Delta 8 products that you should check out
By Dharma D8 | May 25, 2021
More and more people lately have been getting into delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 8 or D8 THC) products. When you learn a bit more about what kind of effects Delta 8 could have, it’s not all that surprising. But what kind of products are even out there? Which ones are worth trying? Do the effects differ depending on the kind of product you use? These are all great questions that we will help you answer because here, at DharmaD8, we want to make sure that you find that perfect product. So, let’s begin!
Just a few quick things about Delta 8
To make sure that you fully understand what D8 is all about, let’s go over the basic information that everyone needs to know about this compound.
Delta 8 is a cannabinoid. If you’ve never heard of cannabinoids before, they are chemical compounds that are found exclusively in cannabis plants, like hemp. They are unlike any other compound found in plants and can interact with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This is a system in the human body that is made up of cellular receptors which help your body control certain functions. Because of this, cannabinoids are able to have some interesting effects on people.
But it’s very unlikely that you’ve only ever heard of D8 THC. In fact, there is another cannabinoid that is much more famous. It is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9 THC). This cannabinoid is the most famous compound found in hemp plants (we’ll talk about why a bit later). As you can see, Delta 9 THC and Delta 8 have almost identical names, but with one small difference. This is because they are almost identical in structure. They just have one small difference in how they are built. This is enough for them to be considered different compounds and for them to have slightly different effects.
But what are those effects? Well, that’s what Delta 9 THC is famous for! It is the feeling of euphoria that Delta 9 THC can cause (also known as a high). Delta 9 THC is capable of causing this intoxicating psychoactivity because it is able to bind with the ECS receptors nicely and tightly. This causes the feeling of euphoria that has made cannabis plants so well-known. As we talked about, D8 THC is built in almost the exact same way as Delta 9 THC, but with one small difference in its structure. This difference means that while Delta 8 can bind with the ECS receptors, they don’t hold quite as tight as Delta 9 THC. So, D8 THC causes a feeling of euphoria, but this feeling is a bit different. It is normally referred to as less intense and more bodily than Delta 9 THC. But everyone experiences it differently.
Because of its relationship to Delta 9 THC, it’s only natural to have some questions about D8 THC’s legality. There isn’t really much to worry about. Delta 8 products are usually made from hemp. In 2018, the newest version of the Farm Bill federally legalized industrial hemp in the United States. However, there is an important distinction to be aware of. Being federally legal doesn’t guarantee that it is legal in every state. Each state is granted the ability to choose whether or not hemp is legal. While most states have legalized hemp, there are also many that haven’t. So, just be careful and do your research to be sure that D8 THC is actually legal in your state.
So, these are the basics of Delta 8. Hopefully, you now feel like you have a better idea of what Delta 8 can do, to help you figure out what kind of product you’re going to be looking for. Let’s now move on to some of the products that you may want to check out.
Delta 8 products worth trying
Despite the fact that D8 THC is still very new to the mainstream market, there are a lot of products out there. Hemp manufacturers have been trying to get Delta 8 to more people. So, instead of going through each individual D8 THC product, you could stumble across (because, really, who has the time?), we thought we would go over what we can about the main categories of products that you can pick from. That way, you can narrow it down from there to find your perfect product.
Let’s start with one of the most popular Delta 8 products out there, edibles. There is a good chance that you’re already familiar with edibles. Delta 8 edibles are any food or drink that has been made with D8 THC. They can be anything from D8 gummies to crackers and from sodas to teas. Their appeal is usually attributed to the fact that they taste great and are easy to take. Plus, their effects tend to last for a long time. One thing that you should bear in mind with edibles is that they take the longest amount of time to start working. You need to be patient with these so that you don’t accidentally take too much.
Another popular category of product is smokables. This includes anything that you inhale, whether it’s a pre-rolled cone or a vape. The blunts can be bought pre-rolled, or you can buy the hemp flower and roll your own blunt, whichever you prefer. People tend to like smokables because they have almost immediate effects. While edibles have to be digested a bit before they can start working, smokeables can take effect right away. That being said, they also have the shortest effects. You tend to have to take several hits to keep the effects going.
Delta 8 oils are a great option if you’re looking for something that gives you some options. While smokables and edibles are great in their own ways, they really only give you one option in how to use them. Oils provide so much more flexibility in how they’re used. You can take them directly by placing the oil under your tongue. This is the fastest way as the skin under your tongue is thin and allows for the D8 THC to get into your system quickly and easily. Another way of taking Delta 8 oils is by using a water soluble Delta 8 oil for making your own edibles. You can use D8 THC oil in your cooking and get your Delta 8 that way.
As you can see, there are a lot of possibilities in each of these categories. You can find all kinds of flavors and strengths. Basically, anything that could fit your needs. The first thing you need to do to find that perfect product is to decide which category appeals to you the most. From there, it will be much easier to find something that will work for you.
How to tell if a product is worth trying
Now that we’ve gone over what kinds of products there are that you may want to try, let’s talk a bit about what you should keep an eye out for when it comes to good D8 THC products. We’ll do this by going through a quick list of the main things that make a good Delta 8 company. It’s important to know how to navigate that world of D8 THC as the cannabinoid is still pretty new to the mainstream market, so there are a lot of people who are willing to take advantage of people’s lack of knowledge. If you look for these three things, you’ll have a better time finding a Delta 8 product that is worth your time and money.
It’s been tested
The first thing you should always look for with a D8 THC company is whether or not they test their products and how easily you can find those test results. All hemp products, especially Delta 8 products, should be tested for a number of things, including cannabinoid content and quality. This way, they can feel confident in what they’re selling, and you can feel confident in what you’re buying. These tests and their results should be easy to find on their website. For example, here on the DharmaD8 website, we have a testing page that you can get to easily from the navigation bar. Or you can follow this link here if you’re curious. If a company has this information hidden away somewhere on their site, or they don’t have it available at all, it’s likely that they’re hiding something, and you likely won’t want to buy anything from them anyway.
This is something that you’ve likely thought of already, and you may have been planning on looking some reviews up. People, in general, seem to want to know what they’re getting themselves into before they run off and buy a new product. So, online reviews really have been a blessing. Of course, you will want to read some reviews of the products and companies that you’re looking to buy from. But here is a little word of advice. Read the reviews on third-party sites, not just the sites of the companies that you’re interested in. Companies can delete reviews from their sites. They can go through and get rid of any negative reviews that might pop up. You can’t please all the people all the time, so there are going to be negative reviews on just about everything. So, if there is nothing but positive reviews, that doesn’t mean that a product isn’t good. Those reviews may be genuine. But it couldn’t hurt to look and see what else may be on some third-party websites.
It’s a reasonable price
As we mentioned, while D8 THC has been around for a very long time, it’s only been sold in products in recent years. So, the prices tend to fluctuate a little. Often, people expect something that is a bit more pricey to be a better product. But that isn’t necessarily the case. There are Delta 8 manufacturers that have tried to take advantage of the excitement around this new product and the lack of general knowledge to charge more than their product is worth. This doesn’t mean that the product is bad, but it just may not be worth what you’re paying. On the flip side, there are other people who are looking to make a quick buck and don’t charge that much for their products. This could be a sign that they didn’t put the care and effort into their product that a good D8 THC product requires. So, your best bet is to go with products that land somewhere in the middle of pricing (like DharmaD8, for example). This way, you are more likely to get the most bang for your buck. This is also a good thing to look for in those reviews that you’re going to read. Those will help you figure out if a product is worth its price.
There isn’t anything to be worried about when shopping for a Delta 8 product if you follow our guide. You’ll always find a D8 THC product that is worth your time and money if you’re willing to do a bit of research first. Even then, all you really need to look for is test results, reviews, and pricing. If those all seem reasonable to you, it’s likely that you’ve stumbled across a good Delta 8 product (just like how you’ve already stumbled across DharmaD8 products).
So, now you know what D8 THC is, what kind of products are worth checking out, and what makes a good source of Delta 8 for you. Now all you need to do is get some, and you are in the perfect place for that. Here at DharmaD8, we are dedicated to providing you with carefully tested, thoughtfully formulated, high-quality D8 THC products. We have products that hit every main category you could look for, like edibles, smokables, and oils. There’s something for just about everyone (who is 21 years or older and lives in a state where Delta 8 is legal)! So, check out our shop page, and if you have any questions, drop us a line on our contact page. Enjoy!
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