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Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV): A Cannabinoid Fighting Obesity

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV): A Cannabinoid Fighting Obesity

Drake Dorm August 27, 2013

What Is Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)?
As the name might suggest, tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is very similar to the most famous cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); THCV is like THC’s propyl cannabinoid cousin. Their chemical structure is nearly identical, but the process involved in their creation is slightly different.
Unlike THC, cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabichromene (CBC), THCV doesn’t begin as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). Instead of combining with olivetolic acid to create CBGA, the geranyl phosphate joins forces with divarinolic acid, which has 2 less carbon molecules. The result is cannabigerovarin acid (CBGVA).

http://www.medicaljane.com/2013/08/27/tetrahydrocannabivarin-thcv-a-cannabinoid-fighting-obesity/






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