What is CBDV and what is the potential for this non-psychoactive cannabinoid?

About CBDV

Cannabinoids like CBDV are among several compounds found in marijuana and hemp plants. Cannabinoids are among the most important compounds found in marijuana and hemp. They’re known for their ability to produce various therapeutic effects show in clinical trial.

CBDV has a chemical structure similar to CBD (Cannabidiol) but has been shown to be even stronger than its counterpart. Unlike THC, which causes intoxication, CBDV/ CBD has no psychoactive effects. It doesn’t get people “high” because its chemical structure isn’t similar enough to THC to interact with cannabinoid receptors.

So far health research into effects has shown that CBDV is usually found in indica hemp landraces sourced from Asian and African countries such as India, Nepal, and Thailand. It’s often accompanied by low levels of THC. Some strains that contain high levels of CBD may also contain significant amounts of CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid). However, not every strain contains both compounds at equal concentrations. 

Like CBD, CBDV has been shown to be potentially effective at reducing seizure activity. In addition to providing relief from inflammation throughout the entire body and also helpful for treating anxiety and depression.

USDA Organic hemp extract being blended into a product formulation
Bulk CBDV used for product formulations

Extraction of CBDV

One method for extracting the chemical structure of cannabidiol from hemp plants includes using supercritical CO2 (SCCO2) to extract CBDV oil from hemp. We prefer using cell culture rather than seeds when growing our own CBDV because we want to ensure that there’s plenty of CBDV present in each batch of oil produced by our team.

CBDV oil extracted from industrial hemp is legal in most states so long as it contains no more than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive element found in marijuana).

Potential product uses

Researchers have discovered over one hundred different types of cannabis compounds, research shows that CBDV interacts with cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, which may explain its therapeutic potential for anti-nausea properties, but there’s evidence that it can actually ease seizures. GW Pharmaceuticals are currently researching CBDV treatment options for several different conditions.

In 2018, researchers found that cannabidivarin (CBDV) had potential for use in treatment of the medical condition Rett Syndrome, which has been linked to increased anxiety and depression among sufferers. It might also help alleviate symptoms of nausea caused by chemotherapy. A preliminary rodent study suggest that CBDV may act as an antagonist at cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors, therefore reducing vomiting.

In addition to helping people who suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, chronic pain, muscular dystrophy and addiction, another potential use for CBDV may be its ability to improve cognitive functions such as memory and focus.

Finding out more 

CBDV has already emerged as one of the most important cannabinoids in recent years for treatment of a wide range of issues. Both cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which come from the cannabis plant, share some common properties that may prove useful for medicinal purposes and their potential benefits in human trials.

We expect our farmers to grow more new varieties of cannabis strains containing high levels of cannabidivarin (CBDV). At Garden Om we have a large selection of CBDV extracts available from the 2021 harvest, for more information please reach out and get in touch with our team. We are available to share our research and chat about potential product formulations. 

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