What is Delta 8
You might see “delta-8” mentioned on some of our labels as an ingredient in our high-quality CBD products. But what is Delta 8, anyway?
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol is a specific chemical formulation that is found in various types of CBD and hemp products. It’s useful in a number of ways, as you’ll see in this blog for dealing with various types of health conditions and wellness issues using the natural power of cannabinoids.
Here are some of the key things to know about What is Delta-8 and its use in a new and exciting field, where people are learning to get more out of a CBD routine.
For those familiar with the history of this plant, the psychoactive THC ingredient is what is responsible for marijuana being listed as a controlled substance or criminalized, up until recent years when decriminalization and legalization of a range of plant products is changing the way people think of cannabis in general. Take a look at our catalog for a world of CBD magic that’s sure to help you to enhance your quality of life day to day.
Reason #1 that interest in delta-8 products is surging is its existence in a legal grey area: Delta-8 can be made from hemp. Thanks to the 2018 farm bill, cannabis with less than 0.3% THC is considered hemp, and anything that naturally derives from hemp is federally legal.
That means if you convert hemp CBD into delta-8, you end up with a federally legal cannabis product that gets people high, although less high than traditional THC. Some states have begun to regulate delta-8, some not. (Read more on what delta-8 is and its legality.)
Reason #2 people are so curious about delta-8 is because it’s supposed to be a much less intense, much more approachable experience than the high you feel from consuming traditional cannabis with THC.
Delta-8 is a Natural Compound
Experts refer to Delta-8 as a “terpenoid” – a natural chemical that is in the plant biology of cannabis. So, you can be sure that this is not something that was cooked up in a lab to be added to a product! It’s a part of the plat chemistry that has been so useful and interesting to homeopaths and others for centuries.
Delta-8 is Neuroprotective
Scientists have found that Delta-8 has certain neuroprotective qualities. But what does this mean?
At a scientific level, Delta-8 refers to protection that avoids the loss of neurons or neural structure in the brain.
Reading more deeply, you can see that conditions like a stroke or certain vascular issues can cause neural breakdown to some extent. So having a product that is neuroprotective helps to combat these types of attacks and certain types of decay of (or pressure on) the central nervous system.
Delta-8 has Analgesic Properties
This word is one that sounds overly clinical, and a lot of people don’t really know what it means. It doesn’t have a lot of familiar word markers to its common meaning. Essentially, though, analgesic means that this formula helps with pain. When you know that that can be an important part of using a CBD routine for everything from cancer treatment to post-athletic recovery.
Delta-8 is Psychoactive
Scientists term Delta-8 a psychoactive compound, but note that it is slightly less psychoactive than its cousin THC-9.
Reprinted from CBD Living