THCV is a cannabinoid just like THC and CBD. THCV is also psychoactive but different from tetrahydrocannabinol. Tetrahydrocannabivarin is predominately found in Cannabis Sativa and it is known to produce motivated alertness and energized feelings of euphoria.
Quick Facts about THCV
- It is an appetite suppressant.
- It may delay Parkinson’s Disease progression.
- It may help with Alzheimer’s
- It has been shown to reduce anxiety and panic attacks.
Effects and Benefits of THCV
Research has shown that THCV can be effective in the treatment of a variety of symptoms such as PTSD, Parkinson’s Disease, Seizures, and Alzheimer’s.
THCV for Parkinson’s Disease
A 2011 study showed that “THCV has a promising pharmacological profile for delaying disease progression in Parkinson’s Disease…” by its ability to activate the CB2 receptor while blocking the CB1 receptor.
THCV for Inflammation and Pain
A 2010 study, in the British Pharmacological Society, showed that THCV “can activate CB2 receptors in vitro and decrease signs of inflammation and inflammatory pain in mice partly via CB1 and/or CB2 receptor activation.
Cannabis Strains High in THCV | Where to find them
THCV is more often than not found in different cannabis that is sativa dominant. If you are looking for high THCV products then you are going to want to look at the Landrace strains from Africa. Strains from Africa will generally have a higher-THCV amount.
- Durban Poison
- Cherry Pie
- Doug’s Varin
- Pineapple Purps
- Power Plant
- Willie Nelson
- Red Congolese
- Jack the Ripper
- Durban Cheese
- Skunk No 1
What Does Tetrahydrocannabivarin Do?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin has a number of effects that may benefit people with the following health conditions:
- Anxiety & PTSD
- Type 2 diabetes
Since most growers focused on cultivating strain high in THC and CBD. It has taken longer to realize the therapeutic benefits of Tetrahydrocannabivarin, so many growers didn’t focus on THCV. This swing is currently happening with strains coming in with up to 24% THCV level.