What is CBN?

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Benefits for sleep and the difference between CBD vs CBN

What is CBN? And how is it different from CBD? 

CBN, as found in Juna’s Nightcap formula, is a minor cannabinoid vs CBD a major cannabinoid - both found in the cannabis and hemp plant. CBD activates receptors in the body to create homeostasis or balance within the ESC or Endocannabinoid system. Think of your ECS as an internal circuit board; when working optimally, your endocannabinoid receptors sense shifts in your environment (these can be mental or physical changes) and trigger biochemical reactions to keep your body in harmony. So far, we know the ECS influences pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune, and reproductive processes. CBN is known to work synergistically and more efficiently with CBD and other minor cannabinoids like CBC also found Juna’s Nightcap formula. While the research on CBN is still in its infancy and much more is to be learned there promise that when CBN is used with CBD it helps support a very restorative sleep.  CBD helps with sleep by impacting your circadian rhythms, or sleep-wake cycles and restores balance to the endocannabinoid system, which helps you sleep deeper at a more restorative level. 

Juna’s Nightcap formula supports just that with these key ingredients:

_ Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract - brimming with cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN, CBC and antioxidants that scavenge the body and absorb age-accelerating compounds.

_ Chamomile - primes liver detoxification pathways and decreases cortisol levels in the brain, helping you enter those deep, reparative stages of sleep. Chamomile is commonly regarded as a mild tranquilizer, digestif and immune booster.

_ Passionflower - scientifically proven to prolong your stage 3 (deep sleep cycle). More Stage 3 Sleep = more time your body spends in age-reversal mode.  This stage is also when our brain enters glymphatic mode ( this is where the brain actually washes itself to clean out the waste leaving you feeling refreshed the next day)


How is CBN helpful for sleep? 

CBN: a minor cannabinoid known for its sedating effects. According to Dr. Melanie Bone, a physician focussed on cannabis and women's health, taking 2.5 to 5 mg. of CBN has a similar effect to taking a moderate dose of Valium. Although other experts would argue this research saying there is not enough evidence, many Doctors and Scientists stand by the science-of the entourage effect - that cannabinoids, minor or major, found in the plant work best when taken together. CBD is a major player in helping CBN do its job and vice versa.  


Does CBN make you "high"? 

"High" may not be the right verbiage but in larger doses one may feel very sleepy. It's also a derivative of THC but doesn't work in the body the same way so it can be confusing.


What is the recommended dosage for CBN? 

Just like a snowflake, noone's endocannabinoid system is the same, leaving dosage different for everyone. Less can be more when it comes to CBD and CBN so it’s recommended to start low (half a dropper) and begin to add a little more every few days until a lock and key dose is found.


Are there any dos and don'ts for taking CBN? 

Taking too much can potentially leave you feeling groggy in the morning so less is more and you should always start low and slow to see what works best for you and your body. 

 Nightcap for sleep

Should people with certain types of health conditions avoid CBN? 

We always recommend you consult with your doctor before trying CBD or CBN, especially if you are taking medications. CBD is known to interact with some medications, especially medications that come with a “grapefruit warning.” 


How safe is it to use?

Organic CBD and CBN from reputable brands should be non-habit forming and safe to use. There are little known side effects of CBN it’s always a good idea to speak to your healthcare provider before trying any supplement, including CBN oil.


How would you recommend shopping for a CBN product? 

Look for organic and 3rd party lab testing with all CBD and CBN products to ensure potency, purity and safety in every drop. At Juna, transparency and access to knowledge is paramount so all Juna's products have a QR code on each box (and online) that link directly to the 3rd party lab results. Here you can find all the information you need around your batch of Juna CBD.

View all 3rd party test results here.

 Nightcap vs melatonin

What is the CBN experience like?

Calm and sedative - two feelings we want more of past 10pm due to calming actives naturally found in our hemps like CBN.

Anxiety Blocks - is what happens when chamomile binds to receptors in our brain and lowers cortisol and helps us release the day.

Sleep-wake cycles get balanced- by Full-Spectrum CBD- brimming with antioxidants that help us to sleep deeper at a more restorative level.

Anti Aging happens when Passionflower works to prolong Stage 3 sleep or Deep Sleep when your body, skin, and brain repair themselves. More time in Stage 3 Deep Sleep = plumper, younger-looking skin.

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