One of the hottest products on the cannabis market right now is Delta 8. Even though it’s a relatively new addition to the cannabis marketplace, it has quickly taken the industry by storm as it is legal in most states without a license. Delta 8 gives consumers a legal way to experience the euphoric properties of cannabis without the purchase of marijuana products.
Cannabis has over a hundred minor cannabinoids, and while the plant has been extensively studied, we cannot say the same about its cannabinoids. Delta-8 is one of those substances that demands more research. The hemp plant is the source of delta-8, although only a trace amount of delta-8 is present in the plant.
Delta-8 is a hemp extract that undergoes isomerization and purification in laboratories under expert supervision. The final product is available in various forms, including oils, tinctures, pre-rolls, waxes, vape carts, and consumables like gummies, coffee beans, and cookies.
Benefits of Delta 8
In recent years, there has been some medical research conducted on delta-8. Studies have revealed a small dosage of delta-8 causes a substantial impact in oncology studies. For example, a study on mice revealed a reduction in tumor growth, as well as a dose-dependent inhibition. In addition, delta-8 was administered to pediatric cancer patients in a modest amount prior to chemotherapy. According to the findings, the patients no longer experienced nausea following their therapy.
Delta-8 has the potential to stimulate hunger. Research on mice published in 2004 found that a small dosage of delta-8 enhanced their appetite for food over time. Moreover, the mice’s appetites increased even more once they were given a greater dose. In addition, this study proved to be a game-changer for those suffering from eating disorders, as delta-8 can now be used for conditions such as anorexia and bulimia.
Potential Pain Treatment
Delta-8 binding to the endocannabinoid system indicates the body’s overall internal equilibrium is being maintained, which also results in a decrease in inflammation. As inflammation is a symptom of pain, its reduction can lead to a decrease in chronic pain. Many consumers claim that ingesting a small dose of delta-8 provides them with temporary pain alleviation. As a result, people are turning towards delta-8 over traditional medicine.
Delta-8 has a variety of neurological benefits since improved brain health leads to improved cognitive ability. Most individuals take a small dose of delta-8 before they start their day, as it offers them clarity, boosts their mood, and gives them the energy they need to get through their busy day.
Ways to Take Delta-8
Delta-8 is present in several products such as oils, tinctures, edibles, vape carts, and more. Each product has a different way of ingestion. First, tinctures are absorbed via sublingual cells. So, you can place one or two drops under your tongue, and the effects usually take 10-15 minutes to show up. Next, vaping also gives instant results but wears off quickly, and you can use a vape cart for this method. However, edibles are the most fun way of taking delta-8. You can take them in pre-present forms like cookies or gummies.
Alternatively, you can add the raw flowers to your favorite recipes. Lastly, we have wax, which is a product for more advanced users. It can be taken via honey straws in vapor form. The effects are immediate, and the wax hits hard and fast.
Dosage Guide & Recommendations
As more people are willing to test delta-8, knowing which dosage guide to follow is essential. Here, it is essential to note that every person has a different metabolism and absorption level. This means two people who take the same amount of delta-8 might not experience effects simultaneously.
The reason behind the difference in the rate of absorption is individual metabolism levels. For example, if you have a quick metabolism, you will experience immediate results and vice versa. Similarly, if you have a tolerance built up by a regular intake of delta-8, you might experience slower effects than those new to taking delta-8.
If you are a newbie, 5mg to 15mg is an excellent place to start. Then, after your tolerance has built a bit, you can shift to 15mg to 45mg. On the other hand, advanced users are more familiar with their body’s ability to absorb to take their dosage even further.