Farmacy SB Guide to Cannabinoids: THCV

It’s time to meet the rising star of cannabis—THCV.

For a long time, little was known about this cannabinoid. But the more we begin to understand about it, the more we’re learning that it could be an incredibly powerful addition to your list of go-to cannabinoids.

With that in mind, let’s cover the basics.

What is THCV?

THCV, full name tetrahydrocannabivarin (say that five times fast), is a compound in cannabis. It’s similar to THC in terms of its chemical composition, but interacts with THC in interesting ways. In fact, in small amounts it’s been found to reduce THC’s effects, while in larger amounts it actually makes them more potent.

Because of the many health benefits of THCV (which we’ll discuss below), it’s quickly becoming one of the most widely researched cannabinoids. It’s also of significant interest in the recreational cannabis community because of the way it can affect highs when interacting with other cannabinoids.

A cannabinoid with major health benefits that can also give you unique highs? Where do we sign up?

Effects and Benefits of THCV

Products that feature THCV are said to create a unique kind of high, one that feels particularly clear-headed, energizing, and almost psychedelic. THCV highs are also often relatively short in terms of their duration.

When it comes to health benefits, there has been some significant research that has the medical world and cannabis customers very excited. Here are some of the major benefits THCV has been shown to offer:

Appetite Suppression
THC is known to increase appetite, but THCV is actually a powerful appetite suppressant that can be a natural and safe way to assist in weight loss. That said, it shouldn’t be used by anyone who is treating loss of appetite or anorexia.

Diabetes Treatment
Research shows that THCV can help regulate blood sugar and reduce patients’ resistance to insulin, both important factors in the ongoing treatment of diabetes.

Anxiety Treatment & Reduction of Panic Attacks
Patients with PTSD and other anxiety-inducing or panic disorders have been shown to benefits from responsible use of THCV-based cannabis products.

Alzheimer’s Treatment
Alzheimer’s can cause tremors, reduced motor control, and brain lesions— all issues that THCV appears to help treat in early research findings.

Bone Growth
Osteoporosis and other disorders or conditions relating to bone growth have been shown to respond in early tests with THCV.

Intrigued? Here are a few exceptional THCV options currently in stock. More are on the way!

THCV In Santa Barbara

LEVEL – Stimulate Tablingual
An energizing high that can help focus the mind.

THCV In Santa Barbara

Jetty x Doug’s Varin™ High THC-V Oil
The award-winning family of cultivars, Doug’s Varin™ makes exceptionally high concentrations of this rare cannabinoid that’s highly sought after for its unique, uplifting effects.

Want to learn more? Talk to one of our Farmacy SB experts or browse our menu online for products featuring THCV.

Next week, we’ll conclude our series on cannabinoids by exploring CBN, CBG, and CBC.

Until next time!

-Your Farmacy SB team.

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