Published on September 23rd, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby0
Exploring the Buzz: Delta-8 Edibles and Their Benefits
A fresh face in the world of cannabis and hemp has stepped into the spotlight — Delta-8 THC. This chemical is found in plants like hemp and cannabis, similar to the well-known Delta-9, or what most people know as marijuana. The interesting part? Delta-8 is believed to be less powerful in its effects and less likely to give you that super strong high. Nowadays, people are all about Delta-8 edibles, which include tasty treats like gummies, chocolates, and cookies infused with Delta-8. But what makes these treats so popular? And how do they compare to other ways of using Delta-8?
Why Delta-8 is Turning Heads
Delta-8 THC is like a cousin to Delta-9. They both come from the same plant material, but Delta-8 has a slightly different structure, which changes how it works in our bodies. Think of Delta-8 as a more gentle version of Delta-9. It gives you some of the good effects of cannabis, but without the intense high. So, if you’re after a milder experience, Delta-8 could be just what you’re looking for.
|Psychoactivity||Milder psychoactivity||Produces “high” effect|
|Legal status||Effects are mild enough to be sold legally||Classified as a controlled substance|
|Source||Occurs naturally in cannabis, processed chemically into D-8||One of the primary cannabinoids found in the plant|
|Potency||Less potent||More potent|
|Side effects||Milder side effects||Potential for stronger side effects|
Say Hello to Delta-8 Edibles
Delta-8 gummies are like a sneaky way to enjoy Delta-8. They’re foods or drinks that have a little bit of Delta-8 magic mixed in. Gummies, chocolates, cookies, and other treats with a special touch – it’s like picking out your preferred candy from the store. These goodies are great because you can enjoy the benefits of Delta-8 without anyone knowing. It’s like having your favorite candy while also getting a dose of Delta-8 and enjoying a variety of flavors and shapes.
What Does Delta-8 Feel Like?
Delta-8 gives you a softer ride compared to the stronger effects of Delta-9. It brings a nice feeling of relaxation, but it’s not as intense as its big sibling, Delta-9. Some folks might feel a bit happier, but it’s not as crazy as the full-on high. So if you’re aiming for a laid-back experience, Delta-8 could be your go-to choice.
The Upsides of Delta-8 Edibles
Delta-8 edibles have some cool advantages. Take note that the effects of edibles can be different for each person based on their THC tolerance levels. So start with a low dose and slowly have more to find what feels right. They take a bit more time to kick in, but once they do, it’s like having a comfy blanket of effects that last for a while. Plus, you can enjoy them in public without raising eyebrows. You’re also in control of how much you take. Because the amount of Delta-8 in each piece is precise, it allows you to customize your experience, so you can make it fit exactly how you want it.
Eating Delta-8 THC edibles can help with pain management because of their proven anti-inflammatory properties. They could also help with reducing stress and anxiety by working with our body’s endocannabinoid system. Lastly, they may also benefit people who have insomnia. Delta-8 users experienced a great deal of relaxation, pain relief and reduced anxiety. Because Delta-8 reduces stress and helps the body enter a relaxed state, they can not only help us sleep, but also have better quality sleep.
- Mild effects
- Reduced anxiety
- Pain relief
- Appetite stimulation
- Nausea relief
- Sleep aid
- Easy consumption
What About Drug Tests?
Something important to think about when trying edibles: drug tests. Because Delta-8 is chemically similar to Delta-9 THC (the main component in marijuana), drug tests might show positive for Delta-8 too. But here’s the thing: most drug tests are looking for Delta-9 THC, not Delta-8. That means the chances of the test showing Delta-8 are lower. But there’s still a small chance, especially if the test is about cannabis in general.
Looking Forward to the Future
Delta-8 and its delightful treats are great options in the world of cannabis. It’s a fresh choice for those who want to dip their toes into something cool without diving into the deep end. As things keep evolving, Delta-8 and its tasty edibles show that there’s always something exciting to discover. So, here’s to trying new things and enjoying the adventure!
Disclaimer: Poster is not a medical doctor or medical professional and nothing in this article should be construed to be actual or inferred medical advice of any type or sort.