Detailed Introduction and history of Delta 8
One of the most versatile plants in the world is cannabis. There is a new use for it that is discovered every day. It has provided us with everything from construction materials to herbal remedies.
Delta-8 is a cannabis compound that has been around for some time. Dr Raphael Mechoulam found it in 1965, and he is referred to as “The Father of Cannabis”. The full potential of delta-8 has been hiding right in front of our eyes for all those years.
When the major benefits of delta8 THC came out, the major boom of its products was seen. Suddenly, there was an entire market demanding delta 8 pre-roles, tinctures, vapes, edibles, and more.
What does it do and why is everyone suddenly interested in it?
Before getting to anything first, you need to know that when introducing a new substance, it is important to know what it is and where it is coming from. Delta-8 is derived from cannabis. Cannabis has many compounds (it has more than a hundred cannabinoids and still counting) that is unique to it.
The delta-8 interacts with ECS (endocannabinoid system). ECS helps in maintaining the other major bodily functions, which includes the immune system and nervous system.
The main function of a cannabinoid within the ECS is binding the above-mentioned receptors, getting broken down by enzymes, then will help to send signals to the body that it needs to regain functions and balance.
Benefits of delta-8
One question many people have is how the effect is going to feel when you use Delta-8 THC.
Below are some of the effects you can expect to get when you consume a delta-8 infused product;
- Better focus and concentration
- Improved appetite
- Feelings of comfort, relaxation and calmness
Many describe having a pleasant and uplifting experience after using delta-8 THC. It tends to give users a deep feeling of peacefulness and relief. There are some who describe it as a floating feeling like some weight has been taken off.
The effect of THC on the body is going to vary from person to person and might not be immediate. The amount of time it will take you to start seeing these effects is going to depend on the method of consumption. When consuming it using an edible (like a gummy), it can take between 60 to 90 minutes before the body starts digesting and absorbing it. The effects are then going to hit the peak and it is going to last 3-8 hours.
Another thing is the quality of the product. When the delta-8 product is poorly made, it might not produce the desired effect.
This is why it is important to choose a trusted and reliable brand. The big brands usually put a lot of effort into sourcing the best ingredients for their products and ensuring the products have been tested for maximum potency and purity.
There are some potential side effects that you need to know when using delta-8. Some of the most common side effects include;
- Drowsiness or grogginess
- Dry eyes and mouth
- Body high
When you take delta-8, it is important to be hydrated. This is going to help you when you start to feel dry eyes or mouth. You might feel very tired and like you don’t have any energy to move. This is normal when you consume it in high doses. If you consume it and you see this happening, don’t worry because it is going to wear out soon because the delta-8 is going to be processed through your system.
You should never operate heavy machinery or drive when you are under the effects of delta-8.
Delta-8 vs delta-9
People start to think about delta 9 when they hear THC. This is the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana. When you get high from smoking marijuana, it is because of Delta 9.
You can think of delta 8 as a relative of this cannabinoid. The difference between the two comes in terms of the effects they are going to have.
Delta 9 is more intense than delta 8. People who consumed delta 9 reported paranoia, panicked thoughts, and increased anxiety. This is not the same effect you get when you consume Delta 8. Delta 8 is going to keep your mind clear and sharp. It has a gentler high compared to delta 9. Some claim they felt more at ease and productive after consuming Delta 8. Compared to delta 9, Delta 8 is more subtle and slower. It takes more time for it to kick in, which means it is going to ease you into the experience better compared to the more potent Delta 9.
Delta 8 vs Delta 10
Delta 10 is the newest one in the THC family. It has a fascinating and remarkable backstory. It was discovered by accident during the bushfire in California back in 2020. Fire retardant chemicals from the fire were dumped, and there are some that ended up on cannabis plants growing in the region.
During the extraction process, it caused a fascinating reaction, when the scientists were trying to remove contaminants. They noticed that there were unusual crystals forming. They researched it and realized that the compound created was different from the cannabinoids they had encountered. It was not a new substance; it turns out that delta 10 had been overlooked until that point.
What is the difference between Delta 10 and Delta 8?
Many experts see Delta 10 as the “Sativa” and Delta 8 as the “indica”. If you are not a cannabis enthusiast and don’t know what this means, don’t worry. We are going to explain it to you.
The idea is that Delta 10 gives cerebral stimulation and a boost of energy making it more of a “daytime” experience. This is why it is compared to Sativa which has the same effect.
Delta 8 gives you a calm and relaxing experience that might be great at the end of the day. This is just like Indica which is the best option if you want to kick back and drift off.
Delta 8 vs. CBD
Delta-8 is an isomer of CBD. They have an identical atomic composition; the difference is the arrangement of structures.
Most delta-8 is CBD that has been converted. The reason why it is done this way is that natural delta 8 occurs in very small traces in the hemp plant, and it is hard to just extract it on its own.
The two cannabinoids can have the same atomic composition, but the effects they have are quite different.
The most obvious difference between them is that CBD is not psychoactive, though it has many benefits. Here is a good guide to CBD . No matter the amount of CBD you take, you won’t get any buzz from it. Delta 8 has psychoactive effects and can give you a heady experience when you use it. You can find brands combining both Delta 8 and CBD in their products. This is usually done to lower the potency of Delta 8 so it becomes more palatable for people who don’t want the additional benefits of Delta 8.
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