If you joined us on Direct Delta 8 to learn about what delta 8 is, now you’re probably wondering, “how does delta 8 make you feel?” It’s exciting, for one thing, considering it’s federally legal. We touched on the benefits and effects of delta 8 in our last blog a little bit, but let’s dive a little deeper.
How delta 8 relates to CBD and THC
First off, we’ll catch you up fairly quickly about how delta 8 relates to CBD and THC. This relationship has a lot to do with how and why delta 8 makes you feel the way it does. Delta 8 is another derivative of Cannabis sativa or the hemp plant, making CBD, delta 8 THC, and delta 9 THC (or just THC) all in the same family. Seeing as delta 8 THC has “THC” in the name, you’re correct to assume that it’s a little more like delta 9 THC than CBD. If you’re also thinking that this means delta 8 produces a high whereas CBD does not, you’re correct again.
How most people experience delta 8
A lot of people know delta 9 THC for its sometimes potent high. While CBD also has the potential to make users feel good, too, people wonder if it gives them a body high. This isn’t true. However, with delta 8 THC on the other hand, a “body high” is the exact way most users describe the experience.
If you consider CBD, delta 8, and traditional THC on a spectrum, they fall just in that order in terms of their effects. This has to do with the fact that any cannabis product has to contain less than 0.3% THC to be federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. Therefore, CBD should have very little to no THC content. Delta 8 is THC in itself, but it’s also not.
- CBD will offer the mildest effects — if any noticeable ones at all — and no psychoactive effects. However, CBD has been shown to be beneficial for things like anxiety management and sleep promotion.
- Delta 8 will offer a calming, more mild high than THC. Users describe it as providing an uplifting feeling as well as a unique level of focus. It can be described as a body high with mild effects in the head. Delta 8 is said to relieve pain, anxiety, nausea, appetite issues, and more, according to the National Cancer Institute. Some studies also report that it may help with menstrual cramps, hangovers, and even traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
- THC will offer the most potent high for users, of course, and primarily offers a high that users feel in their head as well as their body.
How delta 8 is THC (but it isn’t)
If you’re confused about how delta 8 is THC, but it isn’t, this comes down to the fact that delta 8 is an isomer of delta 9 THC. This means that chemically speaking, the two are almost identical. However, they’re different enough — and produced in different ways — that you experience them differently. This is also why one is legal and one is not. Since delta 8 is naturally produced in much smaller quantities by the hemp plant, it must be extracted, isolated, refined, and converted from broader cannabis content.
Choosing the right delta 8 product
Naturally, like finding the right CBD product — or anything, for that matter — it takes time to find the right delta 8 product for you. Furthermore, how you experience delta 8 will also depend on factors unique to you. This means things like your health history, height, weight, and metabolism. Right here on Direct Delta 8, you can shop vape cartridges that conveniently fit tons of existing devices. You can also shop delicious gummies and edibles as well as delta 8 tinctures.
Looking for fast results? You want to choose a vape or tincture option. These delivery methods get the delta 8 content to your bloodstream the quickest. If you’re looking to chill out for a while and are more patient, you should go for a gummy option. Be careful of course, to observe serving sizes and follow any advice from your healthcare provider.