cannabinoid
October 12, 2021

Cannabinoid; This Newly Discovered One Is an Appetite Suppressant.

Cannabinoid or CBD is becoming more popular than ever now. While cannabis was once a simple plant, it has evolved into a complex science project with many acronyms and health promises. With CBG catching up and CBN just joining the fray. It’s time, pun intended, for a rare and new cannabinoid into our collective consciousness.

Delta Nine THCV is the new buzzword in cannabinoids which has another name of “diet weed”. You might be wondering, “Diet weed”? ‘Diet and ‘Weed’ has confused a lot of people though. A psychoactive plant has caused the emergence of THCV. It is also jumping on the bandwagon of appetite suppression, which is a new trend in the cannabis industry.

Does it seem appropriate for specialty cannabinoid firms to promote weight loss and food restriction in a culture that is fraught with problems with diet? Is THCV harmlessly providing relief from “the munchies”, operating under the assumption that anyone who takes it is also using marijuana? Is there any other benefit to THCV than what appetite suppressing brands might be focusing on? Let’s take a look.

Important to remember that there is also a Delta Eight THCV, which doesn’t have the same health claims.

What Is THCV Cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are hundreds of chemicals found in cannabis plants. The cannabinoid Delta Nine THCV was first discovered in the 1970s. According to one cannabis website, “Thinking that most cannabinoids (including CBD and THC) are byproducts from CBGA (cannabigerolic acids) synthesis, THCV (cannabigerovarin acetyl acrylate (cannabigerovarin aci) synthesis is the final byproduct.” CBGV is converted to THCVA and eventually to THCV by exposure to heat or light. THCV is found most often in pure sativas originating from Africa, China and Nepal, Pakistan, India. Thailand. Modern science has made it possible to extract this THCV compound from plants, just as CBD can.

Unlike CBD CBD, Delta Nine THCV can produce some psychoactive effects at high dosages. The site mentions that THCV produces psychoactive effects in high doses of potent strains. They also have a fast action and dissipating speed.

THCV can produce psychoactive effects in high doses from potent strains. These effects are stimulating and help to improve mental clarity.

What Does THCV Cannabinoid Do For Wellness?

This canabinoid is euphoric and uplifting as claimed, but the reviews are mixed. Some users love it. Other reviews, however, say it is not worth the hype.

THCV has been used in inflammatory where it is marketed a well. One study stated that “D9-THCV’s antioxidant properties and its ability activate CB2 and block CB1 receptors make it a promising pharmacological profile for slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease and for alleviating parkinsonian symptoms.”

Effective weight loss is also linked with THCV. It suppresses appetite by inhibiting CB1 receptors. This impact profile suggests that THCV could be useful in the treatment of obesity. A shift in functional relationship has also occurred.

It is clear that the effects of THCV on appetite suppression do not have anything to do with marijuana use; and are further being studied upon.

My Experience With THCV Cannabinoid

Food relationships are at times difficult to handle and quite complicated. My relationship with food has been tumultuous, but it’s getting better. This is why I was hesitant to try the product since I was concerned about how I would react if I wasn’t hungry.

I was unable to feel any sensation, wehereasI tried increasing the dose as suggested by others, but still no effect. I didn’t experience any euphoria, or increased focus like I experience with CBG products. Over a period of time, I used approximately a third of the bottle, trying different dosages and mixing it with other herbal remedies. But I didn’t feel anything.

The Moral Issue

Science has confirmed that THCV products can suppress appetite. However, the euphoria THCV products claim to promote is not supported by science. But, is the cannabis industry collaborating with diet culture? We need to make the already complicated relationship between humans and their bodies even more complex by adding low-stakes recreational drug use to it.

It is harmful for cannabis companies that THCV’s main selling point is appetite suppression. It’s not as though they have nothing to claim, since it has been well established that THCV can relieve inflammation and pain. Chronic inflammation is one of the leading causes of death in the world.

Appetite suppressants actively promote eating disorders that nearly 10% of Americans have. Eating disorders are the second leading cause of death from mental illness, after opioid overdose. A quarter of those with eating disorders have attempted suicide.

Is the cannabis industry in bed with diet culture or should it?

Should You Try It?

There are many cannabinoid and cannabis products available on the market today. CBG and CBN products are great options for those who have already tried CBD. These items are as well-studied as THCV and don’t require you to worry about the moral dilemma of the diet industry.