Delta-8 is one of the newest cannabinoids to catch the industry’s attention. Rare and difficult to extract, this cannabinoid shows extremely promising potential – not only for medicinal purposes but also in providing a preferred experience for some. With expertise, it can be extracted and made into a concentrated form for a variety of uses.
So what is Delta-8?
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve no doubt heard of THC – the abundant cannabinoid responsible for giving you that popular high feeling. While we tend to enjoy that “stoned” feeling, THC has also proven its worth in offering relief from nausea, sleep disorders, pain, and other issues including the treatment of seizures and tumors in some cases. (Sources: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32362667/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1159836/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/002432059500194B?via%3Dihub.)
It turns out that Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (more commonly known as the aforementioned THC) looks incredibly similar to a cannabinoid called Delta-8. With a striking family resemblance, Delta-8 differs from Delta-9 by only a slight shift in its chemical makeup. Delta-8 gets its name from its bond pattern on the 8th carbon chain (hence the 8 in its name) which differs from Delta-9 containing the same bond pattern on the 9th carbon chain. It’s amazing how different a profile it can present with such a subtle variation in chemical makeup.
What are the benefits of Delta-8?
The benefits of THC, in general, vary for each individual. Typically Delta-8 is known for its less psychoactive qualities when compared to Delta-9 THC. In contrast, it tends to have more calming and relaxing qualities. It connects to the body’s receptors CB1 (located in the brain and throughout the body) and CB2 (mostly found in the immune and gastrointestinal system), a bond that tends to give you a more full-body effect. Delta-8 has much to offer in terms of medical potential. Although the benefits of both cannabinoids differ for each user, if used correctly products containing Delta-8 might be used for:
When consumed, Delta-8 demonstrated anxiety-reducing qualities. Consumers described a very calm, focused high, without the anxiety that can come with typical Delta-9 THC consumption. It is a great alternative for those looking to manage their anxiety without the risk of impairment.
During a study, Delta-8 was used to treat nausea in eight pediatric cancer patients and proved to be effective if used before and for 24 hours after cancer treatment.
Compared to the reputable Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 can increase food consumption.
Pain and Anti-Inflammatory Effects
When applied topically, Delta-8 assisted in pain reduction and reduced inflammation.
Delta-8 is considered to be one of the cannabinoids that have been shown to possibly inhibit tumor growth.
Who else can benefit from products containing Delta-8 THC?
If you have found little relief from a CBD regiment you might find better luck with Delta-8 products. In addition, if you are:
- Experiencing a low tolerance to THC
- Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Struggling with a low libido
- Suffering from menstrual cramping
- Looking for a product with a longer shelf life
While there is much excitement at the prospect of Delta-8 and how it can help, medicating with cannabis has a varying effect for each individual. Of course, if you are medicating with cannabis and have any conditions or are on any other medications, make sure you discuss your options with a trusted doctor.
Our Delta-8 Products
Delta-8 is already making waves in the cannabis industry and we can’t wait for you to try it yourself. Trove is proud to offer this exciting new product in three different forms for you to enjoy.
Mobius – Beyond Pineapple Delta-8 Beverage (50mg)
Prepare for your journey to a realm resplendent with pineapple plantations that is familiar, welcoming and formulated. Formulated with agave nectar sweetness to guide you toward your best self. Whether shaken, stirred, or stripped-down to bare, original perfection let Möbius® Beyond introduce you to the uncommon cannabinoid, Delta-8 THC. A refined and limitless cannabis experience awaits.
Mobius – Flyright, Delta-8 Patch (50mg)
Mobius Flyright D8 wearable cannabis patch is designed to offer a metered transdermal absorption of cannabinoids through your skin for up to 8 hours. Peel and place on the inside of the wrist and D8 will offer a sophisticated, focused, and limitless experience.
Smokiez Edibles – Blue Raspberry Sour Delta-8 Fruit Chews 10pk (250mg)
These delicious fruit chews are a tasty and satisfying way to medicate! Each chew contains 25 mg of Delta-8-THC, and made with high clarity cannabis distillate for great taste. Vegan, Gluten, and Dairy Free.