Cannabis has grown very popular in the recent past, thanks to its many therapeutic benefits. However, not all products made from cannabis are legal. Delta 9 THC, for example, the dominant form of THC found in the cannabis plant, is illegal in many countries and at the federal level in the US, though the legality is a little more ambiguous at the state level.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is legal in most countries. It has lots of medical and therapeutic benefits. It does not have any psychoactive benefits, however, and some people would love something with a high. With THC, the high can be too intense, and induce side effects like lethargy and paranoia.
There’s a new cannabinoid that occupies the middle ground: delta 8 THC. Delta 8 THC is an isomer of delta 9 THC, which is to say that they differ only slightly in their molecular structures. As a result, delta 8 has a less potent high than delta 9 while offering many of the same benefits as delta 9 THC and CBD.
There are many ways to consume delta 8 THC, with tinctures being one of the most common. Before you head on to Fresh Bros to grab yourself a tincture, however, we’ll talk about the benefits of taking delta 8.
Benefits of delta 8 THC
The high is smoother
Many cannabis users do it for recreational purposes. THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the high you get when you take cannabis. However, the dominant form of THC in cannabis is delta 9 THC. It gives a very potent high which not everyone might like. It also has a range of possible side effects, including anxiety, paranoia, lethargy, and feeling foggy.
Delta 8 users claim that this cannabinoid has a significantly less potent high than delta 9. It gives a high that’s not as intense as the one from delta 9 without any of the side effects. You can therefore enjoy a feeling of relaxation and calm while still maintaining the focus needed to go about your day like normal.
It has anti-nausea properties
Delta 8 THC has proven anti-emetic properties. It has been known for a long time that THC helps to prevent vomiting. While delta 9 THC has the same anti-nausea properties as delta 8 THC, it also has intense psychoactive properties, which is not everyone’s cup of tea.
Delta 8 tinctures deliver the same antiemetic properties but with a less potent high, making them significantly better candidates for treating nausea.
It boosts your appetite
Delta 8 THC has stronger therapeutic benefits than delta 9 THC. It boosts your appetite without causing the strong ‘munchies’ that delta 9 THC causes. Moreover, it regulates the absorption of nutrients in the body. The best thing is that you can still enjoy the appetite stimulation on very low doses of delta 8.
And with that we come to the end of it. As you can see, delta 8 THC has numerous benefits that you might like. It’s even better if you take it as a tincture, as you can administer it sublingually and see the effects kick in even faster. Get a delta 8 tincture today and try it for yourself!