What are Delta-8 THC Products? Are they Safe to Consume?

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We have witnessed massive growth in the cannabis industry, and demand for cannabis derivatives is increasing every day. THC means tetrahydrocannabinol. Cannabis plants contain more than 100 different elements. The debate is undergoing in many states about legality and health risks associated with delta-8 THC products consumption. In this article, we will explore what delta-8 THC products are and how they impact our bodies when eaten, smoked, or injected.

Delta 8 THC Products

Do you know that delta-8 THC products are available in several forms? Like the gummies, vapes, tinctures, cookies, and brownies. Tiny, juicy, and addictive gummies are not only for kids anymore. Apart from usual concerns like product quality, raw material, and manufacturing process, the above-mentioned gummies and other delta 8 THC products offer several other attributes. For instance, good customer reviews,  market reputation, safety, and brand reliability. Furthermore, the shipping policies of these companies are also very user-friendly.

Benefits of Delta 8 THC Products

These delta-8 THC products are prepared with eco-friendly extracts. They are vegan and gluten-free. Their manufacturers offer third-party lab testing certificates, and these products are proven effective for stress issues.

The effects on our health:

The delta-8 THC products might have the following benefits:

  • Improved Mental Health: As these products relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, the companies claim they improve your overall mental health. For instance, delta-8 THC gummies and edibles help with insomnia.
  • Trustworthy: The companies claim their products can be trusted blindly. They assure that there are no side effects associated with their consumption. 
  • Pain Relief: If you are suffering from chronic bodily pain, delta-8 THC products are the right choice for you. 

The Drawbacks:

Scientists and healthcare professionals do not have enough data or any proven health risks associated with the consumption of delta-8 THC products.

The Several forms of Delta-8 THC products:

Following are the three widely available forms of delta-8 THC products; all these products are easily accessible online as well as in supermarkets.

The Gummies:

You can easily find these gummies in the market containing delta-8 THC. Some of the best gummies are available at Dr. Ganja, 3Chi, Budpop, Delta Effex, Chill Plus, and Exhale Well. These gummies are offered in multiple flavors like blackberry, strawberry, green apple, mango, watermelon, and passion fruit. The ingredients used are; Distilled water, natural colors, natural flavors, sodium citrate, glucose syrup, citric acid, sugar, and Pectin.

The Vape:

The vape cartridge offered with delta-8 THC contains hemp extracts. The product is synthesized through a carbon dioxide extraction process. The high potency of delta-8 THC is present in these vape cartridges. Companies manufacturing such products ensure no contaminants are included in their products. Usually, vapes come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. However, no flavors are offered as the company prefers preserving the originality of hemp, and flavors might ruin it. 

The Edibles:

Do you know that delta-8 THC products are available in a variety of edibles? For instance, the delicious cookies, scrumptious brownies, chocolates, cereal treats, and tinctures. The average dose of delta-8 edibles is 10-40 mg per day. You should be careful with edible dosages from the beginning. If you are a new user, it is recommended to start with a low dosage.

The Safety Concern:

Do you know about delta-9? It is considered a schedule-1 drug. Delta-9 is closely related to delta-8. In fact, delta-8 and delta-9 only differ slightly in their chemical composition. However, delta-9 is considered extremely dangerous to human health. This is not the case with delta-8. No fatalities or cases of intoxication are yet reported by consumers of delta-8 products. Laboratories are testing all products containing delta-8 THC, and no warnings are yet given regarding its medical shortcomings. Safety must be our prime concern.

Delta-8 THC products are banned by a few states in America. However, the federal government has issued no directives banning delta-8 THC products. Apart from chromatography results and varied public opinion, long-term effects of delta-8 THC are yet to be discovered.

As per the 2018 farm bill, delta-8 THC products are legal. However, one must take care while consuming heavy doses, especially in the context of gummies and edibles. In my opinion, robust, neutral, and advanced research is required for identifying ingredients of CBD products. 

The federal drug regulatory authority (FDA), as well as Drug Enforcement Authority (DEA), have a vital role to play in ensuring the safety of the public through strict measures, laboratory test results, and checking for intoxications in  delta-8 THC products.

Conclusion:

CBD derivatives are extremely popular among adults. It is very difficult to control its popularity. It entirely depends upon us to educate ourselves and make smart choices while engaging with delta-8 THC products. The euphoria such products bring might leave, but the permanent damage it can cause to your nervous system, immune or hormones might be impossible to revert. Although no proven side effects are observed till now, the consumers should be vigilant about the use of delta 8 THC products.

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