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What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is an isomer of CBD, a compound found abundantly within the hemp plant. It's been the hot take as of late for its abilities to produce similar effects to the more widely known delta-9 THC. Delta 8 THC is one of hundreds of known cannabinoids that comes from hemp and marijuana!
Delta-8 THC vs Delta-9 THC
What's all the hype about? Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol is close in chemical structure to delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound found in marijuana that is known to get you high.
Without going too far into the science, delta 8 only differs from delta 9 by the placement of the double bond between two atoms in the THC molecule! Delta 9 is bonded on the 9th carbon in the chain and delta 8 in bonded on the 8th. It's slight and subtle, but makes all the difference.
Delta 8, like delta 9 is a psychoactive - meaning - it'll get you high. This high shouldn't be confused with that of delta 9 as delta 8 gives the user a much more mild and manageable experience. Being only about 66% as potent as delta 9, delta 8 helps users maintain a clear head and steer clear of associated anxiety & paranoia.
What Does Delta 8 THC Feel Like
For those of us who turned to CBD for the benefits of marijuana without the intoxicating high, delta 8 can be the perfect middle ground between CBD and delta 9. Delta 8 users typically report a euphoric, fuzzy, and relaxing high free from undesirable effects that are known to come with marijuana which is rich in delta 9 THC.
Delta 8 is also known to:
- Calm nausea
- Promote restful sleep
- Stimulate appetite
- Calm mind
- Boost creativity
How To Take Delta 8 THC
If you already use CBD, you're in luck! Delta 8 is available in all of the same style CBD products you're used to like vaporizers, gummies, tinctures, and oils. At Veed, we make smooth tasting delta 8 disposable vaporizers that are formulated by chemists. You can find them here. The good thing about delta 8 is, however you prefer to take it, you can find products fit to your ideal delivery method.
Is Delta 8 THC Safe To Take?
Not all delta 8 is created equal. Being made in a lab, process, procedure, and standardization is key in the isomerization of delta 8 THC. At Veed, we're former pharmaceutical chemists, so we take our science seriously. This means executing under industry leading standards in the production of all of our products and raw materials. We always recommend sticking with a reputable company who lab tests and is transparent in their processes like Veed.
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All products made and formulated in our lab contain below 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.