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What is Delta 8 THC?

Ah, Delta 8. Ever heard of it? It’s the hot, new cannabinoid that everyone’s talking about.

Now, we know it may sound oddly familiar to the highly controversial Delta 9 THC (the kind that most people smoke or consume, legally or otherwise). They’re not the same thing.

Delta 8 THC is among the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, which we know includes both marijuana and the hemp plant.

But while Delta 8 THC might be new to you, it’s actually been on the radar of many renowned scientists and biochemists for years. Which means, scientists have been studying this cannabinoid since the mid 1970s. Crazy, right?

What they discovered is that Delta 8 is an incredibly rare cannabinoid that holds a tremendous therapeutic value. Seriously, the benefits of Delta 8 are ground-breaking, but we’ll get to those here in a second.

The other thing that researchers discovered is that Delta 8 THC has a similar chemical structure to the infamous Delta 9 THC.

The main difference is the fact that the double bonds of these two cannabinoids aren’t located in the same position. Delta 8’s double bond is located in the 8th position rather than the 9th position, like Delta 9. So, if you’re not careful, it’s incredibly easy to mistake these two cannabinoids for each other.

Let us explain…

What are the effects of Delta 8 THC?

According to numerous Delta 8 users and threads on the Delta 8 Reddit forum, Delta 8 THC has been praised for providing mental clarity, focus, less anxiety, and pain/nausea relief. Some users even report feeling less tension and increased creativity.

In some ways, this is the opposite of what we’ve heard about Delta 9 THC. But since Delta 8 and 9 are so similar, isn’t Delta 8 THC psychoactive?

Does Delta 8 THC get you high?

Yes… But it’s not the “high” you would expect from traditional Delta 9 weed.

Here’s the thing… We all know that Delta 9 is often associated with paranoia and panic, especially if you're not used to that cannabinoid, or if you consume too much of it.

But high quality Delta 8 THC is much different. The “high” is much more subtle, and not at all overwhelming. In fact, many users report not feeling paranoid or panicky at all when they consume Delta 8 THC.

But that’s not the only reason THC veterans and CBD advocates have been embracing Delta 8 THC with open arms…

Benefits of Delta 8 THC

As it turns out, scientists have been studying this cannabinoid for decades, and there are two studies that have shown some pretty compelling results.

The first study explored how Delta 8 THC helped with pain in rats. Researchers gave one group of rats morphine, and they gave another group Delta 8 THC. Can you guess which group experienced more relief? It was the group that received Delta 8 THC. Mind-blowing, right?

The second study involved children undergoing intense chemotherapy treatments. As we all know, chemotherapy causes severe nausea and vomiting. And while pharmaceutical drugs help to a degree, they’re not always successful and they often have their own set of unwanted side effects. But when researchers gave Delta 8 THC to the children, they saw a 100% success rate in reducing both nausea and vomiting.

Today, Delta 8 THC is even praised by the National Cancer Institute, as an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol that “exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC)”.

Buying Delta 8 THC

As you can see, Delta 8 THC is a highly therapeutic cannabinoid. But the key to receiving these therapeutic effects is by purchasing high quality Delta 8 THC products from reputable Delta 8 brands.

Reputable Delta 8 brands focus on clean ingredients, clean extraction methods, and vigorous third party testing. We highly encourage you to give high quality Delta 8 THC a try to see how it works for you.

For further questions and concerns, feel free to reach out to our Delta Remedys team today. We’re happy to help!

 

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