Once referred to by Steep Hill Labs as the "sports car of cannabinoids," THCV is a fast-acting, euphoria-inducing cannabinoid that produces an energizing high.
But let's back up -- what are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that interact with endocannabinoid receptors found throughout our body and brain. In short: they help produce the effects that we experience from consuming flower, edibles, concentrates, and more!
THCV, or Tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a psychoactive cannabinioid found mostly in sativa-dominant strains. This makes it excellent for day-time consumption when you need a boost of creativity and motivation.
Another huge plus? THCV is known for combating anxiety and stress, with promising research showing that it may help to prevent and reduce panic attacks. Because it's great for stress-relief, it also has great potential to relieve symptoms of PTSD.
If inflammation-reduction is what you're looking for, THCV has been shown as a promising antidote. It also acts as a neuroprotective, meaning it may be helpful for addressing things like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and multiple sclerosis.
With all amazing potential benefits aside, some may simply be looking for an extra energy boost and a very cerebral New Year's Eve. If so, THCV has your back! Some strains that typically exhibit high levels of this cannabinoid inclue Durban Poison, Doug's Varin, and Willie Nelson to name a few.
Wishing you a happy and safe NYE and New Years!