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THCV Dosage: How much THCV Should You Take?

THCV Dosage: How much THCV Should You Take?

Dec 12, 2023 | 0 comments

As the fascination with cannabinoids continues to grow, Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) has come under the spotlight, thanks to its distinctive properties and potential health benefits. 

Often overlooked, THCV is a lesser-known cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant, with research indicating its diverse therapeutic applications, ranging from appetite suppression to possible anti-inflammatory effects. 

However, unraveling the full spectrum of benefits associated with THCV necessitates a thorough understanding of the optimal dosage for safe and effective use.

Renowned for fostering mental clarity, heightened focus, increased energy, and even potential weight loss assistance, THCV stands out among cannabinoids, offering unique advantages. 

But you may be wondering: How much THCV should I take? 

In this guide, we’ll help you understand how to determine your THCV dosage. 

Let’s dive in!


What is THCV


Understanding THCV

THCV, short for Tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a cannabinoid closely associated with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound responsible for the psychoactive effects commonly associated with cannabis. Despite their shared origins in cannabis sativa plants, and similar names, THCV and THC exhibit distinct differences in their effects.

THCV is believed to yield different outcomes on the body than THC, offering potential benefits such as appetite suppression, increased energy levels, and neuroprotective properties. It shares a chemical structure with THC, but the nuances in their compositions contribute to the variance in effects.
Whether or not THCV gets you ‘high’ or not is pretty subjective and can be down to individual experience. It has been referred to as ‘diet’ weed, and a lot of users report no high. Generally, it is more associated with clear-headed, stimulating effects.

Is My THCV Dosage the Same as My THC Dosage?

While THCV is found in the same cannabis sativa plant as THC, they are quite different from one another. Delta 9 THC is known for its euphoric, psychoactive “high” that it gives users regardless of how it’s consumed. It’s also commonly associated with an increase in appetite. (Can someone say, “munchies”?) THCV, however, is known for giving people a boost in energy, increasing tTHCV strawberry acai gummyheir mental focus, suppressing their appetite – all with very minimal (and sometimes nonexistent) psychoactive effects. Because of this, your dosage for THCV may be much different than your dosage for THC.

How Much THCV Should I Take?

Most THCV gummies provide 10mg of THCV per piece, which is the suggested amount to take for an average, middle of the road user to achieve the desired effects. However, because of a number of factors – method of consumption, different speeds at which our bodies metabolize the cannabinoid, overall tolerance, goal to be achieved – this amount may need to be adjusted to best suit you. 

Solid products like gummies will have the amount of THCV that’s found in each individual piece. Liquid products such as vape carts and oil tinctures will supply the amount in milligrams per milliliter. This particular method of consumption gives people more control over how much TCHV they want to take. 

With Moonwlkr’s delicious THCV strawberry açai gummy, we label the product clearly so you know what you’re getting. 10mg of THCV with 20 gummies per bottle, which gives you a total of 200mg of THCV per bottle. 

A THCV oil tincture that provides a full mL dropper containing 20mg of THCV, with 30 mL servings per bottle, will bring you a total of 600mg of THCV per bottle. 

For gummies, the suggested serving size is one piece, but taking half a gummy is always a good way to test how it’ll make you feel if you’re new to THVC. For oil tinctures, it’s best to start with half, if not a quarter dropper to see how the effects will impact you before going with a full dropper. In general, it never hurts to start with a lesser amount to fully gauge the effects, adding to this as needed to hit your desired level.

sample package of Moonwlkr THCV gummies

What Impacts Your THCV Dosage?

Determining the appropriate dosage for cannabinoids like THCV involves a complex interplay of various factors that can significantly impact how the substance interacts with the body. From individual sensitivities, to the specific source and strain of THCV, these elements play a crucial role in shaping the overall experience and therapeutic outcomes. It is important to take a personalized approach to optimize the benefits you’re looking to achieve.

1. Individual Sensitivity

People react differently to cannabinoids. Factors such as body weight, metabolism, and individual endocannabinoid system variations can influence how THCV affects each person. We always recommend that users, especially those newer to the product they’re using, remember to go LOW and SLOW.
This means, start with a lower dosage, and don’t increase until you feel effects.

2. Tolerance 

Typically, knowing your tolerance to a certain cannabinoid like Delta 8 or Delta 9 can help give you an idea of what your tolerance to other similar cannabinoids will be. The difference with THCV is that to achieve a euphoric “high” from it, you must consume a larger amount that you typically would to achieve this same result with THC. Additionally, the high that you might be able to achieve with THCV will be different and not as long lasting as the high from THC.

3. THCV Source and Strain

The THCV content can vary among different cannabis strains. Understanding the potency of the specific strain can be helpful for determining an appropriate dosage.

4. Desired Effects

The purpose of using THCV can influence the dosage. For example, those seeking appetite suppression might require a different dosage than those looking for potential anti-inflammatory effects. If you’re looking to increase your energy and feel a slight psychoactive impact, a higher dosage of THCV is the best route to take. If you’re looking for assistance with suppressing your appetite and not interested in feeling high, a lower THCV dose is for you. It may take a few tries to dial in your perfect dosage, but this is normal!

Click here to learn more about the effects of THCV.

Can THCV Assist with Weight Loss?

Due to the way THCV interacts with receptors in our brain, it has been known to help people with appetite suppression and curb those pesky cravings. A 2009 study suggests that THCV may reduce weight gain. 

But how much should you take for this? Sources suggest that lower doses of THCV are better for capitalizing on the appetite suppression benefit. This is typically from 5mg to 7.5mg. If you have a THCV Gummy, try taking only half to start if it contains 10mg of THCV. 

If you notice that you’re still craving food and this isn’t producing the result you’re looking for, try a full gummy. This may require some trial and error to see what the best amount is for yourself and the goal you’re looking to achieve!

We put together a complete guide on how to use THCV for weight loss here.

Still not convinced? Here are some real user reviews that attest to the abilities of THCV:

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 reduce my blood sugar numbers. As a diabetic, this is a win-win! I wholeheartedly recommend this product.

Edward D. 

Head on over to our complete guide to learn more about THCV for weight management.

THCV Dosage Chart

As we mentioned, lower doses (5-7.5mg) of THCV can act as a “CB1 receptor antagonist,” which means that it can block the part of your brain that stimulates your appetite. When the THCV dosage is higher, it can result in effects that are closer to those of standard THC. We’ve provided a guide that can be referenced for understanding THCV dosages and what will be best for you:


THCV Dosage Psychoactive Level General Effects
>5mg – 7.5mg  Undetected – Low Appetite suppression increase

Low mental clarity increase

Minor energy increase

8mg – 13mg Low – Moderate Low appetite suppression

Moderate energy increase

Moderate mental clarity increase

15mg – 20mg+ Moderate – Moderately Strong  Increase in appetite 

High energy increase

High euphoria increase

How THCV Dosage Varies by Method

In fine-tuning your THCV dosage, the method of consumption holds significant sway, influencing both the onset and intensity of its effects. Whether ingested, taken sublingually, or inhaled through smoking or vaping, the manner in which THCV enters the body can lead to varying metabolic processes, impacting the speed at which the effects manifest.

For instance, consuming a 10mg THCV gummy differs significantly from vaping the same amount of THCV. Each method of consumption triggers distinct metabolic pathways, contributing to differences in the overall experience. Understanding these variations is crucial in tailoring the dosage to one’s preferences and wellness goals.

When exploring THCV products, a meticulous examination of the product label is essential. Notably, the presence of other cannabinoids, such as THC, CBD, or CBN, can significantly alter the overall effects. For individuals seeking to avoid the typical high associated with Delta 9 THC, opting for THCV products with minimal to no THC but blended with CBD may offer a more tailored and desired experience. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of both the method of consumption and the cannabinoid profile of the product is integral to achieving a well-informed and personalized THCV dosage.

What is the THCV Dosage for Gummies?

THCV Gummies usually contain 10mg to 25mg per piece – though most commonly the 10mg per piece option is what you’ll find! Our Moonwlkr THCV Gummies  contain 10mg of quality THCV per gummy. Many people lean towards gummies as their method of consumption because of the consistent amount they get each time they take one. THCV Gummies usually have an onset of effects starting after 30 minutes to two hours. With THCV Gummies, we suggest starting with half a piece, then waiting two hours before taking another half (or full) gummy if the effects aren’t what you’re looking for.

Man doing tricks with smoke

What is the THCV Dosage for Vapes?

Vapes are an extremely fast way to get your dose of THCV. (It’s important to note that vape cartridges, disposable pens, and e-liquid products have the same dosage.) The average single dose for vape products is one to three inhalations or puffs. The actual amount of vapor inhaled varies person to person, but some basic math can help determine roughly how much THCV is in each puff. Let’s say you have a THCV Vape Cartridge that’s 1mL with 950mg THCV total. 

There’s an average of 100 puffs (1 puff  = 1 serving) in a 1mL cart. Taking the total amount of THCV (950mg) and dividing that by the milligrams per bottle (1mL = 1000mg) we get 0.8. 

This means that a “standard” puff from the vape cart will provide about 0.95mg of THCV. If you take a longer, deeper pull from the vape it will result in a larger dose of THCV.

After vaping THCV, people usually feel the effects within a few minutes to up to 15 minutes. Similar to any other method, it’s recommended to start with one to three small puffs. 

Keep in mind that if using a THCV vape for weight loss management, you may not notice any effects other than noticing that you’re not hungry when you normally would be! If you do feel a euphoric sensation and a craving for food, you’ve inhaled more than the recommended amount of THCV for appetite suppression. (If this does occur, try cutting the amount of puffs you’ve taken in half.)

What is the THCV Dosage for Tinctures?

THCV tinctures offer a versatile way to enjoy your THCV! Additionally, this method provides the most control over dosage. Tinctures are usually taken sublingually (under the tongue) allowing your body to absorb it directly into your bloodstream via mucous membranes. A standard single serving of THCV tincture can contain anywhere from 15mg to 33mg. Depending on if you’re looking for help suppressing your appetite or needing an energy boost, how full your dropper is will vary. Regardless of what you’re looking to achieve, It’s recommended to start with half a dropper (or less) to see how the tincture impacts you. THCV tinctures usually take one to two hours for the effects to kick in.

What is the THCV Dosage for Capsules?

Similar to gummies, THCV capsules are a simple way to take THCV that takes the guesswork out of what your dosage is. Since each capsule has a pre-defined amount of THCV ranging anywhere from 10mg to 60mg, you don’t have to worry about how much you’re taking per use. The goal you’re trying to achieve will dictate how many capsules you take, but starting with one and waiting two hours to let the effects fully settle in is the best approach. THCV Capsules typically take one to two hours for effects to kick in. 


Moonwlkr THCV + Acai Gummies


Tips for Adjusting your THCV Dosage

Adjusting your THCV dosage requires a thoughtful and systematic approach to ensure you achieve the desired effects without experiencing adverse reactions. Here are some tips for effectively and safely adjusting your THCV dosage:

Start Low and Go Slow

Begin with a low THCV dosage and gradually increase it over time. This approach allows your body to acclimate to the cannabinoid and helps you gauge your individual tolerance. Start with a half dose, and add another half dose 2 hours later. It’s important to allow enough time for your original dose to fully kick in so you can accurately gauge how the effects make you feel. If that doesn’t seem like enough, taking another half dose after 2 hours is appropriate to see how a full dose feels. 

Consider Your Wellness Goals

Define your specific wellness goals and the effects you hope to achieve with THCV. Whether it’s appetite suppression, increased energy, or other potential benefits, align your dosage with your objectives. If you’re experimenting with THCV for appetite suppression, take your dosage before you’re hungry. Pay attention to your normal routine and when you typically start feeling hungry during the day. It’s best to take THCV an hour before you normally start feeling the hunger pangs to best see how it impacts your appetite.

Evaluate the Method of Consumption

If a certain product doesn’t seem like it’s working for you even after increasing your dosage (say, THCV tincture for example), give a different type of THCV product a shot! Trying something different – such as a THCV vape – can bring on the effects faster or in a different way than products like edibles, along with giving more flexibility with dosage amounts.  

How Long Will the Effects of THCV Last?

The effects that come from taking THCV, whether ingested, inhaled, or taken sublingually, wear off faster than the effects of standard THC. THCV binds with the CB1 receptor in our brains, just like its friend THC. However, the bond THCV has with this receptor isn’t nearly as strong, causing the duration of effects to be shorter. The general range that you may feel THCV effects can range from 30 minutes to 5 hours, all depending on how much you take and the method in which you took it!

Is it Possible to Take Too Much THCV?

First and foremost, there has never been a fatality from THCV! While it won’t hurt you, you might find that you’ve taken more than you’re comfortable with and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: 

  1. Dry mouth and/or eyes
  2. Trouble concentrating
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Increased anxiety or stress

The good news about THCV is that the effects wear off much quicker than those of THC – what may commonly last a few hours after taking THC may only impact you for an hour or two with THCV. Here are some pointers for if you’re feeling too high after taking THCV:

  1. Rest
  2. Hydrate
  3. Distract yourself
  4. Call a friend
  5. Walk it off

Ready to Try THCV and See What it Can Do For You?

At Moonwlkr, we’re happy to offer the highest quality THCV products – including our THCV Strawberry Acai Gummies – to our loyal customers. If you’re looking to add in extra help with appetite suppression or on the market for an energy boost, our THCV products are sure to fulfill your goals. We can’t wait to hear what you think of them! 

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