Delta-8, a minor compound, is derived from hemp plants. You won't find a high-quality strain of hemp that contains delta-8. It is only found in small amounts in hemp. However, it is possible to make delta-8 from hemp through an oxidation process. It sounds complicated, but it is possible. We have spent a lot of time and effort to bring you consistent and effective delta-8 products that will satisfy your every consuming pleasure.
Now that you have a basic understanding of Delta-8, it's time to dive deeper. Although it is similar to Delta-9 compounds, this minor compound offers a longer, lighter and smoother high than Delta-9. Let's learn more about the differences between Delta-8 and Delta-9. Next, we will discuss the benefits and side effects of Delta-8, as well as the many ways that you can consume it.
What Is The Difference Between Delta-8 And Delta-9 Effects?
The most commonly found compound in hemp plants is Delta-9. Delta-8 could be considered a gentler and smoother cousin to this powerful plant. How are Delta-8 and Delta-9 different? They are both hemp.
Although they are molecularly very similar, Delta-8 has a slightly distinct structure to that of Delta-9. In particular, both Delta-8 and Delta-9 have double carbon bonds between atoms that make the molecules. Their difference is determined by the location of these double carbon bonds. The double bond in Delta-8 is on the 8th carbon, while the delta-9 is on the 9th carbon. This gives rise to Delta-8 compounds and Delta-9 compounds.
However, the molecular structure of the high is not the only difference. The structure is very similar. However, Delta-8's high seems to be more pleasant than the intense Delta-9 high. Delta-8 users often report milder side effects, which we'll talk about in a moment, and a more relaxing experience without the couch lock.
What Does Delta-8 Do?
Now that we are familiar with Delta-8 and the differences between it and Delta-9. We now need to ask: What does Delta-8 do? Research has shown that Delta-8 interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body, similar to Delta-9.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
It is a complex cell-signaling system in the body that plays an important role in regulating the central nervous system and synaptic plasticity. The ECS is responsible for controlling mood, appetite, sleep, memory and many other functions of the body. There are many compound receptors within this network. CB1 and CB2 are the most common receptors. Both receptors can be found in the brain. CB1 is more common than CB2. CB1 is found throughout the central nervous and immune systems, while CB2 can be found most commonly in the immune system.
These receptors bind to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and either limit or block receptor activity or mimic the body's compounds. Understanding how the endocannabinoid system works with compounds such as Delta-8 and Delta-9 and other compounds in hemp makes it easier to understand why certain hemp products can lift your mood, relax you, or give you the munchies.
What are the Delta-8 Benefits?
To fully understand the effects of Delta-8 on the body, more research is required. We can draw some inferences from the limited information available about hemp and our anecdotal experience. Let's look at some of the potential Delta-8 benefits that make this compound attractive.
We've already discussed how certain compounds interact with the endocannabinoid system. Everyone’s body is unique, creating different results. The Delta-8 high may feel strong if you have never tried hemp products before.
These are some of the potential Delta-8 benefits:
- Relaxation is a more peaceful state. You will feel calmer if you are feeling stressed upon waking up or before going to bed. Delta-8 can bind with CB1 or CB2, which can help the body cope with stress and pain better.
- It can boost your mood. Users may feel more productive and focused.
- Neuroprotective properties may help to produce the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine which is responsible in cognition, memory and neuroplasticity.
- Assistance with managing nausea. Although the case study is not large enough to be considered for elimination, it could be a good option.
Delta-8 seems to be a promising choice for people who don't want the "out of control" feeling that they might experience with a Delta-9 high, but still want the same benefits and effects as a Delta-9 high.
There are many ways to consume Delta-8
There are many ways to consume Delta-8, each way offering its own benefits. Let's look at some options for consuming Delta-8.
There are many Delta-8 edibles available: Delta-8 capsules as well as Delta-8 gummies. Because edibles are digested through your liver, they can take longer to activate. Delta-8 edibles will give you a more smooth, longer-lasting high. The activation time of Delta-8 edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on how strong the Delta-8 is, what you eat, how many foods you ate that day, your metabolism speed, and a host of other factors.
Delta-8 tinctures are a quick and simple way to determine how much of the nutrient you need. The tincture is usually packaged in discreet packaging. It often has a dropper inside the lid that allows you to measure how much you have consumed. Once you have measured the amount, you can squeeze the dropper under your tongue and let it absorb into your bloodstream and membranes. The activation time for tinctures typically takes 5 to 15 minutes.
Vaping Delta-8 can be a quick and effective way to get the benefits of the compound without having to wait for the liver to process it. Some prefer the slower release of edibles, while others want a quick hit of this new compound. Vaping takes only a few seconds to activate.
Each method of consumption has a different effect. Everyone’s body processes cannabinoids differently, and each product is going to affect your body differently. The tinctures and edibles will give you a more pleasant, longer-lasting high. Vaping is the fastest way to feel the effects of the Delta-8. No matter which method you use, it is important to try different products in order to discover the best one for your specific needs.
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