Lose weight with THCV: The special ‘Diet-Weed’ cannabinoid
Among the 120+ identified cannabinoids in the world, some are considerably more special than others. From CBD, CBN and CBG to THC, Delta-8 THC and THCV, there is a multitude of cannabinoids that have been leading the race to become the biggest trend in the market.
This ongoing race has become a common phenomenon especially since the market share of cannabis has gone up by 50.92% in 2020 alone. With these rather fast advances in the industry, many big brands are taking their chances on the success of these numerous cannabinoids.
One cannabinoid that you have to definitely place your bets on is THCV or Tetrahydrocannabivarin. Why is this cannabinoid so important? THCV is popular and quite a marketable cannabinoid due to its distinct ability of managing appetite and helping with weight loss. This answer does not sufficiently curb the curiosity of the readers which is why we will try to break it down for them.
What Is THCV?
As mentioned before THCV or Tetrahydrocannabivarin is one of the 120+ identified cannabinoids that is derived from the cannabis plant. As the name suggests, it is somehow related to THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive cannabinoid. How? That is a little complicated.
THCV has a similar molecular structure to THC and gives more or less the same benefits only differently. It is generally known to reduce the highly intoxicating effects of THC. It is also more often than not, a less talked about cannabinoid as it is missing reliable studies to fall back upon. Owing to the unclear information that exists on the issue it would not be right to comment on it. Rather what we should focus on, are the promised benefits of THCV, which we will cover down below.
What Are the Benefits of THCV?
THCV has a lot of potential benefits for the patients. Let us elaborate on the main benefit, that of appetite suppression and then briefly talk about the other ones.
The most important benefit of using THCV is the suppression of appetite. This is most relevant here because we are covering the topic of THCV being the ‘diet-weed’ cannabinoid. It was as per a lot of studies that this property of THCV was determined.
What was talked about in these studies was how THCV works on the CB1 receptor in the body of the patient effectively reducing the appetite. This is such a natural process that the glucose tolerance of the obese patients can also be controlled. Which is why many patients choose to visit their favorite CBD Store to get THCV infused products.
Surprisingly the list of benefits of this cannabinoid do not stop at the weight loss one. THCV also helps patients of severe disorders like Diabetes and Alzheimer’s. However not much can be said at the moment because not a lot of research has been done into these proposed benefits.
Some of the other benefits of THCV include reducing anxiety in the patients who suffer from panic attacks. And the promotion of new bone cells, which helps with bone growth. These can be enjoyed by any of the patients who try out this exceptionally versatile cannabinoid.
Is THCV Safe to Use?
Despite the fact that studies have shown and highlighted the most important weight-loss benefit of THCV, would we consider it to be safe to use? As per the 2018, Farm’s Law we are aware of how only less than 0.3% THC is legal to use by an individual. There is not much insight into the usage of the other cannabinoids like THCV.
Being under researched and uncovered by the law at large, it would not be suitable for us to elaborate on the safety of the use of this cannabinoid. More or less a trial and error method is the only way to find out whether it would be safe to use for certain patients. Even then it would be best for the patients to apply for a medical marijuana card online and consult a doctor beforehand. In this manner at least the patient is exercising caution before experimenting with these relatively less researched beneficial cannabinoids like THCV.