Some people are calling Delta-8 THC “The hemp industry’s new favorite cannabinoid.” While this might be a little bit of an exaggeration, there are good reasons for such pronouncements. Delta-8 THC offers a real legal high, and that is something that tends to be pretty rare. Apart from that, it has some specific medical benefits that are not derived from most other cannabinoids.
Still, a lot of people are refraining from trying Delta-8 because it is both expensive and new. People like to stick with what they know, and not a lot of people know about this substance. Until the government finds some excuse to make it illegal, Delta-8 will offer a host of benefits for those who can afford them. To find out if you want to try Delta-8 for yourself, keep reading, and you will learn about its benefits.
Although it doesn’t have the same kind of strong effect as its cousin (Marijuana), Delta-8 will get you stoned. It is a lucid and well-controlled sort of high, so you don’t have to worry about doing something stupid. Its effects are significantly more subtle than those of alcohol…that’s for sure! There really is something to be said for the act of relaxing with a nice bowl of Delta-8. After a hard day at work, there is virtually nothing better.
This one might not seem like a big deal, but let’s consider this fact: A lot of illnesses and health problems are caused by stress. Sure, stress may not be the primary factor for many illnesses, but it is a secondary factor for all kinds of them. A mild psychoactive like this can be just the thing to blow off steam and make your life easier.
2. Makes A Great Nausea Medicine
Like Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 makes a great anti-emetic (anti-nausea medication). Delta-9 is often prescribed to chemotherapy patients in order to deal with nausea/appetite issues that usually accompany that form of treatment. This study from 1995seems to prove that point conclusively. Researchers used Delta-8 on young cancer patients in the same way that Delta-9 might be used. By the end of the study, they found that Delta-8 could do the same job with fewer side effects.
3. Better Appetite Control
Everyone knows that Cannabis gives you “the munchies,” and that quality comes mainly from THC. Being a close analog of regular THC, Delta-8 also stimulates the appetite and helps the body to regulate its nutrition. Here is just one of the studiesthat have proven this fact. By testing these compounds on mice, they arrived at several interesting conclusions.
The mice who were given the Delta-8 showed a greater level of cognitive function, being able to solve problems and puzzles more quickly. All of these mice had recently completed a weight-loss experiment, and many of them were underweight as a result. Supplementation with Delta-8 caused all of the mice to increase their food intake by about 16%. Here’s the strange part, though: The mice didn’t gain weight during this exercise. In fact, most of them lost a little bit of body mass. This brings up the interesting possibility that Delta-8 could be useful for weight loss.
4. Reduces Pain And Inflammation
This is a benefit that is normally associated with CBD, but it can easily be seen to result from the use of Delta-8 as well. When we think of effective pain relievers, Cannabis may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the ancients used the plant for pain relief as long as 2,500 years ago (if Chinese sources are correct). In recent history, people have come to believe that those benefits are derived entirely from CBD, but we can now show that Delta-8 plays a role as well.
This study examined the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of Delta-8 on mice with serious eye injuries. These injuries involved the cornea, so most of the test subjects were vision-impaired. This experiment is ethically questionable because the researchers artificially induced ocular damage in the mice. Their corneas were deliberately damaged with caustic chemicals, and most were euthanized after the experiment was over. In spite of all that, they did prove that Delta-8 reduced the pain and inflammation associated with chemically-induced eye injuries.