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Exploring the Potential Benefits of Delta 8 THC

by Galaxy Treats on November 10, 2021

Delta-8 THC is making headlines as the hemp-derived form of THC that can still yield an uplifting experience and a mild high. However, most people are not yet familiar with all of the delta 8 benefits that may come along with the experience.

Because delta-8 is not quite so intoxicating, this cannabinoid is getting a lot of interest. In other words, people who enjoy the therapeutic effects of delta-9 THC can try delta-8 without worrying about some of the negative effects of the more intoxicating form of THC. So, just what benefits does delta-8 offer? Let's get a closer look. 

What is delta 8?

Delta-8 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in hemp. The cannabinoid can be called by different names, such as D8THC, D8, or even THC-8. Not to be confused with delta-9 THC—the primary psychoactive agent found in cannabis, delta-8 is a less potent type of THC that is somewhat psychoactive and may offer alluring therapeutic properties.

Delta 8 THC from Cannabis Plants

Delta-8 does exist in all cannabis plants naturally, but it can also be converted by exposing cannabidiol (CBD) to catalysts like heat or solvents. Therefore, because D8 can be hemp-derived and is not delta-9 THC, it is still considered legal in most states in the country and is legal on a federal level. 

To find out more about the delta-8 cannabinoid, be sure to check out our in-depth blog here

What are the benefits of delta 8?

Delta-8 may be known as the alternative path to an uplifted mood, but this cannabinoid has much to offer in the way of therapeutic value just the same. A lot of what we currently know about delta-8 is from preliminary research and anecdotal reports, but the information does paint the cannabinoid in a positive light. 

May encourage appetite 

One similarity delta-8 has with delta-9 is that it may encourage your appetite if you really need to eat or are struggling with some kind of illness. An animal study performed in 2004 found that delta-8 could potentially stimulate the appetite, even at low doses. Even more noteworthy, the animals seem to maintain a good level of cognitive function in spite of the delta-8 intake. The National Cancer Institute actually points out in their literature that delta-8 may be appetite-stimulating. 

Delta 8 THC Encourages Appetite

Could support better sleep

Problems with sleep interfere with everything from your ability to concentrate at work to the mood you have throughout the day. If lack of quality sleep is getting in the way, you may want to give delta-8 a try. While the research on delta-8 THC for sleep is not yet established, many anecdotal reports from D8 users state that the cannabinoid helps them get better sleep and sometimes helps them to fall asleep faster. This should be no surprise since delta-9 also has sleep-supporting qualities

May offer neural protection 

Delta-8 THC has some neuroprotective properties, even though those properties and how they could benefit humans are not fully understood just yet. Essentially, delta-8 seems to alter the acetylcholine (ACh) levels in the hippocampus and cortex of the brain. These actions are of particular interest to researchers because ACh regulates nerve impulses and could play a role in many neuropathic conditions.  

Could help with pain 

One of the more noteworthy benefits of delta 8 THC is the fact that it has analgesic properties much like delta-9 THC. The way D8 interacts with the endocannabinoid system is the reason behind this action; the cannabinoid binds to specific receptors, it may alter how pain is perceived by the neural system. One of the better reasons to try D8 for pain is the fact that it may help get you through discomfort without leaving you totally unproductive. 

Delta 8 THC Could Help with Pain

May help you focus 

D8 THC is often touted by productive people who are looking for effects similar to delta-9 THC but without the major fog that can come along with the experience. One great attribute of delta-8 is that it can help you focus on the tasks you need to get done without actually impeding your productivity. So, if you have a major project that you need to focus on, delta-8 may actually support your efforts. 

Could support a natural state of relaxation 

Stress, anxiety, panic—these are uncomfortable emotions to contend with, but delta-8 THC may help. The uplifting effects of the cannabinoid may help you shift away from anxious thoughts and feelings so you can better cope with life's stresses. Unlike delta-9 THC, delta-8 does not seem to be anxiety-invoking, which means you can use this cannabinoid to relax and unwind without feeling paranoia. 

May deter nausea 

If you frequently deal with something like motion sickness or get nauseous easily, delta-8 may be worth a try. The cannabinoid seems to offer antiemetic effects, which means it may deter nausea. Something as simple as eating a Blue Razz Rocket Delta-8 Gummy may help you get through a road trip or boat ride if you normally feel a bit nauseous with the motion. 

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Discover the Delta 8 Benefits for Yourself 

Whether you are curious about the psychoactive effects of delta 8 or interested in delta-8's therapeutic potential, the cannabinoid is definitely one to consider for a trial run. For a straightforward experience with a well-tested delta-8 THC product, be sure to check out our collection at Galaxy Treats. Don't forget—we even offer sample packs for an inexpensive first-time experience!
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