What does Delta-8 do?

Posted by Hunter Nichols on

Similar to CBD and other cannabinoids, D8 interacts with your body via your Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

  • Interacting with your CB1 Receptors, the main Endocannabinoid receptor found in your central nervous system. This is where your neuroreceptor binds with Delta-9, and is responsible for the psychoactive effects of traditional marijuana.

  • CB2 receptors, the primary Endocannabinoid Receptor found in the immune system. This portion of you ECS goes throughout your entire body and plays a part in the regulating of inflammation and pain. 

Because Delta 8 can interact with both CB1 and CB2 receptors, it's believed to have far reaching therapeutic benefits. D8 isn't new, we've known about it for decades, but we still don't know everything there is to know about its benefits.

The National Cancer Institute lists Delta 8 as a:

Anxiolytic

  • Drug that relieves anxiety

Neuroprotectant

  • Acts to salvage, recover and regenerate the nervous system.

Antiemetic

  • An anti nausea drug

Appetite Stimulant

  • Aids to increasing hunger

Analgesic

  • Acts to relieve pain