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What Is Delta-8 & Is It Good For Relief?

By November 9, 2021 February 19th, 2022 EndoCannabinoid Science, Health & Wellness


What is Delta-8? 

Delta-8 is a milder variance of cannabis which contains the main active ingredient from Delta-9 THC. The  Delta-8 is a cannabinoid that is found naturally in cannabis but is only found in small amounts. It is commonly converted in a laboratory. The main difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 is the location of the double bond. Delta-8 has the double bond on the 8th carbon in the chain, Delta-9 on the 9th. Delta-8 actually can boost a channel in the brain that plays a role in learning and memory. This creates less of a head high and more mental clarity. Delta-8 is packed full of medicinal values which can help fight anxiety and panic, also combat vomit and nausea, can help to stimulate your appetite, and also acts as a painkiller. Studies have shown that Delta-8 THC is similar to Delta-9 THC, but however has different benefits and effects. Delta-8 consists less potent psychotropic effects in equivalence to Delta-9.


How can you use it Delta-8?

Delta-8 can be taken in many forms including: hemp flower, vape oil or cartridges, edibles, capsules, bath products and more. Vaping is the most recommended way to use Delta-8 because it is known to boost mood and promote calm feelings, while simultaneously giving you energy and also a motivational boost.



How long will the Delta-8 effects last?

If you are into vaping, you could experience the effects pretty quickly compared to other methods of intake. The onset time can be about 1–6 minutes. The effects can last for at least 5 hours, peaking somewhere between 30 minutes and 2.5 hours. With Edibles you can expect an onset of its effects beginning at 30 minutes up to 2 hours. However, the effects may vary with each individual and body type as well as frequency of use and the concentration of Delta-8 THC in the product used.