Cannabidiol, or CBD, has become more and more prominent on the market over the past decade, both in the US and internationally.
A simple internet search will reveal many therapeutic case studies, and we’ve discussed the relationship between cannabinoids, extract and oils elsewhere.
In this article, we’re reviewing one particular extract oil, namely the cannabinoid in Delta 8 CBD oil, ∆-8 CBD for short. A lot of people credit this non-psychotropic cannabinoid with some pretty impressive benefits.
Whether you’re a CBD connoisseur or are just dipping your toes in this field, we hope this review will offer some fresh insight!
What are Delta 8 CBD “oil” and gummies?
The name might throw you off for a second but, the truth is, Delta 8 CBD doesn’t just contain CBD oil, but also, ∆- 8. They are often present at a 50:50 ratio. CBD, as many of you may know, is short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Delta 8 is a related compound found in the spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes in hemp and cannabis plants, with a mild psychoactive effect, calming rather than getting high.
Combined, these two compounds are said to have quite a list of health benefits:
- Multiple studies show that CBD Oil can alleviate serious pain.
- Similarly, reports describe ∆-8 as similar to THC (the compound in marijuana that “gets you high”), but much, much milder. It’s said that ∆-8 has the same analgesic, anti-nausea, and appetite-stimulating effects as THC, though.
- Rat studies also point to CBD Oil being beneficial for stimulating cognitive activity, and preventing decline (such as in Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s).
- Lastly, another study on lab rats found that CBD Oil intake also supports a healthy heart and decreases the risk of heart disease.
So, how do ∆-8 CBD Oil and Gummies work?
These CBD-based supplements contain, as you’ve seen, an equal amount of CBD Oil and Delta 8. This is important because they balance each other’s effects. One of our favorite aspects about ∆-8 CBD is that, while you can notice benefits, it does not come near to, say, using marijuana.
So if you’re looking to reap the benefits of cannabidiol, but are reluctant to experience the psychoactive effects of THC, Delta 8 Edibles CBD oil and gummies may help you do that.
See, a lot of what you feel (e.g. pain, anger, happiness, etc.) is triggered by your endocannabinoid system (ECS). Once ingested, the gummies/oil begin interacting with your endocannabinoid system. By gently altering the way your ECS functions, the gummies/oil can block pain, or increase a state of happiness, and wellbeing.
Are ∆- 8 CBD Oil and Gummies Legal?
While Delta 8 CBD is a completely organic product, it is still illegal in some states of the US (because of the Delta 8 content), so you’ll need to check local regulations before purchasing!
How should you use ∆-8 CBD?
If opting for the oil variant, all you have to do is place a drop of it under your tongue, and it will absorb into the body rather quickly. Alternatively, the gummies need to be consumed one at a time, as you would normal gummies.
Personally, we enjoy the fact that the oil is absorbed more quickly, but if using oil is not to your taste, then the gummies are a worthy alternative!
Bottom line: Are the ∆-8 CBD oil and gummies the real deal?
While these supplements are fairly new on the market, they seem to be doing exactly what’s advertised. So in that sense, yes, they seem to be the real deal.
So if you’re looking for a product that will help alleviate pain or stress, while also giving you a light buzz, Delta 8 might be the way to go!