There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Delta-8 THC and how it’s an alternative to marijuana. However, there’s more to Delta-8 THC than just the “high” and the cannabinoid has helped many users with anxiety, productivity, and pain relief.
In addition to what Delta-8 THC can do, it’s also what it doesn’t do that makes it a popular choice. Using Delta-8 THC has little to no side-effects and is shown to be safe even in large consumption quantities on a daily basis.
There are at least 113 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but the ones most commonly discussed are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the main psychoactive component of cannabis, and responsible for its various psychological and physiological effects.
When speaking of THC, people are usually referring to Delta-9-THC, which is responsible for the “head high” associated with cannabis. Delta-8 is similar in molecular structure but offers a smoother experience.
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is a psychotropic compound that can affect the user’s perspective, mood, and behavior. In nature, Delta-8 can be found in very small amounts within the hemp plant, which is a variety of Cannabis sativa. After applying an exact amount of light and heat, cannabinoids extracted from hemp can be converted into Delta-8-THC.
Similar in chemical structure to Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 has been known to cause lucid, motivating, and relaxing highs. Delta-8 THC can be consumed orally and may take between 30 minutes to 3 hours to peak, depending on if you’re vaping or consuming edibles infused with Delta-8 THC. With Delta-8 edibles, the effects can last anywhere between 4-6 hours.
What Are the Benefits of Delta-8?
1. It may help with nausea and vomiting
According to the National Cancer Institute, Delta-8 may contain antiemetic properties which can be effective against vomiting and nausea. Common applications may include motion sickness and general nausea.
2. It may help with anxiety
Unlike Delta-9 THCm where people might experience a heightened sense of panic and anxiety, users of Delta-8 have reported experiencing a feeling of calmness and comfort. This makes Delta-8 much more approachable to new users who may be concerned about some of the negative side effects associated with Delta-9.
Delta-8 may help to reduce general anxiety by activating the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system is made up of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes that help to balance and regulate functions such as mood.
3. It may improve your productivity
Users who have consumed Delta-8 THC reported that they felt uplifted as opposed to the sluggish feeling common with Delta-9.
This makes Delta-8 an ideal choice for those who use THC products during the day. Because Delta-8 is available as both gummies and vape cartridges, many users lean into the convenience of incorporating Delta-8 for a quick pick-me-up in the early morning or late afternoons.
Chrissy Harless reported a clear high without any brain fog during her video review of MoonWLKR THC. With no brain fog, you can expand your mind without feeling weighed down.
A lot of our customers have reported that Moonwlkr’s Delta-8 THC carts have worked wonders when they need to be more focused to get work done, something that they couldn’t do when they had Delta-9 THC.
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4. It may aid in natural pain relief & nerve protector
As mentioned earlier, Delta-8 THC interacts with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex system that helps to regulate and restore a lot of our bodily functions. Besides mood, the ECS is also responsible for how our bodies process pain and inflammation.
The NCI lists Delta-8 as an analgestic, more commonly known as a painkiller.
So, Delta-8 may help assist with general aches and pains, reduce inflammation, and provide an all-over state of relaxation.
Additionally, the NCI describes Delta-8 as having neuroprotective properties which can serve to protect nerve cells against damage, degeneration, or impairment of function
5. It may help you relax and fall asleep
Ever wish you could calm your mind and fall peacefully asleep? That's exactly what happened when McKenzie Rae tried MoonWLKR Delta-8 THC gummies.
Users like McKenzie have reported feelings of relaxation, sinking into the bed, and a calm mind enabling a peaceful night's sleep.
Read more about how Delta-8 may help you sleep better.
6. It may increase your appetite
Many users have reported an increase in appetite when using Delta-8 THC.
The National Cancer Institute lists Delta-8 as having appetite-stimulating properties which may be useful to people experiencing appetite loss as a side effect. In combination with its anti-nausea effects, Delta-8 is a great option to try for those struggling with appetite issues.
How safe is Delta-8 THC? Are there any side effects?
We haven’t unlocked all the benefits of Delta-8 THC as it’s still being researched. Currently, a lot of studies indicate that there are no severe side effects. Some of the minor side effects include increased heart rate, dry mouth, muscle tremors, reddening of the eyes, and dizziness. These side effects are commonly found with the use of cannabis products, even with CBD, which has zero psychoactive effects.
If you’re taking medications, are pregnant, or have underlying health issues, we always recommend you first consult a medical professional before you consume cannabis.
Try Delta-8 and see how it feels for you
Delta-8 THC is a naturally occurring compound that can offer profound states of relaxation, pain relief, and creative clarity. It can also boost your mood and help you sleep. If you’re tired of the jagged effects of Delta-9 THC, try Delta-8 for a clean, full-spectrum high.