What is a CBN tincture?
Commonly referred to as “CBN Oil”, a CBN tincture is cannabinol (CBN) in liquid form. Our CBN tinctures contain equal parts CBD and CBN, and are available in three strengths: 750mg total cannabinoids (375mg CBD + 375mg CBN), 1500mg total cannabinoids (750mg CBD + 750mg CBN), and 3000mg total cannabinoids (1500mg CBD + 1500mg CBN). Fill the syringe on your dropper to 1ml and squirt under your tongue. Hold under your tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. Best if used before bed. You can watch our Tincture Dosing video here.
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CBN Tincture FAQ
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What Is CBN?
Cannabinol (CBN) is considered a minor cannabinoid because it is present in low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains. CBN is a non-intoxicating compound that is best known as the cannabinoid created when THC ages. For that reason, it’s usually present in high amounts in older cannabis.
What Is CBN Used For?
Research into CBN is largely still in the early stages, as most of the research into cannabis and its compounds has focused on the major cannabinoids of CBD and THC. In various studies, CBN has been found to aid in pain relief and provide anti-inflammatory effects. CBN may also act as an antibacterial. CBN could also act as an appetite stimulant and offer neuroprotective qualities. It is most commonly used as a sleep aid. There are two types of insomnia: onset insomnia and maintenance insomnia. Onset insomnia is difficulty falling asleep, and maintenance insomnia is difficulty staying asleep. CBD is commonly used for both, but CBN seems to be particularly effective in helping with maintenance insomnia.
Which should I take, CBD or CBN?
When it comes to choosing between CBD and CBN, the answer really comes down to your personal preferences. If you’re looking for a possible appetite stimulant or neuroprotective qualities, CBN might be the answer for you. Also, if your sleep issues stem more from difficulty staying asleep rather than difficulty falling asleep, a CBD+CBN tincture could be a better option than a CBD-dominant or CBD-only product.
Tinctures are the most common delivery method to take CBN and the one we recommend for daily use.
Tinctures have higher bioavailability than products like gummies, drinks, softgels, and capsules. CBN that you simply eat or swallow must be digested. Your liver must process the CBN before CBN is circulated in your bloodstream. CBN is absorbed into your bloodstream more quickly under the tongue.
How often do take it?
CBN is non-toxic. You cannot overdose. Use as needed. However, most of our customers report taking one serving in the morning and one serving at night.
Is it possible to take too much?
There are no reported incidences of overdoses. However, there are reports of extremely high doses causing drowsiness.
Is CBN a sedative?
CBN has long been referred to anecdotally as a sleep aid, but unfortunately, there needs to be more research. There are indications that CBN is a powerful sedative. Research in mice has shown that CBN can prolong sleep time. Some research indicates CBN’s sedative effects are amplified when combined with THC. As we know, CBN has demonstrated some impressive pain-reducing effects, and it is this pain relief that could help you to sleep. Pain can significantly impact your ability to get quality sleep, so CBN could improve sleep by reducing pain levels.
How are CBD and CBN different?
While they are both cannabinoids, they are two very different and distinct chemical compounds, with their own distinctive properties. CBD is produced directly by the cannabis plant where it is fairly abundant. CBN is much less abundant and is produced as THC oxidizes. For sleep, CBD may assist both difficulty falling asleep (onset insomnia) and difficult staying asleep (maintenance insomnia), whereas CBN seems to be particularly effective at reducing maintenance insomnia.
How are CBD and CBN similar?
CBD and CBN have some similar uses, as they both interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, primarily being a possible aid in pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties and as a sleep aid. For sleep, CBN may be better than CBD at reducing the effects of maintenance insomnia (difficulty staying asleep, or issues falling back asleep after waking up).
How to use our oil?
Directions: Fill dropper to 1ml mark on dropper and squirt under tongue. Hold under tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing.
Why hold it under your tongue?
You have a network of endocannabinoid receptors under your tongue, so this is an efficient method for getting CBN into your system.
Which carrier oil do you use?
MCT oil from coconut. We use MCT oil because it is arguably the healthiest option and because it has the widest approval rating for taste among customers. Based on our experience, although the majority of people really like olive oil, those who don’t are strongly opposed to consuming it every day. Some companies use hemp seed oil, but it performed the worst in our taste tests.
What does the tincture fluid look like?
Our tincture fluid is extremely clean and looks nearly clear in lower milligram doses, with a slight yellow tint on higher, full-spectrum doses. This is due to the fact we use hemp with a high CBN content, so there is less plant material in the liquid.