Delta-8 THC is a cannabidiol that has the moniker of being known as “diet weed.” We all know that marijuana is a substance that has been officially banned since the 1960s. But that hasn’t stopped use or testing to find ways around using the illegal substance.
Delta-8 THC is a naturally occurring compound found in both hemp and marijuana plants. It is important to know that Delta-8 THC is synthetically produced. Because most Delta-8 THC is produced in labs, it is more potent than anything found naturally in nature. There are little to no regulations from the FDA on the potency of the compound, which in some cases can products containing Delta-8 to be milder.
Delta-8 THC is a form of CDB that is lab-created.
It can be produced along with other chemicals. So it is also not proven to be safe. While it does give a milder effect, it is not on the standard many say is produced from using cannabis. It is said to produce a fuzzy, euphoric high like cannabis. Some have said it helps with symptoms like stress, depression, and chronic pain. There is minuscule research from the FDA or CDC to support these statements as Delta-8 THC is a loophole product. It contains the .3% THC. But when created with other chemicals, it is not known if it is entirely safe for use.
Delta-8 has been said to not be as strong as other cannabidiols.
It has been known to help with mood swings, thoughts, and the expression of feelings. But there is still little to no testing to solidify these findings. Common side effects found in THC such as anxiety, paranoia, and drowsiness are less potent in Delta-8. The psychoactive effects of Delta-8 are not as strong as other cannabidiols or THC itself.
In fact, Delta-8's effect on the body is said to open receptors on motor skills, mood, hunger, body temperature, and alertness as it interacts with your body’s nervous system. Users say Delta-8 can also:
- Calm nausea
- Boost appetite
- Ease pain relief
- Boost mental health
- Prevent vomiting during cancer treatments
*These benefits have only come from users and not government research as that is still an ongoing process.
Short-term side effects of Delta-8 use.
Short-term side effects of Delta-8 THC use could possibly include:
- Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Hallucinations or psychosis
- Shaking or tremors
- Loss of consciousness
Do your research.
Overall the best thing you can do is to always refer to a professional who could give you the pros and cons on CBD, THC, Delta-8 use. Many of these alarming side effects could be caused by underlying issues or even overuse. Before using any products, it is important to research them and know the state of yourself, both mind and body.
Delta-8 THC is CBD. The overall purpose of CBD is to help. But it is important to know what you are using to be safe. Hopefully, you find what works for you and that this little research can help you prosper.