Hemp and cannabis (marijuana) plants contain small amounts of Delta-8 THC (or Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol), a naturally occurring chemical compound. The Product is increasingly popular, and you can find it everywhere from boutique weed dispensaries to convenience stores.
What is the difference between it and Regular Marijuana (Delta-9-THC)?
What is the reason for the growing demand for Delta-8? The main psychoactive compound in marijuana is Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC), and its chemical structure is similar. You get high from this compound.
These two forms of THC are both derived from Delta-8. When people talk about THC, they typically refer to Delta-9, which is found in high concentrations in marijuana. It produces a similar euphoric, fuzzy feeling, but Delta-8 is a milder high.
There are also fewer adverse effects of Delta-8 than THC, including paranoia, anxiety, and drowsiness. Delta-8 is often called “marijuana-lite” or “diet weed.”
Delta-8 THC has a number of benefits
Both delta-8 and delta-9 are psychoactive. Delta 8 produces a milder form of psychoactivity. The effects of delta-8 may include a euphoric high and a reduction in stress and anxiety. The most common reactions described are a deep sense of bliss, an enhanced sense of perception, laughter, and a sense of appreciation for life. Additionally, the mild impact of delta-8 acts as a natural anxiety reliever by activating the endocannabinoid system. Anxiety and fear are regulated by the endocannabinoid system.
The CB1 receptors are thought to activate psychological effects such as stress relief and anti-anxiety effects when delta-8 binds to them.
Ensures healthy sleep
Delta-8 affects our minds and bodies in a natural way. The endocannabinoid system might be able to calm the processes by binding twice to the receptors. These symptoms include an unsteady breathing pattern, high mental activity levels, and rapid heartbeats. Delta 8 may be able to help calm these symptoms.
Pain and inflammation are alleviated
Anti-inflammatory and soothing properties are found in this substance. Chronic and acute inflammation may benefit from it since it calms and reduces both pain and inflammation. In addition, its analgesic properties may help relieve muscle pain and headaches associated with hangovers.
Improved Body Balance
Delta-8 interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which studies suggest improves balance and well-being. In turn, this could help regulate certain hormones related to mood. Among them are serotonin, dopamine, and glutamate.
Delta-8 doesn’t induce “the munchies” like marijuana. It may, however, stimulate appetite in a positive manner and may even improve nutrient absorption.
Inhibits Nausea and Vomiting
The modulation of nausea that is induced by Delta-8 THC is what makes it an antagonist. Several patents cover the use of this component as a possible anti-nausea agent to treat vomiting after chemotherapy.
In the case of hypoxia-induced brain injury, this substance could be seen as protecting against long-term cognitive damage.
How does Delta 8 THC Work?
In the same way that delta 9 THC interacts with receptors, delta 8 THC does as well. These are called CB1 and CB2 endocannabinoids.
One of the components of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is these receptors. Every cell in the human body has billions of tiny receptors. It is responsible for regulating a process called homeostasis, which essentially means balance.
As a result, cannabinoids like CBD and THC have so many seemingly unrelated benefits for the human body. A hyperactive immune system, for example, can lead to allergies, inflammation, chronic pain, and many other ailments. Our endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating these effects and bringing us back to the baseline – relieving some of these symptoms.
Alternatively, a weak immune system can cause us to fall ill more frequently or heal from injuries more slowly. Hence, the ECS plays a role in boosting immune function – again with the sole purpose of restoring baseline immune function.
In addition to the ECS, many other organ systems are involved as well – such as the hepatic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, and digestive systems.
The endocannabinoid system works by interacting with cannabinoids like delta 8 THC and CBD. The CB1 and CB2 receptors are both targeted by delta 8 THC. GABA, glutamine, serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, cortisol, and more are all regulated by these receptors.
How much Delta 8 should I take?
In comparison to delta 9 THC, delta 8 THC requires roughly twice as much to achieve the same effect.
Delta 9 THC is normally taken in doses of 5 to 20 mg, but some users take much more.Therefore, about 10 to 40 mg of delta 8 THC per dose is the standard dose. Insensitive people, even a dose of 5 mg can have psychoactive effects.
There are a few factors that determine the optimal dose of delta 8 THC:
- Your body size and weight
- How you are consuming it (smoking is less efficient than ingesting it)
- How strong you would like the effects to be (how strong should they be)
- Tolerance (the more you take delta 8 THC, the more it takes to maintain it)
delta 8 THC doses range from 0.14 mg/kg for a light dose to up to 0.50 mg/kg for a heavy dose. This amounts to about 2.5 mg per pound of bodyweight or one-sixth of a milligram per pound.
Delta 8 THC products were classified by Chummy’s Organix into two categories, namely gummies and pre-rolls. If you are brand new to delta 8 THC, gummies are a good way to get started since they are easy to dose. A piece of gummy candy normally contains 5 to 25 mg of active ingredients. A pre-rolled joint is the most convenient way to smoke cannabis. Delta 8 flowers are used in our hemp pre-rolls, and you can smoke them whenever you like! With our carefully selected Delta 8 strains, you can carry your favorite flowers anywhere.