THC versus CBD is an extremely prevalent topic these days for good reason—there’s a difference! The benefits you can experience from different cannabinoids is substantial. For example, THC is famous for giving the user a pleasantly psychoactive high while the effects of CBD are largely medically beneficiary. Our bodies come strapped with an endocannabinoid system that intereprets all the chemical compounds that cannabis produces to help your body in a number of ways.
THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) is similar to THC on a molecular level but its effects are quite different. It affects the CB1 and CB2 receptors as antagonist, which does a lot more than get you high. Scientific research has come to the conclusion that THCV has the potential to reduce your hunger and relax your body by acting as an antagonist to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. It may also aid with tremors, brain lesions, and motor control associate with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as reduce panic attacks. THCV has also shown strong potential to stimulate bone growth, and also regulate blood sugar levels in users with diabetes.
There’s ample research around the effects of THC on one’s appetite. The way that THCV interacts with your endocannabinoid system suggests that because it’s working as an antagonist to your endocannabinoid receptors it may even remove the rewarding feeling of eating greasy food. Most often you can find this cannabinoid in strong levels in sativa-dominant strains. It will hit you in the face real quick with a heady cerebral high that fades away equally as fast. Here are some strains that you can find at Diamond Green that boast potent amounts of THCV.
Cannabis Strains With High Levels Of THCV
- Durban Poison
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Jack The Ripper
- Willie Nelson