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Have you heard? The newest buzzword in the cannabis world is “diet weed,” which seems to be an unlikely pairing of words, considering the stereotypical assumption of cannabis. This phrase, however, refers to the ingredient we know as tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THCV for short, and it’s no phony fad diet jargon.
This unique compound is most commonly found in specific Sativa strains, but through modern science and research, this exotic minor cannabinoid can be extracted from hemp, cannabis and other plants just like CBD and other cannabinoids can.
Unlike its very familiar cousin, THC, THCV is a cannabinoid all of its own and actually has an opposite effect of THC that makes it the ideal companion for intermittent fasting journeys, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned veteran of the more regimented eating schedule. But why?
What are the effects of THCV?
It’s common to experience increased food cravings (i.e. the “munchies”) from THC. However, THCV decreases cravings by blocking the CB1 receptor that regulates the hunger hormone in your body.
In addition to changes in appetite, research has also suggested that THCV is effective as:
- An anti-inflammatory that can help your body heal and protect itself from harm
- An anticonvulsant that can calm hyperactivity in the brain
- A neuroprotective that may heal and protect nervous system cells and function
- A glucose metabolism regulator that supports the health and energy of vital organs and tissues
Does THCV suppress appetite?
Yes, THCV does have appetite-suppressing qualities. It inhibits the CB1 cannabinoid receptor that regulates your hormones that control hunger.
What does THCV help with?
Because of these positive effects on your body’s chemistry, THCV may help improve your wellness in many ways:
- Keeping you on track for fasting or avoiding unnecessary snacking
- Benefitting your gut, joints, heart, skin and more
- Decreasing the severity and frequency of seizures
- Improving motor function and cognitive behavior
- Reducing insulin levels in diabetics
What does THCV feel like?
THCV, whether derived from the cannabis plant or citrus peel extracts – as in Citravarin – does not produce psychedelic effects like THC.
Is THCV natural?
Yes. THCV occurs in nature and is therefore natural.
Is THCV safe and legal?
A number of human studies have shown THCV to be well-tolerated. As with any new vitamin or supplement, it’s a good idea to talk to a healthcare professional before introducing it into your routine.
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What does the V stand for in THCV?
THCV stands for tetrahydrocannabivarin. It’s a lesser-known, unique sub-family of cannabinoids. Varins have a shorter 3-carbon tail in their structure, whereas THC, CBD and other variants typically have a 5-carbon tail.
Does THCV have psychedelic effects?
There are no psychedelic effects of using THCV, whether it’s derived from a cannabis plant or, in the case of Citravarin, made from citrus peel extracts.
Will THCV show up on a test administered by my school or employer?
While THCV derived from a cannabis plant can still potentially contain trace amounts of THC that tests recognize, Citravarin, which is derived from citrus peel, is 100% cannabis- and THC-free. That said, we cannot guarantee you will pass all school- or employer-administered screening tests.
What is considered a high THCV dosage?
Low amounts of 5 to 7.5 milligrams of THCV derived from cannabis are optimal for appetite control and other wellness benefits. If you use THCV it is recommended to use no more than 10mg.
Citravarin Fasting Mints contain 5 milligrams of THCV per mint derived from citrus peel extracts.
THCV and intermittent fasting
There is a lot to understand about THCV and its role in wellness, but research has shown that it is a highly beneficial compound that can produce a wide variety of positive effects. If you’re looking to begin or re-start an intermittent fasting routine, THCV is a welcome partner to keep you on track for success.
Pair THCV with a knowledgeable fasting coach and your progress will multiply. Temper Citravarin Fasting Mints come with one-on-one accountability and assistance to find a fasting routine that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle and helps you consistently keep your eyes on the prize of improved metabolic health.