Does Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) Get You High?

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Photo Credit: Civilized

Following up on our post discussing the benefits of the cannabinoid THCV, some might want to know how severe its psychoactive effects are. THCV does produce psychoactive and physiological effects, but these effects differ from the effects most people have come to understand produced by THC. Although everyone may experience a different reaction, THCV is generally thought to provide a stimulating, clear-headed buzz as well as mental energy. THCV intensifies the cerebral euphoria caused by THC, which could end up causing anxiety in some users. At the same time, however, THCV may have the ability to counteract the negative effects of THC, like paranoia, impaired short-term memory, and increased heart rate. Unlike THC, the side effects of THCV do not produce increased appetite. Instead, it is an appetite suppressant. The onset of THCV’s psychoactive effects is quicker than that of THC, but it only lasts half as long.

Patients who want to avoid psychoactive effects altogether may want to steer clear of THCV. For those who would like to experience the benefits discussed in the previous post may want to titrate strains containing THCV into their dose, beginning with low doses, so that they can understand how the cannabinoid affects their body. Our app can help, and by journaling daily you can document the experience of your new dosing regimen to monitor what works and what doesn’t, so you can discover optimal relief. This information has been provided by Civilized and approved by our Chief Medical Officer. This post does not represent an endorsement on behalf of Civilized for CannaBest Medical.


What Are the Benefits of Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)?

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The cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a psychoactive and stimulating compound that may offer a wide variety of benefits. THCV may be able to help those with anxiety, especially when it comes to counteracting the mental stress brought on by the cannabinoid THC. THCV has been known to help relieve panic attacks and treat PTSD without affecting emotions. THCV may also promote bone cell growth and bone health, which means it could be beneficial for those suffering from osteoporosis or other similar conditions. Because THCV is an antioxidant, it could provide neuroprotective benefits that would help those with Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. THCV’s ability to suppress the appetite make it ideal for those trying to lose weight, so those trying to stimulate appetite should avoid the strains containing too much THCV. Patients with diabetes may want to find strains with THCV because it regulates blood sugar levels and reduces insulin resistance. Lastly, early research has shown THCV has the potential to improve motor control, reduce tremors, and lessen the damage from brain lesions caused by Alzheimer’s.

This information has been provided by Civilized and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.

For Weight Loss, Stick to THCV-potent Cannabis Strains

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Researchers have found the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) can act as a dietary compound that suppresses appetite and provides energy. The cannabinoid also reduces insulin resistance, making it beneficial for patients who suffer from Diabetes. One study from 2013 coming from the University of Buckingham found oral doses of THCV, when given to groups of genetically obese and dietary-induced mice, improved insulin signaling and sensitivity.

THCV is non-psychoactive at small doses, and while it does stimulate the brain in similar ways to THC in high doses, the effects do not last long. Steep Hill, a cannabis science and technology firm, suggests THCV can aid in panic attacks, anxiety, and stress without affecting one's emotions, something that could be beneficial for patients with PTSD. Patients with Parkinson's disease may also benefit from THCV's effects on motor control. Scientists believe THCV may also stimulate bone growth, which could help those with osteoporosis. Lastly, like CBD, THCV produces anti-inflammatory effects. 

To learn more about this cannabinoid and where you can find THCV-potent strains, read the full article on MassRoots. This information has been approved by our Chief Medical Officer. 

THCv: Tetrahydrocannabivarin Cannabinoid Profile

When it comes to knowing your cannabinoids, everyone knows the more infamous cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and CBG. In reality, there are so many more. The cannabis plant has more than 111 cannabinoids, so why should we limit our knowledge to just a select few? With the help of Whaxy's cannabinoid profiles, we have a few more insights into the lesser known cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv) may resemble the more commonly known cannabinoid THC in structure, but it's medical efficacy is vastly different. While there isn't much research behind THCv, some think that it could potentially treat a variety of conditions, including PTSD, epilepsy, and obesity. Reasons researchers speculate this is that THCv has psychoactive properties that produce a sense of euphoria, anti-convulsive properties to reduce seizures in epilepsy patients, and appetite suppressant properties that could combat obesity. THCv could have the ability to help many, but it may be difficult to find strains that contain the cannabinoid, as the strains containing it are relatively rare. To read more about Tetrahydrocannabivarin, visit this link: http://bit.ly/1NPtOqE