Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in the hemp plant that has become hugely popular in the last year or so due to its valuable properties that include a particularly mild psychoactive high. Still, with any new cannabinoid on the market, we understand that our customers are going to want assurance that it’s ultimately safe to take, without causing any real major side effects. To learn more about the best THCV products and their safety, read below.
Is THCV Harmful to the Body?
Rest assured, tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) isn’t known to be harmful when consumed in any delivery method. THCV is a naturally occurring minor cannabinoid in the hemp plant that is no more dangerous than CBD or delta 8 THC. In general, cannabinoids have been used for centuries upon centuries, which means that if they caused acute harm, we’d likely have heard about it by now. Basically, the body tolerates THCV just fine when taken as an adult.
As of now, we’ve yet to hear about a reported instance of fatal overdose caused by taking a THCV product, or, in fact, any cannabinoid. So, the chances of you having a severe adverse effect to tetrahydrocannabivarin is extremely low.
One thing that we do need to point out is that cannabinoids can negatively interact with certain medications (prescription or non-prescription). Tetrahydrocannabivarin may suppress an enzyme called CYP3A4, which breaks down many common drugs. If there is not enough CYP3A4 in the system, certain drugs can accumulate to toxic levels in the bloodstream since they aren’t able to fully metabolize. If you’re on any meds, talk to your doctor before taking a THCV product.
Side Effects of Taking THCV?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) has not been found to cause any major side effects, short or long-term. However, it’s always possible to experience certain mild side effects from consuming any cannabinoid, especially if the user has a low tolerance due to a lack of experience or takes an unusually high dosage amount.
These mild side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
- Reduced blood pressure/increased heartrate
- Cognitive impairment
If you do experience any of these side effects, remember, they’ll almost definitely pass as the psychoactive effects wear off. Of course, if you experience more severe side effects, then it is wise to seek medical attention.
Does THCV Cause Impairment That Can Be Dangerous?
Something to keep in mind is that failing to use a THCV product responsibly can be dangerous. The best example is driving. Taking any psychoactive substance can cause impairment, and driving while intoxicated is particularly dangerous, not only for you but for others. You also want to avoid using heavy machinery and doing anything that already has some inherent risk involved. If you’re high on tetrahydrocannabivarin, please be responsible, and wait until the effects have worn off before engaging in anything that requires that you are not impaired in any way.
Is THCV Safe for Children or Pets?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) can be tolerated by adults, whose nervous systems can process the psychoactive properties of the cannabinoid. But, at the same time, this cannabinoid can be extremely dangerous to both children and pets, whose nervous systems are not developed to handle these effects. This can lead to neurotoxicity and other serious side effects. Even though THCV is considered to be very mild compared to other intoxicating cannabinoids, it can still be HUGELY HARMFUL to anyone but a human adult.
Ways to Know You Have a Safe THCV Product
Now that you’ve a better grasp in terms of how tetrahydrocannabivarin is generally a cannabinoid not associated with real risks of harm, you still have to understand that there is always the small risk of encountering a THCV product containing unsafe ingredient produced by a shady company. In order to know you’re getting only the safest THCV formulas possible, simply follow these tips below.
Tip #1: Buy Only from Trusted Companies/Manufacturers/Distributors
First off, make sure that you’re only buying from a trusted manufacturer that has a strong reputation in the hemp industry. A company that has worked hard to build a reputation isn’t going to let it all come crashing down by developing unsafe products. Hence, avoid using those ingredients known to be unsafe to possibly go against the FDA’s requirements along with the 2018 Farm Bill. Look at reviews, as we’ll be getting into more shortly, on their website to hear what other customers have to say.
Tip #2: Look at Third-Party Lab Results
It’s important to only buy THCV that has been third-party-tested. This way, you know that the product has been tested by an unbiased laboratory for contaminants, toxins and other impurities that can be harmful. These lab reports should always be accessible on a company’s website. In fact, you can check out Binoid’s COA’s displayed on their ‘About’ page here.
Tip #3: Read the Ingredients
Look carefully through a product’s list of ingredients to be sure that there are no unsafe additives in a THCV formula. Steer clear from products that are loaded with synthetic ingredients or artificial fillers that don’t actually offer any value to the quality or properties of the THCV. This list of ingredients should be made available by the manufacturer.
Tip #4: Check Those Real User Reviews
Reading real reviews (reviews that sound real and aren’t duplicated) on a company’s website, in order to gather insight on other users’ experiences with that said THCV product(s) that you have your eye on, before making a purchase is key. Binoid CBD has over a thousand real reviews displayed on the website. That gives Binoid a higher trust factor than other brands in our industry that’ve potentially created a reputation for scamming customers.
Bottom Line: Taking THCV is Generally Safe
Ultimately, tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a cannabinoid that does not put a person at risk of any notable harm. This means that taking the cannabinoid daily is generally just fine, as long as you’re an adult. Of course, it’s always possible to run into THCV products that contain cheap, unsafe ingredients, should you be seeking it out in the wrong places.
That’s why we urge you to stick with a trusted brand like Binoid, to know you’re getting only third-party-tested tetrahydrocannabivarin that’s formulated with generally safe ingredients. Our THCV is made with the highest quality and safety standards in mind. Made In The USA and 100% Natural, THCV is found to be a "super sativa", and is great for focus, energy, and productivity.