What Is Delta-8 THC and What Are Its Benefits?

Prime Sunshine Delta-8 Cannabinoids

What is Delta-8?

You’ve probably heard some buzz about Delta-8, Delta-9. Some people are wondering if it’s THC? Is it CBD?

Well, the Cannabis plant consists of hundreds of cannabinoids with diverse therapeutic properties. It can be confusing to tell the difference but Prime Sunshine is here to make sense of it. Some of the more well-known cannabinoids include:

  • CBD

  • Delta-9 THC (“mainstream cannabis”)

  • Delta-8 THC


One of the rising stars in the cannabinoid world is Delta-8.

The hemp community sings praises of its uplifting, clarifying, relaxing, anti-nausea properties. The list just keeps growing.

Some people prefer it over traditional Delta-9 THC due to is psychoactive, all-encompassing effects with less unwanted side effects (such as dizziness or paranoia). Delta-8 is still being researched, but early studies and anecdotal evidence are driving forward an astounding market evolution. Prime Sunshine recommends consulting with your physician regarding any treatment options.

Delta-8 is formed when delta-9 THC becomes oxidized and converts into an isomer. In the CBD hemp flower, Delta-8 is found in low concentrations of <0.1% and can be extracted using other cannabinoids and produced for use in various forms.

Is Delta-8 CBD?

Delta-8 and CBD both bind to the nervous system’s CB-1 cannabinoid receptors, but because Delta-8 has a different molecular structure, Delta-8 reacts differently than THC.

Delta-8 users describe anti-anxiety benefits, clear-headedness, and alertness. It can provide more intense, tangible effects than CBD.

Does Delta-8 Get You High?

Delta-8 can produce similar effects to THC, but it is known for having less unwanted side effects such as paranoia. Users describe it as THC without the “negative edge”.

Delta-8 Vs. Delta-9

Delta-8 THC, a double-bond isomer of Delta-9 THC, has been shown to produce similar beneficial and psychoactive effects as Delta-9, but with much fewer unwanted psychotropic side effects such as dizziness, confusion, and paranoia.

Benefits of Delta-8

Delta-8 is being researched and explored intensely, as its therapeutic properties and combination of effects are providing great value to individuals and the scientific world. The benefits of Delta-8 are countless, but Prime Sunshine’s customers use Delta-8 to relieve a variety of symptoms and conditions.

Primarily, people looking for the full-scale THC experience without any jittery, unwanted psychoactive side effects can find Delta-8 to be a good choice for them to treat:

Sleep

 

Delta-8 is the ideal choice for those suffering from sleep issues. When traditional sleeping pills don't cut it or cause excessive grogginess the day after, Delta-8 can be a great choice to optimize sleep naturally. We recommend combining Delta-8 with our CBD Sleep Gummies to ease into your nights. 


Pain

Delta-8 has been demonstrated by the Cannabinoid and Cannabis Research journal to reduce inflammation and pain, specifically in topicals as well as other delivery methods.

Cancer

Delta-8 THC is being explored by researchers including the National Cancer Institute as one of the cannabinoids that can actually inhibit tumor growth. In one study, Delta-9-THC, delta-8-THC, and cannabinol (CBN) were found to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. More commonly, we hear cancer patients turn to Delta-8 to ease oncological treatment symptoms. We always recommend consulting with a physician before starting new treatments. 

Nausea

Delta-8 THC was found to reduce vomiting in children and relieve nausea. Anecdotal evidence shows adults are receiving the same therapeutic value from Delta-8. 

Appetite Stimulation

Delta-8 is used to stimulate appetite. Paired with its antiemetic (anti-nausea) properties, Delta-8 THC can be a good treatment option for cancer patients or other individuals suffering from appetite disruptions.

Side Effects of Delta-8?


While Delta-8 is known to reduce many of the side effects found with THC or Delta-9, caution is still advised as it can have strong effects, some of which are psychoactive. 

How Do You Use Delta-8 THC?

Start with a low dosage and build your way up to find the right schedule for you. Consistency is key to build up your body’s ability to react effectively to all cannabinoids.

Types of Delta-8

Delta-8 can be purchased in multiple forms, including edibles, vape cartridges, flowers, topicals, pre-rolls and more. It’s important to note that not all Delta-8 is created equal. Quality, testing, source- it all matters. 

You can find Delta-8 THC gummies, vapes, carts, flowers, pre-rolls, and more.

Where Can I Buy Delta-8?
You can buy Delta-8 products in stores and online. Prime Sunshine offers a selection of Delta-8 THC products sourced from the top quality hemp. Check out our selection below:

THC DELTA 8 GUMMIES


The power of Delta-8 meets the juicy deliciousness of Prime Sunshine Gummies. Delta-8 THC Gummies are a great choice to help you relax and melt some of the adrenaline away at night.

Prime Sunshine Delta-8 Gummies are vegan, gluten-free, and made with natural ingredients to cater to your dietary and nutritional restrictions. We believe wellness should come in its most natural forms. 


Each of these Delta 8 THC gummies has 20mg of Delta 8 THC and are 3rd party lab tested. Made in the USA. Available as a 30ct bottle.


Ingredients include: Organic Concentrated Apple, Green Tea, Organic Carrot, Organic Pumpkin, Organic Black Currant, and of course, Industrial Hemp


Prime Sunshine Delta-8 Roll-On




Enjoy fast and Numbing relief with Prime Sunshine specially-formulated Delta-8 Roll-On. Enjoy a whopping 1500mg of Delta-8 THC power.

Our formula absorbs quickly into the skin, and with the power of Delta-8 THC, relax your muscles unlike any other topical product on the market. Prime Sunshine Delta-8 Roll-On is ideal for sore muscles, back pain, inflammation and more.

Delta-8 Roll-Ons can be used anytime, anywhere, for your convenience and relief.

Prime Sunshine Delta-8 Tincture




Prime Sunshine Delta-8 Tincture provides a rich cannabinoid formula and wide terpene profile.


You can think of Delta-8 as a distant cousin to Delta-9 (commonly known as classic THC). Delta-8 THC has lower psychoactive potency than Delta-9 THC. That means it gives you pain-relieving, relaxing, and calming effects with less “high”.

Delta-8 THC has many benefits and fewer known side effects than Delta 9 THC, which is why we are thrilled to offer our Delta 8 THC tinctures line-up.

With all Delta-8 tinctures and gummies, we advise taking it at night or when comfortably at home 1-2 hours before bed to avoid any daytime sleepiness.

DELTA-8 RICE KRISPY TREATS 



DELTA-8 THC HEMP FLOWER PRE-ROLLS


Conclusion

Researchers have described Delta 8-THC as “an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.”
Users looking for all-encompassing therapeutic effects from cannabinoids without offputting effects (produced by Delta-9 or THC) can find value in Delta-8. Prime Sunshine recommends consulting with your physician regarding any treatment options.
Prime Sunshine sources the best quality hemp for all Delta-8 THC and all CBD products. Contact us to learn more and check out our Delta-8 THC options online here.