What is THCV?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a cannabinoid that, if present in high enough doses, can interact with the body’s endocannabinoid receptors to induce psychoactive effects. THCV, like Delta-9-THC, can act as an agonist of the body’s CB1 endocannabinoid receptor, although the effects of THCV are much weaker than THC. At lower doses (10-20mg) THCV can behave as a CB1 receptor antagonist, meaning that it has the potential to attenuate some of the less-desirable effects of THC that are thought to be CB1 receptor-mediated, such as poorer motor control, lessened cognitive function, and even the food craving “munchies”.
What are the benefits of THCV?
While research surrounding THCV is still in its infancy, research has shown cannabinoids can have a potent effect on appetite. While most cannabinoids increase your appetite, recent studies have indicated that THCV could have the opposite effect. While researchers are still not fully sure how this occurs, many believe THCV blocks the CB1 receptor. This receptor stimulates appetite, so blocking this can help reduce appetite and decrease hunger signals. Alongside THCV, other cannabinoids, like CBD, may influence weight loss.
THCV also has potent anti-inflammatory properties like many other cannabinoids, including CBD and CBG. Pain and inflammation often walk hand-in-hand, with one symptom affecting the other. Inflammation is also associated with many chronic stress-related conditions. While most of the studies investigating THCV and inflammation have been done on animals, the results have been promising, and THCV shows potential for reducing inflammation. We have also had great feedback for its use as a headache reliever.
What are the effects of THCV?
THVC is an appetite suppressant and mild stimulant that causes a sativa-like high at higher doses.
Does THCV show up on a drug test?
Yes, in most cases. Drug tests look for regular THC (delta-9), and because of its similarities to delta-9-THC, THCV lasts in the body for a similar length of time and could be picked up by a drug test. The bottom line is that if you’re concerned about failing a drug test, it’s best to avoid THCV products.
Are there any states where THCV is illegal?
Currently, there are no states where THCV is illegal. To learn more about THCV, visit us at www.SunnySkiesCBD.com/thcv-tinctures.
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