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What is Delta 8 THC?

Hemp plants secrete many different cannabinoids, among them is a special one named delta 8 THC (also called D8 or ∆8). In hemp flower, delta 8 THC occurs at very low concentrations (less than 1%). But modern extraction techniques have discovered methods to isolate this cannabinoid.

It is similar in nature to delta 9 THC, the major intoxicating component in marijuana that’s responsible for getting you high, but without the overpowering effects. 

Think of delta 8 as the more mild version of delta 9 THC. The benefits of delta 8 THC include feeling relaxed and lucid. And unlike delta 9, users who consume delta 8 experience a sense of focus and clarity without any paranoia. D8 also possesses neuroprotective properties in it that help relieve nausea, anxiety, and pain.

Delta 8 FAQ

Is Delta 8 THC safe?

In short, yes. Just like other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, delta 8 is not classified as a toxic substance to users and is perfectly safe to consume even at high doses. 

However, while delta 8 in itself is safe, it is an unregulated substance. Consequently, this brings concerns of businesses selling inferior products that fail to meet their claims of potency and quality.  Worse yet, businesses that do not practice safe extraction methods risk introducing harmful solvents into their products.

We’re passionate about delta 8 and the benefits that it can bring to users. That’s why as a laboratory/manufacturing facility, we oversee every step of the process to ensure that our products are safe for consumers. Everything begins by sourcing high quality hemp plants. Our chemists then utilize modern extraction techniques to safely and efficiently extract delta 8 at high purity levels while removing any trace of solvents.  Every batch gets vetted for quality before it reaches the end user.

As a developmental lab we analyze the competition and our own products and constantly raise our standards to ensure our consumers have the safest and the best delta 8 available.

Will delta 8 THC show up in a drug test?

Due to their molecular similarities, most drug tests cannot distinguish between delta 9 THC and delta 8 THC. Therefore, using delta 8 may lead to a false positive THC test, even if the user has never consumed THC-rich cannabis. Presently, most testing facilities do not have the capability to specifically perform a delta 8 thc drug test.

Delta 8 vs Delta 9

Although delta 8 and delta 9 are very similar, their differences make a big impact. For starters, delta 9 is acquired from marijuana and is generalized as the “regular THC”. In contrast, delta 8 is extracted as a minor cannabinoid in the hemp plant.

Delta 9 is more potent than delta 8, but it does have its drawbacks. With side effects such as paranoid delusions, mental fog, impaired motor skills, and increased feelings of anxiety it’s no wonder why consumers are searching for an alternative. 

That’s where delta 8 stands apart, providing the benefits of regular THC in a much more pleasing form. Users report experiencing a certain sense of euphoria, but not enough to feel impaired in their ability to think coherently or focus on activities. It simply reduces stress and makes you feel more relaxed with a great sense of clarity.

The onset of delta 8 is also much more enjoyable as it gradually eases its users into a mellow state.

Delta 8 vs CBD

Since they both come from the hemp plant, many users wonder, is delta 8 cbd? It’s true that they both are acquired from the hemp plant, but they are not the same. If you’re comparing the two, there isn’t really a clear winner as their effects are very different.

CBD is generally used medicinally to alleviate symptoms of pain, anxiety and many other forms of discomfort. It is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has incredible benefits for general well being.  

Delta 8 THC on the other hand, is more of a recreational cannabinoid as it is a mild psychoactive substance. Users tend to use it to relax and unwind in what they attribute to as “body-high experience”. 

In lower doses though, delta 8 does have a medicinal benefit. It can be used to alleviate pain relief by combining its soothing therapeutic effect with CBD’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties. When combined with another popular cannabinoid such as CBN, it can create an effective combination for restful sleep.

Does Delta 8 make you high?

Yes, delta 8 will get you high, though it’ll be a different kind of high than the one that’s associated with delta 9. You can see how they compare in the Delta 8 vs Delta 9 section. 

Delta 8 delivers a smooth, mild high that can prove enjoyable even to a beginner. Among users, there is a common feeling of being focused and clear-headed as a result of the D8. Users also report an increase in appetite as well as anxiety relief. The beauty of delta 8 is that you benefit from all the positive qualities of THC without experiencing any paranoia.

Individuals will experience a different level of high depending on their prior experience with THC. To new and infrequent users, delta 8 can result in a strong buzz, so you should never drive or operate heavy machinery while on it. We recommend that new users start off with smaller doses to see how their body reacts to it.

How do you use Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 comes in many shapes and forms but it generally starts off as delta 8 distillate. From there it can be infused into tinctures, tablets, vape cartridges, etc. Each format has its own benefits as described below.

Delta 8 Tinctures
Tinctures have been the conventional form of taking delta 8 and are widely available. To use them, take a full dropper and hold it under your tongue so that the delta 8 can be absorbed sublingually. Onset generally takes between 30 minutes to an hour.

Delta 8 Carts
Vape carts are an immediate form of consuming delta 8. For users looking for instant relief we absolutely recommend delta 8 carts. Our vape carts are of the highest purity and free of nicotine and other harmful chemicals. Simply place your lips on the mouthpiece and inhale slowly to introduce the delta 8 vapor into your lungs. Onset takes between 1 to 5 minutes.

Delta 8 Tablets
Aside from vape, our studies have shown that delta 8 in tablet form is the most effective way to consume delta 8. We’ve been hard at work perfecting our tablets for maximum bioavailability and efficiency. Incorporating pharmaceutical-grade methods, we have been able to introduce delta 8 into the blood stream much more efficiently helping our users reap the benefits even at lower doses. Onset normally takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Where is Delta 8 available?

Delta 8 is appearing virtually everywhere. Since these products are legal under federal law, a quick search for “delta 8 near me” will turn up dispensaries, head shops, vape shops, and even gas stations. 

Delta 8 consumers today however, are faced with the same risks CBD users came across  when the CBD market was at its infancy. A booming industry has led to a proliferation of poor-quality products that are being pumped out by companies that want to make a quick buck. 

In many cases, delta 8 products sold locally do not have certifications from independent laboratories or have less delta 8 THC than advertised. Some are outright dangerous due to improper purification or bleaching to make the delta 8 seem cleaner.

For these reasons, users feel safer shopping for delta 8 online. Although it’s still possible to get poor products online, it’s easier to spot out the fakes by doing your own proper research reading reviews and learning more about the company. Be wary of prices that are too low and products that don’t contain 3rd party certification.

We’re a bit biased, but here at FluxxLab you can find quality delta 8 products that have gone through all the proper vetting and certifications at a great price. As an added layer of safety for our consumers, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. No questions asked.

Is Delta 8 THC legal?

According to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp was reclassified as a commodity and made legal on a federal level. As a result, hemp-derived products are allowed for sale provided the delta 9 THC content of the products is kept at or below 0.3%.

Delta 8 THC is extracted from the hemp plant and uses a conversion process from plant-derived cannabinoids therefore making it federally legal. To further ensure consumer safety, all our delta 8 products do not contain any delta 9 THC.

Delta 8 benefits

Individuals often report a deeper appreciation for life, increased sensory perception, and a sense of bliss after consuming D8. In addition to this, delta 8 has a mild calming effect as it activates the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for reducing anxiety. Regardless of whether delta 8 is used regularly or occasionally, we believe delta 8 can provide many benefits.

Alleviates Inflammation & Pain
With qualities of an anti-inflammatory agent, delta 8 can be used to soothe acute pain, and help reduce chronic inflammation.

Promotes Restful Sleep
The naturally relaxing properties of delta 8 allow users to relieve stress and enjoy restful, long lasting sleep.

Improves Apetite
Studies have shown that delta 8 has the potential to stimulate appetite in some users and to result in better nutrient absorption in some cases.

Inhibits Nausea
In its activation of the antiemetic receptors, delta 8 THC acts as an antagonist, modulating the feeling of nausea. This makes it useful for users that experience sea sickness and motion sickness. In addition, it's being evaluated as a potential anti-nausea agent for chemotherapy-induced nausea.

Reduces Anxiety
Delta 8 helps users calm their mind and focus without any paranoia. D8 products can also help ease tension caused by social anxiety, hence its popularity at social events.

Cannabinoids such as delta 8 help regulate the endocannabinoid system which is directly involved in maintaining a healthy neurological system.

Why FluxxLab™?

Our Colorado-based laboratory is among the best in Colorado. We have the most dedicated CBD professionals. We understand how to craft the perfect product for your CBD needs. Nobody cares as much as we do. We promise to serve you with total dedication, and we stand behind every product you purchase.