Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid from the hemp plant that is winning favor with the CBD users community. CBD industry product producers are responding to the demand and have developed a variety of Delta 8 products for their customers. This wave of Delta 8 popularity has also raised many questions like: what is it, what are the effects and what are the benefits? Let’s explore Delta 8; it’s benefits and effects so you can determine if you would like to add it to your natural health regimen.
What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is one of the over 111+ cannabinoids identified in the hemp plant. Delta 8 THC naturally occurs in very small concentrations and is a degraded form of Delta 9 THC, the most commonly known psychoactive cannabinoid. What that means is that Delta 8 THC is not produced by the same cannabinoid synthesizing enzymes that directly produce THC (Delta 9). Instead, Delta 9 THC degrades or converts into Delta 8 THC in the aging plant material. Therefore, Delta 8 THC is a less potent form of Delta 9 THC.
This is a key factor in the value of Delta 8, because although it maintains the psychoactive capabilities and other beneficial properties of Delta 9, they are substantially less potent. This reduced potency provides the benefits of Delta 9 THC without the associated side effects.
Will Delta 8 THC Make Me Feel High?
What Are The Natural Health Benefits Of Delta 8?
The benefits of Delta 8 THC are similar to those associated with CBD and THC. Although there is vast research on the cannabinoids CBD and THC, Delta 8 will still require a great deal of research to determine the full scope of therapeutic potential.
Delta 8 THC does interact with the endocannabinoid system and the CB1 receptors associated with mood, pain perception, cognition, motor control and memory. Delta 8 also interacts with the CB2 in receptors that are associated with CBD, therefore showing potential to produce the same benefits such as, regulation of inflammatory response, pain relief and regulating the sleep-wake cycle.
Many people who use Delta 8 products have found that the benefits of pain relief, stress release and help with sleep are similar to their experience of CBD, with the added bonus of an enhanced feeling of euphoria and elevated mood. For those new to Delta 8 products or CBD products, remember to start with a low dose and see how you feel. If you feel that you would like to increase the dosage, do so slowly.
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