Most people are familiar with cannabis plants and their extracts. Two of the plant’s main compounds are cannabidiol (CBD) and the psychoactive THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ). However, there is another less known cannabinoid, the Delta-8 THC. This compound has lately been among the fourth most researched cannabinoid. Like the other extracts from the cannabis plants, the thc delta 8 has many health benefits.
Effect of Delta-8 THC in the Human Body
While you may be aware that CBD has no mind-altering effect and THC causes mind-alteration or psychotic effect, you may wonder how delta 8 THC reacts with the human body. The compound is not as non-psychoactive as CBD, but it’s not as intense as the ordinary weed or THC. We can describe the effect of delta 8 as mellow. Those who use it describe its effect as a relaxing high, making them get into a peaceful or calm state. The users have clear heads and can go about their daily activities without any issue. Besides, they enjoy a sense of contentment, and a chill relaxation sweeps over them.
Benefits of Delta-8 THC
Studies indicate that delta-8 THC can attach to CB1 receptor cells all over the body. These receptors are components of the body’s endocannabinoid system that help control and sustain homeostasis (complete body balance). Due to the delta-8 lower psychotropic capacity than delta-9 THC, it has various significant benefits to the body. Below are some of the critical benefits of delta-8.
According to a 2004 study on delta-8 s effect on appetite, it emerged from the trial that even low doses of the compound increased desire for food. This is a vital advantage because the cannabinoid can help those suffering from illnesses that make them lose appetite. The compound stimulates food intake in such people and gives them some relaxation to help their bodies recover and repair themselves.
Due to its anti-emetic effects, delta-8 THC can help to eliminate nausea without causing other side effects. This effect is beneficial for children receiving chemotherapy treatment due to cancer. Children undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer were administered with delta-8 THC, and over 480 sessions, they witnessed 100% success in keeping their nausea low.
Delta-8 THC has analgesic properties, and they help to eliminate some of the pain. The cannabis extract can relieve pain to some extent. Those who benefit most from the compound’s pain relief are those with inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Even those with other pains can benefit too.