Delta 8 THC, the latest craze sweeping through the cannabis community is quickly becoming a great alternative to CBD, CBG, and all the other cannabinoids found on the market today. Delta 9 THC, the intoxicating compound inside marijuana that cause those psychoactive effects, is even starting to take a backseat to Delta 8! Being that this cannabinoid is still so new to the industry and unlike Delta 9, is federally legal, people ask what are the effects of Delta 8 THC?
What is Delta 8 THC?
Before you can understand the effects of Delta 8 THC, you have first to ask, what is Delta 8 THC? Since we can’t all have master’s degrees in chemistry to break down the science of this cannabinoid compound, we will break it down as simple as we can!
Delta 8 THC, or Delta 8 Tetrahydrocannabinol, is a unique chemical compound found organically in the cannabis plant with some similar chemical characteristics to Delta 9 THC, the main chemical found in marijuana that causes the “intoxication” or “high” feeling many users describes. Even though the two compounds share some chemical properties, Delta 8 THC has completely different effects, generally less potency for its users, and a unique profile that results in something extraordinary.
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What is the difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC?
According to the National Cancer Institute, Delta 8 THC exhibits “lower psychotropic potency” that binds differently to the brain's CB receptors compared to Delta 9 THC. To put it in layman’s terms, Delta 8 THC doesn't exhibit an intense "high" feeling that Delta 9 THC has. It's low affinity for the CB receptors in the brain also make Delta 8 THC's effect profoundly different.
Some users have described Delta 9 THC as too overwhelming with some overly heady effects, where Delta 8 can be described as an uplifting feeling of euphoria with a relaxing boding sensation that is significantly less overwhelming than that of Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 is commonly referred to as a great middle-ground for users who want something more robust than your traditional CBD but not as overwhelming as the likes of marijuana.
Another considerable difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC is that Delta 8 THC is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill and is available for purchase in most states nationwide! We can ship any of our natural Delta 8 products discreetly right to your door, safe and secure!
For a more in-depth comparison, check out What is the difference between Delta 9 and Delta 8 THC? in our blog!
What are the effects of Delta 8 THC?
The effects of Delta 8 THC can be described as familiar to that of Delta 9 THC but is less intense. Delta 8 THC usually gives a focused and calming feeling compared to the powerful, intoxicating feeling a person can experience when consuming Delta 9 THC.
Due to FDA guidelines, we are not at liberty to thoroughly discuss all of the effects of Delta 8 THC but can recommend our readers do their due diligence and research Delta 8 THC before purchasing this cannabinoid. We highly encourage you to look at our dozens of 5-star reviews from customers just like you as they break down their Delta 8 experiences!
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Can Delta 8 THC be used medicinally?
Once again, due to FDA guidelines, we are not at liberty to discuss any health or medical benefits a user could see from consuming Delta 8 THC. We are going to leave that to the medical professionals and encourage everyone to do their research before consuming Delta 8 THC and be safe. Everyone’s body is different and you want to make sure you have the best experience possible.
Some of our favorite resources when it comes to Delta 8 THC being used medically are HelloMD.org, Trulieve.com, and dinafem.org. We encourage you to check them out, as they have put in some really hard work researching Delta 8 THC and provide great background information to the cannabinoid!
Medical Benefits of Delta 8
Once again, due to FDA guidelines, we are not at liberty to discuss any health or medical benefits a user could see from consuming Delta 8 THC. We will leave that to the medical professionals and encourage everyone to research Delta 8 THC and the products you consume. Multiple shady distributors are selling subpar or unnatural products, and we just want you to be safe while enjoying this cannabinoid. That is why all of our products are grown naturally in Texas with a proper certificate of analysis’ right on the bottle.
Everyone’s body is different, and you want to make sure you have the best experience possible. We recommend dosing with smaller quantities to see the effects before diving into something that could possibly be overwhelming.
When it comes to Delta 8 THC being used medically, some of our favorite resources are HelloMD.org, Trulieve.com, and dinafem.org. We encourage you to check them out, as they have put in some backbreaking work researching Delta 8 THC and provide excellent background information on the cannabinoid!
Delta 8 THC Reviews
I don’t need to sit here and tell you how great our Delta 8 THC products are, especially when we have dozens of 5 star reviews all over our Delta 8 THC products to do it for me! These are some of my personal favorite reviews, as they tell a real story of the amazing feelings that you can have on Delta 8 THC, directly from our amazing customers.
“Calming yet Energizing - I love these!!!! They are the first thing I've found that does everything I want in a gummy. And they are super yummy too! This was my second purchase and I will have more.”
“Taste great, cool packaging, the exact effects I hoped for, just enough to not interfere with anything else you want to do.....except drive......will order regularly! Home run Hometown Hero!!!”
“Don’t pass these up! - These are by far the best D8 gummies ever! The effects are 10/10 taste is a 10/10 overall 1000/10! PERFECT body high!”
“Had me exactly where I wanted to be 🤤...thx for a VERY good product...I will be purchasing more. If you're on the fence about it just do it!!! You won't regret!”
“These are wonderful - Such quality. Love these. I adjust the portion of one gummy so it’s not too much for me. They are strong if your tolerance is low like mine. They give much relief... They inspire creative thinking. They are wonderful 😃”
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Delta 8 THC or anything else we can help you with, do not hesitate to ask as we are always willing to help. Just to reach out to us via our customer service line or any of our social media accounts, @HometownHeroCBD! We have our experts standing by, ready to help you with whatever needs you might have!