Delta-8 THC is one of the lesser-known compounds found in cannabis plants. In this article, we are going to explore some of the essential things you need to know about Delta-8 THC. Let’s get started!
What is Delta-8 THC?
As mentioned above, Delta 8 THC is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. It is a member of the Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC family- the major psychoactive component of cannabis.
Delta-8 THC is available in very low concentrations [usually less than 0.1%] in CBD hemp flower. This product has gained quite popularity over recent years, due to its health benefits. There are so many online shops that sell Delta-8 flower, either in oils, gummies, distillates, or cartridges.
Benefits of Delta-8 THC
Here are some of the top benefits of Delta-8 THC:
- Potential anti-cancer benefits
According to a study done by the National Cancer Institute, the Delta-8 flower can hinder the growth of a tumor. This reduces the chances of developing cancer. Delta-8 flower have been proven to inhibit the growth of Lewis lung adenocarcinoma cells in vivo and in vitro. That means tumors cannot grow bigger and spread cancerous cells in the body. Over time, these carcinogenic cells die as a result of the components of the Delta-8 flower.
- Potential antiemetic benefits
Recent studies have shown that Delta-8 THC has the potential to reduce nausea significantly. Nausea medications normally have side effects. But Delta-8, thanks to its antiemetic ability, can cure nauseous feeling and it does not produce any adverse effects when consumed. It is also believed that Delta-8 can help prevent frequent vomiting and it also makes users feel more energetic.
- Appetite stimulant
Delta-8 flower can help increase your appetite as well as boost your memory loss. Just a few drops of this product will make you want to eat more. Apart from that, you will also feel more at ease since Delta-8 flower can help improve your concentration levels.
- Anti-inflammatory properties
Several studies have also shown that Delta-8 flower can treat pain and inflammation. This is due to its anti-inflammatory properties that can make it relieve pain quickly. You can typically use Delta-8 concentrate on the injured area.
How to use Delta-8 THC
Delta-8 THC is typically produced into a distillate form. That’s because it occurs in very low amounts in cannabis plants. This product can be distilled into a thick transparent liquid that resembles any CBD distillate.Delta-8 distillate is available in syringes or cartridges and can be vaporized using a standard weed pen.
There are also Delta-8 oil drops tinctures. The oil drops are flavored drops that you take by putting a few drops under the tongue. Since the body tends to absorb oil faster, you will experience its benefits faster than you would with other forms of Delta-8 flowers.
Delta-8 gummies are also available, and they are suitable for non-smokers or people with respiratory disorders who want to consume Delta-8 for its health benefits. The absorption generally takes place in the digestive tract. The Delta-8 flower then enters the bloodstream and into the liver.