Introduction to CBMs and their CBD relationships
Products based on CBD have become more popular lately. As the government declared its legality, lots of manufacturers began to produce various kinds of CBD-based products. From the regular CBD oil, to CBD edibles, and even CBD cream.
And as the supply grows, so do the demands. Lots of people are curious about CBD and decided to give it a try. Of course, there are multiple studies that report the benefits that CBD can give, but there are actually just as many things that we still don’t know about it.
One such a thing is called CBM. From its definition, the potential benefits of CBM, and even any kind of products based on CBM that you can get right now. You can find the answer to those questions in this brief article.
What is CBM?
CBM stands for Cannabimovone. CBM is a cannabinoid compound that was found inside cannabis. So in a way, CBM is extremely similar to the well known CBD and THC. Although CBM is still a relatively minor compound, not much research has been done on it. But this doesn’t mean that it should be dismissed. The aspects of CBM could be as revolutionary as THC and CBD have been. There is a great report that really goes into what CBM is , so if you want the technical info it is a great read.
Similar to the CBD and THC before it, scientists also believe that CBM is another beneficial compound from cannabis that could provide various potential health benefits for human beings. But there are quite a few differences between CBM and CBD/THC.
The most glaring difference is its origin. While both compounds are found within the subclass plant of cannabis, CBD and THC comes from the relatively common hemp. CBM, on the other hand, comes from a particular strain of cannabis called “Carmagnola”. The plant itself was found in a small village in Piedmont, Italy.
How does CBM work?
CBM works in a rather different way than the CBD and THC. When consumed, CBD and THC would immediately bind with the endocannabinoid system and its receptors within our body. But scientists have found that CBM binds itself to other types of receptors instead of the usual endocannabinoid receptors.
When CBM enters our body, it binds itself with the Peroxisome Proliferator – Activated Receptor (PPARα and PPARγ). Once the connection has been successfully established, CBM would partially activate the PPAR. PPAR itself is the receptor that is responsible for controlling the genes that activate the creation of cells in our various vital organs, such as heart, liver, kidney, muscle, etc.
Not only that, PPAR is also responsible for the fatty tissue that regulates hormones. On top of that, PPAR also regulates our metabolism. So as you can see, although it makes contact to a different place than CBD and THC, they all still manage to bind into very major and influential receptors. And that is how they gain influence over certain parts of our body.
What are the benefits of CBM?
This could also be considered to be another clear difference between CBM and CBD/THC. Because while the effects of CBD and THC are mainly felt in the nervous system, CBM’s effects mainly happen in the body.
From what the scientist has gathered thus far, some of the beneficial effects of CBM on our body are as a way to treat metabolic disorders, eating disorders, and also diabetes. The last one concerning diabetes is the one that most scientists focus on right now.
They said that CBM has shown a great potential for help treating the insulin resistance disorder. Not only that, CBM could also act as an anti-diabetic and as a drug for insulin sensitizing. This means CBM has opened a new door for the potential treatment of diabetes as a whole.
Is there any products based on CBM
Unfortunately, there’s no products based on CBM that have been developed. Not only that, in all likelihood, no such products will be produced in the near future. There are two reasons for that.
1. CBM is still in its early research phase
I mentioned earlier about a research that finds CBM’s potential benefits as a treatment for diabetes. The finding of that research was published as recently as 2020. The compound named Cannabimovone itself was only discovered back in 2010.
So there are pretty much countless things that we don’t know about CBM right now. Further research is needed to find out the true extent of its effect. Not to mention there’s no findings yet regarding any potential risk or side effects of CBM. That’s why commercial products based on CBM are still years away at this point.
2. CBM has limited resource
Other than the research on CBM itself, there’s also a logistic problems regarding CBM. CBM was found in a specific strain of cannabis called Carmagnola that exists in a small village in Italy. Even then, CBM remains just a minor cannabinoid compounds.
So the best solution is to crossbreed Carmagnola in such a way so that it could contain lots of CBM. Similar to what we do with hemp. But that is not something that could be done overnight. It took years of research and experiments to do it right. So once again, a commercial product based on CBM is highly unlikely for the foreseeable future.
Is CBM legal
Since CBM itself hasn’t become a consumable product and is still in its early research and development phase, I believe there’s no rules that forbid nor regulate it. So the legality status of CBM could be said to be “Undetermined” for now. So it most cases it is legal, but as with all things on our blog. Please make sure that you check with your local rules as everywhere is different. And with the internet reaching all ends of the Earth there is no way to say yes it is ok , because we never know where you are.
But judging from the fact that its original plant, Carmagnola, itself is a non psychoactive compound, it is highly likely that CBM would have a smoother way in the legal world than its predecessor, CBD. Not to mention the scientist’s intention on CBM is strictly on its medicinal effect, not on any recreational use whatsoever. At least that is the case for now.
Again, there are still so many things that we have yet to discover from this compound. So any discussion on its legality is simply an assumption for now. But from what the scientists have found so far, the results seem to paint CBM in a rather positive light. So we could reasonably be optimistic about its future.
Final thoughts on CBMs and their uses with dogs
CBM is a newly found compound from a strain of cannabis called Carmagnola. Scientists have found several potential benefits from CBM, particularly in its ability to improve the treatment of diabetes. And as the tests on humans continue, we hope to see the benefits of CBM on dogs come to fruition.
But there are just so many things that are yet to be discovered at this point. That and the aforementioned logistic problem will prevent CBM to be publicly available for the foreseeable future. But since all of the preliminary results have been positive thus far, we could certainly hope for a potentially groundbreaking medicine in the near future.