THCVA

(Tetrahydrocannabivarinic Acid)

About

THCVA (Tetrahydrocannabivarinic Acid) is the carboxyl acid parent of THCV, the differently-acting side-chain homolog of THC.

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.

THCVA is synthesized from the varinic originator cannabinoid enzyme CBGVA over the course of the 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 hemp strains.

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.

THCVA exists as an upstream version of THCV that might have similar effects, but with greater shelf-life and resarch versatility.

Lifter in field

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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