There are many different cannabinoids in medical marijuana, each with its own uses. The two cannabinoids you hear the most about are THC and CBD, but there are many others. THCV is a cannabinoid that is an antagonist for CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body’s endocannabinoid system.
Now, you may be thinking that medical marijuana can’t possibly help you lose weight. After all, it is prescribed to cancer patients for reducing nausea and increasing appetite. If it gives you the munchies, how can it help you lose weight? The answer lies in the THCV content.
Studies have found that THCV is actually fantastic for losing weight. Not only does it curb your appetite and help you manage cravings, it also boosts your metabolism, giving you more energy and helping you burn off more calories with your daily exercise and activities.
THCV has some other benefits as well. It may be able to help regulate glucose in patients who have glucose resistance. THCV may be able to stabilize these glucose levels, decreasing instances of type 2 diabetes.
Unlike CBD or THC, there are no prescription medications containing THCV. THCV is a minor cannabinoid, which means that it is not as prevalent in the plant as CBD or THC. However, there are some strains that are higher in THCV that may be able to help you lose weight. Some of the most popular strains high in THCV include Girl Scout Cookies, Durban Poison, and Pineapple Purps.
Of course, there is no replacement for old fashioned diet and exercise. A healthy diet and a routine exercise program is the best way to lose weight and keep it off, but you may be able to get better results with the help of THCV. Come see us, and we can help you find the right strain for your needs.