Understanding the Difference between THC, THCA and THCV
Products that are cannabis-based have increased, but THC is the most popular of all of them. There are many cannabinoids compounds that are found in cannabis. THC not only has psychoactive compounds which make one high it also has other recreational benefits. Studies are going on the in the connection of THC, THCA, and THCV.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that occur naturally in a marijuana plant. Israel chemists identified cannabinoids in the 1960s. Conditions such as depression, sleep disorders, epileptic seizures, chronic pain, nausea, cancers, and inflammation treatments can all be cured through cannabinoids. If you want to understand how cannabinoids are used in the body like THC it is good to know the more on the internal system where the endocannabinoid system is found. The network receptors in the body assist the cannabinoids response. The human brain hosts network receptors.
Now that we know a little about cannabinoids and how they function in the human body let us understand the delta-9-tetrahydrocanannabinol such as THC. Upon ingesting THC, there is a blood flow trigger by receptors to areas that control decision making, execute functions and attention span. THC normally manage appetite stimulation, nausea, vomiting. The most popular methods of ingesting THC is through vaping or smoking. Tinctures, oils, and capsules are ways of orally taking THC. If THC is taken orally it has powerful, and long-lasting methods have been used, and THC has no rapid effects.
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid it THCA meaning it is a cannabinoid connected to THC. THCA is a precursor to THC because it is produced in the absence of THC in the cannabis plant. THCA is converted to THC through decarboxylation that happens in long periods or exposure to heat or sunlight. The process of removal of A from THC is carboxylic. The psychoactive effect differentiates THC and THCA. THC and THCA does not intoxicate as it does not mix with the CB1 receptors found in the high of THC.
This connection gap between the CB1 receptors and THCA molecules depict that the triggered activity in the endocannabinoid is not similar. Patients who want to get relief but not high are those who want to benefit from THCA in their lupus, arthritis, some types of cancer, appetite loss and nausea, neurodegenerative diseases among others.
THCV is tetrahydrocannabivarin which forms the last cannabinoids compounds. THCV has no known psychoactive properties. THCV is found in a few streaks of cannabis, and you may feel it when combined with THC and other cannabinoids but not alone. It has the same molecular structure as THC but different effects physically. Normally it is used for bone growth, anxiety, suppressant, and appetite.