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Undeniable Benefits of Delta 8 for Health

With cannabis legalization in the USA, there has been consistent research on various compounds found in this amazing plant. You may already be aware of popular ones like CBD and THC. But did you know that this plant produces one more unusual cannabinoid called Delta 8 THC? It has taken cannabis lovers by surprise with its unique properties and benefits. Like any other plant-based compound, you should do your homework before taking D-8 THC, though.

So here are some health benefits of D-8 compounds.

What Is Delta 8?

Delta 8 THC is an active cannabinoid that comes from plants. Hemp is used to producing it, as it has psychoactive properties. In existence, there are over 100 cannabinoids, and the bulk of them bind to delta-8. 

As compared to Delta 9, it has a more soothing and calming effect. It’s a mood-altering substance that’s still a CBD isomer. Hemp is used to produce CBD. THC is a cross of hemp, CBD, and THC Delta 9, in a nutshell. D-8 THC decreases fear, calms the body’s stress response, boosts mood and energy, increases hunger, and alleviates aches and pains.

Health Benefits of Delta 8

Delta 8 or THC is far from the rogue compound a portion of the public imagines it to be. It is primarily because of the misinformation or prejudice surrounding plants of the genus Cannabis. When administered in association with CBD and the proper doses, it promotes a series of health benefits, including treating severe illnesses. 

Although science needs more conclusive studies, with what is already known, it is possible to say that tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the most valuable compounds for medicine.

  1. Treatment of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease characterized by increased intraocular pressure and leads to blindness. One way to combat it is to use THC, which reduces the eye’s internal stress with its transient effects.

  1. Helps Prevent Inflammation

The anti-inflammatory properties of THC and cannabidiol are already well known. Therefore, they are useful in treating inflammatory diseases, including those of the gastrointestinal tract, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. They also have proven effectiveness in dealing with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions.

  1. Increased Appetite

Perhaps one of the most widely documented uses of THC and CBD is as an appetite stimulant, especially in people with HIV. In these patients, drugs produced based on tetrahydrocannabinol have been successfully administered for some decades, helping to mitigate the effects of anorexia resulting from the disease. In any case, people affected by anorexia due to psychological or psychiatric disorders can also be treated.

  1. Pain Reduction

Another well-known use of Delta 8 is combating and reducing pain; it has been used for the same purpose for a long time. In general, cannabinoids promote an anti-pain effect, acting on receptors in the brain and various tissues. Dronabinol (a specific form of tetrahydrocannabinol) has been widely prescribed and marketed in several countries for oral use to reduce pain sensitivity.

  1. Palliative Care in Cancer

Besides all the benefits mentioned above, THC is also effective in cancer patients’ palliative care. After all, in addition to the anti-pain effect, it can also reduce symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, common in people undergoing chemotherapy. Many scientific studies  are investigating or have investigated the potential of THC in helping cancer treatment in its most varied forms.   

As this guide discussed, the relevant role played by Delta 8 or THC as an active substance in drugs used in various treatments is evident. It is expected that, soon, Cannabis-based medicines will be more accessible to the population in our country that would benefit so much from them.

Atticus Bennett: Atticus, a sports nutritionist, provides dietary advice for athletes, tips for muscle recovery, and nutrition plans to support peak performance.