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Ultimate Guide to CBC Oil and the Benefits

Muscle aches, chronic pain, soreness, mood disorders including depression, and inflammation of the skin are just a few of the conditions that CBD and CBC oils can alleviate through their natural healing properties.

What is CBC Oil?

Cannabichromene (CBC) is a cannabinoid found in the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. In 1966, research scientists first isolated cannabichromenic acid (related to cannabigerolic acid) and since then, many scientific studies have noted its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

The acid must be exposed to heat and undergo the process of decarboxylation to become CBC, the compound that attacks inflammation without activating cannabinoid receptors (those that produce a "high"). However, it does bind with pain-blocking receptors such as the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1). 

More recently, manufacturers have made the non-psychoactive CBC cannabinoid compound accessible to the public as a CBC hemp oil (not the same as hemp seed oil) product, either alone or in combination with other cannabinoid compounds, that people can apply topically to the skin or ingested orally for relief from a variety of health conditions.

The science of CBC

Cannabichromene (CBC) is one of the phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. While cannabis has developed a polarizing reputation due to another compound found in the plant known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which causes a psychoactive response in the body, please note that CBC, THC, and CBD are not the same. Pure CBC does not have THC content. CBC and CBD do not bind to CB1 receptors in the brain, unlike their notorious sibling THC, and they will not cause an intoxicating effect.

Did you know that we all have an endocannabinoid system that is responsible for balancing processes inside our bodies? These processes include but are not limited to:

  • Mood stabilization
  • Pain response
  • Body temperature modulation
  • Immune system strengthening
  • Maintenance of sleep cycles

The goal of our bodies’ endocannabinoid system is to keep everything running in homeostasis or perfect equilibrium. When the processes of the body are unbalanced, diseases can occur. CBC is one cannabinoid product that can make up for deficiencies in the endocannabinoid system of the body and lead to better overall health.

What's the difference between CBD and CBC Oil?

CBD and THC seem to be the most-talked-about of the cannabinoid compounds. CBD products have become incredibly popular due to their effectiveness in pain management without any intoxicating properties or the risk of feeling “high”--and CBC oil functions much the same.

CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are appealing alternatives for pain relief in comparison to the potential mind-altering effects from smoking cannabis or the extensive list of possible negative reactions from pharmaceutical drugs, given their risk for addiction, substance abuse, and drug overdose.

However, please consider some of the following similarities and differences between CBD and CBC products.


About CBD:                                                                             
  • cannabis-derived
  • non-psychoactive, unlike THC
  • non-addictive
  • well-researched, with the most clinical human studies available out of the hundreds of discovered cannabinoids
  • used as a potential treatment for casual injuries such as bruises, arthritis, anxiety, panic disorders, nausea and vomiting, seizures, heart disease, organ toxicity, insomnia, neurodegenerative disorders, tumors/cancer, multiple sclerosis, psychosis disorders, and addictions such as smoking and heroin abuse
  • used to balance sugar levels, stabilize blood pressure, reduce headaches, provide antioxidant support, prevent diabetes, encourage good gut health, and calm skin inflammation
About CBC:
  • cannabis-derived
  • non-psychoactive, unlike THC
  • non-addictive
  • still in the experimental stage and mainly in animal studies as researchers continue to learn about what it can offer
  • used as a potential treatment for pain, osteoarthritis, acne treatment, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, depression, migraines, headaches, and cancer.
  • full of anti-inflammatory properties that promote neural stem progenitor cells (NSPCS)
  • often incorporated as a booster for CBD and other cannabinoids, making them more potent and effective--but can be used alone as well

The entourage effect

First reported in a 1998 research study, the "entourage effect" is the synergy--medically called "polypharmacy effects"--that occurs when several cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids work together as a combination therapy, instead of as individual extracts.

In layman’s terms, this research concept is the idea that, with hemp, our environment created whole and complete medicine for us that works stronger in its natural state, rather than cannabinoids each isolated as a chemical in a test tube. This concept heralds a return to the holistic approach of whole-plant medicine that has existed for thousands of years.

Just as people achieve more together than separately, when cannabinoids work together as an entourage, they provide a more perfect product. You can think of CBC as the plucky up-and-coming sidekick to the more well-known and established superhero that is CBD.

When they combine in our full-spectrum products, Zilis UltraCell CBD oils provide the most effective results. Please call 763-479-9385 to choose the right Zilis UltraCell CBD oil product for you and enjoy our free, next-day shipping on your virtual cart!

What are the side effects of using CBD Oil?

CBD is typically well-tolerated, which is another reason why many people have turned to this option as an alternative to other painkillers. It is safe to use every day and is encouraged for daily use as its efficacy builds over time.

However, CBD does affect everyone differently, as we all have unique endocannabinoid systems, and some reported medical reactions to consider would be:

  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness, sedation, or fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Convulsions
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fever
  • Reduced appetite, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, and weight fluctuations
  • Increase in the level of the blood thinner coumadin within the body
  • Decrease or increase of levels of prescription medication within the bloodstream, particularly HIV antivirals, anti-epileptics, and chemotherapy
  • Liver toxicity if taken in extremely high dosages

For most customers, lowering the dosage amount calmed these symptoms.

It is important to consult with a physician before taking any of our products to make certain that they will not react poorly with other prescription medications in your regime. CBD is considered a supplemental dietary product for your wellness routine and is not guaranteed to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It should not be used if you are pregnant, nursing, or under the age of 18.

What are the benefits of CBC (cannabichromene) Oil?

The benefits of CBC (cannabichromene) products may include but are not limited to:

  • Fewer days waking up aching and in pain caused by inflammation and osteoarthritis
  • A potential remedy for migraines since sensitivity to light and splitting headaches may no longer plague you
  • Usefulness as a preventative therapeutic.
  • Analgesic for common cuts and bruises as cannabichromene is not just for chronic pain sufferers
  • A natural alternative treatment for mood disorders since CBC may function as an anti-depressant
  • Stress relief
  • Protection and preservation of healthy brain cells (which could lead to improved treatment/prevention of memory loss related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Possible regeneration of nerve cells and improved brain function
  • Potentially reduction in the metabolic formation of fat (lipid production) leading to weight loss success
  • Reduction of acne bumps and reddened, inflamed skin as CBC oil works as an anti-inflammatory and decreases sebaceous gland inflammation, resulting in clearer skin
  • An anti-microbial bacteria and fungi fighter
  • An infection-resistant effect, as CBC may fight against staph infections, MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), and/or E.coli
  • A potential anti-viral protection
  • A possible inhibitor of the growth of cancerous tumors

Please note that the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. Scientific research continues to pursue the potential of CBC for health and healing.

You can use CBC Oil for your pets!

CBC can additionally benefit our furry friends since animals also have an endocannabinoid system that can fall prey to deficiencies. Animals can experience many of the health benefits from CBC that humans do. If your pet suffers from separation anxiety, going-to-the-vet jitters, or fear of thunderstorms and fireworks, CBC oil could be a great option. The dosage varies depending on your pet’s weight, and you apply the oil to the gums twice daily.

Our Zilis UltraCell CBD water-soluble CBD oil also contains CBC oil, so with one purchase, you will possess all of the healing benefits of the complementary cannabinoids. Please contact your veterinarian before starting your pet on any of our products.

Purchase your CBC Oil products today

Our Zilis UltraCell CBD Oil products are nutrient-rich and full-spectrum hemp, often derived from Cannabis sativa. Full-spectrum means that CBC oil is included in the formula production because we believe in utilizing the whole plant (stems, flowers, roots, and leaves) to provide a well-rounded, complete product of collaborating cannabinoids.

Improve your health today by adding CBC oil to your wellness routine! Please call us at 763-479-9385 or visit our website at to add CBC to your online cart today! All our CBC is non-GMO.