Techniques d'extraction et production du cannabichromène (CBC) - HerBeevor

Cannabichromene (CBC) extraction and production techniques

We're spoiled today! Here's a little something for plant-curious people, natural product experts, and anyone with a weakness for the latest in health and wellness. We're going to talk about cannabichromene, this charming little molecule that works wonders. Extraction techniques, choice of plants, health applications...A whole range of information to expand your knowledge. So, are you ready to climb the ladder of knowledge? Here we go !

Fundamentals of Cannabichromene (CBC)

The CBC's Secret Source

You've never heard of cannabichromene ? Of course, this is not a Hollywood celebrity lost in the world of chemistry. THE cannabichromene (CBC) is a chemical compound derived from our beloved cannabis plant. Its chemical structure is found in the shadow of the cannabinoid family, between a bottle of hydrogen and a bottle of carbon, all while rejoicing with its number of chemical bonds. And naturally, he is foreign to the cannabis effect that everyone hastily attributes to his family. The decline of science, my friends, sometimes casts a chill!

CBC vs CBD: The cannabinoid duel

Now, if we compare it to its famous cousin, the CBD (cannabidiol) who strutted on TV sets, praising his benefits for physical and mental health , one might wonder why the CBC remained behind the scenes. The latter has in fact decided to play a supporting role, without lacking substance. Its "role" differs from CBD and his Hollywood “performances”. Unlike THC, it does not have psychotropic effects. Isn't that ironic? A cannabinoid without psychoactive effects is a bit like a joke without the punchline. This chapter of cannabinoids definitely deserves a closer look, but without going overboard, dear readers.

Cannabichromene Extraction Process

THE The process of extracting cannabichromene , also called CBC, could easily be mistaken for a cooking recipe worthy of Gordon Ramsay. Except, of course, we're not exactly talking about sautéing shrimp in olive oil with a pinch of garlic. We're talking more about manipulation careful and delicate of cannabis plants, with all the quality controls necessary to ensure that the final product is healthier than organic bread from your local grocer. First, the cannabis plant is harvested, dried and ground. Imagine this step like harvesting coffee beans, without the caffeine and without your excited baker. Next, the crushed plant is exposed to a specific solvent, usually ethanol, which gracefully transforms the trichomes into an infused cake, much like a breakfast tea brew. And what's more, because this world is amazing, did you know that CBC extraction is actually a by-product THC and CBD extraction? It's almost as if while you crack the nuts to get the fruit, you end up with a delicious walnut tart to boot. Okay, the cooking analogy can be a little pushed, we must admit that the CBC is well worth a share of this delicious cake .

Selection of Plant Material for CBC Extraction

Of course, it is possible to produce CBC from a pencil and bleach, but let's stick to conventional methods! According to a study in the fabulously exciting Journal of Natural Products (2019), a new process for extracting cannabichromene from different cannabis varieties has emerged. It's like discovering a brand new ace in his sleeve when we thought we had stupidly lost everything at belote. Open your eyes wide, here are the wildest plant varieties for this exquisite extraction:

  • The “Infernal Green Apple”
  • The “Mad Rabbit”
  • The “Fiery Mouse”
  • The “Quiet Elephant”
  • The “Sleeping Duck”
They are indeed deliciously named, just like the different varieties of CBD flowers, all with beneficial effects, each more intriguing than the last . Please know that these names were not chosen at random. Each variety evokes its own mood: think of the colorful visions of a hellish green apple or the quiet stillness of an elephant, no matter how unsettling. So, in your quest, look for your own plant varieties for CBC extraction. And if your personal lottery comes down to the "Sleeping Duck", tell yourself that Rome was not transformed into Las Vegas in one day. Sometimes all you need is a good big duck... and, of course, a few sheets of toilet paper to wipe up the mess.

Application of CBC in Health and Well-being

CBC: the unexpected savior of your sleep and pain

Well, who would have thought it? It seems that the escalation towards the demystification of cannabichromene (CBC) has no peak in sight. Long unknown and confined in the shadow of its famous cousin cannabidiol (CBD), the CBC appears to have impressive therapeutic properties for pain and anxiety management. Looks like we've found CBD's worthy rival. According to a few clinical studies conducted by bespectacled researchers, the use of CBC showed a significant decrease in acute and chronic pain in treated subjects. On the other hand, marked reductions in anxiety have also been observed, causing an air of relief to appear on the faces of the guinea pigs. Oh, and let's not forget to mention the discreet effect of CBC on improving concentration and memory , beneficial effects similar to those of its elder CBD.

CBC: an anti-inflammatory fighter that promotes sleep

No need to look any further, CBC should, without a doubt, find a place in your first aid kit. In addition to calming your nagging pain and your anxious states, the CBC also shows promising effects on sleep quality and inflammation management . It's time to put away those bottles of sleeping pills and anti-inflammatories. Enthusiastic researchers observed a remarkable improvement in sleep in their subjects, with fewer unwanted nighttime movements and deeper sleep. At the same time, CBC showed significant anti-inflammatory capabilities, reducing inflammation remarkably, much to the dismay of drug manufacturers. Well, that’s a nice surprise for our nervous and immune systems, isn’t it?

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