THC is most easily identified in cannabis plants. New analogs to THC are being discovered as scientists delve deeper into cannabis science.
Delta 8 THC (a milder, more intoxicating version of delta 9 THC) is the hot topic in the industry at the moment. It can be found within most cannabis strains.
Delta 8 THC can be described as a mixture of CBD and Delta 9 THC. You get high, but not excessively. There are many health benefits associated with cannabinoids like relief from nausea, pain, inflammation, weight loss, and depression.
Today we will give you a thorough overview of these perks.
But let’s start with the effects of Delta 8 THC and its interaction with the brain.
What Does Delta 8 CBD Feel Like?
It’s delta 9 THC, but milder. It is important to remember that every person is unique, and so your experience with THC may be different from the experiences of your friend. There are certain effects most THC smokers can relate to.
If you have never tried cannabis products, the only way to describe delta 8 THC’s effects is to say “mellow.”
The Delta 8 THC high can be incredibly relaxing and put you in a peaceful state. These effects are dependent on how much you take. Low doses will improve mood and boost energy levels. Higher doses may cause pain relief and sedation.
You may experience the following effects.
- It’s as if you feel light, floating around.
- You will have a better focus and more energy.
- It’s a chill, mellow vibe with no brain fog
- A boost in appetite
- Intense relaxation
Let’s compare the cognitive benefits of delta 8 THC and those of delta 9 THC.
Delta8 THC High Vs. Delta9 THC
Delta 9 THC users typically report anxiety and paranoia. This is because they are often experienced at very high doses.
Delta 8 THC’s side effect is quite different. You won’t feel affected by the high, although it can induce some intoxication. You can still feel in control regardless of how intense the high is.
People often find that delta-8 THC doesn’t make them sleepy unless they take very high doses. The high is a relaxing drug that can be used to induce relaxation but not enough to make you want to stay awake at night.
Also, it is not likely that Delta 8 THC will cause your heart to race.
What Benefits Does Delta 8 Thc Offer?
According to the National Cancer Institute, the delta 8 THC binds with CB1 and CB2 cells throughout the body. These receptors are the endocannabinoid systems (ECS), which are the major regulatory networks that help us maintain homeostasis. This is a fancy name for complete balance throughout the entire body.
Because of the affinity, it has with CB1 & CB2 receptors delta 8 THC can have similar health effects to CBD and delta 9THC. delta8 is not the same as CBD or Delta 9 THC in terms of its effects on cognition, perception, appetite stimulation, and other aspects. However, these cannabinoids may be used in different proportions to achieve certain effects as part of the entourage effect.
Let’s talk about just delta 8. We will look at some ways that you can improve your daily life with it.
- Smoother Psychoactive Experience
Cannabis users who are recreational marijuana users don’t often use CBD as it doesn’t get them high. Some people can be very sensitive to delta9 THC from cannabis, and get anxious when they take large doses.
THC Delta 8 is a safer option. Its potency is approximately 50-70% higher than delta 9 THC. Many delta8 users claim that this cannabinoid gives them a more relaxing high and helps them stay focused.
- Appetite Boost
Delta 9 THC may have more cognitive effects but delta 8 THC may be more effective in stimulating appetite. Scientists think that delta8 THC can induce twice the appetite stimulation as delta9 THC.
Delta 8 THC is great for people who like to munch on cannabis.
These properties make Delta 8 THC a potential treatment for people suffering from low appetite or eating disorders.
Research has shown that delta 8 THC acts on the brain and is one of the main reasons scientists are starting to study its benefits.
Delta 8 THC exhibits remarkable neuroprotective qualities. It can prevent the release and regulation of potassium and calcium channels within the central nervous system. These actions can result in better brain health.
Delta 8 may also help to increase levels of choline & acetylcholine. It could prove useful in the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and others.