What is THCv? Delta-8 THCv Vs Delta-9 THCv
by Jordan Hall on Nov 08, 2022
If you're like most people, you've probably heard a lot about THC and CBD, but what about THCv?
Even though THCv is a lesser-known cannabinoid, it offers some amazing benefits that you should know about.
Hemp Hop is here to help educate you on all things THCv. We'll tell you everything you need to know about this cannabinoid, including the benefits, differences between the two compounds Delta-8 THCV ad Delta-9 THCV and how they can affect your body?
Table of Contents
- What is THCv?
- Effects of THCv : What does it feel like?
- Benefits of THCv
- Delta-8 THCv Vs Delta-9 THCv
- Extraction - Where does THCv come from?
- Side effects of THCv
- THCv Gummies at Hemp Hop
- Key Takeaways
What is THCv?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. Usually in very low concentrations but there have been reports of elevated levels in certain strains.
THCv is usually derived from the Hemp plant which makes it legal to produce and sell under the 2018 Farm Bill Act.
The Molecular structure of THCv is very similar to that of THC. The only difference is that THCv has a carbon chain that consists of 3 Carbon atoms whereas the THC consists of 5 Carbon atoms.
This slight difference in the molecular structure gives THCv its unique properties and effects when consumed.
Let's have a look at how it affects our bodies.
Effects of THCv : What does it feel like?
THCv also has psychoactive properties but they are mild when compared to THC.
One of the most unique properties of THCv is that it acts differently when consumed in different dosages.
At lower doses, THCv blocks the CB1 receptor to which THC usually bonds and acts as an appetite suppressant. It also does not show any psychoactive properties at lower dosages.
(Although this can be different for every individual depending upon the tolerance an individual has built for various cannabinoids.)
At higher doses, THCv starts to bind with the CB1 receptor and can produce psychoactive and appetite-stimulating effects.
So depending on the dose, It may either stimulate your appetite or suppress it.
Secondly, the effects of THCv are thought to be fast acting and fast dissipating when compared to THC.
This means that you would feel the effects of THCV quicker when compared to THC, but it will not last as long as THC.
Benefits of THCv
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating various functions in the body, including mood, sleep, appetite, and stress levels.
By interacting with this system, THCv helps to reduce anxiety and stress levels. This makes it an excellent choice for those who suffer from conditions such as anxiety disorders.
Here are a few key benefits of THCv :
Appetite suppression: One of the most well-known effects of THCv is its ability to suppress appetite (when consumed in low doses). This makes it a valuable compound for people who are trying to lose weight or manage their food intake.
Anti-inflammatory properties: THCv is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This cannabinoid can help to reduce pain and inflammation in the body.
Anxiety relief: THCv has also been shown to reduce anxiety levels, making it a valuable compound for people who suffer from anxiety disorders.
Helps to stimulate Bone Growth: This makes it an excellent choice for those who suffer from degenerative bone disorder conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Stabilize blood sugar: Studies have shown that THCv can also be used to stabilize and manage blood sugar levels, making it a potential treatment for diabetes.
Anticonvulsant effects: THCv has shown to have Anticonvulsant effects making it a potentially valuable treatment for seizure disorders.
Reduces nicotine dependence: A recent study performed on rodents showed that THCv can reduce the dependence on nicotine which might be useful for people who want to reduce the intake of nicotine.
Please see that this experiment has been performed on rodents, but the researchers are optimistic that it might show similar results in humans.
Ultimately, more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of THCv. However, this cannabinoid offers a unique set of benefits that could be helpful for a wide range of people.
Delta-8 THCv Vs Delta-9 THCv
Most of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant have different variations of themselves.
These variations are based on the number of carbon atoms in the carbon chain and also the position of the double bonds.
As we discussed above, the difference between the THC and THCv is just that THC has 5 carbon atoms in the carbon chain, whereas the THCv has 3 carbon atoms.
In such instances, the scientists add a "v" at the end that stands for "Varin"
But what about Delta-8 THCv and Delta-9 THCv?
This is where the significance of the double bonds comes into play.
Delta-8 THCv and Delta-9 THCv, both are Varin-compounds. The only difference is that in the Delta-8 THCv the double bonds exist in the 8th position in the carbon chain, and in Delta-9 THCv the double bond exists in the 9th position.
Delta-8 THCv is considerably weaker than Delta-9 THCv, and has less scientific studies associated with it. Because of this, Hemp Hop only uses Delta-9 THCV in products to ensure potency and desired effects are achieved.
Extraction - Where does THCv come from?
THCV is not usually present in high enough concentrations in the cannabis plant to be extracted efficiently. As a result, Delta-9 THC, CBD, or other abundant cannabinoids are frequently converted into this cannabinoid. The THCV conversion process is straightforward and does not introduce any adulterants into the final extract.
THCv is commonly found in high amounts in African Sativas.
If you enjoy smoking or vaping cannabis, there are certain strains that have a high THCv content when compared to others.
- NY CBDiesel
- Durban poison
- Willie Nelson
- Jack the Ripper
Fact - While vaping, know that THCv has a higher boiling point when compared to THC, so you might need to turn up the heat on your vape.
Do check out some of your Vape Products.
Side effects of THCv
There are a few potential side effects of using THCv, but one of the most common is that it can decrease your appetite.
Although this is also one of the benefits for people who are trying to lose weight or are combating obesity.
As this cannabinoid becomes more popular, researchers are looking into this very closely to figure out the side effects.
Studies have also shown that THCv may interact with other prescribed drugs, so we suggest you consult your medical doctor before you start consuming THCv products.
THCv Gummies at Hemp Hop
THCv gummies are the newest product to hit the shelves at Hemp Hop. These gummies are made with Delta-9 THCV, which is a lesser-known cannabinoid that is known for its psychoactive properties.
Each gummy contains 10mg of THCV, and they come in two delicious flavors: Pink Grapefruit and Green Apple.
THCv is known for its ability to provide a clear-headed high, so if you're looking for something to help you focus, these gummies are a great option. And because they're shaped like cubes, they're easy to consume without making a mess.
THCv gummies at Hemp Hop are also gluten-free, allergen-free, vegan, and kosher.
So whether you're looking for a delicious treat or a way to get your daily dose of THCV, we at Hemp Hop have got you covered.
Looking for a delicious and convenient way to get your THCv fix, look no further than our Delta-9 THCV Gummies
The benefits of THCv are becoming more well known, and it is quickly gaining a reputation as a powerful tool for reducing anxiety and stress levels.
If you are looking for a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can help reduce anxiety and stress levels, THCv may be the right choice for you. As cannabis becomes more widely accepted, we can expect to see even more research being conducted on the various compounds found in the plant, including THCv.
This cannabinoid is found in high amounts in African Sativas, so if you have access to this type of cannabis, it’s worth trying out.
THCv can provide relief from conditions like anxiety disorders and also can help to suppress appetite.
Have you tried our THCv products?
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FAQs about THCv
Does THCv get you high?
THCv can get you high if taken in high dosage. At low dosages it rarely shows any psychoactive properties.
Is THCV stronger than Delta-9?
No, Delta-9 has a much more potent cannabinoid as compared to THCv, and can have much stronger psychoactive effects when consumed.
Can THCv help in weight loss?
Studies have shown that THCv can be used as an appetite suppressant, which can be useful for people trying to lose weight.
What does THCV feel like?
THCv when consumed in low dosages can make you feel relaxed and calm. Although in high dosages it can also show psychoactive effects.