What is Delta 8?

Written by Hannah Dahlgren

Delta 8 is one of the 4 most common cannabinoids that helps treat symptoms and is less psychoactive than the most commonly known cannabinoid, Delta 9. You’d think that being a common cannabinoid, we’d hear more about it.

If you consider yourself a cannabis-connoisseur and you still don’t know what we are talking about, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered on everything you need to know about this incredibly medicinal cannabis product.

Delta 8 is just now starting to catch the industry’s attention due to its ability to act just like CBD, but with much more noticeable effects.

Like CBD, Delta 8 is less psychoactive- meaning it is physically sedative rather than mentally sedative. When consumed, patients experience less of the psychoactive effects that can come along with cannabis- no couch lock, no social anxiety, and no paranoia.

THC and CBD bind to 2 different receptors while Delta 8 binds to both. By binding to both receptors, Delta 8 creates a more social and comfortable effect.

When consumed, Delta 8 feels like a much stronger version of CBD with a smoother intake and sweeter flavor. Patients will experience the medicinal physical effects without feeling mentally foggy or “stoned”. Delta 8 actually boosts a channel in the brain that plays a role in learning and memory to create less of a head high and more mental clarity.

Delta 8 is packed with medicinal values that fight anxiety and panic, combat nausea and vomit, stimulate appetite, and acts as a mild painkiller. It also provides support for nerve cells and has been known to cause cancer cells to self-destruct.

This cannabinoid was first researched in children with cancer who were going through chemotherapy. When Delta 8 was administered, vomiting was completely prevented and other side effects were reported as negligible. In other study done in 1974, Delta 8 was researched in an attempt to prove that it was harming the immune systems of mice, but what they actually found was this cannabinoid’s cancer-killing abilities.

The cannabis industry has come out of the shadows to produce, research, and experiment with compounds like Delta 8 to provide patients with the medicine that works best with their body. If you are someone looking for deep physical relief without feeling mentally bogged down and out of tune with your senses, then Delta 8 is the perfect cannabis product for you.