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 causes psychoactive effects, is even starting to take a backseat to Delta 8! Being that this cannabinoid is still so new to the industry, and 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 first have 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, 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. Delta 9 THC is the main chemical found in marijuana that causes the “intoxication” or “high” feeling many users describe. Even though the two compounds share some chemical properties, Delta 8 THC has completely different effects, generally less potency, and a unique profile that results in something extraordinary.
In recreational and medical marijuana, Delta 9 THC can appear in large amounts. Delta 8 THC is not as prevalent in hemp and marijuana as Delta 9 THC. The reason that Delta 9 THC can be found in such large amounts in medical cannabis is because of years of selective breeding. Delta 8 THC has not had this same kind of attention or time put into the cultivation process.
In order to get Delta 8 THC in quantities that would be efficacious, it needs to be extracted and added to gummies, tinctures, capsules, or even CBD flower. Not all Delta 8 THC is naturally extracted from hemp, but all of Hometown Hero's products are made using naturally extracted Delta 8 THC. We never use Delta 8 THC that is made synthetically.
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 body 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 Delta 9 THC aka, 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 derived 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 less intense and with different effects. 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 someone 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 consult with your physician before use. 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 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 this cannabinoid!
Medical Benefits of Delta 8
Once again, due to FDA guidelines, we are not at liberty to discuss any health or medical benefits someone 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.
A lot of the Delta 8 THC on the market is synthetic, and doing your research before purchasing these products is important. All of our products are made with naturally derived Delta 8 THC and none of the products we sell use Delta 8 THC that has been converted from CBD. 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.
“I love these gummies! They taste great & work even better 😊 I just placed another order today!”
“These gummies are amazing. They tasted great and gave me exactly the experience I was hoping for. They definitely exceeded expectations.”
“This was my first order with HH and first time trying Delta 8 products. I appreciated their proactive communication regarding my order. They clearly care about good customer service. Half a gummy is usually sufficient for me, and once it kicks in after 45-60 mins I notice the effects for several hours. Based on the good taste and effectiveness, I recommend this product. I like the taste of the fruit punch flavor even better.”
“I was somewhat skeptical of delta 8 after reading an article about it. But after receiving my order from hometown hero I found my new go to product! Buy with confidence!”
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 email (email@example.com), phone (512-551-0345), or any of our social media accounts, @HometownHeroCBD! We have our experts standing by, ready to help you with whatever needs you might have!