of your own using tinctures, the edible market for CBN has centered mainly around gummies.

You can employ the edibles as part of your nighttime ritual, taking the edible an hour before bed, giving the compound time to break down in the digestive system and enter the bloodstream.

Gummies may not be able to pack the concentration amounts that you could find in a jumbo-sized soft gel or the large doses of terpene-rich oil that you would find in a tincture.

Still, it remains the most efficient and comfortable way to take CBN as a part of a nighttime ritual. 

We recommend starting with one gummy an hour before bed to assess tolerance, at around 5-10 mg at first.

Where to Find

You are in luck – PureKana’s Sleep Aid CBD Gummies have a healthy dose of CBN, so give them a try!

PureKana’s CBD Sleep Tincture also employs the powers of CBN in its ingredient profile, so for an instant sublingual dose, try this one out. 

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