What is CBCV
What is CBCV

What is CBCV? - The Latest Cannabinoid on the Rise

CBCV has been reputed to be a powerful anandamide (AEA) reuptake inhibitor

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Joseph Billions on Tuesday Dec 17, 2019

Exploring CBCV: The latest cannabinoid on the rise

what is cbcv

There are several cannabinoid acids in the cannabis plant, these acids can usually be turned into cannabinoid compounds by adding heat. Of the many cannabinoid compounds the cannabis plant contains, cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most popular. However, there are some lesser-known compounds which are also very powerful and loaded with medicinal benefits, it is said that there are quite a large number of cannabinoid compounds, possibly over a hundred present in the cannabis plant with each having a unique effect of its own and ability to treat different medical conditions. A couple of these lesser-known cannabinoids have been rising in popularity recently chief among which is cannabichromevarin (CBCV), a compound the world has been missing out on.


 What Is Cannabichromevarin?

Cannabichromevarin (CBCV) is related to cannabichromene (CBC) although it has a shorter chemical structure. This relation means it could have similar effects although there is a possibility of it having its unique effects that aren’t yet well known. It is a propyl cannabinoid meaning it has a propyl chain in its molecular structure although it usually appears in smaller amounts and in cannabis strains that have lower levels of THC and CBD.

CBCV has been discovered since 1975 at the University of Nagasaki in Thailand when it was isolated from the cannabis plant by researchers. Since its discovery, there has been little research carried out on the qualities and effects of CBCV and this has limited the amount of knowledge available about its unique effects. Despite this, it is still possible to make some fact-driven predictions about its effects not only as a result of its similarity to CBC but also because of its structure.


How Does CBCV Work?

Since the body makes its own cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), any intake of phytocannabinoids is going to cause a reaction due to its interaction with the ECS receptors which are all over the body.  Studies have revealed the constant use of cannabinoids especially for medical use makes room for better results in the healing of various conditions in the body. This trait is also said to allow them to interact better with the body’s endocannabinoid system for a synergistic effect and overall effectiveness of the endocannabinoid system.  If this turns out to be true, CBCV could help in ensuring other compounds have the most impact.

These reactions could be psychoactive or medicinal, although, in the case of CBCV, it is said to be largely medicinal even though it is best advised to get a doctor’s permission before making use of it. CBCV may not necessarily need to be heated or smoked to be useful, making it usable in place of medical marijuana which might have some negative impact. This makes it especially good for minors and the elderly in terms of treatment.


Possible Medical Benefits of CBCV

Due to its similarities to CBC, CBCV has been reputed to be a powerful anandamide (AEA) reuptake inhibitor. It is also suspected to have antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic and antifungal properties. This means that CBCV might be able to treat a variety of medical conditions such as pain, depression, inflammation, cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, among others. And the only reason why this hasn’t been confirmed is its propylic nature which is different from that of CBC and the absence of adequate research to know more.

Recently, CBCV has been mentioned to be one of the potential components along with others in a patent for an anticonvulsant drug for children, showing that CBCV has anticonvulsant agents embedded in its structure. Additionally, CBC has also been known to promote the production of naturally occurring cannabinoids in the body, a very vital benefit which research shows CBCV might also have.


Side Effects of CBCV

Although CBCV doesn’t have psychoactive effects like THC, there are still some possible side effects that could be experienced from its use. Those who have used compounds similar to CBCV have mentioned such side effects as lowered blood pressure, drowsiness, dryness of the mouth and light-headedness. As a result, it might not be safe to operate machinery or drive after ingesting CBCV in high amounts. And as a rule of thumb it's best to start with small doses and gradually work your way up.


Legality of CBCV

Although there are no specific laws against the use of CBCV, it's always a tricky scene in the ecosphere of cannabis laws. But the fact that there are laws allowing the use of cannabis and its compounds for medical and recreational purposes, it's safe to say you have nothing to worry about.


Bottom Line

The cannabis industry keeps growing and more coordinated works are being carried out into fully determining the benefits of the numerous cannabinoids locked in the makeup of cannabis. It's an understatement to say something massive is coming, because if there is something that all research points to, it's that ears haven't heard neither have eyes seen the things cannabis has in store for mankind.











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