THCV

(Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

About

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) is the varinic homolog of well-known THC, and the similarities mostly end there.

Unlike THC, decarboxylated THCV does not get its user high and may even surpress appetites – acting opposite the well-known “munchies” effect of its non-varinic counterpart.

Its carboxyl acid parent THCVA is synthesized from the varinic originator cannabinoid enzyme CBGVA over the course of its source-plant’s lifetime. These same CBGVA stores form in opposition to the more dominant CBGA, and aside from THCVA they can become CBDVA, CBCVA, or others. Like with the non-varinic cannabinoids, THCVA is most present in marijuana strains, with CBDVA dominating among the varinic carboxyl acids in mature hemp.

Potential Uses & Benefits

THCV is interesting for the fact that it’s a chemical homolog of THC that does not get you high.

More interestingly, it has been observed to have appetite-suppressing effects and is being studies for potential ability to fight obesity or Type II Diabetes.

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Strains like those grown on ours and other hemp farms are federally-licensed hemp, containing less than 0.3% THC, and even less THCV.

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