What is THCV?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin or THCV is a compound found in minimal amounts within cannabis sativa strains. It offers an array of effects and benefits that are unique from other cannabinoids such as THC or CBD.
The difference between THC and THCV is that THC contains a pentyl or five carbon side chain versus a propyl or three carbon side chain in THCV. This molecular difference changes how THCV interacts and affects the receptors in the body.
In small to medium doses, THCV does not deliver identical psychoactive properties that THC imparts. In contrast, it essentially works to mitigate the “high” that THC affords its users. With higher doses, THCV does prove to offer its own unique psychoactive characteristics. It is said to produce a clear euphoric state of mind.
THCV is also known to reduce feelings of anxiety for those prone to panic attacks, but with the advantage of not suppressing emotions unlike some SSRI medications that cause emotional blunting.
THCV is also known to reduce feelings of anxiety for those prone to panic attacks, but with the benefit of not suppressing emotions.
Research is progressing within Alzheimer’s Disease and THCV use. THCV has the ability to bind to both CB1 and CB2 receptors of the body’s endocannabinoid system. Due to this, it has shown promise in improving tremors, motor control and brain lesions.
It is also thought that THCV may assist to improve bone growth by promoting new bone cell growth. More and more research is in progress for osteoporosis and other bone related conditions.
Due to the fact that THCV is specific to certain sativa strains and is found in very low quantities, it is mainly available through extraction, which makes THCV available in very small amounts as distillate mixed with terpenes in vape cartridges, tinctures, edibles or in rare flower strains such as Pink Boost Goddess.
THCV isolate is known to have a boiling point of 428°F (220℃). This is significant in that it vaporizes at much higher temperatures than other cannabinoids. Variable voltage vape pens that can be adjusted are recommended for a better vaping experience.
- If you are subject to routine drug screenings, do not consume THCV.
- Each state has their own separate laws regarding hemp products. Please be aware of the laws within your state/province of residence.
- Psychotropic potency of THCV will often vary. For this reason, please do not operate a vehicle after consuming THCV products.
- Consult your doctor before use.
Start off with 1/4 or 1/2 of a dropper. Wait 4 hours for the effects to settle in. Increase or decrease the dose as needed.
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