Cannabinol (CBN) is one of over 100 cannabinoids naturally found within the Cannabis plant. CBN is a rare cannabinoid produced at low levels within the cannabis plant and is uniquely derived from the breakdown of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBN and its precursor cannabinolic acid (CBNA) help regulate sleep and mitigate pain, inflammation, and neurological, digestive and skin conditions.
The potent antioxidant properties of CBN facilitate several health-promoting effects.
Promotes pain relief
Supports the immune system
Protects the brain
Defends the skin
Promotes optimal digestion
Due to these numerous health benefits, the food industry has also taken advantage of THCA. Cannabis tea has become increasingly popular with THCA being one of the most abundant cannabinoids present within the Cannabis plant.
Rare cannabinoids, such as CBN/CBNA, exist in minimal quantities in cannabis plants. This makes their extraction and purification inefficient, costly and environmentally taxing. CBN/CBNA are extracted from cannabis, which requires significant regulatory oversight and can produce inconsistent yields prone to contamination from pests, mold, and pesticides. Due to these limitations, the chemical synthesis of CBN has become the leading production method.
However, chemical synthesis produces artificial forms of CBN, which can have undesirable side effects.
To overcome these challenges, the production of CBN/CBNA through biosynthesis has become more popular. This process offers a way to reduce the environmental footprint, decrease the time of production, circumvent regulatory oversight, and produce high-quality cannabinoids. Biosynthesis, a process that has been used for several years in multiple industries, revolutionizes the production of cannabinoids by reducing the cost of their production by 70-90%.
Biomedican uses a unique proprietary yeast to produce CBN/CBNA that is identical to its counterparts in nature. The advantage of this natural process is that it is 100% pure, reliable, and does not come with the undesirable side effects of chemical synthesis.