What is THCV - Tetrahydrocannabivarin?
When compared side by side, THC and THCV are very close in composition but have different psychoactive effects.
There is little science about THCV, but what it has shown so far is that it appears to give you a clear-headed and stimulating high.
THCV distillate has a fast onset but doesn’t last as long as Delta 9 THC.
Another thing to note is that the molecule changes depending on the dose. A small amount may not give you the buzz you’re looking for, but higher doses will act on the CB1 receptor and produce a psychoactive effect.
THCV, also known as Tetrahydrocannabivarin is a newly discovered cannabinoid with a lot of promise, offering the ability to get high while avoiding the munchies. In fact, THCV distillate goes a step further and preliminary research shows that THCV distillate can help with appetite suppression.
THCV is one of those new minor cannabinoids that is just now gaining some attention. Some call it the “Diet THC” or “Skinny Pot", since it seems to act a bit like CBD in that it modulates and dampens some traditional effects of THC, like getting the munchies.
THCV Distillate: How Is It Extracted?
THCV is a rare and minor cannabinoid found in certain hemp strains. Extracting THCV to make THCV distillate is expensive due to its lower content in the cannabis or hemp plant itself, but the process is the same with other cannabinoids.
THCV is extracted through a chromatography process that uses superfluid liquid solvents such as CO2 or ethanol to separate the compounds from the plant. The solution is then evaporated with heat under a vacuum to remove all the gas and leave a high-purity THCV concentrate behind.
The resulting concentrate is now the isolated compound, with potency ranging from 91-99% THCV content.
How to Store THCV Distillate Products
THCV products should be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight to preserve potency.