Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol or D8 for short is a powerful and popular psychoactive substance found in marijuana. Although it has similar physical and mental effects to THC, it has none of the harmful side effects that the latter compound might have. This makes it highly desirable for use by both the medical and recreational community.
It is also said to have some unique advantages over THC. This particular Delta-8 synthetic THC is much more potent than THC and it can be harder to get in the body. The advantages of delta 8 gummies are that it is not addictive and it does not produce the same “high” effect that other cannabis compounds do.
When compared to other synthetic cannabis compounds, Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol has unique advantages. For one, it is far less addictive and it acts similarly to THC. In fact, when administered at low to moderate doses, it has similar effects as THC; it produces a soothing and calming effect in the brain. Additionally, it does not cause the same level of dependency as other synthetic substances. In fact, users only need a small amount of the substance to feel the effects and since the body produces little or no dopamine, it does not create a “high” like the high produced by THC.
It is interesting to note that this delta-8 thc is an inactive form of the endocannabinoid system. It is this inactive form that causes people to experience the two common side effects of taking delta-8 thc. These side effects are undesirable:
One of the most notable side effects of delta-8 thc is the loss of appetite. Although some medical experts claim that it is a body for reducing appetite while taking in the cannabis, others argue that it works in the opposite way. Ingestion of small amounts of delta-8 thc can decrease appetite because it has no appetite suppressants in it. Instead, it just tricks the brain into believing that there is not enough food in the body to satiate the hunger. In addition to this, users may experience nausea if they drink large amounts of delta-8 thc.
Another interesting side effect of delta-8 thc is the increase in blood pressure. Since the delta-8 THC has no psychoactive properties of its own, it has the ability to increase heart rate and blood pressure by acting as a milder stimulant. This can result in heart attack, hypertension, or even a stroke. However, this effect is not considered dangerous. It simply serves to illustrate that delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is not as dangerous as many media sources have led us to believe.
The final, and arguably the most potent side effect of delta-8 THC products is addiction. Users who consume large amounts of CBD will suffer from a psychological addiction to the Cannabinoids. It is this mental addiction which makes ingesting these products a danger.
Simply put, even though the Cannabinoids seem less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco, when abused, they become habit forming. A recent study done on hemp-derived CBD found that three out of four people suffered from CBD overdose compared to those who consumed alcohol only.