Every now and then, scientists discover new exciting compounds in the Cannabis plant. That was the case of CBDV, a remarkable cannabinoid with several benefits different from the common THC and CBD.
Ever since CBD started to gain popularity, growers began to take a look at CBDV. In this article, we want to introduce you to the best CBDV strains you can find on the market to experience hemp at a whole new level. Are you ready? Keep reading.
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What is CBDV
Although Vollner et al. identified CBDV in 1969, it took researchers more than 40 years to pay attention to what this cannabinoid can do. Cannabidivarin is non-intoxicating and similar in structure to CBD; hence, you will find this cannabinoid in high CBD and low THC strains. However, it is hard to get significant levels of CBDV in regular commercial strains.
CBDV comes mostly from landrace strains from India, Pakistan, and Mexico, often indica type. Thus, you may get some more Cannabidivarin in the background if you buy these types of buds. Landrace means that the plant developed in its natural habitat and was not crossbred with other plants of the same species. For instance, strains like Royal Medic, Dance World, and Medical Mass are strains high in CBDV.
Just like any other cannabinoid, CBDV interacts with the endocannabinoid system. However, it impacts our body differently from THC and CBD. While these cannabinoids exert their effects by interacting with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, CBDV shows its effects through the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1), a channel in the central and peripheral nervous system. This receptor plays a part in pain transmission and modulation. For this reason, CBDV is a great way to treat chronic pain.
Although it is a newcomer to medical research, many laboratories are already looking forward to working with Cannabidivarin. For instance, GW Pharmaceuticals has shown great interest in using CBDV for medical uses and has even gone so far as to start clinical trials. As a result, this pharmaceutical giant obtains a patent for the use of CBDV in epilepsy drugs.
CBDV has undergone plenty of research despite its recent re-discovery, allowing scientists to explore the many benefits it provides to our health. We have listed some of the most relevant CBDV benefits and some of the conditions it can treat here:
- Rett syndrome
- Neuropathic pain
- Increased appetite
- Muscular dystrophy
- Restore muscle function
- Mood disorders
- Chronic dry skin
As you can see, most of the benefits of CBDV are related to clinical conditions that CBD cannot effectively treat on its own. Moreover, Cannabidivarin hasn’t shown any toxicity signals, and even at its highest tested dose, the body can tolerate it without receiving any intoxicating effects.
Due to these numerous benefits and their gentle nature, high CBDV strains are safe for child consumption. Many pharmaceuticals are currently developing Cannabidivarin drugs that can fall under the ‘orphan designation,’ a status given to medicines that can treat rare diseases.
CBD vs CBDV
CBD and CBDV are somewhat intertwined, for both have a similar chemical structure and are common cannabinoids that researchers are making the fuss about. However, the fact that CBDV has only 4 carbon atoms instead of 5 totally changes its nature.
Researches first discovered and heavily studied CBD than CBDV. Thus, we know it treats conditions like nausea and vomiting, Parkinson’s Disease, inflammation, cancer, chronic and neuropathic pain, OCD lupus, anxiety, and more.
On the contrary, CBDV is only in its initial studies, and it is best known for treating epilepsy and seizures. However, the way it binds to our body is different from CBD, making it a great compound to treat pain and other inflammatory ailments.
Strains High in CBDV
So now that you know the basics, how can you consume CBDV? Thus far, breeding houses have only begun to develop CBDV seeds, but its promising results are making tongues wag among cannabis growers and users.
We mentioned before that you could find strains high in CBDV if they are landrace varieties from Africa and Asia. However, there are many other options you can switch to and see for yourself what the amazing Cannabidivarin can do for you. Here, we have gathered some of the best CBDV strains.
This is one of the first CBDV strains to ever go on sale, and growers couldn’t be happier about it. The Royal CBDV strain offers you a 5% Cannabidivarin level, 5% CBD, and minimal THC levels of 0.3%. With its piney and earthy aromas, this bud will give you a royalty treatment with its clear-headed effect and refreshing energy.
This autoflowering plant has a 25:1 CBDV_THC ratio, with about 4% CBD blending perfectly to give you a Sativa effect that helps you stay active and focused. The CBDV Auto strain is a great addition to your garden with a soft earthy flavor and a shining resin coating.
This intense Sativa strain won 2nd place in the High Times Cannabis Cup of 2000, and we all know why. This 15-20% THC strain with CBD levels of 9% has a delightful anti-anxiety effect, making it perfect for helping you unwind and stay focused.
This balanced 9% CBD and 9% THC strain has strong Sativa genetics that combines the best properties of its parents. Its rich effects will kill any pain and let you enjoy life without tension or worries. The Painkiller XL strain has enough CBDV to help you unwind and taste its citrusy taste without pain.
With 12% CBD and 10% THC, the Royal Medic strain places itself as one of the best high CBDV strains to have a clear-headed high. Thanks to its moderate CBD and THC levels, this medical strain will help you unwind and find some rest in the arms of a fruity, hazy aroma.
Don’t be shy. Let the Dance World strain do its magic and show us your best moves.
This high CBD Sativa bud comes from strong Afghani and Mexican genetics, making it a strong CBDV strain with uplifting energy to fill your body with joy and sweet tones.
CBD-Victory & Auto CBD-Victory
Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Bisabolol, and Humulene came together to give the CBD Victory strain a delicious wood, pine, and sweet vinegar taste. Testing at 4-6% CBD and 4-6% CBDV, one can only reach the credit card and order a good amount of this bud to indulge in a blissful smoke full of pain relief.