Did you know there are many types of THC cannabinoids? The scientific community has taken a big interest in cannabis and its effects. Today we’ll look into the lesser known cannabinoids and current research findings.
THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. It is the chemical responsible for the "high" associated with cannabis. Recent studies have shown the various effects THC has on the human body, including relaxation, euphoria, increased appetite, and pain relief.
That being said, THC is just one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Other cannabinoids include CBD, CBN, and CBG. Each of these compounds has its unique effects on the body. However, did you know that there are different types of THC?
Delta-9 (Δ-9) THC is the most common form of THC. It is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis and is responsible for the 'feel-good’ vibes.
Delta-9 is known to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system. It has been found to have potential therapeutic effects, including pain relief, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety effects.
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Delta-8 (Δ-8) THC is a lesser-known form of THC. It is similar to Delta-9 in structure, but the difference lies in the arrangement of the atoms. Delta-8 is less psychoactive than Delta-9 but still has some of the same effects.
It has been found to have potential therapeutic effects, including anti-nausea, appetite stimulation, and anti-anxiety effects. It is also being studied for its potential anti-cancer properties.
Delta-10 (Δ-10) THC is another lesser-known form of THC. It is similar to Delta-9 and Delta-8 in structure, but the difference lies in the arrangement of the atoms. Delta-10 is even less psychoactive than Delta-9 and has similar therapeutic effects to Delta-8.
It is being studied for its potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and its potential to reduce anxiety and depression. However, little research has been conducted, meaning we still don't entirely understand the potential effects that Delta-10 has to offer.
THCP (tetrahydrocannabiphorol) is a newly discovered cannabinoid that is even more potent than THC. It was recently discovered in October 2020 and is being studied.
It is believed that THCP may have more powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties than THC, as well as being able to reduce anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, not much is known about THCP yet, like Delta-8 and Delta-10, and we will have to wait and see what the potential effects of this newly discovered cannabinoid are. Take caution if you run into a THCP product as it is said to have 33 times the binding affinity for the CB1 receptors as compared to delta-9 THC, which causes an intense and euphoric effect.
THCV, also known as tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a lesser-known form of THC. It is formed through the process of decarboxylation, which occurs when medical marijuana is dried and vaporized. While it has similar effects to other types of THC, it is unique in that it does not stimulate appetite and can act as an appetite suppressant. Studies have also suggested that it may have therapeutic benefits such as regulating blood sugar and insulin resistance, treating neurological conditions like epilepsy and Alzheimer's, promoting bone growth, and reducing chronic pain and inflammation. Additionally, lower doses of THCV may not produce mind-altering effects, but higher doses can create a clear and stimulating high
However, like THCP and a couple of other THC types mentioned, not much is known about THCV yet. Further research needs to be conducted to determine its true potential.
There are many ongoing studies for the various types of THC. As we continue to learn more, we’ll keep you updated!