We are working to bring you the most up-to-date information on Delta 8.
On this page we will address;
What it is – How it is synthesized – Health applications – Physical and Mental effects
DELTA 8 DISCLAIMER
Delta 8 THC products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, remedy or prevent any disease, illness, or condition or any other ailment. Delta 8 products may interact with your current medications. Consult your doctor before consuming Delta 8 products.
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Part One: What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol is one of at least 113 variants of the tetrahydro cannabinoid.
It occurs naturally within the hemp plant but exists only in trace amounts. Through certain processes, greater quantities can be synthesized. Common methods use solvents and/or pressure for extracting cannabinoid compounds from the plant. From there these compounds can be further separated into individual cannabinoids. We know these by their acronyms; THC, THCA, CBD, CBN, and CBG; to name a few.
How will Delta-8 affect you?
This is the most important question to ask and unfortunately the hardest to answer. Varying factors and pathologies make a universal description impossible.
- We recommend speaking with your physician first
- Start small: your first dose should be 10 to 15mg
- Reaction time varies – 30-45min
- Wait an hour and a half in between doses
- Up dosage in small increments
We are working on content with testimonials & before and after using Delta 8.
Stay tuned for details.
The Science of It All
There are two classes of cannabinoids; phytocannabinoids which are created by plants and endocannabinoids which are created by certain animals.
Within each human body is an entire endocannabinoid system that functions as a pathway for our brain to chemically manage and influence our other systems. These chemical compounds can best be described as a scaffold of bonded molecules, like hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen.
THC for example: is C21 H30 O2
This formula simply states that 21 Carbon atoms, 30 Hydrogen atoms, and 2 Oxygen atoms are bonded. The shape in which these molecules bond determines what receptors they can bond to and ultimately their function. The only difference between Delta-8, Delta-9, or Delta-10; is where within the chain of atoms, two carbons form a double-bond.
What we are discovering is that it isn’t just one compound and one receptor that causes an effect. Instead, it’s how the different compounds work together. Previous beliefs focused on THC as the main cause of cannabis’ psychoactive traits. New studies are redefining this concept.
Here is a great article from the Chicago Tribune that covers this very subject.
Stay tuned for Part Two where we discuss first-time use of Delta-8, proper dosage, and what to expect.
Part Two: Coming soon
In the mean time, please check out Does Delta 8 THC Get You High?