Delta-8 THC Is A Completely Natural Chemical
Just like CBD and Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC is a natural compound or a cannabinoid found in various cannabis plants. Delta-8 THC has gained immense popularity over the last few years.
Yet, it still remains in the shadow of its popular cousin Delta-9 THC and Cannabinoid (CBD) despite the fact that it offers something completely unique and different. Something that has never been observed before. It comes with its own set of benefits and advantages.
Despite its increasing popularity even though the product is made available only recently. I believe it’s extremely essential that you know some necessary facts about the extremely underrated Delta-8 THC.
In this article you will find out, what is Delta-8 THC, how it works and what are its benefits and side effects.
And through this article you have a clearer idea whether the Delta-8 THC is the right choice for you or not. Although I must say that most people think positively of this compound for its amazing ability to relax people without causing any sorts of paranoia or elevated levels of anxiety whatsoever.
Introduction To Delta-8 THC
A cannabis plant has more than hundreds of cannabinoids and Delta-8 THC is one of them. Just like CBD and Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC is a natural compound or a cannabinoid found in various cannabis plants.
Delta-8 THC is not as popular as Cannabinoid (CBD) or Delta-9 THC just because it’s not nearly as researched as the latter two.
Which is why I personally believe that it’s just unfair how this wonderful compound just gets ignored, while its cousins get so much love and attention by cannabis users.
Simply put, Delta-8 THC is just a weaker version of the famous cousin compound Delta-9 THC.
Many people just choose to ignore Delta-8 THC as they think it’s the same as Delta-9 THC but the truth is that these two cannabinoids have variations in the way they affect people, as they are chemically different.
According to various scientists the major difference between the two lies in the way they function in your body.
Even though both Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC are very beneficial in their own unique way, there is a major difference between the two cannabinoids in the way they affect your body.
So, How Does Delta-8 THC Work?
Delta-8 THC causes a very specific effect on the human body as it responds to the endocannabinoid system of the body due to its unique molecular structure. To put it simply, Delta-8 THC provides all the positive effects of Delta-9 THC aside from the Psychotropic effects.
This is because the Delta-8 THC contains a double bond on the eighth carbon chain, unlike D9 THC which has its bond on the ninth carbon chain.
There are 2 major types of CB receptors found throughout the human body, called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors respectively.
Now, the CB1 receptors can mostly be found inside the brain, the CB2 receptors are located all over the immune system and the digestive system and Delta-8 THC works by affecting both of them.
Thanks to its unique molecular structure, the Delta-8 THC has several effects on the human body while it has little to no effects on the human brain
This is because it forms better bonds with the CB2 receptors that are found throughout the body instead of the CB1 receptors that are primarily found in the brain alone.
This way it minimizes the psychotropic effects and is exactly the property that makes the Delta-8 THC unique in the way it affects your physical and mental health.
Health Benefits Of Delta-8 THC
The Delta-8 THC has numerous health benefits as it primarily affects the CB2 receptors of the human body.
First of all, the Delta-8 THC significantly reduces various kinds of pain and alleviates muscle inflammation, this way the Delta-8 THC can be extremely beneficial to our physical strength and wellbeing.
Delta-8 THC can also help people who want to gain muscle mass as it has been known to have hunger stimulating properties, probably because of its tendency to bind with the CB2 receptors in your digestive system.
Moreover, Delta-8 THC does not have any undesirable psychotropic effects on the brain as it mildly affects the CB1 receptors in the brain. This is great for people who are not comfortable with the idea of going through mind altering experiences.
Now, what exactly is the reason why Delta-8 THC connects with the CB1 receptors so mildly? The answer lies in the fact that it has no more than 0.3% THC content and hence only connects to the CB1 receptors partially.
This is what makes it so effective despite its significantly low potency. The Delta-8 THC has proven itself to be an excellent option for tackling depression without any side effects, regulating anxiety levels and improving mood.
This itself makes a much better option than its cousin the Delta-9 THC which needs to be consumed with extreme care and attention as even a little overdose can backfire and in turn increase your anxiety and paranoia levels. This is a major disadvantage of taking Delta-9 THC.
Delta-8 THC however, has none of the above-mentioned side effects and delivers a clear headed, satisfying and relaxing experience each and every time.
People have often stated that using the Delta-8 THC has offered them a sense of clarity, increased focus and they are able to breeze through their daily tasks with extreme ease and efficiency.
The mild effect of Delta-8 THC on the CB1 receptors makes it easier and safer to consume, you still however, need to pay attention that you don’t overuse it.
By now, I think it’s safe to say that the Delta-8 THC is getting more and more attention over the years by both seasoned as well as casual users, it is also gaining equal levels of attention by various scientists and researchers as well.
The reason behind its increasing popularity is the revolutionary farm bill passed in the year 2018 according to which all cannabis-based products with equal to or less than 0.3% THC is completely legal.