THCV and CBV: natural analogs with therapeutic potential in rare cultivars

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Become a plant; you’re a growth machine, assimilating carbon from the atmosphere through photosynthesis in your leaves to build cells. Cells that we eat combust for heat and make goods.

“trees are made from the air, you see…” Richard Feynman.

If you’re going to be a Cannabis plant, another spectacular product is made from that assimilated-C: significant quantities of complex secondary metabolites: cannabinoids and terpenes.

These chemistries solve many ecological problems -defence against herbivores, pests and pathogens, and light stress during senescence.

Borne out from accelerated interest are the naturally occurring ‘varin’ analogs – THCv and CBDv. Why such fervent interest for breeders to find the suite spot for maximal biosynthesis?

Promising results from medical trials demonstrate some therapeutic effects not gleaned from common metabolites. They are strong appetite suppressing effects, blood sugar regulations, and neuroprotection.

Here’s an excerpt from a few years ago at an aquaponics LP (no longer in cultivation operations), launching a rare cultivar with THCv and CBDv.

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