ON SALE--CBD Delta-8 Drops - 750mg of D8 + D9 THC
Delta-8 Drops - 750mg of D8 + D9 THC
This tincture has a unique blend of cannabinoids that is very high in Delta8-THC, moderate in Delta9-THC, and low amounts of CBC, CBG, CBN.
Over 750mg of combined D8 + D9 THC in every 1 ounce bottle!
The updated legal definition of hemp, set by Congress in the 2018 Farm Bill, is:
"the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis."
This is the language that allows for Delta8 THC, which is an isomer that is derived from hemp and our Delta8 Drops are less than .3% Delta9 THC concentration.
What is Delta-8?
What’s in a Name?
The “delta” part of the name is a part of organic chemistry notation that means there is a double bond in the structure. It’s the same sort of notation when you hear about Omega-3 vs. Omega-6 fatty acids. The only difference is where there is a double bond.
Cannabinoids have a two-ring structure at their core, and delta-8 THC has a double bond on the number 8 carbon atom, and delta-9 THC has a double bond on the number 9 carbon atom.
This means that there are extra electrons in a slightly different position, so they interact with receptors in a different way.
Pretty small difference, but it can have far reaching effects.
Differences Between Delta-8 and Delta-9
Both of these versions of tetrahydrocannabinol bind primarily to CB1 receptors in the brain, competing for the exact same binding sites.
Interestingly, while delta-8 is somewhat less psychoactive than its more famous delta-9 cousin, at (approximately) 67% as strong, it still gives a high, just a little toned down. In addition, it has a number of positive health benefits – all because of a small shift in electrons. According to the National Cancer Institute, it is:
- Antiemetic (helps with nausea and vomiting)
- Appetite-Stimulating (gives you the munchies)
- Analgesic (pain relief)
- Neuroprotective (helps protect brain cells)
Delta-8 Therapeutic Potential
Delta-8 provides a more relaxed, reasonable alternative to delta-9, coming with many of the same effects (just toned down a bit). It can actually help reduce anxiety (like CBD) instead of amplifying it — which delta-9 THC can do in some individuals. And, it may be better for chronic pain, nausea, or appetite issues.