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Understanding the Delta-8 THC Craze

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Delta-8 THC has become the new trend in the cannabis industry. Just like CBD, and Delta-9 THC, delta-8 is also catching many eyeballs all across the globe. Found in tinctures, gummies, drinks, it’s a naturally occurring substance found in cannabis plants. Known for its euphoric effects, the craze around the compound is only increasing. Those new in the cannabis market must wonder what the hype is all about? What are the features of delta-8 THC that made it the talk of the town? Well, stay with us, in this article, we will be answering all of your queries around delta-8 THC

What is Delta-8 THC? 

Delta-8 THC is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in cannabis, and is intoxicating in nature. Cousin to Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 is euphoric but is less potent than delta-9. Delta-8 does give you a high feeling but a mild high, which makes it quite tolerable for the human body. The only difference between these delta09 and delta-8 is the location of a double bond between two carbons. Let’s now understand why the craze behind the whole concept of delta- THC. 

Delta-8 THC: Understanding the Craze

What is it that got delta-8 the place in the top headlines of US newspapers? This all started when US hemp grown CBD extracts got oversupplied and the prices suddenly dropped. This made producers search for different ways to turn CBD surplus into something profitable. And that is when the cannabis industry came up with the idea of converting CBD into Delta-8 THC.  This made delta-8 take the top place and suddenly people were interested in delta-8 and its effects. Also, thanks to the therapeutic properties of the compound, many people started buying it for relieving their anxiety, stress and other health conditions. Let’s read about the medical benefits of delta-8 THC that made it popular in the past few years- 

Benefits of Delta-8 THC

The demand for delta-8 THC products has increased over the years, one of the main reasons being the medical benefits that the compound offers. Delta-8 binds to the CB1 receptor found in the endocannabinoid system in the body. The ECS is basically to influence emotions like mood, behavior, etc. Delta-8 THC has the potential to indirectly influence the receptors and change the way we feel. So, below are some common benefits of Delta-8 THC- 

Provides Neuroprotective Properties 

One of the most common benefits of delta-8 THC is that it has some neuroprotective properties which helps a lot of people suffering from psychological issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, etc. Some studies suggest that delta-8 can help produce Acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter. 

Appetite Stimulant

Research also suggests that delta-8 could be an appetite stimulant and hence, there are people who take delta-8 to influence their appetite. 

Treats Nausea

Delta-8 THC has been known to help cancer patients. Delta-8 has the potential to treat nausea and vomiting, the most feared side-effects of cancer-induced chemotherapy. 

Analgesic Properties

Delta-8 also contains analgesic properties which means that it can relieve pain up to a certain extent. People suffering from chronic pain, inflammation use delta-8 to get some temporary relief.

Treats Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression are one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Majority of cannabis users consume delta-8 THC to manage their symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Bottom Line

Though Delta-8 THC offers plenty of health benefits, a lot of research is yet required in this area. The compound definitely has a wide scope owing to its legality in most of the states and of course, the benefits. Saying that the compound requires more research, it is advisable that one should take delta-8 as per their health requirement and not just for the hype around it. Delta-8 is definitely the new trend which will be taking the cannabis industry a level higher.

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Dixie K. Swanson

Dixie works as a budtender and she loves infusing cannabis product in her life too. She keeps herself updated with the new advancements in medical cannabis and its products. Dixie craves food and loves trying new dishes all the time.

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