The Benefits of THCV – Tetrahydrocannabivarin
In the Hemp plant, there are over 100 different cannabinoids that have various medicinal properties. One of the newest up-and-coming cannabinoids from the hemp plant, THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), has wide range of medicinal benefits, which play a huge part in why the cannabinoid is becoming so popular. The cannabinoid has always been naturally occurring in the hemp plant. Now, more than ever, research is being done, and more concrete information about cannabinoids is coming to light. Due to the wide range of cannabinoids inside of the hemp plant, it is essential to know the differences between them as they all produce different psychoactive and medicinal effects.
Compared to Delta 9 THC, the most popular cannabinoid in the hemp plant. THCV is not as psychoactive as Delta 9 THC but can still produce mild psychoactive effects. THCV is a cannabinoid that is extracted from pure Sativa hemp plants, which is mainly why the cannabinoid itself has such uplifting results.
THCV produces a more uplifting effect, can be extremely beneficial for focus, energy, clarity, and euphoria, and works simultaneously! The one thing that is drawing everyone’s attention about THCV is that it is known to decrease appetite, whereas other cannabinoids tend to increase your appetite. Due to THCV producing stimulating, euphoric effects, the cannabinoid can suppress the appetite instead of stimulating it. Many people refer to the cannabinoid THCV as “Diet Weed” due to the appetite-suppressing benefits. THCV may be just the right cannabinoid to experiment with for people trying to watch their diet and what they eat. Some studies have been done using the cannabinoid THCV. According to The Journal of Cannabis Research, “In rodent studies THCV decreases appetite, increases satiety, and up-regulates energy metabolism, making it a clinically useful remedy for weight loss and management of obesity and type 2 diabetic patients.” This study is just the beginning of what benefits can come about from the cannabinoid THCV.
Many other studies have been done on THCV and its benefits. According to The Global Diabetes Community, “THCV and CBD have been shown to improve metabolism and blood glucose in human and animal models of diabetes. A 2016 study found that THCV and CBD decreased blood glucose levels and increased insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes, indicating a ‘new therapeutic agent for glycemic control’.”
Like all of the other cannabinoids in the hemp plant, THCV may be beneficial for anxiety and stress relief, pain and inflammation and so much more!. Many people use THCV during the day because of how beneficial it is with focus, and energy, which can be helpful from time to time to help finish up your day. THCV can be found in many variations such as gummies, vapes and oils.
If you are looking for a mild psychoactive effect, still want the medicinal benefits, but do not like the ‘munchies’ that can come along with Delta 9 THC, THCV may be just the right cannabinoid for you!
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