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Kickstart Weight Loss Resolutions with THCV

Rare cannabinoid THCV boosts energy and controls appetite. See if THCV weight loss can work for you.

As the New Year rolls around, most of us come up with New Year Resolutions. The most-popular resolution is to get in shape, improve our fitness and lose weight. It’s a noble cause, but how many times have our best intentions fallen by the wayside — and into a heap of ice cream — by mid-January? For many people its also cold outside. So, how will we motivate ourselves to work out indoors – mini home gym anyone? Or get our behinds outdoors for a walk, jog or hike?

We’re pleased to report that THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) may help reduce your appetite and promote weight loss. Yes, THCV sounds a lot like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), but unlike the psychoactive component in cannabis that will likely make you gorge on everything in your fridge, THCV has the opposite effect. It’s been called “skinny pot” for this reason and is well known for helping people control their appetite. It’s also called the “sport’s car of cannabinoids” for its uplifting, energizing, stimulating effect. Perfect for working out – or at least getting off your couch!

You may be familiar with our post: Can THCV really curb the munchies? It links to an article about THCV and weight loss that Rare Cannabinoid Company was featured in on Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis website.

If you’re trying to quit smoking or drinking, THCV studies on animal models also show a lot of promise in reducing nicotine and alcohol cravings.

THCV is a rare cannabinoid, which means that, like CBD and THC, it is a natural compound found in cannabis, hemp and some other plants and is believed to offer many health and wellness benefits. It just occurs in far smaller quantities than CBD and THC and until recently was very difficult to find in large enough quantities to for anyone to be able to offer THCV for sale. Fortunately, we can now offer THCV for sale as purified oil tinctures and as one-to-one THCV CBD blends. We also have extra strength THCV gummies with CBD and new THC + THCV gummies that combine Delta-9-THC, THCV, and CBD! First, let’s learn about THCV for weight loss.

THCV for weight loss

Like all cannabinoids – CBD, THC, CBN, CBG, CBC etc. – THCV interacts with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). All people – actually all vertebrates – have an ECS. Our ECS plays a big role in the regulation of our mental and physical wellbeing, including appetite, energy, mood and sleep.

According to scientific studies, THCV may act in a similar manner to pharmaceutical anti-obesity drug Rimonabant. Both THCV and Rimonabant block the CB1 receptor in our brain, which prevents the release of hunger-promoting hormones. (This is the opposite effect of THC which instead activates the CB1 receptor, releasing hunger-promoting hormones.)

Rimonabant was deemed “one of the promising agents to treat obesity” with 72% of patients showing a 5% weight loss. You can see the study here. The CB1 receptor antagonist also showed great promise in reducing alcohol and nicotine consumption in both rats and in human studies. The study linked above explains that scientists were reviewing the development of “cannabinoid CB1 antagonists as a new class of therapeutic agents for drugs addictions.”

Unfortunately, Rimonabant was found to have negative side effects including depression and was pulled from the market.

Study: THCV aids appetite control without negative side effects

Thankfully, scientists found that THCV offers the same ability to block the CB1 receptor, thereby reducing one’s appetite and promoting weight loss, without the negative side effects of Rimonabant. This was shown through two separate studies that used MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to examine human patient’s neural responses while taking THCV or Rimonabant.

In the experiment on Rimonabant patients, the drug reduced their response to rewarding stimuli (tasty chocolate) while increasing their response to negative stimuli (moldy strawberries.) By contrast, the THCV study found that THCV increased the patients’ response to negative stimuli but did not affect their response to the positive stimuli.

The scientists concluded that Rimonabant not only made patients desire chocolate less, but it also damaged their ability to perceive pleasure. The inability to perceive a reward or pleasure is a key symptom of major depression. Meanwhile, THCV still helped people eat less by upping their response to negative stimuli, which could prevent “storm” eating or eating without thinking and going beyond the necessary amount. But, it did not cause depression like Rimonabant as their reward function was left in tact.

Other studies show the success of THCV on appetite control. For example, this scientific study states that THCV alters connections between regions of the brain in a way that “THCV could allow greater control over food intake.”

THCV may also be helpful for diabetes as you can see in this animal study on THCV and CBD.

If your New Year’s Resolution also entails quitting smoking, THCV may also help with that!

Check out this study: Tetrahydrocannabivarin has potent anti-nicotine effects in several rodent models of nicotine dependence

How to take THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

If you’d like to add THCV weight loss to your health and wellness routine, you can now purchase safe, third-party lab-tested THCV for sale online.

You’ve probably also heard about cannabis flowers that contain a high amount of THCV. These strains include Doug’s Varin, Durban Poison, Tangie and Jack the Ripper. However, they also contain a lot of THC, which will pretty annihilate any appetite suppressing effects of the THCV.

You can see this in an experiment on mice. Those that took pure THCV lost weight. Those that took THCV in a full spectrum product with THC did not lose weight. However, when CBD was given to the mice taking THCV and THC, it countered the effect of the THC and those mice proceeded to lose weight. Moral of the story/study? If you want to lose weight, it may be best to take THCV alone, but if you also take THC you may want to take CBD as well.

Luckily, Rare Cannabinoid Company offers purified extracts of THCV alone, THCV CBD blends, and THC THCV CBD gummies. This means four unique options for testing out THCV weight loss.

  • Our 500mg THCV oil tincture is naturally flavorless and only contains THCV and organic MCT coconut oil.
  • Our THCV CBD ready blend contains 250mg THCV and 250mg full spectrum Rare Hawaiian CBD in organic MCT coconut oil. It is lightly flavored with organic food grade wild orange and Italian lemon oils.
  • THCV gummies each contain 12.5mg THCV and 10mg CBD. They are vegan, all natural and lemon flavored. 30 gummies per jar.
  • THC + THCV gummies each contain 2.5mg Delta-9-THC oil, 12.5mg THCV, and 10mg CBD. Like our THCV gummies, they are naturally flavored with lemon and are vegan.

You can see third-party lab reports for every batch of every product here.

Rare Cannabinoid Company was the first brand to offer pure THCV oil tinctures and we have the strongest THCV gummies on the market. Searching online, we have seen many companies offering full spectrum CBD products branded as THCV oils and even one company selling psychoactive Delta 8 THC with a THCV label. Another company’s THCV weight loss product only contains 1mg THCV per dose. Whatever cannabinoid or hemp products you choose to purchase, please always check third-party lab reports to be sure you’re getting what you expect.

CBN oil for sleep + the benefits of other rare cannabinoids

We hope that this new year is one of happiness, health and wellness!

In addition to trying THCV for weight loss, please take a look at our selection of rare cannabinoids. Each one offers unique effects and benefits. For information on other rare cannabinoids and product details, please see the links below.

CBN (cannabinol) may aid rest and help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. You can see our blog CBN Oil for Sleep here. You can find our CBN for sale here.

CBC (cannabichromene) may help elevate one’s mood and be good for the skin. You can find our CBC for sale here.

CBG (cannabigerol) is excellent for relief from discomfort and soreness. You can find CBG for sale here.

Delta-9-THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) offers relief from discomfort and occasional nausea as well as providing relaxation and euphoria. Buy THC gummies for sale here. Take a look our special Mood Gummies here.

CBDV is a rare cannabinoid that may reduce irritability while improving sociability and memory.

Rare Hawaiian CBD

We’re pretty sure you’ve heard of CBD and know the health and wellness benefits it may offer. We sell a really special full spectrum CBD oil that is extracted from hemp grown on the island of Maui in Hawaii. It is nourished by year-round sunshine, tropical rain and mineral-rich red dirt. We offer a 1000mg Hawaiian CBD oil in certified organic MCT coconut oil, lightly flavored with food grade organic Italian lemon and wild orange oils.

For those who want to up their CBD intake, we also offer a single extract 3000mg CBD oil. This oil contains just a huge amount of CBD and flavorless organic MCT coconut oil.

Our THC Gummies ship to all U.S. locations but not internationally. All of our other products ship internationally (apart from restrictions to specific countries.)

Summary of THCV for weight loss

We hope that you’ve learned a little about how THCV may aid weight loss through controlling appetite and increasing energy and focus. Of course, this will only be helpful if you reduce caloric intake, eat a healthy diet and exercise. There are no magic pills, but rare cannabinoids are great for supporting healthy habits.


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