What Is Delta-8-THC?
According to the National Cancer Institute, delta-8-THC can be defined as:
“An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. [Delta-8-THC] binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system…This agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than [delta-9-THC], the primary form of THC found in cannabis.”
Difference in Delta-8-THC & Delta-9-THC
Delta-8-THC is chemically different from delta-9-THC by only a few atomic bonds and still provides many healing benefits. While delta-8-THC is the more natural part of the flower, delta-9-THC is the more unnatural part of the flower. Delta-8-THC relives, nausea, sickness and stress while delta-9-THC makes your head cloudy. Many of these cannabis flowers are beneficial when used appropriately. They trigger mental and physical effects on your brain that can bring relaxation and other health benefits.
antiemetic – which can suppress nausea and vomiting
anxiolytic – a category of drugs that prevents anxiety, important for anxiety disorders
analgesic – for pain relief
Delta-8-THC and Cancer Treatment
THC is used in medicine for its pain relief effects. The topical application of delta 8 helps reduce pain and inflammation due to corneal injury. After conducting 480 successful cancer treatments with the THC, it was determined that Delta 8 was shown to have cancer-killing abilities. It has also shown the ability to suppress nausea in cancer patients post-treatment.
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