7 CBN Benefits You Must Know

CBN is a cannabinoid that is increasingly growing in popularity this year. We discussed the side effects of CBN here, and now it is time to discuss the benefits. Known benefits of CBN (Cannabinol) include increased appetite, may aid glaucoma, enhanced sleep, lowered stress, may aid epilepsy, and may have antibacterial properties. We will explore these benefits below. 

There is still a lot that needs to be research for all cannabinoids, not just CBN. However, CBN is finding its way into health products and supplements such as CBN oils. Within the next few years, expect products such as CBN capsules, gummies and even topical pain creams to be widely available online and in stores. 

Additionally, the list of benefits of CBN is likely to expand as more and more medical studies become completed and analyzed for more comprehensive benefits. Unlike other supplements and items, Cannabinoids have not been studied on a medical level until the last 20-30 years. Which is still very recent. In fact, most studies have been completed in the 21st century. Without further ado, here the largest and most benefits list for CBN until this day.  

Benfits of CBN (Cannabinol)

#1: May Aid Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition that’s caused by intraocular pressure, and the effects can be severe if it’s left untreated.  Interestingly, one study found that CBN in particular can be useful to those who suffer from glaucoma, and this is believed to be due to the fact that there are cannabinoid receptors along the nervous system that can impact the pressure levels within the eye.

Another study from 2007 found that CBN, as well as THC, helped specific factors that usually have a relationship with Glaucoma. The evidence is not very conclusive. However, CBN was an active component in aiding these factors and symptoms while CBD was inactive. This means that CBN would be more beneficial for aiding Glaucoma in general, versus CBD. 

#2: Increased Appetite

Loss of appetite can occur due to stress, certain medications, digestive ailments and underlying illnesses.  If the loss of appetite becomes severe enough, a person can become ill due to a lack of calories and critical nutrients.  Appetite is a key function to survival, and so if a person fails to maintain a healthy appetite, medical intervention may be necessary.  Research showed that when CBN was administered to rats, their appetite was improved.  While we still need more studies to be done, this one is pretty promising.

The big deal with this possibility, is that elder people who are not eating as much as they used to might be able to increase hunger and appetite. Therefore possibly helping their strength and ability. 

#3: Enhances Sleep

CBN is perhaps most known for its potential calming properties, which is why CBN heavy strains are often associated with night-time use to aid sleep insomnia.  We know that there are cannabinoid receptors that have potential effects on our daily hormonal cycles that influence our sleep. CBN is currently being tested for its direct impact on our sleep cycles, but as of now, many people are using it for this purpose.

A lot of talk from hemp experts and chemists describe how CBN will affect receptors that specifically aid sleep. This is because of the chemical structure of CBN and how it enters the body. 

#4: Lowers Stress

Another reason why people seek out CBN is because they’re looking to soothe day-to-day stress in a natural way.  Like we said, CBN is known to be calming by many people who take it regularly, and so you may want to give this cannabinoid a try if you’re using hemp for this specific purpose.

#5: May Aid Epilepsy

You may have heard about an FDA-approved CBD-based drug produced for children who suffer from epilepsy.  Many studies are being performed on cannabinoids and their potential anti-convulsive properties, including CBN. As additional studies come out on this topic, we hope to learn more about CBN’s potential effects on epilepsy.

#6: Has Antibacterial Properties

Many plant-based compounds have antibacterial properties, as they act as a defense against infections that could damage the plant.  Cannabinoids are no different, and CBN in particular has been studied for its potential antibacterial properties.  

#7: May Aid Immune System

A study of CBN from 2017 found that CBN has an affinity (interest in binding to) the CB2 receptors. These receptors help regulate the immune system, as well as other parts of the body. 

CBN works similarly to how drugs work when connecting to receptors of your body to start producing benefits. When CBN binds to these receptors, it works to help aid the immune system and therefore helps regulate your body and keep you in homeostasis. Possibly affecting how often you are sick, as well as your mood and how you feel. 


There are a lot of awesome possible benefits of CBN and related products. However, there is a lack of CBN products available to buy online. Binoid is a CBD brand, that specializes in CBD products specifically. However, our products purposely carry all of the main cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, CBC, and CBD. With Zero THC. 

Our products were made to give a wide range of benefits across the spectrum. Including the benefits of CBN listed above such as antibacterial aid, stress and sleep aid. We hope you enjoyed this benefits list. For CBD oil benefits click here, and for CBG oil benefits click here

If you are interested in learning more about CBN as well as CBD, check out our other useful articles below or check out our website for CBD/CBN products to give you these benefits! Our product range includes our famous Binoid Drops, as well as gummies and creams. Feel free to use the coupon code BINOID10 for 10% off your first order. 

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