Cannabigerivarin or CBGV is a cannabinoid among a total of 113 in the cannabis plant. It is a homolog of the parent cannabinoid compound CBG (Cannabigerol) and has the molecular formula C19H28O2. Several researches are being carried out to establish the role and benefits of medicinal cannabis strains rich in CBGV.
CBGV is categorized as a cannabinoid acid that has no psychoactive effects. It is a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid found in a few cannabis strains in small traces. Researchers believe that CBGV and some other acids are formed in cannabis as part of a survival mechanism to provide insecticidal defense for resistance against plant diseases.
CBGV and Other Cannabinoids:
Found in small amounts as compared to the cannabinoids like THC (delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD, CBGV has a similar yet shorter molecular structure than CBG. The similarities between CBG and CBGV can be compared to the similarities between cannabinoids like THC and THCV, CBD and CBDV, etc.
Molecular Formula of CBG - C21H32O2
Molecular Formula of CBGV - C19H28O2
Based on the results of found in the comparison of CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBCV (Cannabichromevarin), it can be said that CBG (Cannabigerol) and CBGV may have similar properties and uses, with CBGV having more specific functions than its counterpart.
Due to lack of research on this cannabinoid compound, it is hard to assess the accurate effects of CBGV. Though, researchers think that it might help the cell receptors in the body to accept the accumulation of more THC molecules. It may also help in the metabolism of CBD (Cannabidiol) by helping the CBD molecules adhere to the receptors in the body.
The potential benefits of Cannabigerivarin as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory cannabinoid are under investigation. As the compound interacts with various receptors present in the body, an extensive research will confirm its accurate and medically usable effects.