As reported by the National Cancer Institute, THC delta 8 binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body. These receptors make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex network that helps us maintain homeostasis. The affinity with the CB1 and CB2 receptors makes THC Delta 8 have similar health benefits to those of THC delta 9 and CBD. However, delta 8 is different from CBD and delta 9 THC in terms of their impact on cognition, perception and appetite stimulation. You can also use these cannabinoids in different proportions to achieve specific effects as part of the entourage effect.
If you're the type who doesn't enjoy the intense effects that can cause anxiety and paranoia, Delta 8 THC is a safer bet. Its potency has been measured at around 50— 70% of the strength of the Delta 9 THC. Many delta 8 users say that the effect of this cannabinoid is less nervous and allows them to stay focused and relaxed. THC Delta 8 binds to CB1 receptors in the brain; these receptors play a key role in modulating the psychoactive experience of cannabis. Delta 8 has a lower affinity for CB1 receptors, hence its effectiveness in relieving anxiety and stress.
Once you decide to try delta 8 THC, remember to start small and go slowly, taking 5 to 10 mg and waiting to see how it makes you feel. Delta 8 has a late start compared to THC delta 9; depending on how THC delta 8 is consumed, it can take 1 to 3 hours to take effect. Be sure to wait long enough before taking another dose to avoid side effects. Moderate and experienced Delta 9 THC users can take 25 to 40 mg of delta 8 and use lower amounts for microdosing. A few 24 mg Delta 8 gummies are equivalent to 10 mg of Delta 9 THC in marijuana gummies.
THC plays a dual role in reducing pain and related inflammation. The different forms of the cannabinoid can even relieve severe, hard-to-treat pain associated with chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy. Research demonstrates its cancer-fighting properties As part of a research project on the antiemetic properties of cannabis, Israeli researchers administered delta-8 to pediatric cancer patients suffering from nausea associated with chemotherapy. What they discovered was that it drastically cured patients' nausea, with a 100% success rate in more than 480 treatments and with negligible side effects (including psychoactive effects).Compared to THC, THC delta-8 appears to provide similar levels of relaxation and pain relief. Although it seems to cause slightly lower levels of euphoria, it also seems to produce fewer cognitive distortions, such as an altered sense of time, short-term memory problems and difficulty concentrating.
Participants were also much less likely to experience distressing mental states such as anxiety and paranoia. Many participants commented that they could consume delta-8 THC and remain productive, while they tended to consume THC products recreationally, given their more powerful and mind-altering effects. There is no definitive evidence to suggest how delta-8-THC can help, especially when it comes to synthetically produced delta-8-THC, and the harm could negate any potential benefit. The benefits of THC delta 8 and its milder psychoactive profile have made it an attractive alternative for those who can't stand the mind-boggling effects of THC well. Therefore, although vaping or smoking may produce the effects you are looking for more quickly, it is not the best method of ingestion from a health point of view. This may lead us to believe that consuming cannabis with high levels of Delta 8 is a way to achieve medicinal benefits without getting high. Delta 8 THC has the ability to reduce nausea while increasing appetite, reducing pain-inducing inflammation and slowing tumor growth—three potentially life-changing benefits.
Delta 8 THC is approximately half as potent as Delta 9; it carries a lower risk of anxiety and paranoia, and can be used to treat a wide range of health problems. One of the main reasons why scientists have recently begun to explore the benefits of THC delta 8 is the way it works in the brain. Both Delta 9 THC and Delta 8 THC are cannabinoids found in marijuana that are psychoactive and offer some medicinal benefits. Best of all, THC delta 8 is federally legal (at least for now), so you can enjoy its benefits even if your state doesn't approve the recreational use of marijuana. There are several studies showing that Delta 8 may have medicinal benefits, but little research has been done to demonstrate exactly what those benefits are.