Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a non-psychoactive, legal cannabinoid found in marijuana and hemp. It is one of the most critical phytocannabinoids that people often overlook. Despite the limited study, CBC oil has shown effectiveness in pain treatment, mood enhancement, and neuroprotection. Moreover, it doesn’t have psychoactive effects.  

What may be the health benefits of CBC oils? Let’s find out;

Inflammatory and Pain Relief

CBC binds to TRPV1 receptor sites involved in inflammation and pain sensitivity. You can find these receptors in various cells, including nerve cells. Heat, acidity, pressure, and other irritants make them hypersensitive.

The rat paw edema test found CBC as effective as the anti-inflammatory medicine phenylbutazone (PBZ). Because CBC oils increase the production of endocannabinoids while decreasing inflammatory chemicals, they can considerably reduce pain and inflammation in patients. However, it would be best to give it in high doses to achieve a better therapeutic effect. This is because CBC is less toxic than PBZ.

Controlling Acne

CBC oil, together with other cannabinoids, is effective for treating acne, according to a study in 2016. Because of its anti-inflammatory qualities, CBC can aid in relieving sebaceous gland inflammation and reducing sebum production, both of which are essential for acne treatment.

Neuroprotection Properties

CBC oils are crucial in preventing neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. CBC contains neuroprotective effects that may aid in the development of new neurons in critical brain areas, as per a 2013 study.


Besides recreational purposes, CBC oil has massive benefits for health and general well-being. It won’t hurt to give it a try, will it?