Research, Treatment

Exploring THCV: The Energizing and Appetite Suppressing Cannabinoid

May 22, 2020 12:10 pm ET

Tetrahydrocannabivarin, THCV, is a psychoactive cannabinoid compound with a variety of remarkable effects and medical benefits. As research on it progresses, its’ full potential becomes more fascinating. This cannabinoid has been known to leave its’ consumers feeling more motivated, alert, energized, and euphoric. Along with those effects, THCV has proven to provide alleviation and relief from medical conditions as well as taking on a neuroprotective role. THCV stands out from THC and CBD due to its combined provision of medical benefits AND effects. 

What is THCV and Why Is It So Fascinating?

THCV has a similar molecular structure to Tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) as well as sharing some of the same psychoactive properties. Psychoactive properties refer to compounds that have an effect on the mind. The only difference between the two is that there is a 3-carbon group instead of a 5-carbon group. The number tells you the elongation of the hydrocarbon which consists of hydrogens bound to carbon.     

The discovery of this cannabinoid containing a sort of ‘combination’ between the effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC, shows just how much we have yet to find out about this miraculous plant. The vastness of the recreational and medicinal benefits continues to impress. Similar to CBD, THCV can make some of the effects of THC less severe, leaving you with a clear mind. 

It was found that THCV contains around five hundred different organic compounds, each with its’ own potential benefits and effects. However, it can only be found in some strains of cannabis. 

For the moment, the THCV psychological effects are still undergoing research, as are many other aspects of this cannabinoid. The more that is learned, the more amazing this cannabinoid becomes. Let’s look at some of the benefits of consuming THCV. 

Medical Benefits

  • THCV delivers the type of effects that make it suitable and beneficial for daytime consumption. THC is usually consumed for those effects, however, THCV has proven to deliver similarly, and arguably more effective effects. 
  • THCV has the opposite effect that THC has on the appetite. Instead of stimulating the appetite, THCV acts, and as an appetite suppressant. This can be beneficial for consumers looking to lose weight or manage conditions such as anorexia. 
  • Effectively alleviates its’ consumers from stress, anxiety, and anxiety attacks. This can be beneficial for consumers looking to deal with conditions such as (post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD). 
  • Consumed THCV takes on a neuroprotective role which makes it beneficial for patients dealing with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and seizures (including epilepsy).
  • Has been shown to stimulate bone growth. It does so by promoting the growth of new bone cells, making it beneficial for patients with conditions such as osteoporosis
  • Has the ability to regulate blood sugar levels. Recent studies have shown that THCV is useful in the stabilization of blood sugar levels because it has the ability to improve glucose tolerance and insulin level regulations. 

Recommended Strains Containing THCV

  • Durban Poison (The Legendary)
  • Doug’s Varin (The Rarest but Rich in THCV)
  • Girl Scout Cookies (The Sweetest)
  • Jack the Ripper (The Most Consistent)
  • Pink Boost Goddess (The Newest)

THCV can be found at trace levels in most strains, however, if you want to benefit from the cannabinoid, you will have to consume strains that have a higher quantity, such as the recommended strains. Although research is continuing, there is no doubt about the effective medical benefits that the THCV can deliver. 

Post Your Comments

Henri says:

May 22, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Are these just smokable or is their any edibles in the Strans ?

Lauren says:

May 22, 2020 at 3:28 pm

You would need to get flower from one of the mentioned strains or another with a high THCV content and make a base infusion such as cannabutter or infused coconut oil that you can use to make edibles.

Michael Zelmore says:

May 22, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Your awesome Chane and I love this article and will be researching more on (THCV) thank you for sharing:)

Reply says:

May 26, 2020 at 10:38 am

Is it available for purchase at Veriheal?

Lauren says:

May 26, 2020 at 10:40 am

We don’t sell cannabis products at this time.

Guy Batcha says:

June 30, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Very interesting.

Thank you.

Bill says:

April 10, 2021 at 6:01 pm

I enjoyed the article that you wrote and I would love to find out how can I receive THCV thank you Bill

Jason says:

April 20, 2021 at 8:39 pm

I just ordered THCv isolate. What is a good starter dose and how should I consume it? Just let it dissolve under my tongue? I’m guessing??? Or ingest it?
Kinda confused. Thanks for any help.

Lo says:

April 21, 2021 at 9:01 am

Hi, Jason! If it’s in the form of a tincture, you will want to let it dissolve under your tongue. If it’s in a crystalline form, you can dab it or put it into a vaporizer that takes concentrates. If it’s a powder, you can mix it in food, etc. As far as dosing, that is a journey that is a ‘to each their own’ situation. Start with 5mg, see how you feel, and then build up from there. Hope that helps!

Wendy says:

May 8, 2021 at 3:15 pm

I find this very interesting. I visited my local dispensary and my dedicated associate was not familiar with the ‘V’ part. Should I have asked for the strains suggested? Was unsure if ‘Girl Scout Cookie’ just to name a strain was produced and offered as the same in any dispensary.

Tia Mia says:

May 21, 2021 at 12:54 pm

Okay… Where do I buy this product here in Las Vegas?

PMO W says:

August 18, 2021 at 8:54 am

The Girl Scout Cookies seeds that I have found to buy refer to the extreme munchie effect to be prepared for.. Would you recheck the thvc in this strain please ?

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