Delta-8 THC is giving you all the buzz these days. For those of you who are unaware, it’s a cannabis compound that’s non-psychoactive. That means even though it is a derivative of marijuana, delta-8 won’t make you high or affect your cognition in any way.
Delta-8 THC isn’t all fun and games though. It has some pretty serious medical benefits too, like easing pain and stimulating appetite during chemotherapy treatments and AIDS treatment so patients can maintain a healthy weight or for use as an antiemetic (medication to control nausea) for chemotherapy patients experiencing side effects from other treatments such as radiation therapy.
What is delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant like delta-9 THC, CBD and CBN. Delta-8 is non-psychoactive which means it won’t make you high. This cannabinoid is the only nonpsychoactive cannabinoid that has been extensively studied by scientists.
Just as there are different types of plants each with their own unique characteristics and chemical makeup, there are over 400 different cannabinoids found in cannabis. What makes delta-8 so exciting is that its unique chemical composition makes it an ideal pain reliever without causing any of the mental impairment associated with smoking marijuana or using other medications such as opioids — that means no “high.” Delta-8 does not contain any THC, which is the compound in marijuana that gives you a “high.”
Is delta-8 safe?
Delta-8 is safe for most people. It has been studied for years and has been proven to be safe for human consumption in small doses of up to 5 mg per day. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your doctor first before taking any medications or using any new products. As with all medicines, there are some side effects such as drowsiness or fatigue, but these tend to come only after larger doses and so should be avoided at a few weeks’ time of the initial use.
Is delta-8 legal?
Delta-8 is legal to the extent that it hasn’t been banned by the FDA. Manufacturers can produce it as long as it falls under the threshold of 0.3% THC (that’s a lot less than a standard plant). Let’s face it, this is not exactly the cannabis compound you will find on your local corner store (even in states where marijuana is legal). The medical benefits and low risk of delta-8 are what make it so desirable so manufacturers aren’t likely to produce and sell large amounts of this product. This also means there aren’t any federal regulations requiring them to do so.
How to dose delta-8
Delta-8 is usually sold as a tincture, which means it comes in liquid form. Your doctor will probably give you specific directions on the amount of liquid you need to take daily and how often. Try not to exceed the recommended dosage — taking delta-8 in larger amounts than directed may cause undesired side effects. This is especially true if your dosage hasn’t been adjusted yet or you have never taken any medication for pain or nausea before.
Will delta-8 get you high?
No. Delta-8 THC has a much lower percentage of THC than other cannabinoids and so does not produce the “high” that you get with cannabis. Delta-8 THC is not psychoactive, which means it won’t make you feel high. The only way to accurately determine your dosage is to see how much delta-8 you have been prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor will probably be able to give you an idea of how much dose to take each day, but it’s best to always check with them first just in case everything works out the way they have planned.
How is delta-8 made?
Delta-8 is usually produced by extracting THC from the plant. Delta-8 extraction has not yet been patented and so other manufacturers are free to use this method as long as they abide by the FDA rules. The process itself is quite simple but requires some specialized equipment so most manufacturers prefer to make it in a cleanroom environment because of health concerns.
Should I be cautious of delta-8 THC products?
Yes, you should be very cautious if you have any type of history with THC or marijuana. The side effects are the same with delta-8 THC, but they tend to manifest themselves after a longer period of time (several hours) than delta-9 THC.
Does delta-8 have medical benefits?
Yes, delta-8 has some very real medicinal benefits that are backed by scientific studies and data. It can be used to stimulate appetite in patients suffering from AIDS and cancer or used as an alternative treatment for those who can’t tolerate opioids or other pain relievers. Delta-8 is also effective in relieving certain types of pain such as osteoarthritis or neuropathic pain, which is caused by nerve damage.
Does delta-8 cause anxiety?
Some patients who have taken delta-8 have complained of feeling anxious. This can happen especially if they are taking a high dosage and are experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as sleeplessness, anxiety or depression. Another side effect is drowsiness, but that usually subsides after the first few weeks of use. This is why it’s important to follow your doctor’s recommendations closely and not exceed the recommended dosage for the first month or so. Just as with any other medication, it’s best to consult with your doctor before using any new product.
Does delta-8 work?
Yes, delta-8 has been proven to reduce pain by up to 60% and is a very effective and fast-acting anti-nausea medication. Delta-8 also helps the body absorb nutrients and keeps the intestines working properly. This makes it a useful treatment for people suffering from digestive issues or weight loss — but remembers that it’s much safer if you are taking this product as part of your regular health care routine. If you have never taken any form of pain medication before, be sure to let your doctor know that you are using delta-8 THC before they give you any other medications, so he or she can monitor you closely during the treatment.
Does delta-8 contain THC?
Delta-8 is a molecule very similar to delta-9 THC and so it does contain some of the same properties as regular marijuana. However, it has been produced in a lab and contains only trace amounts of the psychoactive compound that gives you a “high.” Delta-8 is used to provide pain relief and other benefits without causing any type of “high.” Because of this, it is legal to purchase in all 50 states. It’s also not addictive and can be used as an alternative treatment for those who can’t tolerate opioids or other pain relievers.
Where can I buy delta-8?
Delta-8 can be purchased online from a few reputable companies, but they charge a higher price than their competitors. This is because it’s much more expensive to produce delta-8 and there are very few FDA regulations requiring them to do so. In general, anyone can purchase delta-8 at their local health food store or online from any supplier in the US. This product is easy to find and fairly inexpensive as well.