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What Are The Effects of THCV? Complete Guide With User Reviews.

What Are The Effects of THCV? Complete Guide With User Reviews.

Apr 8, 2023 | 0 comments

In the world of cannabis exploration, enthusiasts and researchers alike are turning their attention to the lesser-known cannabinoids that weave together the intricate tapestry of this remarkable plant. One such cannabinoid that has emerged from the shadows is THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin. As the cannabis community delves deeper into the nuances of cannabinoids, the unique effects of THCV are gaining recognition and sparking curiosity.

Picture this: a cannabinoid that not only alters perception but also offers a spectrum of effects ranging from appetite suppression to potential diabetes management. 

Continued research is underway to better understand THCV, but early studies indicate multiple health benefits to be unleashed with this substance. 

As we navigate the claims and studies, we will explore the science behind THCV, shedding light on potential benefits and addressing the burning questions surrounding its effects.

User reviews and scientific insights will provide you with a holistic understanding of this intriguing cannabinoid, and its impact on the human experience.

What is THCV?

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a cannabinoid in cannabis sativa plants. (This is also where other cannabinoids like THC are found.) Even though the name THCV is almost identical to THC, these two cannabinoids are very different in the effects they elicit when taken.

THCV and weight loss

How Does THCV Differ From THC?

There are some key differences when it comes to THCV versus THC, despite the similar sounding names. THC features a side chain with five carbon atoms, whereas THCV’s side chain consists of three carbon atoms. Although this distinction may appear subtle, even the smallest alteration can exert a significant impact on molecular biology. The slight structural difference impacts how the cannabinoid interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which in turn affects how your body reacts to the substance.

THC gives users a euphoric, intoxicating, psychoactive sensation – what’s known as being “high.” It’s also very common for THC to cause an increase in a person’s appetite – queue the munchies!

THCV, on the other hand, is a bit different. This cannabinoid doesn’t commonly give users the sensation of being high. (This is usually only noted when a very large amount has been consumed.) Instead, it’s noted as providing more energy, mental focus, and actually suppressing your appetite instead of intensifying it.

Interestingly, when THC and THCV are used together, the reported effects are that THCV mitigates the intoxicating effects of THC.

How Does THCV Compare to CBD?

There are notable differences between THCV and CBD. CBD, while being extracted from the same cannabis plants as THCV, has no psychoactive properties and will not get users high, regardless of how much they take. THCV has the potential to give users the euphoric sensation of being high but only when taken in large quantities. CBD is most known for its pain relief and anti-anxiety properties. 

What Does THCV Do?

More and more individuals are turning to THCV, as reported benefits range from its potential as an appetite suppressant, to its reported energizing and focusing effects. For those seeking alternative and holistic approaches to well-being, it can be an intriguing possibility.

1. THCV for Decreased Appetite

THCV interacts with the endocannabinoid system, influencing the release of neurotransmitters. The CB1 receptor in our brain is responsible for stimulating our appetite. Multiple studies suggest that THCV may affect the CB1 receptor in a way that reduces the stimulation of the appetite centers in the brain. 

THCV has been shown to produce weight loss, and decrease body fat and serum leptin concentrations, with increased energy in obese mice. Although these studies are on mice, there is ongoing research to support this, and anecdotal claims from numerous users confirm that taking THCV has helped keep their appetite at bay. With this, comes the potential for weight loss and weight management. 

Although it is also worth noting, at this time, the FDA has not approved THCV as a weight-loss drug or appetite suppressant. 

Thinking about trying THCV for weight loss? Here’s a complete guide to how much THCV you should take.

See below for some user reviews for Moonwlkr’s delicious THCV gummies from real consumers.

Stephanie H.
Coasting through the Day
I got these to use for the possible weight loss … and they work! I don’t “feel” anything per se, but I am able to have a more sustained lack of hunger throughout the day.

Nicholas R. 
Effortless Weight Loss
Right after I eat a reasonably-balanced breakfast, I take one of these gummies. As long as I in in right frame of mind, the desire to eat another meal later in the day (or snack, for that matter) is either slightly there or non-existant. They are worth a try…more effective (for me)than the other ACV products on the market. I love that taking it, clears my mind without any “high” or “lethargy.” Down 15 lbs in 4 weeks…slow, but steady, and a healthy alternative than crash diets.

When something such as THCV helps decrease or suppress your appetite, you typically also feel full for longer periods of time after you’ve eaten a meal. More studies targeted around THCV and satiety are needed, but it does appear that taking THCV can help keep you feel full and satisfied for longer periods of time. 

For more information about using THCV as a potential for weight loss, see our other blog post specifically about this.

2. THCV for Diabetes Management

There is research which supports the theory that THCV can help people with managing their Type 2 Diabetes. More studies need to be done to fully back this, but this research has shown that blood sugar levels were lower in patients who took THCV. Additionally, it has proven to assist in reducing fasting plasma glucose concentration levels. (Fasting plasma glucose is a way for people with Type 2 Diabetes to understand what affects their blood sugar levels.)

Edward D.
A Great Product!
These THCV gummies are fantastic. Not only do they curb my appetite and help me lose weight, they’ve also helped to reduced my blood sugar numbers. As a diabetic, this is a win-win!

3. THCV for Pain Management

While research on this cannabinoid’s direct impact on pain is still in its infancy, preliminary evidence and anecdotal reports suggest promising avenues. THCV interacts with the endocannabinoid system, influencing the CB1 receptor known for its role in modulating pain perception. 

Additionally, THCV possesses anti-inflammatory properties, potentially contributing to the alleviation of pain associated with inflammatory conditions. Its neuroprotective effects, demonstrated in preclinical studies, may offer potential benefits for conditions involving nerve damage or neuropathic pain. 

Users have reported incorporating THCV into their pain management routines, often in combination with other cannabinoids such as CBD, citing subtle and lasting relief without the intoxicating effects associated with THC. 

However, individual responses can vary, and further research is needed to fully comprehend THCV’s mechanisms and efficacy in pain management.

4. THCV for Energy and Focus

Many people take THCV for the energy boost! It can impact you the same way a shot of espresso might but with a smooth ride and none of the jitters that caffeine can bring. Its effects result in a clearer head and better focus than can be achieved with using THC, so it is advantageous for those seeking therapeutic effects without the traditional ‘high’ that usually comes from THC.

Jenaya D.
The Opposite of Couch Lock
I love these – I am so relaxed yet incredibly productive with these gummies. I take one nearly every day and within 45 minutes, I’m not sitting on the couch watching Youtube and procrastinating – I’m getting sh*t done! Gentle mood elevation and definitely some appetite suppression. I’m a repeat customer.

5. Management of Effects from THC

Although human studies have so far been limited, there has been research that shows a potential for THCV to reduce the negative effects of THC, such as increased heart rate, intoxication, and verbal recall issues.

An older couple energized and happily running together

What Does THCV Feel Like?

Don’t just take our word for it – check out what our loyal customers have to say about THCV effects:

“Energetic. Euphoric. Relaxed. This one is my favorite so far. I’ve been taking them almost daily for a couple weeks now and I’ve been getting so much done.” – Mark S.

“THCV is subtle, yet profound. It delivers a clear-headed, upbeat, motivating buzz. It melts anxiety. While you won’t get super blazed, you’ll be having fun as if you were. That’s a win in my book.” – Jan

“I love the idea of an appetite suppressing cannabinoid, and these do the trick! I can focus and relax all day at work without feeling the need to pig out.” – Jade

Are There Negative Effects of THCV?

At this point in time there have been very few noted negative side effects of THCV. While not always considered negative, some people find that after taking THCV they experience a “tunnel vision” effect when working on a task – feeling like they are a bit too focused on what they’re doing. This can lead to your perception of time feeling altered which can be unpleasant for some users.

What does THCV feel like, exactly? Find out what users are saying in our THCV effects guide.

Is THCV Legal and Safe?

THCV occupies a legally ambiguous territory, unlike THC, which is distinctly categorized based on its concentration. You can find out about your state’s laws by clicking here. Regarding its safety, THCV is generally considered safe. No major side-effects have been reported and no one has ever been recorded overdosing using THCV. As always, we would recommend that you talk to a healthcare professional if you have any concerns. For information about what dosage to take, read our other blog post here.

Are You Ready To Try THCV?

Moonwlkr is happy to provide high quality THCV products for our customers to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for weight management, improving your energy or focus, or managing pain relief, THCV has a lot to offer in these areas. We’re proud to offer this product and want to know what you think about THCV!

Click here to learn more about THCV

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