Understanding the Difference between THC, THCA and THCV
Cannabis-based products are on the rise with THC being the most famous of them all. 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. Research shows the connection and differences between THC, THCA, and THCV.
Chemical compounds are known as cannabinoids naturally occur in marijuana plants. It was identified in the 60s by scientists in Israel. 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. This is where a response to cannabinoids is through receptor networks in the body. These are found in the spinal and brain.
With the little we have to know on cannabinoids and their function in the bodies, let as learn now about the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol like THC. This is an activator or agonist. After orally taking THC, blood flow is triggered by network receptors in areas decision making, execute functions and attention span. THC treats nausea and vomiting, appetite stimulation, and pain. There are many ways of ingesting THC, but the most common is vaping or smoking. It can also be taken orally in oils, tinctures, and capsules. THC can also be orally taken through capsules, oils, and tinctures. 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 the forerunner of THC that is why it can be produced with no THC 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. People who are looking for cures but not pleasure are the ones who gain from THCA for their arthritis, lupus, some cancers, loss of appetite, nausea, neurodegenerative sicknesses and more.
The short for tetrahydrocannabivarin is THCV that has the least cannabinoid compounds. There are no known psychoactive properties. Until THCV is combined with THC that is the only time you feel the cannabis effects. The physical effects are different from THC, but there are similar molecular structures. It is used in areas such as appetite suppressant, anxiety, and bone growth.