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Delta 8 THC
There are trace quantities of delta-8-THC in cannabis plants. Almost entirely broken down from delta 9 THC, delta 8 THC is a weak cannabinoid. Cannabis transforms over time into delta-8-THC and CBN when it is stored. Yet, to produce greater concentrations of delta-8-THC, extractors use selective breeding and molecular D8 isolation.
The difference between delta-8-THC and delta-9 THC is clear. The THC known as delta 9 is the reason cannabis has been illegal for such a long time. The predominant THC in marijuana is delta-9-THC. The younger sibling of delta-9, delta-8-THC, has a molecular structure that is similar to delta-9 with a few minor differences. While they both have similar effects including increasing appetite, easing nausea, and lowering pain, delta 8 THC has less intoxicating power than its older sibling, delta 9.
How Delta 8 interacts with your body
Minor cannabinoids are a subject of little research. Due to cannabis’ legal gray area and the way big business selects the study that receives financing, research has been outlawed for a long time.
It is a minor cannabinoid, delta-8-THC. The hemp plant contains very little at any concentration, but it has been produced in large quantities by converting CBD isolate through a series of technical procedures into delta 8 THC. Because it is made from hemp that has been grown lawfully and contains less than 0.3% THC, selling it across the country is legal. You may therefore guess that the government despises this, and that delta 8 is a temporary workaround until they crack down on it.
The CB1 receptors in the central nervous system are where delta 8 THC binds. Although delta-8-THC binds to CB2 receptors as well, nothing is known about this relationship.
Similarities between D8 and D9 THC
According to science, delta 8 and delta 9 THC barely differ from one another. Just one carbon chain with a double bond replaces what Delta 9 possesses. Although there is a small variation, the impacts it exerts on the body are noticeably different.
Because Delta 8 is more stable than Delta 9, it holds more promise for the medical community and scientific study. It does not oxidize as quickly, changing states to CBN. Delta8 thus has a longer shelf life. Additional advantages include having very similar anti-nausea effects while being less psychotropic than Delta 9.
Delt 8 THC is said to provide a clearer high, improved focus, and less anxiety.
Pain and Anti-Inflammatory Effects
A 2018 study found that feeding mice with eye injuries delta 8 THC may help lessen their discomfort and inflammation. When applied to the skin, it can also lessen discomfort.
The paranoia or increased anxiety that some users of delta 9 THC experience. Because the psychoactive effects are lessened compared to Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 appears to have less of this effect.
In a 1995 study, eight cancer-stricken youngsters who took delta-8-THC before and after chemotherapy all experienced less nausea and minimal side effects. This proved that delta-8-THC has anti-nausea properties.
You might want to put the cookie jar away because delta 8 THC can also make people more hungrier. Little dosages of delta 8 THC were administered to mice over a 50-day period, and the results of the study showed that this increased food intake by 22% when compared to control groups. Another finding from this study was that delta 8 THC increased food intake more than delta 9 THC.
Side Effects and Warnings
Remember that little is known about delta 8 THC and that all studies have been conducted on animals if you do decide to take it. According to certain studies, delta 8 and delta 9 briefly raise blood pressure. And almost everyone has heard at least one tale of a THC user who occasionally freaks out for a while. Some folks may find the psychotropic effects to be overwhelming. Hence, if you are thinking of using any form of THC, it is best to be aware of your body and mind and start with a small quantity.
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.