​​CBDV Dosage: What Is CBDV, and How Much Should I Take?

Posted on December 22nd, 2022 to Cannabinoids

Undeniably, cannabis is one fascinating plant. Major cannabinoids like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) may hold the spotlight, but there are minor cannabinoids in the plant that may be just as valuable. CBDV is just one of more than 100 cannabinoids that have garnered attention lately. What is CBDV, what are the CBDV benefits, and how much CBDV should you take? Take a closer look below.

What is CBDV?

CBDV stands for cannabidivarin, which is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid like CBD. CBDV is a homolog of CBD, which means it is highly similar on a molecular level. In fact, the only real difference in structure is the methyl groups on a side chain are shortened with CBDV. CBDV is not that abundant in cannabis. It is actually mostly found in certain strains that are known to be lower in THC, much like it is with CBD. CBD and CBDV do have a few similar benefits, but CBDV may also have unique benefits all on its own.

CBDV Benefits and Effects

Because CBDV is not a psychoactive cannabinoid, it will not cause any level of intoxicating effects. The effects humans experience are more therapeutic in nature, which means CBDV is not going to change your perception or ways of thinking.

While the research is still early on CBDV, there have been a few promising revelations brought to light about the minor cannabinoid. One of the most important benefits so far is CBDV’s potential as an anti-seizure agent. The cannabinoid is currently in pre-clinical testing for its ability to help people with seizures. Researchers believe CBDV positively affects the nerves that contribute to seizure activity in the brain.

Because CBDV affects nerve cells, possibly making them less active, the cannabinoid may also be an important agent for other issues like pain and inflammation. CBDV has also been shown to help with nausea in animal studies, but human studies have yet to show the same effects. Nevertheless, there are several anecdotal reports that claim that CBDV helps when feeling nauseous.

One of the most exciting areas of research with CBDV is its proposed ability to help people with certain disorders that affect cognitive function. For example, there is currently a clinical trial underway looking at CBDV and how it may benefit people with autism.

Much like other cannabinoids, CBDV may be most effective when combined with other cannabinoids. For example, Hazel’s Tincture contains CBD, CBDV, and other minor cannabinoids to encourage a greater level of benefits.

How Much Should I Take?

The research into CBDV is early, as noted above. Therefore, there are no specified dosage guidelines to follow. However, since the cannabinoid is so similar to CBD, following the same dosage guidelines may be a good idea. For example, start with a low dose of 5 to 10 milligrams, evaluate your experience, and then adjust by a few milligrams at your next dose.

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