What is Delta 8 Concentrate?
By Dharma D8 | June 02, 2021
It’s pretty common to see delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 8 or D8 THC) products around these days. It has probably made you kind of curious about them. One kind of Delta 8 product has come up as quite a big option for people lately. But what exactly is it? This is a great question to ask. We at DharmaD8 want to make sure that you feel fully confident and educated in what you’re using, so we’re going to help you answer that question, along with a few more questions. So, are you ready to dive in?
Delta 8 basics
Let’s start off by making sure that we’re all on the same page about what exactly D8 THC is. With a good base of knowledge in the basics of Delta 8, you can better understand how a D8 THC concentrate works and how you can better use it.
Cannabis plants, like hemp, contain a large group of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. These compounds are pretty amazing because they are able to do something that very few compounds can do. They can have an impact on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This is a system of receptors found throughout the human body that help control several different functions. Because cannabinoids can interact with the ECS, they can have an effect on these functions. Delta 8 is one of the over 100 different cannabinoids found in hemp plants.
You may have noticed that D8 THC sounds kind of familiar and has become more and more popular lately. This is because there is another cannabinoid with a similar name that you have more than likely heard of before. That cannabinoid is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9 THC), though you may know it as just THC. The reason why Delta 9 THC and Delta 8 have such similar names is that they are actually quite a lot alike. D8 THC and Delta 9 THC are built in almost the exact same way, but with one small difference. They each have a double bond in a different spot. This is enough for them to not only be considered different cannabinoids but also to have slightly varying effects.
If there is one thing that Delta 9 THC is famous for, it’s creating the psychoactive feeling of euphoria that is often associated with cannabis plants. It does this by actually binding with the ECS receptors. Most other cannabinoids simply interact with the ECS receptors, they don’t bind with them. Not only that, Delta 9 THC binds with these receptors very tightly. This causes that oh-so-famous feeling of euphoria. Because Delta 8 is built kind of differently, it behaves a little differently as well. Like Delta 9 THC, D8 THC also binds with the ECS receptors. But its hold isn’t quite as strong. This means that the feeling of euphoria that Delta 8 causes is quite different. It’s often described as less intense and a bit more bodily. But as cannabinoids affect everyone differently, this could vary from person to person.
This connection with Delta 9 THC often leads to more questions. The biggest of which is whether or not D8 THC is legal. On this front, you can relax for the most part. In the United States, industrial hemp and products made from it are federally legal due to the 2018 Farm Bill. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can go out and buy some Delta 8 anywhere in the United States. Federally legal doesn’t mean that something is legal in every state. It just allows the states to come up with their own laws about these things moving forward. Most states have legalized hemp and D8 THC, but there are some who have kept one or the other illegal. This is why it’s important to research what your state’s hemp laws are. That way, you can be sure about what you’re using.
So, those are the basic things that you need to know about Delta 8 in general. Now let’s move on to something a bit more specific. That is, let’s talk about what exactly D8 THC concentrates are.
What is Delta 8 concentrate?
Now that you have a good idea of what D8 THC is in general, let’s get into a thing or two about Delta 8 concentrates.
Delta 8 concentrates are fairly self-explanatory. They are D8 THC products with a very high concentration of Delta 8. These generally come in a few different specific forms of wax or resin. There are basic waxes, which are generally the waxiest in texture. Then there are shatters, which tend to be more rigid as there is no plant wax found in them. Whipped wax is also common, it tends to be more peanut butter-like. Crumbles are also called sugar waxes and are the driest kind of D8 THC concentrate you can find. Basic resins are one of the rawest forms of hemp extract, basically just being the product of what comes from the extraction process with some slight processing. Live resins are exactly what is received from the plants, no processing, just extract.
Delta 8 Concentrate is generally sold to be used in vape pens as dabs. A lot of people used it for vaping, and smoking it in general is one of the most effective ways to use Delta 8. The D8 THC gets into your system much more quickly by smoking than with any other method of use. This is because, unlike other products, like edibles, the Delta 8 has less to get through to properly enter your system. The D8 THC, once inhaled, enters the bloodstream pretty quickly, letting the effects start almost immediately. The main downside is that the effects wear off pretty quickly, so you do have to take hits regularly to keep the feeling of euphoria up.
Something to be aware of with Delta 8 concentrates is that these are pretty strong. That means that it’s pretty easy to take too much. So, how do you avoid that?
How to find the right amount of Delta 8 concentrate for you
So far, there really hasn’t been anything to suggest that D8 THC is any more dangerous than Delta 9 THC (which is to say, not very dangerous at all). But taking too much can still be a bad thing. Among other unpleasant things, excessive intake can even lead to paranoia. So, you want to make sure that you’re using the right amount of Delta 8 for you. This means that it is better for someone who is a bit more experienced when it comes to hemp. However, since even people who know a lot about hemp are likely to be new to D8 THC, a quick guide on finding the right serving is something that anyone can use. But this is where things get somewhat complicated.
There isn’t really a set recommended serving for D8 THC, especially not for Delta 8 concentrates. So, how do you make sure that you don’t take too much? You do it by experimenting. Start with a small amount of the concentrate and only take one hit. Wait for some time to see how it sits with you. If you’re not feeling much, you can try taking another hit. Once you find the right level for you, you can keep taking regular hits to keep it going. To avoid using too much, just make sure that you don’t take it too often. h.
It may take you some time to figure out exactly the right amount of D8 THC you should take. But as you can see, it definitely is worth it. After all, it’s always good to be careful. Be patient and take your time. There’s no rush to figure this out. You should be able to enjoy yourself. So, the time and work that this will take will be worth it.
How to find a good Delta 8 source
When buying a D8 THC concentrate, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting your products from a trustworthy source. Since Delta 8 is relatively new to the mainstream market, there are people out there who may try to take advantage of the lack of general knowledge about D8 THC. So, to help you feel more confident about where you buy your Delta 8 concentrate from here is a quick overview of what to look for in a D8 THC company.
The first and most important thing to look for in any Delta 8 company is testing and test results. It is imperative that all D8 THC products be properly tested for quality and cannabinoid content. These tests are best done by third-party labs, as they are less likely to have a bias in their testing, but it’s okay if companies test their own products. The test results should be readily available on the company’s website. Some companies put them on their site but hide them away somewhere hard to find. If you have to really search to find their test results, then you may want to look for a different Delta 8 provider. Here at DharmaD8, we have a page dedicated to our test results. There you can read all about our tests and the results of each batch of testing. You can check it out through our navigation bar or through this link.
The next thing that you should pay attention to is reviews. This may seem kind of obvious, but it’s something that people often overlook. The reviews on a site can tell you a lot about a company. It’s pretty much impossible to please everyone all the time. There is always going to be someone who doesn’t like a product and will want to let people know. So, if a D8 THC company only has positive reviews on its site, you may want to give a look at a third-party review site. It’s very much possible that this company is going through the reviews and deleting any negative reviews.
The next thing to consider when looking at Delta 8 products is the price. The D8 THC market is still very new. As a result, the prices are pretty volatile. There are companies that will charge you outrageous prices because they think that you won’t know any better. It doesn’t necessarily mean that their product is that good. There are others that seem like a great deal because they aren’t charging very much. In some cases, they may actually be giving you a great deal, but in others, it could be a sign that their product isn’t very good or that they have cut corners somewhere. You would do best to go with a company that has prices somewhere in the middle (like DharmaD8, for example).
If you look out for these things, it should be pretty easy to find a good Delta 8 company to buy from. Because the D8 THC industry is so new, it’s possible that some people will try to take advantage of that fact. So, it’s always good to arm yourself with the knowledge to help make sure that the Delta 8 concentrate that you’re buying is good quality and worth the money you’re spending.
It’s not too hard to see why people have been pretty excited about D8 THC concentrates. With them being so strong, you get more bang for your buck. Plus, since they are generally used in vapes, they are much more fast-acting than most other Delta 8 products. If you feel like you’re ready to give some D8 THC a try, then why not start here? Here at DharmaD8, we carry all kinds of Delta 8 products. There is something for just about everyone. If you still have some questions, then head over to our contact page. There you can get hold of one of the DharamaD8 team members through the form or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you, so feel free to reach out!
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