You might have heard of CBD and THC but did you know that there are different versions of THC? There exist different extracts from the Hemp plant which include CBD and THC. Just like CBD has CBG, THC has Delta-9 and Delta-8. We decided to inform you about the difference between CBD and Delta 8 THC; and why this is something you might want to try.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for “cannabidiol”; which is the second-most abundant Cannabinoid molecule naturally occurring in the cannabis or hemp plant. The most abundant molecule in the cannabis or hemp plant is of course THC. This is the psychoactive chemical that makes users feel “high” which CBD does not do. According to the US National Library of Medicine CBD does have an impact on the brain. However, according to studies it interacts with the brain's pain receptors. Although, there are things still unknown, researchers are discovering more and more everyday about CBD.
The most popular way of taking CBD is through CBD Tinctures. You are able to take CBD Oil sublingual which means you add it under your tongue then swallow. Other popular methods include using CBD Topicals which are lotions, balms, and creams. Also, you are able to smoke or vape certain types of CBD. You will only want to vape or smoke certain types of CBD which would be labeled specifically for that use.
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is one of the 100+ cannabinoids in hemp. Processors extract and do their processes to concentrate it since it only exists naturally in small percentages within the flowers. Like other cannabinoids, it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system to bring on its psychotropic effects. So keeping in mind the difference in the natural quantities of Delta 8 in hemp; but when concentrated it interacts with the nervous system similarly to Delta-9 THC.
The big difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 is in the chemistry. The location of the double bond is the 8th carbon atom in Delta-8 THC; and the location of the double bond is the 9th carbon atom in Delta-9 THC. This causes the THC to react differently with the endocannabinoid system. These small differences make a big difference in the way we react to Delta-8 THC. Our Delta-8 products sold under Delta Effex come from hemp.
The Difference Between CBD and Delta 8 THC
- It is non-psychoactive
(doesn't get you high)
- It lightly binds CBD1 receptors
- High probability of not showing up on a drug test
- Low or undetectable amounts of THC
- Everyone reacts differently to it
- It is psychoactive
(can give you a head change)
- It binds CB1 Receptors
- High probability that it will show up on a drug test
- Low or undetectable amounts of CBD
- Euphoric head change
Where to buy Delta-8 THC
This product is fairly new so finding out where to buy Delta-8 THC can be difficult. Luckily one of the latest products from Savage Brands are Delta-8 Products. These products are potent with Delta-8 and will be available for purchase by August 1, 2020 on the Delta Effex website. Also, local shops like Healthy Hemp Outlet proudly carries Delta Effex Delta-8 THC products.
If you have ever used Cannabis (Marijuana) you know the type of head change it can give you. Delta-8 THC on the other hand can give you a less-foggy feeling. Also, it can give you a slight "buzz" but it won't be as potent as Delta-9 THC.