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THCP: the most powerful cannabinoid?

If you're a fan of CBD products, you're probably already familiar with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a psychoactive molecule from the controversial hemp plant. Recently, we've also been hearing about the cannabinoid THCP. What is this molecule and what are its effects? MegamarketCBD tells you all about it.

All you need to know about THCP

The THCP (tetrahydrocannabiphorol) is a cannabinoid that has only been known for a few years. With the craze for CBD products, hemp's other molecules came under the microscope. Today, products based on CBN, CBG, CBC, etc. are available. THCP was discovered in 2019, at a time when hemp plants were under particular scrutiny. It is similar to THC, but its molecular structure is different, making it even more potent. Like other cannabinoid molecules, THCP interacts with the endocannabinoid system naturally present in the human body. Its percentage is lower than that of THC, making it a rarer substance. So what can we say about the effects of THCP, what are the similarities with other cannabinoids, and what do we need to know before starting its consumption?

How is THCP different from THC and other cannabinoids?

In comparison with THC, THCP is said to be much more powerful in terms of soothing and acting on the nervous system. Its different molecular structure enables it to bind even more strongly to the sensors of the endocannabinoid system, especially with CB1 and CB2 receptors. As a result, the effects of this substance are multiplied tenfold. Compared with CBD (cannabidiol), the most popular molecule in cannabis, THCP has a more powerful and intense anti-stress action.

The effects of THCP

Here are the virtues of THCP that have already been found by scientists:

  • General calming and a strong sense of mental and physical well-being,
  • Psychoactive effect: THCP consumption can alter perceptions,
  • Euphoria, Mood enhancement, Antioxidant action,
  • Regulation of appetite disorders,
  • Body pain reduction, Analgesic properties,
  • Reduction of nausea,
  • Improved sleep quality,
  • Stabilization of emotional balance,
  • Reduction of inflammation in the body,Etc.

Please note: studies on this molecule are relatively recent. This list is therefore not exhaustive, and the effects of THCP are yet to be discovered.

Is THCP legal?

As is often the case with molecules from the hemp plant, regulations depend on the country. For many countries, the status is not yet defined, in others it is illegal like THC. In France, its legal status is still unclear. A product may therefore contain THCP, provided it contains less than 0.3% THC. This status may evolve over time, so keep yourself informed before consuming a THCP-based product.

What do I need to know before consuming THCP?

We've told you about the potential effects of THCP, as well as its still unclear legal status. However, you can find low-THCP products on the market. So here's a reminder of what to consider before consuming it. THCP can have side effects (like all molecules in the hemp plant). When you use it for the first time, be aware of the changes that take place in your body.

Among the potential side effects, you may feel quite quickly:

  • Strong desire to sleep, drowsiness,
  • Memory problems,
  • Mood changes, paranoia,
  • Poor coordination,
  • Vomiting,
  • Tachycardia,
  • Dry mouth, different salivation,
  • Etc.

Of course, these symptoms are unique to each individual. You may not feel any particular effect. If in doubt, seek the advice of a health professional before any consumption. THCP is a powerful molecule which is rapidly assimilated by the body, due to its ability to bind to the endocannabinoid system. It should therefore be used with caution at home. Do not consume this molecule if you will be driving shortly afterwards. THCP is not suitable for minors, people under medical treatment or pregnant and breast-feeding women. Finally, for the best experience when taking THCP, make sure you stick to the recommended dosage and never exceed it. Always start with a light dosage, then gradually increase.

The final word: what about THCP?

The use of THCP is currently neither legal nor illegal in France. If you want to experience the effects of this molecule on your body, choose a quality product. As this molecule has psychoactive effects, it's important to buy from a trusted supplier. To date, scientists are still researching the possible applications of THCP on mental well-being and physical health. Data on this molecule is therefore bound to evolve as new research is carried out.

The entire website should be considered as information. We remind you that before consuming cannabidiol products you should consult your doctor to obtain his approval in your specific case.
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