What is THC-V?
THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a cannabinoid that like THC in molecular structure but has different effects and benefits all together. It lacks the regular psychoactive effects of regular THC; in order produce a psychoactive effect, a large amount would need to be taken similar to CBN. It is not as popular has CBD or regular THC, but it is beginning to gain traction.
What are the benefits?
Unlike THC, which is known for its appetite stimulating quality, THC-V may be more of an appetite suppressant which could have benefits for those wanting to lose weight. However, THC-V must be used in low amount to achieve the suppressant quality. If taken at high doses, it may increase appetite.
THC-V may also help those with Diabetes. THC-V has been sown to increase Insulin sensitivity, regulate blood sugar levels and improve glycemic control.
THC-V may also have psychological and neurological effects as well, shown to improve tremors, motor control, and brain lesions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Likewise, improvement in panic attacks by blocking the feeling of panicking, but not by suppressing emotions.
As the interest in THC-V begins to increase, there will hopefully be more research into the benefits of this cannabinoid.
Will it make me fail a drug test?
Yes, because many drug tests do not differentiated between different THC types.
Where can you buy it?
As interest grows of THC-V, there will hopefully be more products available on the market. Currently, there are isolates, vapes, oils, tablets available for THC-V by itself. There are also certain flower strains that contain a higher amount than average of THC-V, most notably sativas from the southern and central African continent like Durban Poison. However, recently there was a strain called Pineapple Purps that had more THC-V than THC.
Currently, we have a few products on our shelves that are THC-V. Check it out here.