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Only a few decades old, this little cannabinoid is making waves in the ganja game. Difficult to come by in its purest form, THCV can still be found in very few strains at high doses.
The chemical compounds that make up the cannabis plant are very complex and have various subspecies that are not always present and vary continuously.
While THCV is still a newcomer to the weed market, most strains only contain trace, undetectable amounts of it.
A relative of the more famous THC, THCV is thought to have some psychoactive potential. In early tests, THCV has shown about 25 % of the potency of THC.
Though more research is needed, many believe that THCV may be part of what gives sativa strains their strong, energizing mental high.
THCV may dull the appetite which may be good for consumers focused on weight control. In this study, researchers found that mice treated with THCV alone spent less time around their food.
THCV has several beneficial properties, but they vanish pretty quickly, so you can enjoy the full benefits without experiencing them for long periods of time. The most common benefits include weight loss, managing diabetes, convulsive disorders, and Parkinson’s disease.
Previous studies have demonstrated the therapeutic advantages of THCV in glycemic control, glucose management, and lipid balance. THCV has also been shown to reduce fasting blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The two most common cannabis compounds for epilepsy are CBD and THC. Now, early research shows that THCV has anticonvulsant properties as well. THCV has shown powerful effects against seizures and epileptic convulsions.
Treating rats with THCV improved motor control. It also seemed to delay the progression of Parkinson’s disease. After repeated doses, the cannabinoid also seemed to prevent the death of key brain cells with active Parkinson’s symptoms present when these brain cells die off.
This is a list of strains best known for their tendency toward higher-than-average THCV contents, more for suggestive purposes.
Sour Tangie is a sativa strain that is great for appetite, feeling happy, and elevated while also providing full-body relief. This strain is perfect for a mood boost in the day while giving a great flavor and enjoyable high. Users may feel calm, happy, and focused.
Purple Haze is a potent sativa strain designed to help control appetite, boost mental clarity and creativity while relieving stress and pain. Users can expect a mellow euphoria that is perfect for focusing on tasks without the jitters or paranoia common with other strains. Purple Haze is a great choice for daytime use.
Candyland is a sativa strain that will make you hungry, motivated, and energetic while also relieving your body. This strain is perfect for social get-togethers or creative projects, and it gives a great flavor and an enjoyable feeling. Users may feel calm, happy, and productive.
Blue Dream is perfect for relaxing and resting. Blue Dream is a hybrid strain and one of the best-selling strains for sleep, with its great flavor and smooth euphoria. Users may feel calm, happy, and motivated.
Snowman is a hybrid strain that provides a euphoric, uplifting high that patients use to spark creativity or get lost in deep thought. This strain features a gassy kush fragrance that has sweet undertones of vanilla. Patients choose this strain to help relieve stress and anxiety.
Girl Scout Cookies is a great strain for relaxing after a long day with happiness and comfort. It is a hybrid strain that is one of the most sought-after strains for relaxation while giving a great flavor and an enjoyable feeling. Customers may feel calm, happy, and motivated.
This THCV-rich strain has a THCV content of up to 6%. Doug’s Varin is the strain of choice for many concentrates and extracts manufacturers producing products with very high levels of THCV.
Northern Lights is perfect for easing your mind at night. Northern Lights is an indica strain and is one of the top-selling strains for sleep because of its amazing flavor and relaxing effects. Users may feel calm, happy, and peaceful.
Although Durban Poison is sometimes considered a pure sativa strain, it actually contains a high concentration of both sativa and indica. The plant produces nearly 1% THCV, a compound that blocks the psychoactive effects of THC while still providing some mental stimulation. This makes Durban Poison useful for people who want the energizing effects of Sativas without the mind-altering ones.
Acapulco Gold is a rare sativa strain that produces effects that are motivating and energizing. An aroma of burnt toffee lingers when the bud is broken up. Acapulco Gold has a reputation for being one of the best strains ever created, making it much harder to find.
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