Updated on April 28, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Cannabidivarin, also known as CBDV, is a cannabinoid that is non-intoxicating, found in the cannabis plant. Like many other cannabinoids, it interacts with different parts of the endocannabinoid system to regulate brain function. It is even used as a treatment for epilepsy, as it has proven itself effective.
Like several other cannabinoids, CBDV has proved to be useful for treating many maladies, such as seizures, Chron’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and in fact, it helps with coping through many symptoms of HIV/AIDS. CBDV is still a relatively new cannabinoid in terms of research, with many still trying to figure out the effects as well as the benefits.
Some say that it had potential in reducing nausea, while other reports have claimed that it could be very helpful in treating people on the autism spectrum. It has also, at least in mice, been effective in treating neurodevelopmental disorders such as Rett Syndrome, and it has also helped within several functions of the body in treating genetic disorders.
In recent times, CBDV has also been suggested as a way to help improve muscle quality and degeneration linked to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is an incredibly severe type of muscular dystrophy.
CBDV is often found in strains with high CBD content. As a result, a few examples and the following strains are recommended: