If you're reading this, you've probably at least heard of CBD. You might even already be aware of delta-8 THC, a legal form of THC that comes from hemp. But what about other minor cannabinoids in the plant?
We're here to spotlight one today. In this guide, we want to look at how well delta-8 and CBN work together. Can Delta-8 and CBN help improve sleep? Can they help improve other aspects of life? Let's dive into our comprehensive guide on the topic! We'll also be exploring why to choose CBN over CBD when combining with Delta-8.
What is Delta-8?
If you're new here, we have a whole page dedicated to answering the question, "What is delta-8?". As a quick summary, delta-8 THC is a less potent form of THC than the one found in marijuana, known as delta-9 THC.
Known as a minor cannabinoid, it can reach with the human body's natural endocannabinoid system. We're talking about an impact on a molecular level! Delta-8 can help impact the body and brain's natural rhythms. This can include hormonal functions, stress reactions, sleep cycles, appetite, pain and inflammation signals, and so much more!
As a THC, it can still get you high. As a less potent form, though, many delta-8 users rave about hot it offers a high without the paranoia and anxiety. Remember, everyone is different, so it all depends on how the high of delta-8 treats you.
What is CBN?
Meanwhile, CBN, or cannabinol, is another cannabinoid commonly found in hemp. Unlike THC, it's a non-intoxicating compound. In fact, it's known as the compound that THC deteriorates to the longer it ages. While it's known to be non-psychoactive, it does appear to have some sedative effects. Various studies look at its ability to relieve pain, stimulate appetite, and increase the likelihood of achieving a more meaningful and restful sleep. Delta-8 and CBN certainly have a lot in common.
The CBN effects that have to do with sleep are possibly the most studied thus far. This may have to do with what cannabinol is. Like we said, it's the naturally occurring result of the breakdown of THC. As THC breaks down, it becomes CBN!
The Entourage Effect
So, what happens when you mix delta-8 and CBN? CBN products are growing in popularity, but we want to look at the combo the two minor cannabinoids have when they work together. First, we need to get familiar with the entourage effect. Remember the body's natural endocannabinoid system we mentioned? Well, each cannabinoid has a unique effect on the body's natural ECS. Since each cannabinoid has its own set of unique benefits, something fascinating happens when they interact with each other.
Essentially, two cannabinoids together can act synergistically. This modulates and amplifies the overall psychoactive effects from the plant. It also improves the psychological, physical, and mental benefits that we get from each cannabinoid. When you mix delta-8 and CBN together, you get an entourage effect in your system! You're in for a better and smoother experience. Now that we known what the entourage effect is, we want to see just how the two minor cannabinoids interact with each other.
Pairing Delta-8 and CBN Together
We mentioned that THC breaks down into CBN - but how? THC converting into CBN happens through oxidation. When THC is oxidized, it's converted to CBN. Cannabis that's been left out for too long or is simply old is likely to convert to higher concentrations of CBN.
Cannabinol is shown to have many properties, but the most well-known CBN effects are its sedative abilities. In fact, it's incredibly well-known for being an excellent sleep-aid; with several studies indicating that the minor cannabinoid is able to achieve the levels of stimulated sleep as well as it does only when it interacts with other cannabinoids, thus triggering the entourage effect.
Now, the fact that CBN works better with another cannabinoid leads us to our next question: Does CBN make delta-8 better too? We think so.
While this choice ultimately comes down to your own personal preference, plenty of delta-8 users are now raving about the upgrade CBN gives them. Since everyone is different, it'll take some time for you find your ideal delta-8 and CBN combo. Regardless, it can't be denied that there's much potential when it comes to combining the two cannabinoids together.
Why Choose Delta-8 and CBN?
The most common reason people have starting combining these two cannabinoids is for sleep. Since CBN offer sedative properties, and delta-8 helps to calm and relax, it's a perfect combo. Delta-8 could help you drift off to sleep while CBN can help to keep you asleep.
Granted, it takes time to get into this routine. Consistency is the biggest key when you start adding something to your daily routine. To truly optimize both delta-8 and CBN's effects, make sure you're taking the two cannabinoids regular. Users report feeling steadily further improved effects the longer the cannabinoids are in their daily routine.
Why choose delta-8 and CBN? Well, we hope the experience itself is reason enough! You can expect a much better experience between both delta-8 and CBN by combining them. Amplify the psychoactive effects from the THC side while also amplifying the sedative effects from the CBN side. It's a win-win in our book!
Common Applications for Delta-8 and CBN Products
Regardless of the type of hemp product you take, it's important to consult with your doctor first, particularly if you suffer from pre-existing conditions. Be sure to discuss with your physician or medical professional before you incorporate both delta-8 and CBN into your everyday routine.
As far as combining delta-8 and CBN, finding the perfect dose for your needs is important. Like most dosing recommendations, we always advise you to start low and go slow in re-dosing.
Where Can I Find Delta-8 and CBN Products?
Luckily for you, delta-8 and CBN products are a lot more common than you think. In fact, our SUGAR edibles collection possesses a hefty amount of CBN in each of our products. For example, one of our best selling SUGAR edibles, the Chamoy Peach Rings contains 30MG of delta-8 per piece. Upon further inspection of the product's Certificate of Analysis, CBN is also present in the product, albeit, a very small amount relative to the delta-8.
Despite the small amount, the CBN can still react with the other cannabinoids present in the finished product, thus amplifying its effects on your body. Not to mention, the edibles themselves are delicious! Now you can feel great and still have the product taste great.
To wrap up, there's a lot of potential for combining delta-8 and CBN. While people use it to get better, easier, and deeper sleep, there are plenty of other uses, too. It greatly depends on when you take it during the day. CBN's sedative effects are most prominent in the evening, after all.
Our final thoughts on our guide today are that anything is possible thanks to the entourage effects. Try out some of our delta-8 and CBN products today to see how they'll treat you. You might discover something that should be added to your daily routine immediately!