Delta 8 THC: What You Need to Know

Delta 8 THC Basics

You probably already know that the cannabis plant contains over 100 individual cannabinoids. Cannabinoids, cannabis-specific plant components, are unique because they feed the endocannabinoid systems of all mammals. Endocannabinoid systems are responsible for helping the body maintain and achieve homeostasis. The body sends cannabinoids directly to the cannabinoid receptors found in all systems of the body. Each receptor is associated with a specific bodily function, such as maintaining a sleeping cycle, supporting mood, supporting the immune system, digestive process, or anything else the body does to maintain functional well-being.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that we have been experimenting with for a while. CBD is the most dominant compound of the hemp plant and the easiest to isolate. CBD is not the only cannabinoid found in hemp. It can have unique effects through regulatory actions.

What Is Delta-8 Exactly?

It’s a cannabinoid found in cannabis. In the hemp plant, you will only find it in small amounts, usually less than 0.1%.

We’re talking about Delta 9 THC when we discuss marijuana’s psychoactive qualities. Up to 30% of marijuana’s chemical makeup can be Delta 9 THC. This cannabinoid is known to cause a high. It’s also the reason marijuana, which contains only 0.3% cannabinoid, is illegal.

Delta 8, derived from hemp, is also psychoactive. It binds to CB1 receptors in the nervous system. The unique thing about Delta 8 is that it double binds with cannabinoid receptors. This is where the name comes from.

It is fascinating to note that Delta 8 is both an isomer and Delta 9 THC as well as CBD. Its molecular structure is identical, but the molecules are arranged differently. Delta 8 is also a degraded version of Delta 9. When organic compounds degrade, we know they weaken. Because it has already undergone the oxidation process, this product is chemically stable.

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