Delta-8 THC: A milder version of THC?
Delta 8 THC is a product that is derived from THC and delivering the same basic effects as traditional THC. The chemical structure is very close but the oxidized version of the chemical structure here does not get altered when it’s exposed to air. Delta-8 THC is being looked at as a potential use for pharmaceutical purposes because it can offer much more specific effects to people who are using THC for medical purposes.
This type of THC is produced in only very small quantities by the cannabis plant and it’s difficult to experience the benefits of it alone without a highly intensive extraction process.
This form of THC will bind to the CB one receptors as well as CB to receptors. This means that it can be seen as a lighter version of THC because it binds in the same way as CBD and THC at the same time. The main effects that occur as a result of Delta-8-THC are much milder psychotropic effects, improvements with appetite stimulation, analgesic results, anxiolytic, antiemetic and neuroprotective properties. These are many of the benefits that people are seeking with THC but it’s difficult for them to manage the psychoactive effects and maintain their standard of life.
An added benefit to choosing Delta-8 THC is that it can cause far less anxiety than traditional THC. For patients that are particularly prone to panic and anxiety with regular THC, this is a product that could provide them with the same ongoing benefits and less of the negative side effects. With its little to no intoxicating effects, it also offers improvements to people that are receptive to THC use but unable to regularly take a medication that causes psychoactive results.
More research will need to be done into proper isolation techniques for this type of THC. At this time there are no edible versions of the product but it could soon be available in sublingual drops were vape extracts.
This post was written by Flo Sugyatno, operations manager of PureMed and CBD Expert. At PureMed we are a CBD store in Washington DC. We know that the best product comes from the best ingredients. That’s why we only use local, non-GMO ingredients that are grown without pesticides! We Produce Worry-Free CBD.