Does THCV give you appetite? What does THCV feel like? Is THCV intoxicating? How do you get THCV?
In This Post:
What Is THCV?
What Are The Benefits Of THCV?
How Does THCV Work?
Why Does THCV Matter
THE GUIDE TO THCV: SHOULD YOU USE HIGH-THCV HEMP PRODUCTS? If you’re familiar with Spyglass Wellness™, you already know that there are many cannabinoids in the hemp plant. A large percentage of the hemp plant is comprised of cannabinoids. These cannabinoids can be further distinguished into two categories… MicroCannabinoids™ and MacroCannabinoids™. These compounds fall into one category or the other based on the number of carbon atoms contained in the compound’s alkyl chain. With new technology enabling formerly "rare" or "minor-cannabinoid" production at scale, it is time to re-define these cannabinoids by understanding their alkyl side chain. Alkyl side chains indicate how the cannabinoid will interact with your cannabinoid receptors or Endocannabinoid System. MicroCannabinoids™ have alkyl side chains with up to four carbon atoms.
Δ9-THCv (three carbons)
Δ9-THCb (four carbons)
MacroCannabinoids™ are cannabinoids with five or more carbon alkyl chains.
Δ9-THC (five carbons)
Δ9-THCh (six carbons)
Δ9-THCp (seven carbons)
Δ9-THCjd (eight carbons)
P-30™ THCP+ Tincture contains MacroCannabinoid™ Δ9-THCp with it's seven carbon alkyl chain. Lingua™ THCV+ Tincture contains MicroCannabinoid™ Δ9-THCv with it's three carbon alkyl chain. In this article we focus on and bring to attention one of the most well-known MicroCannabinoids™, often regarded as the “sports car” of cannabinoids. Strains high in THCv are dubbed “speed weed” and highly sought after. A different compound altogether than THC, THCv is gaining in popularity due to its supposed energizing qualities and potential to target obesity. Let’s get into the details. WHAT IS THCV? THCV is a MicroCannabinoid™ that was first discovered in the early 1970s and is relatively common in cannabis plants. Although THCv has not reached the same popularity and fame as CBD and THC, there have been years of research done to support its upcoming star status. CAN THCV GET YOU HIGH? The answer is yes it could. THCV is said to produce psychoactive effects that are generally stimulating and promote mental clarity. They are also fast-acting and fast-dissipating (hence the sports-car and speed weed references). WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THCV? The most discussed benefit is how THCV acts fast to generate its energizing psychoactive effects. In addition to its lifting cognitive effects, THCV seems to exhibit profound medicinal value in past and current studies. THCV, OBESITY, AND WEIGHT LOSS THCV is a well-studied appetite suppressant, which may offer relief for people experiencing obesity. Some research indicates that low doses (5 to 7.5 milligrams) can reduce appetite by inhibiting the action of CB1 receptors. Other research, such as this study by the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, suggests that THCV may be an effective weight-loss compound because it improves connectivity in the areas of the brain that are generally altered in people with obesity. This study supported THCV for weight loss but did not support the appetite-suppression theory. **It’s important to note that research supports THCV’s weight-loss qualities only when it is ingested at low doses. At doses high enough to get the person stoned, THCV does not act the same way. In fact, at high doses, THCV may actually increase appetite. DIABETES There is also evidence that THCV may help those who suffer from diabetes. In 2013, the Nutrition and Diabetes Journal studied THCV’s potential effects on Type 2 diabetes in mice. The study found that THCV produced an increase in energy expenditure and reduced glucose intolerance in obese mice. THCV also increased insulin sensitivity in the mice with diabetes. The study concluded that THVC may be a “treatment against obesity-associated glucose intolerance.” Another study in 2016 found that THCV improved pancreatic cell function in patients with Type 2 diabetes. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY Research indicates that THCV may be a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which can help stave off a variety of age- and stress-related illnesses. In a study by the Journal of Pharmacology, researchers found that THCV helps reduce swelling in mice. Moreover, the study found that the mice did not exhibit a tolerance to the cannabinoid, despite ingesting it for four consecutive days. TREMORS AND SEIZURES Another benefit that we have research to back is THCV’s ability to suppress tremors associated with illnesses such as ALS, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Scientific research also supports the fact that THCV can reduce seizures associated with epilepsy. Moreover, research indicates that THCV could reduce not only the frequency but also the severity of seizures when they occur. A study in the Epilepsia journal found that THCV worked when taken during a seizure as well as prior to seizures as a preventive measure. WHY DOES THCV MATTER? Everyone is talking about this energy-boosting, weight-loss-stimulating, anti-inflammatory powerhouse, and THCV promises to be one of the cannabis industry’s next big cannabinoids. THCV is a cannabinoid that invites people of all kinds to give it a try, especially those who have never tried cannabis or hemp because they fear the high and the munchies characterized by THC. Unlike its intoxicating cousin, low levels of THCV provide high energy, mental clarity, and appetite-suppressant qualities that may even entice the Type A’s among us. THCV has the ability to draw in a much wider crowd of customers and that is a huge benefit. Lingua™ Benefits
🏆 Superior Quality
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Favorite Lingua™ Uses
🍪 Bake Goodies By Dosing Butters and Oils
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Getting Started With Lingua™ Tinctures
For fast relief try 1/5 dropper sublingually. Increase dose as directed by your physician.
Mix into butter, cooking oil, or any other oil based consumable/topical.
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