Delta-8 can be found in a small fraction of cannabis plants. You can also chemically synthesize it from CBD (cannabidiol), a compound widely known for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Because CBD does not stimulate cannabinoid receptors, it is not as intoxicating.
The current research on delta-8 THC products’ safety and efficacy is limited and the majority of evidence is anecdotal. Some reports suggest that delta-8 cannabis may be beneficial for some conditions. However, it is a good idea not to take any risks without consulting a qualified healthcare professional.
Mental Health Conditions
A 2021 study suggests that delta-8 THC is just as effective as delta-9 and pharmaceutical drugs. This could lead to fewer unwanted or adverse side effects.
Research showed that 51% of respondents used delta-8 THC for a variety of mental and medical conditions.
- Panic attacks or anxiety
- Depression or bipolar disorder
- Chronic pain
In addition, delta-8 THC has been found to have neuroprotective properties, meaning it may help protect the brain from damage. This could potentially be beneficial for people with depression, as depression has been linked to inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain.
Another potential benefit of delta-8 THC for depression is its ability to increase levels of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in regulating mood, motivation, and pleasure. Low levels of dopamine have been linked to depression, so increasing dopamine levels could potentially help alleviate symptoms of depression.
This article was written by a cannabinoid specialist at DRIP Cannabinoids. DRIP Cannabinoids joined the market in June 2020. We quickly established our mission: providing customers with the purest oil on the market, and in tandem providing a premium final product. Through each and every one of our products, DRIP strives to relieve people from the discomfort, stress, and anxiety of daily life by giving them access to cutting-edge cannabinoids such as Delta-10 and Delta-8 THC. DRIP’s formulas and procedures are all designed with the purity and safety of the customer in mind.