By Maxim Mikheev, CEO and Founder of BIOMEDICAN
Now that one-third of Americans live in a state where recreational cannabis is legal, there’s a booming demand for cannabinoids—the compounds found in the cannabis plant. The most well-known cannabinoids are CBD and THC, but there are actually over 100 known cannabinoids. Many of these cannabinoids have even stronger health benefits than CBD but, up until recently, they have been difficult to produce because they only exist in trace amounts.
Of these rare cannabinoids, THCV is among the most effective and sought after. Not to be confused with THC—the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis—THCV can treat a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and osteoporosis. THCV also has the potential to disrupt numerous industries, including nutraceuticals, health food, cosmetics, and skincare. This article will explore the unique properties of THCV and what makes it so coveted.
While THCV has a similar chemical makeup to THC, there are several notable differences, especially in its health benefits. First, THCV is not as psychoactive as THC: while THCV can be psychoactive in high doses, in small to moderate doses, it can actually lessen the high you get from THC. Additionally, THC enhances appetite and can help relieve pain, while THCV suppresses appetite and is more effective as …