THCV for weight loss?
THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a minor cannabinoid—meaning it is found in lower concentrations than the major cannabinoids THC and CBD. THCV can be found in cannabis and hemp plants where it can either be consumed in plant material or taken as an isolated extract.
It’s easy to get confused between THCV and THC, and for more reasons than just the one letter separating the two.
THCV and THC share a lot of similarities, especially in structure. In fact, THCV and THC are so similar in structure that their only difference lies in the fact that one has a propyl group while the other has a pentyl group.
Does THCV get you high?
Since THCV is so similar in structure to THC, you may be wondering if THCV can get you high. THCV can induce a psychotropic effect, meaning that it can get you high. However, you will need to consume relatively high quantities of THCV before you feel any intoxicating effects. By and large, THC is still the most psychotropic cannabinoid, and the one largely responsible for the infamous high of cannabis.
Today, there’s so much more to the cannabis plant than just THC. From CBD to CBG to CBN, a whole host of different cannabinoids are starting to appear in everything from lotions and skincare to oils, supplements and snacks. And if you’re having trouble keeping all of these cannabinoid products straight, you definitely aren’t alone. Now, there’s yet another newcomer in the cannabinoid market: THCV, or Delta Nine THCV.