Delta 8 THC is a compound found in hemp and marijuana plants. If you’re interested in trying THC gummies with Delta 8, this definitive guide has all the information you need about this compound.
What Is Delta 8 THC?
What Is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC (delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol) is a THC compound found in the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and the hemp plant).
Like all cannabinoids, Delta 8 THC binds to cannabinoid receptors found in the endocannabinoid system in our body. This compound produces milder effects than Delta 9 THC and is unlikely to make you high.
Delta 8 THC Effects
The effects of Delta-8 THC will make you feel relaxed and may produce a mild euphoric effect. However, this compound won’t make you high unless you take a lot of it. When it comes to nama Delta 8 THC gummies, you can expect the following effects when you take the recommended dosage (one gummy with 12.5 mg of Delta 8):
- inflammation reduction
- pain relief
- insomnia relief
- mild euphoria
- mild anxiety relief
Delta 8 THC Benefits
Delta 8 has a variety of benefits for physical and mental health. The potential benefits of Delta-8 include:
- chronic pain relief
- alleviating inflammation caused by chronic conditions such as Psoriatic arthritis and multiple sclerosis
- anxiety and stress relief
- mood-boosting properties
- relaxation and insomnia relief
Does Delta 8 Get You High?
Though very high amounts of Delta-8 THC can get you high, this compound shouldn’t cause psychoactive effects at normal doses. Instead, Delta 8 will make you feel relaxed and may slightly uplift your mood. Gummies that contain Delta 9 THC have stronger psychoactive effects than those containing Delta 8 THC.
How Long Does it Take for Delta 8 to Kick in?
It takes about 30 minutes to an hour for Delta 8 to kick in if you’re taking it in edible form. Edibles need time to digest and get absorbed by your intestines. Therefore, you should wait for at least an hour (ideally, an hour and a half) after taking an edible with Delta 8 before taking more.
How Long Does a Delta 8 High Last?
You’ll feel the effects of Delta 8 THC for about eight hours after taking an edible. Its effects will be strongest during the first four hours and slowly subside during the next four.
Is Delta-8 THC Safe?
Delta 8 THC is generally safe to consume and does not produce any serious adverse effects or safety concerns, so long as you buy Delta 8 products from reputable companies.
Delta-8-THC production often requires turning CBD into Delta 8, because hemp plants only have small amounts of this compound, making it hard to extract.
When shopping for Delta 8 products, go with CO2-extracted ones, as CO2 extraction is much safer than other extraction methods.
Our Delta 8 gummies, as well as our other edibles, are made from the highest quality hemp extracts. Each batch is tested for purity and potency, so you can be certain that you’re taking a premium product when consuming our edibles.
What Happens if You Take Too Much Delta 8?
Taking too much Delta 8 can cause short-term adverse effects such as increased heart rate, a drop in blood pressure, dizziness, and nausea. These side effects should subside within a few hours.
If you experience these side effects, make sure to hydrate, eat something, and try to relax. If you take the recommended dosage of nama gummies (one gummy), you’re unlikely to take too much Delta 8.
Does Delta 8 Have Long-Term Side Effects?
According to consumer reports and adverse event reports, there are no long-term side effects of taking Delta 8. Of course, if you notice any persistent adverse events after taking Delta 8, consult with a healthcare professional.
Is Delta 8 THC Legal?
Products containing Delta-8 THC are federally legal if they are made in compliance with two conditions set by the 2018 Farm Bill—if they are derived from hemp and if the product in question contains no more than 0.3% of THC by dry weight.
Though these conditions make Delta-8 legal on a federal level, it is illegal in fourteen states:
- New York
- Rhode Island
All nama CBD products, including our edibles with Delta 9 and Delta 8, are compliant with conditions set by the Farm Bill. This makes all our Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC products federally legal in the US.
Delta 8 THC vs Delta 9 THC
Chemically, Delta 8 is quite similar to Delta-9 THC. The only difference between Delta-8-THC and Delta-9-THC is the placement of carbon double bonds, which are located on the eighth carbon atom for Delta 8 THC and the ninth atom for Delta 9 THC.
When it comes to the effects they produce, Delta 8 is about half as strong as Delta 9. People with experiences with Delta-8-THC and Delta 9 THC report that Delta 8 produces a milder effect.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research, participants called Delta-8-THC Delta-9-THC’s nicer younger sibling due to its relatively mild effects.
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FAQ on Delta 8 THC
Is Delta 8 synthetic?
Delta 8 THC can either be natural or synthetic. Natural Delta 8 is extracted from hemp and cannabis plants. However, since there is not a lot of Delta 8 present in cannabis and hemp, many companies make Delta 8 synthetically from CBD.
Is Delta 8 the same as THC?
Delta 8 is a form of THC. Other forms of THC include Delta 9 and Delta 10 THC. Each of these compounds produce slightly different effects, with Delta 9 having the strongest effects and Delta 10 the mildest.
What percent of THC is in Delta 8?
Delta 8 is a THC compound, so it is 100% THC. However, when it comes to Delta 8 THC products, in order for them to be legal on a federal level in the US, they can’t have more than 0.3% of hemp-derived Delta 8 by dry weight. Our Delta 8 THC product, Elevate gummies, is compliant with these conditions and contains 12.5 mg of Delta 8 per gummy.
What is the difference between CBD and Delta 8?
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta 8 THC are both cannabinoids, but that’s where their similarities end. The main difference between THC and CBD is that the first can produce a high, while the latter can’t. Even though Delta 8 is a mild form of THC, it can produce a high when taken in high doses, while CBD won’t cause a high no matter how much of it you take.
Can Delta 8 put you in a coma?
No, Delta 8 can’t put you in a coma. All cannabis products, including those with Delta 8 THC, are safe to consume and have no long-term risks, as you can’t overdose on cannabinoids, even if you take too much. Still, we suggest sticking with recommended dosages when taking Delta 8, as high doses certainly can cause some short-term discomfort.
Does Delta 8 show up on drug tests?
Yes, Delta 8 does show up on drug tests that test for THC. If you are taking Delta 8, you will likely test positive for THC even if you don’t consume any other THC compound. Therefore, if you’re expecting to have drug testing done soon, refrain from taking Delta 8 and all other cannabis compounds for about a month beforehand.
Do CBD products contain Delta 8 THC?
Some CBD products contain Delta 8 THC, while others don’t. Products, such as CBD oils that contain a CBD isolate or a broad spectrum CBD extract don’t contain any THC, while full spectrum CBD products do contain THC compounds, including Delta 8.
If you’d like to give full spectrum CBD a try, we recommend our delicious vegan CBD gummies. And, if you want to learn more about the differences between CBD extracts, check out our comparison of broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD to see which type of CBD is right for you.
What are the women’s health benefits of taking Delta 8?
Delta 8 THC provides an array of benefits for women. For one, THC was shown to be beneficial in the treatment of many forms of cancer, including breast cancer. Medical cannabis can also aid in weight loss and is often used to treat period pain, as well as pain and nausea associated with many chronic illnesses.
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