Delta 8 THC Benefits and Side Effects

Delta 8 THC is sometimes called ‘weak weed’ or ‘degraded THC’; while the world argues whether pot should be made legal and whether it’s as safe to use as enthusiasts proclaim, the same questions can be asked for Delta 8 as well.

Delta 8 THC Benefits

Given the fact that it belongs to the same family of plants (cannabinoid), Delta 8 boasts properties that are largely similar to THC. However, the actual benefits of using it are different in comparison to Delta 9, and some of the most notable ones include:

  1. Controlled high

The high obtained from using THC can sometimes be unpredictable, even overwhelming at times. The biggest difference between Delta 8 and Delta 9 is precisely the fact that the former offers a far more enjoyable, far more controllable experience. The psycho-activity of Delta 8 is less pronounced, and it completely eliminates some of the Delta 9’s biggest drawbacks – stress, anxiety, and paranoia.

  • Can be used for therapy

Just like medicinal marijuana, degraded THC has potent therapeutic properties in numerous fields. First and foremost, it can be used as a pain reliever, but it has also proven to be an effective tool for reducing stress. Best of all, the breadth of Delta 8’s reach in medicine is yet to be explored.

  • Can be consumed in a variety of ways
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Another similarity Delta 8 and 9 THC share between each other is the fact that you get to decide how you want to use them. Both can be smoked, ate, mixed with plants, or distilled into tasty juices. However, in the case of Delta 8 you may need larger quantities to achieve similar effects.

Delta 8 THC Side-effects

To be fair, THC (Delta 9) was researched far more extensively than Delta 8, but even still, certain conclusions can be drawn regarding its benefits and side effects. In a nutshell, it’s substantially safer and it boasts a higher medical potential than weed, but is it totally safe to use? These are some of the most prevalent side-effects of degraded THC:

  1. Varying heart-rate

THC users often suffer from increased heart-rate when the ‘trip’ turns bad. Panic and stress experienced in this state is often related to an increased pace of cardio-vascular activity. However, the scenario with Delta 8 is slightly different – the high is weaker, and the chances of you suffering anxiety or paranoia are minimal.

Even so, certain people have reported experiencing a rapid increase in heart-rate after which the rate significantly dropped, leaving them with feelings of sluggishness and lethargy. Using Delta 8 in tiny doses before your body can get accustomed to it is a sure-fire way to avoid this potential side-effect.

  • Clogged blood vessels

Some of the most severe cases of Delta 8 abuse resulted in clogged blood vessels, which was a direct consequence of mixing it with other opiates (such as large quantities of alcohol or THC, for example). Obviously, drinking in moderation and regulating your doses of Delta 8 rules out the possibility of this side-effect from occurring.

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