How are THC, THCA, THCV related?
Cannabis-based products are on the rise with THC being the most famous of them all. Several compounds are collectively known as cannabinoids in marijuana. 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.
In a cannabis plant, there are cannabinoid chemical compounds that naturally occur. Israel chemists identified cannabinoids in the 1960s. Cannabinoids react well with the medical benefits such as depression, sleep disorders, epileptic seizures, chronic pain, nausea, cancer, and inflammation treatment among others. 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. After orally taking THC, blood flow is triggered by network receptors in areas 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.
THCA means tetrahydrocannabinolic acid which is a cannabinoid linked to THC. THCA is the forerunner of THC that is why it can be produced with no THC cannabis plant. THCA becomes THC using decarboxylation that occurs when THCA goes through a long period curing process or exposed to sunlight or heat. There is a process known as carboxylic which removed THCA’s A to make it THC. THC and THCA’s differences can be known through the psychoactive effects. Both THC and THCA are not intoxicants as they do not mix with the CB1 receptors usually 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.
THCV is tetrahydrocannabivarin which forms the last cannabinoids compounds. THCV has no known psychoactive properties. There are very few traces of THCV when it is combined in other cannabinoids and THC. It has the same molecular structure as THC but different effects physically. Appetite, suppressant, anxiety and bone growth are some conditions that benefit from it.