Delta 8 THC has become much more popular in recent years, but what is it? How is it different from any other type of THC? How can you know if it’s the right option for you?
There are many cannabinoids that come from the cannabis plant, more than a hundred, in fact. Most of them don’t produce a psychoactive high when consumed, much like CBD. THC is unique because it does produce a psychoactive high. This high may make people feel more relaxed, happy, and creative. Some people like to use THC products to help them relax after a long day, take a nap, and so on.
Some people also get hungrier when they’re high. Others may experience some unpleasant side effects if they take too much such as anxiety or dizziness. The main form of THC in cannabis is delta 9. This is a relatively strong form of THC that can produce a potent high. The high may be especially strong if you choose a strain that is designed to be very strong.
But where does delta 8 come into the picture?
What Is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC occurs naturally in the cannabis and hemp plants. The problem is that it occurs in very small quantities. This makes it difficult for companies to efficiently harvest it and turn it into products. For that reason, most delta 8 THC that you can buy is made in a lab. This does not make it any less effective than natural delta 8.
This is because synthetic delta 8 is derived from other natural cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are molecularly altered until they become delta 8. Delta 8 is unique because it produces all the same effects as delta 9 THC but on a lesser scale. But why would you want a form of THC that is weaker than usual?
Some people don’t like the feeling of getting high with delta 9. This is especially true for those who are sensitive to THC. Those who are sensitive to this cannabinoid may be more likely to experience unpleasant side effects like nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. Those who have never tried THC before may also be wary of trying it for the first time.
This is where delta 8 comes in. Delta 8 is much milder. It is much more difficult to experience side effects from this substance because it is so smooth and light. It will still help you relax and it may affect your appetite and mood. You will still be very much in control of yourself and aware of your surroundings when using delta 8. This is in contrast to delta 9 in which you may feel that you’re not quite in control.
Delta 8 comes in many different forms. The most popular are gummies, vapes, and topicals. Oils and tinctures are also popular since you can easily add them to food and drinks. Delta 8 THC is also full of antioxidants which may help with reducing inflammation in the body. The possibilities are endless with this unique form of THC.