Meet THCV: The Key to Clean Energy
In recent years, plant-based wellness has taken root in our daily lives in a major way. From sleep aids to pain relief, more and more people are turning to a variety of cannabis compounds that can ease tension and maintain balance. Cannabis itself contains 130 unique chemical compounds (also known as cannabinoids) that are typically referred to with alphabetical abbreviations. As a result, cannabinoid-focused products can have a dizzying array of effects.
THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, for instance, is arguably the most well-known cannabinoid—and the one that gets you high. CBD, or cannabidiol, is another feel-good cannabinoid that’s not psychoactive but can help regulate stress. Here at Joggy, one of our key ingredients is a cannabinoid known as THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin. While its abbreviation may hint at a similarity to THC, THCV has actually carved out a unique niche of its own—the Los Angeles Times referred to the non-psychoactive compound as “the sports car of weed.”
The performance car comparison is an especially apt one, as THCV has naturally energizing properties that combine well with CBD and clarity-boosting alpha pinene to create a clear-headed, invigorating feeling. In other words, it’s an ingredient that's crucial to creating a steady, jitter-free energy that’s ideal whether you’re about to work up a sweat or simply seeking a boost.
While THCV’s benefits are certainly potent enough to make it a wellness darling, THCV itself isn’t very abundant, as it shows up in trace amounts within a number of plants. Isolating enough of this rare compound to produce its desired outcome requires a labor-intensive chromatography process and a significant amount of plants. Liquid solvents are used to separate the compound from the plant, and then evaporated, leaving the THCV behind. Even so, this gold-standard cannabinoid’s positive effects are more than worth the effort.
As incredible as THCV is on its own, it’s our meticulously exact formulations that make its benefits land exactly the way they should. That just-so synergy that intensifies each cannabinoid’s effects is thanks to something called the “Entourage Effect.” Just as a dynamic group of performers shines brighter in an ensemble performance versus a series of solos, cannabinoids can enhance each other’s potency when they’re combined. Meanwhile, we’ve developed our products so that their effects are delivered quickly.
Effective, rare, and made even better by a few choice enhancements: THCV is a special cannabinoid that’s as hotly pursued as its sports car rep suggests—and with good reason. When you’re in need of steady energy to get you through a workout, a workday, or anything else that requires an extra boost, this compound— in concert with our proprietary formulations—THCV is up to the task at hand.
- Ferber, Sari Goldstein, et al. “The ‘Entourage Effect’: Terpenes Coupled with Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders.” Current Neuropharmacology, Bentham Science Publishers, 2020, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7324885/.
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