The unique cannabinoid known as THCV is raising eyebrows and causing quite the stir among not only the THC and CBD community but the health industry as well. Continued research is underway to better understand THCV and its effects, but early studies have shown positive signs of helping with appetite suppression, Type 2 Diabetes management, and aiding in a number of other symptoms and conditions.
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.
How Does THCV differ from THC?
There are some key differences when it comes to THCV versus THC. 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.
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. THCV is known for decreasing your appetite and also aiding in managing Type 2 Diabetes.
What are the benefits of THCV?
More and more people are including THCV as part of their weight management journey. In addition to this, many users are getting on board with incorporating this cannabinoid into managing their Type 2 Diabetes. But how does this all work?
1. Decreased Appetite:
Our brains are full of receptors that handle interactions with a number of things. The CB1 receptor in our brain is responsible for stimulating our appetite. Small amounts of THCV work against this receptor, essentially blocking it from stimulating your appetite. Ongoing research is underway to better support this as it pertains to humans (current supporting studies were conducted using mice) but anecdotal claims from numerous users confirm that taking THCV helped keep their appetite at bay
2. Increased Satiety:
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 anecdotal evidence shows that taking THCV can help keep you feeling full, satisfied, for longer periods of time.
3. Increased Metabolism:
In the THCV study performed using mice it was found that this cannabinoid up-regulates energy metabolism. This means that the chemical reaction THCV has with the cells in our body can help turn it into energy!
4. Type 2 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.)
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What are the effects of THCV?
THCV has a number of (positive) effects that continue to help it gain more traction and popularity within the cannabis community. Some of these THCV effects include:
While THCV won’t get you high the same way that standard THC will, the mental clarity that THCV provides can be considered a mood-enhancing “high” – providing you with clear and sharp mental focus to stay on point and present in what you’re doing.
An energy boost
Many people take THCV for the energy boost that’s nearly synonymous with its name. THCV 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.
Appetite suppression and management
One of the most noteworthy effects of THCV is its penchant for suppressing your appetite and reducing those hunger pangs. This can be a very helpful aid for people working on weight management for obesity or other health issues.
How Users Describe the Effects of THCV
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
What are some of the possible 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.
Are you ready to try THCV?
Moonwlkr is happy to provide high quality THCV products for our customers to enjoy. Type 2 Diabetes management, weight management, improving your energy or focus – THCV has a lot to offer in these areas and we’re proud to offer this product. We want to know what you think about THCV!