You, like many others, are probably wondering what THCV Isolate is right now. Well, the little-known cannabinoid actually has a plethora of potential benefits.
But, if that’s the case, why haven’t we heard anything about it before? Right?
Unfortunately, because THCV is a minor cannabinoid (meaning it’s usually found in low concentrations in the Cannabis sativa plant) and is difficult to use in large quantities, it’s only been found in products like CBD oils. However, as CBD and a few of the other hundred or so cannabinoids gain popularity, more attention is being paid to those little-known hitchhikers.
Since we’ve recently covered CBG (cannabigerol) and CBN (cannabinol) in previous articles, it’s only fair that we expand on a few of the other lesser-known cannabinoids found in our broad spectrum CBD formula and/or full spectrum products. As a result, you’re probably left with a lot of questions, such as:
- What exactly is THCV?
- What exactly does it do?
- Is THCV synonymous with THC?
- Is THCV legal in the United States?
- Is there anything bad about THCV?
- Does it give you a high?
- What is the chemical structure of THCV?
- What effect does THCV have on your endocannabinoid system?
What Exactly is THCV?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THCV, is one of more than a hundred cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Yes, THCV, like CBG and CBN, is the most recent cannabinoid to enter the spotlight. So, what exactly makes this cannabinoid so unique?
For one thing, THCV, like CBG, has a very similar molecular structure to THC (just as the name suggests). THCV, like CBG, can interact with both your CB1 and CB2 receptors, as we’ll see below. While THCV has many potential health benefits, many studies attempting to answer the question “what is THCV?” are still in their early stages. Having said that, rodent studies have yielded some encouraging results.
Because it is found in lower concentrations than the other major cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, THCV is classified as a minor cannabinoid. While genetics play a role in determining the ratio of cannabinoids in a specific strain of Cannabis sativa, the best way to know if a product contains THCV is to read the label and cross-reference it with the company’s ISO-certified third-party lab test results, or Certificate of Analysis.
What Is the Function of THCV Isolate?
Several studies have suggested that, despite its similarity to THC, THCV Isolate interacts with your body quite differently. Rather than giving you the munchies, it may actually suppress your appetite and cause you to lose weight. And, rather than calming you down, it is frequently reported to provide users with a burst of energy. However, it is important to note that the studies mentioned above were only completed with rodents, and human trials have not yet taken place.
Nonetheless, THCV Isolate appears to have in common with the majority of other cannabinoids in that it is used to relax and relieve stress.
None of the THCV Isolate studies have revealed any significant side effects. However, if you go looking for a THCV extract or Cannabis sativa products high in THCV, you will most likely be disappointed because they are not widely available, and the few that do exist are quite expensive.
Does THCV Get You High Like THC?
While THCV has a similar molecular structure to THC (minus a longer hydrocarbon chain) and thus some psychoactive properties, you would need to consume an abnormally large amount of THCV to get high. This means that, while it is present in the majority of popular CBD products, the THCV content is far too low to get you high.
In addition, THCV differs from THC in how it interacts with CB1 receptors. While THC stimulates your appetite by activating the CB1 receptor, THCV Wholesale actually blocks it (leading to appetite suppression). THC is well known for using the CB1 receptor to produce a psychoactive reaction known as a “high,” but preliminary research suggests that THCV may actually counteract THC’s psychoactive properties.
Is THCV Wholesale legal in the United States?
Yes, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, THCV Wholesale is no longer a federally prohibited substance as long as it is derived from industrial hemp rather than marijuana.
In fact, both our broad spectrum CBD and full spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of THCV Wholesale. There isn’t enough of it in our current products to produce the kinds of results seen in studies (so don’t use our products as weight loss pills or anything), but its presence promotes the entourage effect, which contributes to overall wellness.
What Exactly Are Cannabinoids?
A cannabinoid is a chemical substance that binds to or interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system. Regardless of country of origin. Yes, cannabinoids are not only found in the Cannabis sativa plant. But they can also be produced by your own body. The difference is that the cannabinoids produced by your body are known as endocannabinoids (hence the name of the endocannabinoid system).
Exogenous cannabinoids, or phytocannabinoids, are those produced outside of your body, such as cannabinoids derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. Exogenous is defined as something that grew or originated outside of an organism. That organism, in this case, is you.
All of this is to say that your internal endocannabinoid system works on a daily basis whether or not you take CBD. THC, THCV, or any other exogenous cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are not harmful or dangerous on their own; they simply affect how your body functions and are largely responsible for assisting you in maintaining homeostasis as part of a negative feedback loop.
Consider Homeostasis To Be a Balance Scale:
when an internal or external factor is applied to one side. Your body responds by producing the endocannabinoids required to bring the two scales back into balance. Only when one side of the scale shifts will your body respond in order to balance it out. Exogenous cannabinoids can then be used to supplement your natural endocannabinoids by utilising your body’s natural endocannabinoid system.
CBD, THC, CBN, and CBG are some of the most popular phytocannabinoids used to help boost your endocannabinoid system. CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the cannabinoids that receive the most attention. But that is changing as more research on CBN (cannabinol) and CBG (cannabigerol) is being conducted. Only time will tell if THCV will become one of the top five most well-known cannabinoids.
Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex network that enables higher-level communication between your brain and body. Your ECS monitors and regulates everything from your mood and energy level to your sleep habits and immune system. It is made up of endocannabinoids, enzymes, and cannabinoid receptors. The ECS is a part of both your central nervous system (CNS) and your peripheral nervous system (PNS). It helps your body function on a daily basis.
But the ECS does more than just help us maintain homeostasis and function normally. It also plays an important role in our species’ survival by telling us when to sleep or eat. Experiencing the appropriate emotions at the right time, and even regulating your body temperature. Some scientists have even suggested that low levels of endocannabinoids can lead to clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD), also known as ECS dysfunction. A condition in which your health begins to deteriorate.