THCV: Effects, Benefits, and Where To Find
THCV stands for tetrahydrocannabivarin. This compound offers unique effects and medical benefits that differ from what we used to see from THC and CBD. If you are interested in a particular type of relief or a specific effect, THCV is a right thing to choose. Science still to reveal its full potential but meanwhile here’s what we already know.
Effects & Benefits
THCV is similar to THC in molecular structure and psychoactive properties. However, it provides different effects. Keep in mind that THCV:
- gives the euphoric high of THC but for a shorter period;
- stimulates and clears head;
- suppresses appetite;
- may help to regulate blood sugar levels;
- reduces panic attacks without suppressing emotion;
- may help with Alzheimer’s and reduce tremors;
- stimulates bone growth and can be used by osteoporosis patients.
Keep in mind that these properties are based mostly on anecdotal evidence. Research has only begun, and we stay on the threshold of scientific discovery. Who knows what else THCV can do?
Where To Find THCV?
The cannabinoid looks impressive, huh? However, most strains only contain traces of THCV, which makes difficult to achieve significant therapeutic effects. Here go some tips you want to use while looking for the compound:
- check landrace strains from Africa, for example, you may want to try Durban Poison;
- ask about genetics – hybrids can do, too, so you may want to try Cherry Pie which is an offspring of Durban Poison;
- look through test results – cannabinoid contents may vary, so it would be clever to ask your budtender for lab tests.
THCV is expected to reveal new healing features of cannabis. Along with other cannabinoids, it makes the plant so beautiful and intricate.
The text was written based on this Leafly article.
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