There’s a new cannabinoid on the block and we’re excited to offer it to you! Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv) is a psychoactive cannabinoid, found most prevalent in “African Sativa strains” of the cannabis plant. Though lesser-known, less prominent, and less researched than major cannabinoids THC and CBD respectively, THCv has shown potential therapeutic benefits to improve functions of the human body – that even has researchers confused over the cannabinoid’s beneficial aspects at low doses while it has the opposite effect at higher levels. Although more research is needed to fully understand THCv overall effects on the human body, several studies have identified a variety of potential therapeutic uses for the cannabinoid:
THCV May Be An Appetite Suppressant and Glucose Regulator:
THCv may reduce appetite. This study shows promise in THCv’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance. This may be great news for consumers focused on weight loss and others who hope to regulate their blood glucose. On the other hand, THCv should be avoided by consumers being treated for appetite loss, or anorexia. In 2020 the Journal of Cannabis Research studies show: “THCV provides appetite suppression and glycemic control.” These studies looked at obesity and diabetes in humans and mice.
THCV May Be Neuroprotective:
A study published in the Journal of Neurobiology Disease concluded that THCv had neuroprotective properties that may be useful in treating Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, another 2020 study, in the British Journal of Pharmacology, said THCV showed potential in the treatment of neuroinflammation and Huntington’s disease.
THCV May Stimulate Bone Growth:
THCv may promote bone health and healing, according to a study conducted on tissue samples and published by Calcified Tissue International. Moreover, THCV is also being looked at for osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions.
THCV May Reduce Anxiousness:
Users report THCv helped them curb panic attacks. These users suffer from a wide range of conditions including PTSD, High Stress, and more.
THCV May Be An Anti-Inflammatory:
The British Journal of Pharmacology found that THCV reduced inflammation and related pain in mice.
THCV May Be An Anticonvulsant:
A review published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics concluded that THCv may be able to reduce tremors, brain lesions, motor control – seizure activity in epileptic subjects.
We’d like to introduce you to this fascinating compound! It’s sure to make major waves in the cannabis world as we discover and utilize its full potential. Looking for THCv near you? We’ve got you covered with premium THCv Online and in the U.S. Virgin Islands.