The Groundbreaking Science Behind Our Organic Delta 8 Gummies
Although Delta 8 THC gummies may be new for some consumers, scientists have known about their benefits for decades.
Delta 8 THC is one of more than 100 cannabinoids present in the hemp plant and is considered a “minor” cannabinoid, occurring in the hemp plants in extremely limited amounts. In the past, due to Delta 8 THC’s trace amounts and lack of technology, we didn’t have the technology to extract enough Delta 8 from the hemp plant to be beneficial on its own.
Today we’re able to use modern extraction techniques, like selective breeding and molecular isolation, to harvest a virtually unlimited amount of pure, organic delta 8 THC.
How Does Delta 8 THC Compare to “Traditional” Delta 9 THC?
You can think of it as a stronger form of CBD with more benefits, but not as potent as traditional Delta 9 THC.
Delta 9 THC is the cannabinoid that is responsible for the psychotropic “stoned” feeling one would get from marijuana.
While Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC share some important similarities, their differences are what make Delta 8 THC one of the most exciting wellness products in decades.
So what are some of the most known differences?
While both contain double bonds in their molecular chains, Delta 8 bonds with the 8th carbon chain and Delta 9 THC bonds with the 9th. That seemingly small difference has a huge effect on how the body reacts to the cannabinoid.
Both Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC bind to the body’s CB1 receptor, but due to subtle differences in Delta 8 THC’s molecular structure it can offer a clearer, more focused high without the paranoia or anxiety associated with traditional Delta 9 THC.
Most importantly, even though both compounds (delta 8 and delta 9 THC) can be found in the hemp plant, it's only Delta 9 THC per current legal regulations that have to be below 0.3%, making it a legal alternative to marijuana in most of the United States.