Cannabis Varins: THCV & CBDV Effects
Cannabis is a remarkable plant. In addition to CBD and THC, it contains more than 100 unique cannabinoids and terpenes that each offer different mental and physical benefits. In this article, we will look at a sub-family of cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp called “varins.” We will focus on THCV and CBDV effects and potential uses.
THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) and CBDV (cannabidivarin) are two of the most popular cannabis varins, and for good reason. THCV is excellent for energy and appetite suppression, which can help people lose weight. Meanwhile, CBDV effects include temporary relief from inflammation and anxiety, improved sociability and reduced irritability. In fact, CBDV is being studied for potential benefits for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), muscular dystrophy, seizures and more.
If you’d like to try CBDV oil or THCV gummies or tinctures, Rare Cannabinoid Company was the first to produce these purified varin oils. We are still the only company producing a pure CBDV oil.
What are hemp / cannabis varins?
Varins are a sub-family of the more than one hundred known cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis plants. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with the human endocannabinoid system and provide temporary relief from array of symptoms including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation.
Psychoactive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and non-psychoactive CBD (cannabidiol) are the two most prevalent cannabinoids.
The varin sub-family have slightly shorter, 3-carbon tails, in contrast to the more common, 5-carbon tails found in THC, CBD and most other cannabinoids. Normally, varins are found in minute amounts, most commonly in African landrace cannabis sativa plants. Until recently, very little was available for scientific and clinical study or for purchase. However, recent advances in hemp breeding and extraction have made it possible to obtain larger quantities of varins for research purposes and for sale. THCV and CBDV cannabinoid are two of the most popular varins due to their unique effects.
CBDV Effects & Benefits
CBDV is similar to CBD in some ways as it reduces stress, inflammation, and nausea, but it also has unique effects that make it distinct. Some studies have found that CBDV oil improves social functioning and communication, while reducing anxiety, irritability, and cognitive problems. For these reasons, CBDV cannabinoid is being used in clinical trials on children and adults to see if it can offer potential benefits for:
Autism Spectrum Disorder:
- Study: Effects of CBDV on autistic and non-autistic brains
- Clinical trial: CBDV vs. Placebo in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Q&A: Cannabis treatments for autism
- Blog: CBDV, CBD and autism
Other syndromes and disorders:
- Clinical Trial: CBDV for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
- CBDV oil and Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)
- Rett Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- CBDV for seizures
THCV is known as the “sports car” of cannabinoids because it provides a clean energy boost without the anxiety or paranoia that can be caused by THC or the jitters and upset stomach that can be caused by caffeine and other stimulants. Animal studies show that THCV oil suppresses appetite, which may aid weight loss, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Learn more here:
How To Receive THCV, CBDV Effects
If you’d like to see if you can benefit from THCV or CBDV effects, Rare Cannabinoid Company was the first to produce pure CBDV and THCV oils. In fact, our CBDV oil tincture is still the only pure CBDV product on the market. It contains 500 mg CBDV isolate in certified organic MCT coconut oil. Our tinctures come with spray caps for easy dosing. They can be taken alone or combined with a full or broad spectrum CBD oil for the entourage effect.
For a one and done, pre-blend, we offer a tincture that combines THCV with full spectrum Hawaiian CBD. For those who prefer edibles, we also sell the strongest THCV gummies on the market. Each vegan, all-natural, lemon-flavored gummy contains 25 mg THCV. We recommend taking half to one THCV gummy at a time. Combine it with an equal amount of CBD gummy or oil for the entourage effect.
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We hope this article has helped cover any questions you may have had on CBDV cannabinoid, CBDV cannabinoid benefits, CBDV autism, CBDV anxiety as well as THCV.