Delta-8 is a type of THC that is an effective alternative for those who experience anxiety after smoking cannabis. The National Institute estimates on Drug Abuse that about 20% of cannabis smokers suffer from this often debilitating side effect. In addition, there have been many anecdotal reports from medical marijuana users who have reported success in relieving pain and seizures with Delta 8 gummies despite being nonresponsive to other cannabinoids.
Delta-8 THC is a natural form of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in both marijuana and industrial hemp. Most people agree that THC when ingested orally gives better results than when it is smoked or vaporized. Although smoking or vaping gives almost immediate effects, when consumed orally; the THC isn’t broken down by the liver as much as when it is burned and inhaled. This means that more of the THC from Delta 8 is available to be used by the body.
Delta 8 gummies has become increasingly popular among medical marijuana users who suffer from anxiety and chronic pain because unlike most other forms of cannabis; it does not seem to induce this sense of paranoia and anxiety.
Delta-8 is legal in most states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes because it does not contain the psychoactive properties of THC.
In addition to being a powerful appetite stimulant, cannabis has also been demonstrated to be an effective treatment against tumor growth in test subjects. Delta-8 THC has been found to increase apoptosis (programmed cell death) of cancer cells in the brain, breast and lungs by binding directly with CB1 receptors in these areas of the body. This means that marijuana, specifically Delta 8 THC may be able to treat cancer without causing damage to healthy cells in other parts of the body known as “body stacking”.
Delta-8 when ingested orally instead of being burned and inhaled as is done with smoking, allows the THC to pass through the liver and be converted into 11-OH-THC. This metabolite of Delta 7 has been found to be 4-5 times more effective at binding CB1 receptors in the brain than Delta 8 itself according to a study done by researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University.(VCU)