Understanding THC, THCA, and THCV
Many of us only know that marijuana contains THC that has psychoactive effects on those who take it. Now we realize that THC is not the only component of marijuana, but there are others as well. Thus, we have THCA and THCV aside from THC to think about. Below we will see the difference between these three compounds.
The best known and most studied component of marijuana is THC is tetrahydrocannabinol. It is the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. THC gives you the high feeling when you smoke it or take it in.
There are many health benefits that THC gives including relief from pain, nausea and vomiting, asthma attacks, insomnia, PTSD, and glaucoma symptoms. THC stimulates appetite and has shown positive results in a clinical study of patients with Crohn’s disease. When these patients smoke THC-rich cannabis twice per day, they showed clinical improvement after 8 weeks of smoking.
Brain cells are not killed by THC. The truth is that TCH has qualities that protect our neuro systems and it also helps make new brain cells grow.
The component of marijuana that is not psychoactive is tetrahydrocanninolic acid or TCHA. If not heated, then THC is in the form of THCA. If you think you can get high eating uncooked marijuana, then you will greatly be disappointed. THCA is very important even if it is not psychoactive. There are people who use medical marijuana, and THCA will give them large doses of cannabinoids without getting the high. Reduced inflammation, control of nausea and vomiting, protection of brain cells, control of seizures, stimulation of appetite, inhibition of cancer growth, are just some of the benefits that THCA provides.
It is not possible to treat chronic pain, cancer, and autoimmune disease with THCA preparations. THCA can be taken as fresh cannabis juice or alcohol-based extract. Today, research is still ongoing on the many benefits of THCA and so products will soon be coming out that is a result of this.
THCV is tetrahydrocannabivarin is called the sports car of cannabinoids. It is a lot stronger than THC when it comes to its psychoactive effects. THCV is found to decrease appetite and is perfect for those who want to lose weight. The effects of THCV in controlling anxiety and panic, stimulating bone cell growth, and reducing tremors and brain lesions in Parkinson’s disease is still being studied today.
THC is also different from CBD in its psychoactive qualities. THC produces psychoactive effects while CBD does not If it is safe to use products that contain CBD in your daily life. On the other hand, THC gives users that high that they look for in the use of cannabis should there should be great caution taking it in.