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CBN is one of over 100 cannabinoids found within the makeup of the cannabis plant. Also referred to by its full name, Cannabinol, CBN has only become recognized for its potential therapeutic properties very recently.

In the same way, CBD and THC, the two most predominant compounds within the plant, have been scientifically researched to test their medical uses, CBN has now also begun the same journey.

Thanks to this, we’re now seeing more CBN products enter the market.

From edibles such as gummies to oils, CBN is now as easy to incorporate into your daily routine as any other supplement you can think of. 

Without an abundance of information on CBN, it can be challenging to know what to believe and where to begin.

Luckily, it’s our job to make your life that little bit easier. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to tell you all there is to know about Cannabinol.

Starting with what it is, following on to what it can help with, and finally, how you can integrate the perfect type of CBN product into your daily wellness routine. 

What is CBN? 

We know Cannabinol comes from THC; in fact, CBN is oxidized THC. It doesn’t have any psychoactive effects, though, so in that way, it’s more similar to CBD than THC. 

Although limited, the scientific research that has investigated the medicinal use of CBN does show its potential in relieving symptoms of various conditions. CBN is a cannabinoid that interacts with our endocannabinoid system once it enters the body.

This system controls and regulates many of our body’s essential functions, including sleep, appetite, and even our immune system.

It’s believed that Cannabinol can act as an anti-inflammatory, as a relief for chronic pain, and as a sleep aid. 

What Is CBN Good For? 

Now that we have a basic understanding of the human endocannabinoid system, we’re enabled to examine the way cannabinoids interact with our body, how they do so, and the potential health benefits that can come from this.

In the few studies exploring the potential benefits of CBN, there were commonalities in the types of ailments it could be effective for.

We have been able to discover its possible therapeutic effects on sleep, inflammation, and pain. 

Here we’ll run through some of the conditions CBN can help with. 


Sleep is one of the functions regulated by the central nervous system.

Once cannabinoids such as CBN interact with our endocannabinoid system, they begin to help the CNS regulate these functions. CBN has been found to potentially increase tiredness, thus improving the ease of falling asleep in some. 

The findings come from a study performed in 1975 where five males were tested using a combination of THC and CBN to test their effectiveness as a sleep aid.

Due to this, CBN as an effective sleep aid is somewhat more of a theory than a fact, and greater research is required to confirm this. 

Pain Relief

We know both CBD and THC have the potential to help with various types of pain, but they aren’t the only two cannabinoids that can help with this.

Studies have shown that CBN also has pain-relieving qualities too. 

The study examined the relationship between CBD and CBN with pain in rats.

It showed that although the myofascial pain experienced by the rats was reduced, it was far more significant when both Cannabidiol and Cannabinol were consumed together. 


Cannabinol, similar to Cannabidiol, has also shown its potential in treating inflammation.

This, alongside its potential in helping ease pain, makes it a fantastic option for anybody with arthritis.

Unfortunately, the link between CBN and Arthritis pain has not been confirmed by testing on humans due to a lack of research into the compound.

What we do have, though, is evidence from a study investigating arthritis-related pain in rats where CBN was shown efficient. 

Types of CBN Edibles 

So let’s take a look at the different types of CBN edibles available to buy today. Edibles provide a simple way to take specific doses of CBN every day to effortlessly become part of your daily routine, either in the morning or night. 

CBN Gummies 

The PureKana Sleep-Aid CBD Gummies are a beautiful, flavorful, and simple way to consume CBN alongside CBD and melatonin to support a peaceful and restful night’s sleep.

Each gummy contains 25mg CBD, 5mg CBN, and 2mg Melatonin, so you’ll be sure to receive consistent and reliable doses of each, allowing room to experiment with what amount is perfect for you. 

The gummies are a delicious berry flavor, sourced from 100% USA-grown hemp, and suitable for vegans, too!

However, it’s recommended to take the gummies approximately 1 hour before bed for best results. 

CBN Oils

Oils have become one of the most popular ways of consuming several wellness supplements due to their ease of use and high concentration.

For example, the PureKana CBD Sleep-Aid Tincture contains 1500mg of CBD per bottle.

This CBD has been blended expertly with CBN, Melatonin, and Sleep Terpene Rich Extract (STRE) to support a healthy sleep routine. 

Thanks to the flexibility of tinctures, users can experience complete flexibility in dosage to find the perfect dose for them. 


CBN is the latest cannabinoid under the radar for its potential therapeutic effects.

Despite limited amounts of scientific research to back theories and claims, we have a basic understanding of how it works synergistically with other cannabinoids when interacting with the human endocannabinoid system. 

We strongly believe in the benefits CBN can produce, particularly when taken consistently to contribute to healthy sleep.

Therefore, our CBN products have been expertly created to offer a perfect way to incorporate CBN into your daily wellness routine alongside CBD. 


  1. Hayes Wong, Brian E Cairns – ‘Cannabidiol, cannabinol, and their combinations act as peripheral analgesics in a rat model of myofascial pain’ (2019) 
  2. I G Karniol, I Shirakawa, R N Takahashi, E Knobel, R E Musty – ‘Effects of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol in man’ (1975)
  3. Robert B. Zurier, Sumner H. Burstein – ‘Cannabinoids, Inflammation, and Fibrosis’ (2016).

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