What is Delta 8?

What is delta 8 

There is a lot of talk about the new cannabinoid delta-8-THC.  Little do people know it is not new at all.  The first documentation of delta-8-THC was in 1974.  In a study According to the US National Cancer Institute, delta-8-THC is defined as a counterpart of THC with effects that prevent the aging of nerve cells, relieves pain, fights anxiety and panic attacks, and inhibits nausea.  Delta- 8-THC binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors in the central nervous system, exhibiting less than 65-70% of the potency found in delta-9-THC. 

Delta-8-THC is associated with several health benefits.  One benefit, in particular, is its cancer-fighting abilities. In 1974 a study examining mice with tumors found that delta-9 slowed tumor growth after many days, while delta-8-THC combined with CBN caused the tumors to shrink after 20 days.

Delta 8 THC comes with many positive effects.  First,  it is a great mood booster that gives you energy while still keeping you calm and relaxed.  Secondly, it soothes aches and pains, the number one reason people turn to hemp and cannabis as alternative medicine.  The number two reason people experiment with hemp and cannabis, insomnia.   Sleep-related problems affect 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes.  The ability of delta 8  THC to relax the body and mind is a driving force when it comes to consumers’ purchase decisions.

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