Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant. It doesn't seem to affect thinking like some other chemicals found in this plant.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin seems to affect certain nerve cells in the brain. These effects might help to reduce seizures, regulate emotional reactions to food, and reduce cravings for addictive substances.

There is interest in using tetrahydrocannabivarin for diabetes, pain, seizures, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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