What Is Delta 8?
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as Delta 8 THC “is one of the many cannabinoids that occur in cannabis plants. Think of it as the younger brother of the more famous THC, the major psychoactive component of cannabis. Delta-8 THC is formed in the cannabis plant when delta-9 THC becomes oxidized. Some of it will convert into an isomer with an extremely similar molecular structure, referred to as delta-8 THC, or Δ8THC for short”
How to Use Delta 8
Delta 8 occurs in incredibly low amounts in cannabis plants. The compound is distilled into a thick, translucent liquid that looks like any other CBD distillate. It can be consumed pretty much any way traditional CBD can be consumed – in cartridges, syringes, vapes, edibles, and even flower.
All The Benefits
Because Delta 8 is so new, there is unfortunately limited research surrounding the cannabinoid. However, what has been found is incredibly promising and exciting. In order to provide you with the best understanding of Delta 8 THC, we’re going to break down all of the known benefits which include.
According to a 2004 study conducted on Delta 8 THC, Pharmacy Biochem, found that Delta 8 THC helped increase appetite in mice. “Delta(8)-THC (0.001 mg/kg) caused increased food consumption and tendency to improve cognitive function, without cannabimimetic side effects. Hence, a low dose of THC might be a potential therapeutic agent in the treatment of weight disorders with minimal side effects associated with cannabis use.”
“A study from a 1987 Alcohol and Drug Research journal conducted on mice, shows that delta-8 THC may also possess some neuroprotective properties based on brain activity that was monitored in the study. The point of the study was to test various cannabinoids, but delta-8 THC was one of the components of the cannabis plant that stood out to the researchers of this study for its significant effect from such a small dose.