Mental clarity and focus, more energy – and weight loss assistance? THCV is the latest cannabinoid people are raving about but for different reasons than your standard cannabinoid. In this article, we’ll talk more about what THCV is, how the dosage compares to other cannabinoids, like THCV and Delta 8, and how much THCV you should take. It’s the most complete THCV dosage guide! We hope you find it helpful
First up, some of the basics:
What is THCV?
THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a cannabinoid found in cannabis sativa plants where other cannabinoids such as THC are also found. While they share a similar name along with similar chemical structures, THC and THCV are actually quite different from one another.
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 their 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.
What is the typical THCV Dosage?
Most THCV Gummies typically 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.
Take our Moonwlkr Strawberry Acai THVC Gummies, for example. Each gummy contains 10mg of THCV with 20 gummies per bottle. This 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.
What is the THCV dosage for weight loss?
Due to the way THCV interacts with receptors in our brain, it has been known to help people with appetite suppression and curbing those pesky cravings. 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!
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
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.
Overall Intention: The reason someone decides to take THCV will differ person to person depending on their personal goal and desired outcome. 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!
How someone consumes THCV is another factor to consider when dialing in your dosage. The timing for when the effects of THCV kick in will vary depending on if it’s ingested, taken sublingually, or smoked / inhaled. Eating a gummy that has 10mg of THCV in it is not equal to vaping 10mg of THCV. Our bodies metabolize this cannabinoid differently depending on what the method of consumption is; this also impacts the speed in which the effects settle in.
Regardless of the method of consumption, it’s important to closely read the label of your THCV product to see what other cannabinoids may be found in it. Many times these products will also contain THC, CBD, CBN, or a combination of one or more of those. If you’re not wanting to feel the standard high that comes from Delta 9 THC, look for THCV products that contain little to no THCV but instead are blended with CBD.
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.
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 THVC 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.)
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.
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.
Tips for adjusting your THCV dosage
After trying a specific way of taking THCV you might find that you’d like to change your dosage to better achieve what you’ve set out to use it for. Here are some tips:
1. Start with a half dose and add another half dose after two hours
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.
2. If you’re using THCV for appetite suppression, take your dosage before you’re hungry
To see how your THCV dosage impacts your appetite, don’t wait until you’re hungry to take it! 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.
3. If the above tips aren’t working, try a different type of product
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 Cart – 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 does THCV last after I take it?
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:
- Dry mouth and / or eyes
- Trouble concentrating
- 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.
How Can I Come Down From a THCV High?
The most important thing to remember: You’ll be okay! Remind yourself of that as often as you need to. The effects from THCV are only temporary. Here are some pointers for if you’re feeling too high after taking THCV:
Kick those legs up and rest! This can help your mind and body relax while maintaining a sense of calm. Keep reminding yourself that this feeling is only temporary and will pass!
2. Drink plenty of water
Keeping your body hydrated is not only a smart and healthy thing to do as a general rule of thumb but it also helps your body quickly process THCV in your system. Stick to water and stay away from caffeine and alcohol – these can escalate the feeling of being high.
Fire up your most binge-worthy TV show and distract yourself! Listening to music or playing a favorite video game are all helpful ways to keep your mind off how you’re feeling. Before you know it, you’ll be back to your old self in no time.
4. Call a friend
Talking to a close friend is another helpful way to distract you if you’re feeling a little too high. This can help keep you calm and turn your focus away from how you’re feeling. Maybe they’ll even make you laugh with a dad joke.
5. Walk it out
Getting your body up and moving helps regulate your blood pressure along with keeping your mind distracted with movement. Fresh air and sunshine can also help boost your mood. Grab your shoes and sunscreen!
Are you ready to try THCV?
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!