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Delta 8 THC and stress

Given that its name is so similar to Delta 9 THC, you’re not wrong in assuming that Delta 8 is a form of THC.

Scientists refer to Delta 8 as an analog of THC, which means it’s just another variant of the THC cannabinoid [¹].

And as we all know, traditional THC, also known as Delta 9, is the cannabinoid that’s often associated with paranoia and sometimes panic and anxiety… but that’s not the case for everyone.

You see, Delta 9 has long been studied for its powerful medicinal benefits. As it turns out, there are a few studies that demonstrate how low doses of THC decrease the feeling of feeling anxious, and higher doses of THC greatly increases that anxious feeling.

Here’s what’s interesting about this study: Lower doses of Delta 9 promote those anti-anxiety and anti-stress properties. But it can be hard to gauge how much Delta 9 is truly considered a low dose [²].

More often than not, Delta 9 can send you over the moon and back, even if it’s a lower dose. But since Delta 8 is far more subtle than its infamous sibling, its psychoactive properties tend to be more therapeutic by not offering the same rush of paranoia, stress, or anxious behavior as compared to traditional THC [].

So, what does this mean for Delta 8 THC?

Does Delta 8 Calm You Down, and Can it be Used for Stress and Anxiety?

Currently, there isn’t much research surrounding Delta 8’s effects on stress and anxiety. But scientists are noticing something interesting about this particular cannabinoid. 

In an online survey conducted by scientific researchers, more than 50% of people who used Delta 8 THC did so to address their stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and other medical conditions. And it’s because of this survey that scientists are pushing for more Delta 8 clinical studies [³].

It seems that a lot of people are benefiting from Delta 8’s medicinal properties, and most of them are using it to address their stress and anxiety.

But here’s the issue… Not all Delta 8 THC is truly high quality, and if you want to receive the therapeutic effects of this cannabinoid, then you won’t want to play around with poorly formulated Delta 8 products.


Where can you buy high quality Delta 8?

The best place to buy Delta 8 THC is from reputable Delta 8 brands like Delta Remedys. Yes we know, we sound incredibly biased, but here’s the deal…

We’re not going to recommend a Delta 8 brand we don’t trust.

You see, the very same Delta 8 gummies we create are the ones we consume. We focus only on the highest quality ingredients and purest Delta 8 THC.

We understand that life is full of stressors, but looking for high quality Delta 8 THC shouldn’t be stressful.

So, if you’re curious to see whether Delta 8 could take the edge off of your stressful day, we encourage you to give our delicious Delta 8 gummies a try.

As always, feel free to reach out to our Delta Remedys team for any questions or concerns. We’d love to hear from you!


  1. NIH: Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC
  2. NIH: Delta 9 THC on Emotional response to acute psychosocial stress
  3. NIH: Consumer Experiences with Delta-8-THC: Medical Use, Pharmaceutical Substitution, and Comparisons with Delta-9-THC
  4. NIH: Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol