Will Delta-8 THC get you high?
By Dharma D8 | May 11, 2021
You’ve probably seen the name delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8 THC or D8) pop up in a few places lately. After the 2018 Farm Bill, which federally legalized hemp, there has been a significant upswing in its popularity. But why is that? What even is it? And if it’s associated with cannabis, can it get you high? These are all great questions, and we, here at DharmaD8, are determined to answer them for you! So, let’s get started!
Will Delta-8 THC get you high?
To start with, let’s talk about another compound you may have heard of. It’s called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 THC). You may have noticed that this compound has almost the same name as D8. Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC are very similar to each other, with one small difference in how they’re built. You can make out this difference between this model of D9 and this model of D8. This difference changes their effects.
When Delta-9 THC interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (a group of receptors found throughout the body, also called the ECS), it grabs on to the receptors nice and tight. This causes the feeling of euphoria (high) that is usually thought of when it comes to cannabis. Delta-8 THC also binds with the ECS receptors, but that bond isn’t quite as tight as Delta-9 THC’s. This leads to a feeling of euphoria that isn’t quite as intense as Delta-9 THC. It is still a high but is often described as being more bodily and could be a good introduction for those who are new to THC.
So, yes, D8 will get you high. It’s just a slightly different high than what you would get from Delta-9 THC. But it is good to remember that cannabinoids, including Delta-8 THC, affect everyone a little bit differently. The way that you experience D8 isn’t necessarily going to be the way your friend experiences it. So, if you’ve never tried Delta-8 THC, or any kind of THC, before, it’s probably best that you go about giving it a try carefully.
Another thing that’s good to remember about D8’s feeling of euphoria is that different products will take different amounts of time to start working. That is, some products will give you that feeling of euphoria much faster than others. For example, vapes and other smokables will create an effect almost immediately. But products like gummies and other edibles could take up to a few hours to really start working. So, be sure you know the effect time of the product that you’re using to help make sure that you don’t accidentally take too much. If you are interested in learning more about the differences, then read this Delta-8 vs Delta-9 article!
What other effects could Delta-8 THC have?
While the feeling of euphoria that Delta-8 THC could give you is one of the main effects that people look for in D8, there are some other effects that it could have. That being said, Delta-8 THC is still very new to the mainstream and researchers haven’t had too much of a chance to work with it yet. This means that the research on D8 is relatively new. We’re still trying to fully understand it. However, this doesn’t mean that the potential benefits should just be dismissed. The research that has been done so far is very promising. Plus, with Delta-8 THC being so similar to D9, it’s fairly likely that they could have similar benefits.
So, let’s talk about what some of these benefits are.
An effect on anxiety
Because we mentioned that D8 could cause you a little bit of a freakout, the idea that it could help calm you may seem somewhat counterintuitive. However, it’s not as weird of an idea as you may initially think. There has been a lot of research that indicates that Delta-8 THC could help reduce anxiety. This is due to the fact that anxiety is heavily affected by the ECS. So, that in itself could mean that D8 could help with anxiety. But there is also research that suggests that it is a particular ECS receptor, called CB1, that especially affects anxiety. This receptor is one of the main receptors that Delta-8 THC interacts with. In this way, D8 could reduce anxiety when it’s taken at the right levels.
An effect on asthma
This is a relatively new idea that has a lot of people excited. Asthma can be really difficult to deal with and can be triggered by the smallest, more harmless-seeming things. For example, it’s not uncommon for some perfumes to trigger asthma attacks in certain people. So, if there is anything that can help people who struggle with this condition, it is exciting. Recently, research has found that Delta-8 THC could be a potential bronchodilator. This means that it could help the lungs relax and expand, allowing more air to flow through. However, this idea is new enough and needs more research. So, you shouldn’t give up your asthma medicine until we know more about this potential effect. That being said, this research does hold a lot of promise.
An effect on pain
This is one concept that is probably not all that new to you if you’re at all familiar with D9. After all, one of the biggest arguments in favor of legalizing cannabis is that Delta-9 THC could help with the pain. So, is it really that far off to think that D8 could do something similar? It’s all based on the ECS, as it is with anxiety. The ECS appears to have a major influence on how we perceive pain. There have even been a few studies, like this one, that have found that D8 was very effective in reducing pain.
As we mentioned, these effects are still being studied, but the studies that have been done do show a lot of potential. These are just some of the main effects that we’re aware of right now. As time goes on, it’s likely that we’ll learn more about these effects and about others that we may not have even thought of yet.
It’s good to remember that cannabinoids always affect people differently. Some people may feel more of one particular effect (whether it’s a feeling of euphoria or help relaxing) than others. If you don’t notice anything right away, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it doesn’t work. It could just mean that your body’s chemistry is balanced in just a way that you may need more Delta-8 THC than others.
How do I find the right amount of Delta-8 THC to get high?
Speaking of taking enough D8, let’s talk about how you should find the right of Delta-8 THC for you.
As mentioned before, everyone is going to react to D8 a little bit differently. Some people may need a lot. Others may only need a little to feel anything. So, how do you find the right amount of Delta-8 THC to take before it becomes a bit too much? Well, we recommend doing it very carefully.
That is, you try to experiment a little. If you’ve never really tried any THC before, the best way to test how a D8 product will sit with you is by taking a little bit and waiting to see how you feel. If you’ve waited an appropriate amount of time for the product that you’re using and you still aren’t feeling anything, then you can try using a little bit more of it. It could take you some time to figure out how much Delta-8 THC you need, and that amount could vary. So, be patient and just know that it will be worth it.
How do I find good Delta-8 THC products?
You’re probably now ready to go out and buy yourself some D8. Which is great! But it’s good to remember that the market is very new. Like with anything new, there are people who are trying to jump on the popularity and make shabby products. It can be easy to get lost in all of the companies to buy a product that isn’t worth your time and money. So, we, here at DharmaD8, are here to help you make the right choice.
The first thing that you need to do is read as many reviews as you can. This includes reviews about the company and the products that you want to buy from them. Most companies will have reviews available for you to read on their site. While those can be helpful, some companies will go through and get rid of all the negative reviews. This makes the information on their site incredibly biased and makes it hard for you to get a clear picture of what their products are really like. So, if their reviews are all five stars (or whatever the equivalent may be on that site), try looking at reviews from third-party sites and forums. It will give you a clearer idea of whether or not those amazing reviews are accurate.
Look for tests
The next thing that you should look out for when looking for a good Delta-8 THC provider is testing. D8 products should be tested for their THC content and the quality of the extract. The company should be transparent about its testing practices and provide you with the test results somewhere on their site. Here at DharmaD8, we have a page dedicated to our test results. It’s linked in the navigation bar, so you don’t have to go hunting for it. Plus, we put information about the tests that we use on each of our products on the product page. That way, you can feel good about the products that you’re using.
Price doesn’t always mean quality
This last thing to remember about Delta-8 THC products is one that people sometimes struggle with. People tend to assume that just because something is more expensive, it’s better than the rest. But this isn’t always the case. Because the D8 market is so new, the prices are kind of all over the place. It’s not at all unusual to see some companies charging as much as they can for a product, just because they think they can. However, that isn’t a good indicator of quality. Often, these products are just as good as cheaper ones. On the flip side, there are other companies that charge practically nothing. Even this can be a red flag. This could be a sign that their products are not well tested and could contain dangerous materials. Often, your best bet is to look for something that’s a bit more in the middle, like DharmaD8. We make high-quality products for a reasonable price!
If you follow these steps, you’re much more likely to find the perfect Delta-8 THC product. Whether it’s an edible, a smokable, or a tincture, these steps will help you find a good product that will provide you with a nice high. Or, you can skip all of that and check out what we carry here at DharmaD8. As mentioned earlier, we carry fantastic, carefully formulated, and meticulously tested products that are worth your time and money.
Wrapping it all up
Yes, Delta-8 THC will get you high. If you think that you want to give it a try, then you’re in the right place. Here at DharmaD8, we have a bunch of different D8 products for you to pick from. You’ll more than likely find the perfect Delta-8 THC product you need. So, are you ready to start shopping for Delta-8 THC, like for some Delta 8 gummies? If yes, head to our shop page! If you’re still unsure, please feel free to contact us. Let us know about any questions or concerns you may have through our contact page. We’ll be more than happy to help you with whatever you need!
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