Everything to know about THCv
If you live in San Francisco, California, you have seen your share of cannabis dispensaries. They pop up like a weed (pun intended) in every direction. If you have visited one or a dozen, you may think you know everything there is to know about cannabis.
But there is a new cannabinoid on the block, and its name is Δ9-THCV. You may have heard of it as the “diet weed.” It’s definitely not for people who want the munchies or need to put on weight, but it has a lot more potential than a simple diet solution.
So what is THCv, what can it do, and how do you get it? You’ll find out the answer to all of these questions and more in this article.
What is THCv?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis sativa. This unique compound has many researchers scratching their heads and it’s opened up a slew of studies.
THCv is removed from sativa plants through a process called “chromatography.” This process uses superfluid liquid solvents like CO2 or ethanol to separate the plant’s compounds from each other. Once that’s done, it’s heated under a vacuum to get rid of all of the gas and leave behind a pure and concentrated form of THCv.
What Can THCv Do For Me?
Whether you are a recreational user looking for a particular effect, or a medical patient seeking relief, THCv has the potential to offer fascinating benefits that may surprise you.
Although we are used to THC being psychoactive, THCv is not. And when we think of weed in general, we associate it with weight gain, not loss, so what’s going on with THCv?
Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabivarin has been found to:
- Suppress hunger
- Promote fullness
- Control energy metabolism
- Regulate blood sugar levels
- Promote bone growth and healing
It’s also neuroprotective and can prevent or reduce panic attacks!
These discoveries have caused scientists to take notice and question the compound’s usefulness in fighting obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and post traumatic stress disorder. Although more research needs to be done, THCV’s neuroprotective properties are piquing interest in its possible application to treat Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and more.
How Can I Get THCv in San Francisco, California?
Right now, there aren’t too many THCV products out there. But MediThrive happens to have one of the best Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabivarin products on the market! It’s called LEVEL Protab+ Boost.
LEVEL Protab+ Boost’s cannabinoids may be what you are looking for to keep your mind and body focused and energized through the day. They take effect in 30–90 minutes and last for 3–6 hours.
Each tablet has:
- 20 mg delta-9 THC
- 7 mg THCv
- 3 mg CBG
- 2 mg of THCa
The LEVEL Protab+ Boost dose is not the same as an edible. Half of a tablet is a good place to start. Then, work your way up.
Remember to always speak with your physician before using a cannabis product to treat a medical condition.
If you have any questions about cannabis or questions about THCv, come in and speak with a knowledgeable budtender at MediThrive! We have been serving the Mission District for over a decade, and it would be our pleasure to help you.