Today, we’ll be talking about CBDV (Cannabidivarin). But first, do you know that CBD is only one of the many compounds native to the hemp plant? In fact, the hemp plant is naturally rich in a unique variety of plant compounds that each have their own properties and potential effects on the body. Besides CBD, there’s also THC, which we primarily associate as the compound responsible for making a person feel high. But, in addition to these two compounds, there’s far more that are worth researching, as they each affect the body in their own unique way.
CBDV is yet another hemp-based compound, and it’s gradually increasing in popularity as more about the hemp plant is discovered by medical researchers. Moreover, CBDV’s properties are fascinating on their own which means you may want to include this cannabinoid in your regimen.
Luckily for you, we’re explaining how to find CBDV, plus reporting the latest studies. It is our intent that by the end of this article, you get a fuller appreciation for the hemp plant.
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Cannabinoids, the Endocannabinoid System and Homeostasis
In this article, we are discussing CBDV and what makes this compound so unique. But, in order to fully appreciate it, we first have to talk about the endocannabinoid system and what it does with the many cannabinoids native to cannabis.
First, all of us have an endocannabinoid system within our bodies. This system is in charge of homeostasis, which is the state in which our body performs at its highest level. In order for homeostasis to occur, all of our body’s important processes, such as mood, pain tolerance, hormonal balance, and inflammation must be regulated properly. Interestingly, the system that seems to manage this is the endocannabinoid system.
As you might imagine, the endocannabinoid system has something to do with cannabinoids, which are the class of compounds to which CBD, THC, CBDV, and others belong. Our bodies can produce their own cannabinoids, as it turns out. In fact, the endocannabinoid system sends these cannabinoids to cannabinoid receptors all over the body, and this allows for chemical reactions to take place that causes bodily processes to be regulated. But, not all of us make enough cannabinoids on our own, so we need some help. That’s where cannabis comes in.
The cannabinoid receptors within our bodies are capable of bonding with all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant, as each one has its own unique effects on these receptors. This is why we must explore all of the cannabinoids native to cannabis, not just CBD and THC. Incredibly, CBDV is one of these cannabinoids that directly feeds the endocannabinoid system within the body.
What Exactly is CBDV?
CBDV is easily one of the lesser-known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. However, while it’s not the most abundant by far, it does contribute to the overall synergistic effects of hemp. This simply means that consuming every compound as nature intended may boost the properties of each, as compared to consuming just one compound all on its own.
CBDV is a fairly new discovery and research is limited. But, as we learn more about the many compounds in hemp and how they work with the human body, we’re certain that more will be discovered about what makes this compound so unique.
One thing that we know is that CBDV seems to be present in much higher amounts in the Indica strains of hemp. Additionally, the more CBD exists, the higher the level of CBDV there seems to be.
What Can CBDV Do?
Like we said, our understanding of CBDV is currently quite limited, but that doesn’t mean that medical researchers aren’t already analyzing its properties. The main property of CBDV that’s currently under research is its effects on the neurological system. Recently, the FDA approved the first drug made from cannabinoids, and the main cannabinoid in the drug is – you guessed it – CBDV. The drug is intended for children who suffer from epilepsy, and it was developed after lengthy amounts of research showed the potential for the cannabinoid to have neuroprotective properties.
How is CBDV Made?
CBDV exists in nature and seems to only be present in the cannabis plant.
Where Can I Access CBDV?
If you want to get your hands on some CBDV, allow us to explain how. The best way to experience the unique properties of CBDV is to go with a full or broad-spectrum CBD product. When we talk about CBD products, we often think that they only contain CBD, but that’s usually not the case. Most CBD products contain other compounds native to hemp, unless they are CBD isolate products. The two kinds of CBD products to look out for are broad-spectrum and full spectrum. Both of these extracts contain the amount of CBDV that exists in the hemp plant. The full-spectrum extract contains trace amounts of THC, while in broad-spectrum hemp extract, that THC has been removed.
CBDV’s properties may be the most bioavailable when consumed with the full variety of hemp compounds. Again, this is due to the synergistic properties of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. Therefore, CBDV is actually not difficult to acquire at all, as it’s already in most of the CBD products that are on the market.
Overall, There’s More to the Hemp Plant than CBD and THC
We’re not knocking either of these compounds. In fact, while each cannabinoid is exciting on its own, it seems to be the case that taking them all together is especially useful due to their natural synergistic effects. If CBDV appeals to you, we recommend finding full or broad-spectrum hemp extracts that contain this compound in the way that it exists in nature.