Learn About “Diet Weed” THCV in L.A. Weekly
Did you know that THCV may help you get in shape for summer? Unlike THC (the psychoactive, hunger-producing chemical in cannabis), THCV is believed to suppress appetite, aid weight loss and boost energy.
L.A. Weekly recently published an article on THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin). It describes the fascinating deadly hunt for cannabis sativa strains high in THCV across Africa as well as scientific studies on THCV’s many potential uses.
Studies show THCV may suppress hunger by turning off the body’s CB1 receptor, according to the article. Pharmaceutical anti-obesity drugs that turn off the CB1 receptor were extremely successful for weight loss, but caused depressive side effects and were pulled from the market. Amazingly, the studies cited by L.A. Weekly show THCV suppresses appetite and aids weight loss without causing those negative side effects.
The L.A. Weekly article also explains how, in addition to aiding weight loss, studies on THCV show it offers potential in helping type 2 diabetes, anxiety, panic attacks, addiction and schizophrenia.
Please take a look at the L.A. Weekly article to learn more: “THCV: The Best THCV for Energy and Weight Loss“
For even more information, Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis information website, has an article entitled “Can THCV Really Curb the Munchies?“