What is THCV (Appetite Suppressant)?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a cannabinoid that, if present in high enough doses. Can interact with the body’s endocannabinoid receptors to induce psychoactive effects. THCV, like Delta-9-THC, can act as an agonist of the body’s CB1 endocannabinoid receptor, although the effects of THCV are much weaker than THC. At lower doses (10-20mg) THCV can behave as a CB1 receptor antagonist, meaning that it has the potential to attenuate some of the less-desirable effects of THC that are thought to be CB1 receptor mediated, such as poorer motor control, lessened cognitive function, and even the food craving “munchies.” A tincture is a sublingual oil.
THCV distillate infused into medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oil) from coconuts, which serves as a carrier oil. Fill the syringe on your dropper to 1ml and squirt under your tongue. Hold under your tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing.
Not Only An Appetite Suppressant!
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a cannabis-derived compound with unique properties that set it apart from the more common cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The main advantage of THCV over THC is the lack of psychoactive effects. In rodent studies, THCV is a natural appetite suppressant, increases satiety, and up-regulates energy metabolism, making it a clinically useful remedy for weight loss and management of obesity and type 2 diabetic patients. Also, the effect of THCV on dyslipidemia and glycemic control in type 2 diabetics showed reduced fasting plasma glucose concentration when compared to a placebo group. However, the uniquely diverse properties of THCV provide neuroprotection, appetite suppression, glycemic control, and reduced side effects, etc.; therefore, making it a potential priority candidate for the development of clinically useful therapies in the future. Hopefully, THCV could provide an optional platform for the treatment of life-threatening diseases.
What Does THCV Feel Like?
THCV, a psychoactive cannabinoid found most prevalently in Sativa strains of cannabis. Known to produce a more motivated, alert and energizing feeling of euphoria. For this reason, it is often recommended for daytime or any time when functionality is important.