The 411 on THCv: Everything You Need to Know About this Buzzworthy Minor Cannabinoid
Posted on January 24 2023
What is THCv, and why is everyone raving about it? Known for its energizing qualities, this hemp-derived cannabinoid has a reputation to be an appetite-suppressant and promoting productivity, without sacrificing peace of mind. This blog post will cover everything you need to know about THCv, from the legal lowdown to all the buzzworthy benefits.
What is THCv?
THCv is short for tetrahydrocannabivarin. This "non-intoxicating” cannabinoid is one of hundreds of compounds found in the hemp plant. Similar to Elixinol's CBD products, THCv works within the endocannabinoid system, but perhaps in a different way. THCv has a reputation for helping to support appetite suppression and promoting productivity and focus.
Is THCv Legal?
Under the 2018 Hemp Farming Act, THCv that is derived from hemp is legal at the federal level. Some individual states have banned all types of THC outright, making it important to familiarize yourself with your state laws prior to purchasing. There are currently no FDA-regulated hemp products. That said, it’s important to purchase high-quality products from trustworthy companies that have been third-party tested with published with results.
What Are the Benefits of THCv?
Often referred to as “diet weed”, THCv has a reputation to promote appetite suppression and satiety, while also providing clear-headed and alert effects that boost activity levels and productivity. THCv interacts with both CB1 and CB2 receptors. It binds with CB2 while it simultaneously blocks CB1 receptors, which gives THCV the reputation it currently possesses.
Will THCv Get You High?
THCv is not the same as Delta-9 THC, the high-inducing compound found in hemp and/or marijuana. Our suggested serving size is unlikely to cause intoxicating effects. Consuming high amounts of THCv could increase your chances of experiencing intoxicating effects.
Will THCv Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?
While THC and THCv have different benefits, and some panels can test directly for THCv, not all testing equipment is sophisticated enough to differentiate between them. That said, we do not recommend using THCv if you are subject to potential drug testing.
Experience THCv for Yourself
Elixinol's Fit+Focus THCv Gummies feature 20 gummies per jar with 5mg of THCv per gummy. Grapefruit flavored, Fit+Focus gummies are formulated with naturally derived THCv and are vegan.
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