What benefit provide D8?
The biggest question you might be asking yourself is pretty self-explanatory: what the heck is delta 8 supposed to make me feel? How is it a legal version of THC; what’s the difference between this THC and the one that’s still federally illegal? Fortunately, we have all the answers right here.
Before we dig in too far, it’s important to stress that everyone is different. The experiences someone might have with delta 8 may be different from yours, so do heed with some caution if you do happen to be a first-time user.
By “first-time user”, however, we do mean a first-time user of cannabis in general. If you’ve had experience with delta-9 THC in the past or any marijuana product, then you likely know at least a little bit about what to expect. If you have nothing to compare this high to, it may come across as intense.
One easy word to describe it, next to intense – mellow. Delta 8 users find the high to be incredibly relaxing, putting them in a calm state. They find themselves still clear-headed, able to take on tasks and go about their day normally. A feeling of contentment and chill relaxation washes over them.
Delta 8 exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9 THC, so it doesn’t bind to the receptor as well. This helps it demonstrate a variety of properties that present as powerful benefits, so let’s take a look at the biggest ones below.
- Neuroprotective properties for a healthier brain
Some research also suggests that delta-8 THC could help people produce Acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter. This neurotransmitter is responsible for memory, cognition, neuroplasticity, and even arousal. That’s a lot of benefits of delta 8 THC, and it appears to have close to or zero negative side effects.
- Has been shown to stimulate appetite
In 2004, researchers analyzed delta-8’s effect on appetite control. They concluded with the trial, noting that even low doses of delta-8 stimulated an increase in food intake.
- Little or no nausea thanks to its antiemetic effects
We know based on the 1995 study that delta-8 appears to have no negative side effects while eliminating nausea. The children undergoing chemotherapy for their cancer saw a 100% success rate in reducing their nausea over 480 treatments in total.
- Analgesic properties – which means less pain overall
Everyone experiences pain differently, and at different degrees, but researchers have observed delta-8’s ability to help relieve some of that pain. Having analgesic properties means it can relieve pain to some degree.
Particularly, those with neuropathic and inflammatory pain may benefit the most, but those with other types of pain may benefit, too.
- Fewer anxiety symptoms with its anxiolytic effects
As we mentioned earlier, delta 8 binds to the CB1 receptors throughout the body. In fact, some researchers have observed it connecting to the CB2 receptors, too. Its ability to bind is what helps the cannabinoid convince the body to better regulate pain and anxiety.