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Delta 8 THC
What Are Delta 8 Gummies?
Delta-8-THC occurs in the cannabis plant in minimal amounts. Delta 8 THC is a minor cannabinoid and a mostly decomposed form of delta 9 THC. When cannabis is stowed for a while, it transmutes into delta-8-THC and CBN. Extractors, however, use selective breeding and molecular D8 isolation to create more significant amounts of delta-8-THC.
Delta-8-THC is distinctly different from Delta 9 THC. Delta 9 is the THC you always hear about and why cannabis has been suppressed for so many years. Delta-9-THC is the main form of THC in marijuana. Delta-8-THC is delta-9’s younger brother; the molecule structure is somewhat the same, only with slight variations. While they both share some of the same effects, like stimulating appetite, nausea reduction, and alleviating pain, delta 8 THC has a lower psychoactive potency than its older brother Delta 9.
How Delta 8 interacts with your body
We do not know much about minor cannabinoids. For many years research has been prohibited because of the legal issues surrounding cannabis and the fact that big business curates scientific studies that can get funding.
Delta-8-THC is a minor cannabinoid. There is not much inside the hemp plant at all concentrations, but the way it has come into mass production is converting CBD isolate by a series of scientific processes delta 8 THC. And it is legal to sell nationwide because it is created from legally grown hemp with less than 0.3 % THC. So you can predict that the government hates this, and delta 8 is a loophole for the time being until they crack down on it.
Delta 8 THC binds to the CB1 receptors in the central nervous. Delta-8-THC also binds to the CB2 receptors, but we do not know much about this interaction.
Similarities between D8 and D9 THC
Scientifically, delta 8 differs very slightly from delta 9 THC. It just has a double bond 1 carbon chain above where Delta 9 has. This is a minimal difference but has a noticeable difference in the effects it elicits inside the body.
The reason Delta 8 has such a promise in the medical community and scientific research is that Delta 8 is more stable than delta 9. It does not oxidize and change states into CBN as quickly. This means the shelf life of Delta8 is superior other effects are also desirable, like less psychoactive than delta 9 but with very similar anti-nausea results.
Delt 8 THC has a reported clearer high, better ability to concentrate, and lessening of anxiety.
Pain and Anti-Inflammatory Effects
A 2018 study found that ingesting delta 8 THC may help lessen pain and inflammation in eye injuries in mice, and when applied topically, it can assist in pain reduction.
Some people who take delta 9 THC can have paranoia or increased anxiety. Delta 8 seems to have less of this effect, probably because the psychoactive effects are reduced compared to Delta 9 THC.
The anti-nausea effects of delta-8-THC were reported in a study published in 1995 in were 8 children with cancer took delta 8 before and 24 hours after chemotherapy, and all patients had a reduced amount of nausea with very few side effects.
Delta 8 THC may also increase appetite, so you might want to put the cookie jar away. Research conducted on mice found that small doses of delta 8 THC given to mice over 50 days resulted in a 22% increase in food intake than control groups. This research also showed that delta 8 THC increased food intake more than delta 9 THC
Side Effects and Warnings
If you have decided to take delta 8 THC, be aware that there is not much known about it, and the research that has been done has all be on animals. Some research has shown delta 8 and delt 9 to increase blood pressure temporally. And most everyone has heard at least one story of someone taking THC and freaking out for a bit sometimes. The psychoactive effects can be too much for some people. So it is best to know your body and mind and start with a small dose if you are considering taking any form of THC.
Delta 8 FAQ
Is Delta 8 federally legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized all hemp production where the Delta-9 THC is below 0.3%. This is the definition of hemp by the federal government, so CBD, CBC, and every other cannabinoid, including Delta-8 THC, are legal. Under state jurisdiction, the legality varies.
Does Delta 8 help you sleep?
Scientists have yet to explore the direct effects of delta-8 THC on sleep. There may be some people that review delta 8 THC and say it is helping them sleep but there are no recent studies on animals or humans that conclude this.
What is stronger Delta 9 or Delta 8?
Delt -9 THC has stronger psychoactive properties for sure. But surprisingly there have been studies indicating that Delt 8 might have stronger anti-nausea effects.
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