There’s been a lot of talk about Metformin lately. Not only does it help manage type 2 diabetes, it has anti-aging benefits and is believed to prevent cancer and heart disease. But is there an even better alternative to metformin? One you won’t have to convince your doctor to prescribe for you and that can help you lose weight?
The cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is the all-natural alternative to metformin. Because it is rare, this newly sought-after cannabinoid is not widely available. But The Hemp Haus hopes to have an exclusive supply in the near future, which will be available to the public. So please sign up to receive emails from Nature’s Breakthrough and The Hemp Haus to be the first to know when it lands.
What is Metformin and Why All the Chatter?
Metformin is prescribed to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. However, more recently, it’s gotten some buzz after being discussed on The Joe Rogan Experience. Guests on the podcast revealed they use the drug for weight control and anti-aging purposes.
These are off-label uses, but as we all know, people tend to pay attention when they hear words like “weight loss” and “age-fighting”.
As it turns out, there is already scientific evidence that metformin can deliver these benefits.
But is it the best option for diabetics or even non-diabetics who want to shed some pounds and live a long, healthy life?
What Are the Benefits of the Cannabinoid THCV?
In the cannabinoid world, THCV is an all-star. Cannabinoids are molecules that interact with receptors located throughout the body. These receptors make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS regulates things like sleep, mood, appetite, production of hormones, and immune and nervous system responses.
There are 113 known cannabinoids, which can have a variety of effects while interacting with your ECS. THCV is one of the cannabinoids that produces an impressive number of health benefits, just doing what it was naturally meant to do in your body.
As the name suggests, THCV is molecularly similar to THC, and in higher doses it is psychoactive. The high, however, is a more clear-headed, energizing one that comes on faster than THC and fades more quickly, as well.
At lower doses, though, it is not intoxicating and has more distinct and desirable effects, which include:
- Appetite suppression
- Diabetes management
- Curbing panic attacks
- Preventing and managing symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.)
- Stimulating bone growth (osteoporosis)
- Increasing energy
Why THCV Instead of Metformin?
Cannabinoids are all-natural (always vet the brand) and are designed by nature to work with your body’s natural processes. While metformin requires a prescription, THCV does not.
Furthermore, if you want metformin for any of its off-label benefits, you will have to convince your doctor who may not be up on the research and literature.
And then there’s the issue of side effects. Many diabetics stop taking metformin because of its most common side effect. Gastrointestinal symptoms, like diarrhea and flatulence, are often par for the course with metformin.
Diabetics have so many symptoms to manage, it hardly seems fair that a medication should come with the price of a new side effect. In fact, diabetic burnout is a real problem. But cannabinoids famously help eliminate the cascade of side effects that medications can cause, and bring with them, instead, a ripple effect of benefits.
Not only can THCV help regulate blood sugar and insulin resistance, it can help with aging and weight loss, two major risks for diabetics.
Where Can You Get THCV?
THCV is not a widely available cannabinoid. It only shows up in certain sativas (certain strains of cannabis) and in pretty low concentrations compared to other cannabinoids.
The Hemp Haus partners with Ananda Hemp, whose parent company owns the world’s largest private cannabis seed bank consisting of over 300+ cultivars and ascensions gathered from nearly every continent around the world.
Soon, through our partnerships in the cannabis industry and relationships with trusted breeders, The Hemp Haus hopes to have an exclusive supply of a long-awaited THCV product, and it will be available to you. Be sure to sign up for our emails so that you can get updates on this incredible life-changing product! Don’t miss your chance to get high-quality THCV, a potential natural alternative to metformin!
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