What is THC-V?
THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a cannabinoid that is similar to THC in molecular structure. Despite the similar, THC-V is quite different than THC. It lacks the regular psychoactive effects of THC; in fact, it is similar to CBN where a large amount of the cannabnoid would have to be consume in order to achieve a psychoactive effect. 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. This makes it quite beneficial for those who want to lose weight. However, THC-V must be used in low amount in order 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 shown to increase Insulin sensitivity, regulate blood sugar levels and improve glycemic control.
THC-V may also have psychological and neurological effects as well. It has been shown to improve tremors, motor control, and brain lesions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Likewise, improvement in panic attacks had been noted 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, as many drug tests do not differentiated between different THC types.
Where can you buy it?
As interest grows in 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.