Cannabis remained an illegal drug for a long time until it was finally legalized for its medicinal benefits. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is responsible for the psycho effect of the drug and its potential recreational use. However, researchers have found out that THC also possesses numerous health benefits if taken in a limited quantity. Different types of THC are present in the plant at various times in the growth cycle. Each one of these has its effects and benefits. Let’s take a quick look at different types of Tetrahydrocannabinol and the way they interact with our bodies.
THCA can be found in the stems, flowers, and leaves of the plant. Interestingly, THCA offers no psychoactive effects as it cannot fit into the CB1 receptors of the endocannabinoid system. Immature cannabis plants which are still to undergo decarboxylation are rich in THCA. THCA can help in reducing pain and inflammation and may help in reducing the symptoms of arthritis and seizures.
THCV breaks down into different compounds, and one of them is THCV. Lower doses of THCV do not produce mind-altering properties. It is a better option for users who like to vape as THCV produces rapid effects. Research has shown that THCV is an appetite suppressor, so you will not crave for snacks while using this variant. It can also help with pain, swelling, osteoporosis, and epilepsy.
Delta 8 THC
Over time delta 9 THC is exposed to oxidation, and it converts into delta 8 THC. Delta 8 THC is more stable; hence it offers more health benefits. It provides a clear-headed and energetic result with explicit mind-altering properties. Delta 8 THC can help in reducing nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and pain. It can also improve our memory and learning abilities.
Delta 9 THC
Delta 9 THC is the most common type of THC with effective
psychoactive properties. THCA decarboxylases into delta 9 THC, which can bind to the CB1 receptors and produce the conventional high. Some benefits associated with delta 9 are:
- Reduces anxiety
- Improves sleep
- Pain relief
- Promotes brain growth
- Improving cognition
- Relaxes muscles
- Offers antiemetic properties
Delta 10 THC
Delta 10 THC is another excellent variant of THC. It offers a soothing and relaxing experience along with boosting the energy level of the users. It also helps in channeling the energy in such a way that you remain active and energetic throughout the day. It keeps you more focused and improves creativity as well. Delta 10 THC also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can help in fighting numerous
THCP is a relatively newly found compound that has shown to be even more potent than delta 9 THC. It has a 33 percent greater affinity for cb1 receptors, which is why it produces more significant intoxication.