△8THC (D8) is another type of cannabinoid found in the hemp plant like CBD, CBC, CBG, CBDv, and so on.
While Δ8THC can alter and elevate your mood, it is much more functional than Δ9THC and far less intoxicating. It can give a moderate “buzz” but without the same levels of paranoia, intoxication or anxieties typically associated with delta 9 THC. Until recently this cannabinoid has not been widely available outside of the medical marijuana industry, but thanks President Trump and Congress, the groundbreaking legislation known as the 2018 FARM BILL allowed for cannabinoids like Δ8THC to be legalized federally and we are now able to begin quantifying all of its many potential benefits.
The thing to remember about THC is that it actually starts as THCA which is a non-psychoactive molecule. There is little-to-no psychoactive compound in the actual cannabis plant. It’s the process of aging over a prolonged period of time (and the UV exposure that goes along with it), or heating, which changes the molecular structure of THCA making it into delta-9 THC. This process is called decarboxylation. From here, small amounts of the delta-9 THC molecules will oxidize to become delta-8 THC. When used medicinally or for study, the delta-8 THC is isolated and extracted to make for larger dosing amounts than a person would get from smoking, vaping, or ingesting a standard cannabis flower.
Δ8THC users typically report feeling far more active and outgoing with increased confidence and almost none of the anxiousness and paranoia associated with Δ9THC usage. Δ8THC gives a more manageable “heady” feeling typically allowing for more activity while in use, compared to Δ9THC which tends to be felt more in the body and can often suppress physical activity.
If you are using cannabinoids and want to get stuff done, hang out with friends, or have a video game marathon, Δ8THC may be the better choice. If you’re looking to sit on the couch and watch a movie, Δ9THC may be the way to go.
As per the actual definition of delta-8 THC according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the molecule HAS “antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.” Much like delta-9 it binds to the CB1 receptor, but unlike delta-9 it is not associated with as strong psychoactive properties.
As early as 1974 a study came out that had been done to see if delta-8 had an effect on the immune system. What they found is that not only did it not detract from an immune response, but that it has cancer fighting abilities as well. The study looked at delta-8, delta-9, CBN, and CBD. In this particular study it was not CBD that showed the greatest effect, but rather delta-8 and delta-9. The study participants were mice, and after 10 days of treatment with delta-9 showed slowed tumor growth depending on dose. After 20 days of treatment with delta-8, the mice showed a decrease in the size of the actual tumor. In this instance the delta-8 was combined with CBN.
Unfortunately, this information, much like most medical information regarding the cannabis plant, seemed to be buried for quite some time.
Naturally occurring Delta 8 is legal. Synthetically produced Delta 8 is not. It’s important to purchase from a reputable distributor with 3rd party lab testing.
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Although it’s a THC, it does not have an intense high. Because of this, many people take it to help them with anxiety, sleep problems, and maybe even pain management, among other reasons. Due to its potential, various companies are already selling delta-8 THC products, both online and offline
Our Delta 8 THC tincture contains a broad spectrum hemp extract with Delta 8 THC, other cannabinoids, and terpenes for maximum effectiveness. Uses MCT as the carrier oil. The terpenes give this product a plant taste, so be aware of that.
With Δ8THC having minimal drug testing research, it is not clear if a consumer of Δ8THC products would fail or pass a drug test. We have had consumer reports of both negative and positive and drug tests while using Δ8THC products. Because Δ8THC is so closely related to Δ9THC it is possible it can show up positively on a drug test the same way Δ9THC would. Most traditional drug screen panels test for the presence of cannabinoids, Δ8THC being a cannabinoid. It is not typical that a common drug screen panel would screen for certain cannabinoids to know if the consumer is using Δ8THC or Δ9THC.
All cannabinoids are assumed to show the presence of cannabis in this case. It is advised that the use of any products that contain THC content should be used at your own discretion.
Delta 8 only exists as about .01% of dried cannabis flowers, whether higher THC (marijuana) or lower THC (hemp).
RESTART CBD Delta 8 premium flower strains include our outdoor-grown hemp flower. All our flower is tested and validated for safety and cannabinoid potency. It is high-quality, organically grown in USA from Oregon. The best state for outdoor grown hemp.
It’s then infused with an organic and naturally derived distillate of Delta 8.
This product may not be for everyone. Start with a small amount and wait 24 hours to see how your body reacts before consuming more.
Hemp flower is appealing if you like the almost instant effects. Hemp flower doesn’t have an addictive opponent and is non-psychoactive compared to it’s marijuana cousin. And it couldn’t be more different to tobacco which contains nicotine, an extremely addictive compound. Now infused with Delta 8, for even more benefits.
Inhaled cannabinoids responds more quickly than oils, edibles and capsules. Nothing beats the rapid delivery of cannabinoids into the bloodstream than smoking flower, although vaped cannabinoid kicks in at the same rate. Once in the bloodstream, they disperse all over the body, and even into the brain, allowing for several therapeutic effects.
Then there’s the pure pleasure of rolling a joint, and enjoying in the delicious, complex flavors of flower. Smoking hemp is therapeutic, but it can also be social, and a healthier option than smoking THC-laden marijuana or nicotine cigarettes.
You should experience a mellow high, and you may also notice a deep sense of calm, relaxation, and even heightened focus. You may feel more energized, too. Apart from these usual effects, delta-8 gummies may also increase your appetite and alleviate pain and inflammation.
The amount of time it takes largely depends on your method of consumption. For instance, if you are taking Delta 8 via an edible (such as a gummy), it might take between 60 to 90 minutes before your body can begin to digest and absorb it. After that, the effects should hit a peak and then last about 3 to 8 hours.
You can use delta 8 THC whenever you feel like it. Just one thing to note is that high doses can be a bit soporific (tends to induce drowsiness or sleep.)
There is a variety of Delta 8 brands and products on the market, but most with no real explanation on what the differences are. Moreover, many Delta 8 products are untested, and companies are legally bound to refrain from making claims about their products. It is up to the buyer or users to figure out what works for them. As for us, RESTART Delta 8 50MG and RESTART Delta 8 CBN gummies are the edible winners, followed by RESTART D8 Flower and D8 Vape 850.
WARNING: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Consult your health-care provider before taking if you are pregnant, nursing or have any medical conditions. Do not operate heavy equipment after use. Do not take if allergic to hemp, Delta-8 or related products. Product and statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.