Delta-8 VS CBD: What Are The Differences?
Delta 8 and CBD are two of the most common types of cannabidiol (CBD). They both come from hemp, but there are some key differences. Delta-8 is used more often for sleep and relaxation purposes, while CBD is better known as an arthritis management supplement. If you’re looking to buy either one, it’s important to know what makes them different so that you can make an informed decision on which type will work best for your needs.
Here are some major differences between Delta 8 and CBD:
1) Delta-8 contains more THC than CBD
2) Delta was created by combining cannabinoids with terpenes
3) The effects of Delta-8 last longer than those of CBD
4) Delta-8 is non-psychoactive but has more potent brain activity than CBD
Overall Health Benefits
Has strong anti inflammatory properties
Can improve sleep quality over time
Helps reduce seizures associated with exertion of the nerves
When it comes to pain, Delta-8 has a higher absorption rate than CBD and Delta 8 lasts longer, which makes it better for pain relief. On the downside though, Delta 8 is also more expensive than CBD.
One of the most important things to know about Delta-8 THC is how it works. This cannabinoid’s effect comes from its ability to activate both CB1 and CB2 receptors. An agonist, whether naturally occurring or synthetic, is defined as something that binds to a receptor and thus triggers a response in that receptor. Delta-8 THC has strong anti-tumor effects, which can be beneficial for terminally ill patients whose cancer might lead them to seek cannabinoid therapy. Delta-8 THC also stimulates bone growth; this may sound like an odd medical benefit, but this research could benefit those with diseases or injuries that weaken bones.
Delta-8 THC is also being researched for its ability to bypass the brain blood barrier after inhalation. Researchers suggest it could be used to treat neuropathic or chronic pain associated with cancer without inducing feelings of euphoria.
Helps reduce the risk of heart disease
Can help those with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels
Reduces inflammation associated with arthritis
CBD doesn’t have as much potency when it comes to alleviating pain as Delta 8 does, but its anti-inflammatory properties make it great for other things such as arthritis management. It is also use by many in reducing anxiety or mental health issues – making this a good use case example for both Delta 8 and CBD.
There are also a few differences in the way it is recommended to consume Delta 8. For example Delta-8 is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding or pregnant, but CBD can be consumed by these individuals. Delta 8 should not be used in conjunction with other medications without consulting a pharmacist or doctor because Delta inhibits the liver enzyme that breaks down some drugs so it’s best to consult your community pharmacy about your prescription medications before starting Delta oil.
Because Delta 8 has a potent effect on the nerves, it is thought that vaping Delta 8 can help balance nerve signals, especially important to someone suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. Delta-8 oil is the best choice for people looking for relief from chronic pain, reduced inflammation, or diabetes-related conditions such as neuropathy. Delta-8 oil doesn’t have the psychoactive component of cannabis and can be taken directly by mouth or added to food much like CBD.
Delta-8 oils are available in a range of different ways – you can buy vape cartridges that already have Delta 8 blended into them; pre-filled tanks that don’t require any sort of heating coils; bottles which you add yourself with an atomizer tank; syringes where you directly infuse your desired dose into food, drinks or even making your on rub-on products. Delta 8 oil is made from cold press extraction techniques without the use of harsh chemicals because Delta uses only natural ingredients for their blends.
In contrast, the popular ways CBD seems to be consumed is by eating gummies or using cream. CBD is most often seen as an oil or taken orally, but it’s also possible to rub CBD-infused creams on painful areas directly. It can be formulated into salves, creams, lotions, or oils that are made specifically for skin application. Topical application is not psychoactive and absorbed through the skin. Standard routes of administration include sublingual (under the tongue) or by swallowing. Interestingly enough, the most potent way of ingesting CBD or Delta, which is to smoke it, is widely shunned by the majority of people who desire it’s many health benefits.
Also, being so close to large blood vessels that run throughout the body CBD is able to interact with the endocannabinoid system and travel throughout the body giving a systemic effect. The endocannabinoid system controls a variety functions in the body and this is the main reason CBD is able to provide so many benefits without disrupting natural functions and causing side effects.
There aren’t many side effects with either Delta or CBD aside from some slight stomach upset if you take too much at once. But be advised, that since both Delta 8 THC and CBD can lower blood sugar and blood pressure, if you use more than the recommended amount on packaging, this can result in the user fainting from either low blood sugar or low blood pressure.
Delta 8 THC: helps reduce inflammation; lasts longer than CBD which makes it better for pain relief; more expensive than CBD
CBD: helps people manage blood sugar levels, reduces risk of heart disease & arthritis, not as potent when it comes to alleviating pain but its anti-inflammatory properties make great for reducing conditions like arthritis and asthma.
These are all of the differences between Delta and CBD – both oils have their applications depending on what you want out of them!
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