Hemp products are now ubiquitous. Everyone seems to sell or use them. Hemp gummies are one such product that has gained popularity. But there are several varieties of gummies, and not everyone knows them. These are Delta 8 THC and CBD gummies.
We want you to fully grasp the distinction between these two gummies. That way, you know exactly what you want, because the two have different effects.
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What is it?
To help you make an informed decision, let us first define Delta 8.
Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds found in hemp. Researchers are interested in these compounds because they can do something almost no other compound can. They can affect the ECS (ECS). This is a group of receptors that help control anxiety and pain. The body creates compounds that interact with it (they are called endocannabinoids). However, cannabinoids (also called phytocannabinoids) can interact with the ECS. Cannabinoids can thus have a wide range of effects on people.
Cannabinoids include D8 THC and CBD. The name Delta 8 may have made you think of another cannabinoid, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9 THC). Many of you may be familiar with this cannabinoid because it is responsible for the hemp high. With names so similar, it’s easy to assume the effects of D8 THC and Delta 9 THC are interchangeable. You’d be wrong and right.
See these Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC diagrams for more details. As you can see, they are almost identical, except for one double bond in a different location. This alters their interactions with the ECS. Delta 9 THC binds tightly to ECS receptors, causing intoxication. Unlike most cannabinoids, D8 THC can bind to the ECS receptors, but not as tightly as Delta 9 THC. As a result, Delta 8 THC produces a different high than Delta 9 THC. Intense, but not weak. Some say it’s more physical, while others say it helps them focus. It varies from person to person.
Now that you understand D8 THC, let’s look at the other compound, CBD.
CBD is one of the many cannabinoids found in hemp. As the name implies, it is distinct from Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC. CBD, unlike D8 THC, is not a THC variant. Its own cannabinoid. As a result, the effects are distinct.
First, CBD is not psychoactive. It doesn’t give you a rush of euphoria. So why do they use it? Well, there has been a lot of CBD research with amazing results. For example, some research shows CBD may help with depression. Other research suggests CBD is anti-inflammatory. A few studies have found promise in CBD helping acne.
CBD, like Delta 8, can interact with the ECS. This means it can affect a variety of functions. But, unlike D8 THC, it isn’t shaped to tightly bind to ECS receptors. It simply interacts and activates these receptors. Allowing for the benefits of ECS stimulation without the euphoria of THC cannabinoids.
So, those are the main points about D8 THC and CBD. But how do they compare gummy?
Which is better, Delta 8 or CBD?
Hemp gummies are hot right now. It’s easy to see why, given their great taste and ease of use. But choosing between D8 THC and CBD gummies can be difficult. Which gummy is better?
Let us start with access. Which is easier to obtain? So, the answer is clear. It’s barely CBD. The Farm Bill made hemp legal in the US in 2018. This law covered all hemp cannabinoids, including Delta 8 and CBD. However, federal legalization does not guarantee state legalization.
Each state has the right to enact its own laws, and they have. Almost every state now allows CBD (though most do have some laws regarding how much Delta 9 THC can be in a CBD product and how old you have to be to use it). However, D8 THC is still illegal in many states. CBD gummies are easier to come by than Delta 8 gummies, depending on where you live.
Also, consider the gummies’ effect. If you want something that may help you with a few things but won’t make you feel euphoric, try CBD gummies. If you want that feeling (and who can blame you), D8 THC is the way to go. It all depends on your preferences and needs.
So only you can decide which gummy is the best. Titan Botanicals is all about the Delta 8 (of course), but we also recognize the appeal of CBD. Why else would it be so prevalent nowadays? So, it’s up to you to decide which one you prefer, or if you already know. Maybe you’ll need to try some of each to find out. You’ll likely find the best option for you.
What other goods are there?
If gummies aren’t your thing, you can always try other Delta 8 products. So, if you try gummies and decide they’re not for you, no problem. You can try one of the many other products and see how you like it.
Because there are so many options, we thought we’d help you narrow your search. We’ll go over the broad categories.
Gummies aren’t the only way to get your D8 THC or CBD. You can also find edibles for every taste. Do you want non-gummy candy? Delta 8 caramels Do you prefer baked goods? You can try CBD and D8 THC-infused cakes, brownies, and marshmallow rice treats.
If you don’t like sweets, there are snacks like popcorn, crackers, and chips infused with your favorite cannabinoid. Keep in mind that edibles will take the longest to work. They must be digested before Delta 8 or any other cannabinoid can be released into your blood. Don’t worry if you don’t feel any effects right away; they’ll come.
If you want to take your cannabinoid and be done with it, pills may be the best option. These are cannabinoid pills or capsules. However, CBD pills are more common than D8 THC pills. Nevertheless, they exist. Like edibles, pills take time to break down in your stomach before any cannabinoid can start working.
Hemp is traditionally smoked. These products include blunts, vape pens, and cartridges. Smokables have immediate effects due to their rapid absorption. So you’ll feel it soon after inhaling the smoke. The effects of smokables tend to fade faster than other products. This means you’ll need to hit more often than with other Delta 8 or CBD products. Smokables are a good option if you want quick results and don’t mind the upkeep.
However, oils are a good option to consider if you want a product that can be used in multiple ways. There are several ways to consume Delta 8 or CBD oils. Unimpressed with the pre-made edible options, many people prefer to make their own with their preferred cannabinoid.
They use the oil in their cooking, baking, or meal prep. Others will take it directly by placing the oil drops under their tongue. To get the most out of the oil, let it sit under your tongue for a few seconds before swallowing. That is, you will feel the effects faster than with an edible.
Topicals are the last category of Delta 8 THC and CBD products. Anything applied to the skin that contains Delta 8 or CBD. But they aren’t as popular as the oral versions. This is because cannabinoids cannot physically enter your bloodstream when applied topically. As a result, D8 THC cannot produce the same euphoria as other products. But there is good news! Both cannabinoids are absorbed through the pores. They may still be able to provide the pain-relieving and other effects we discussed earlier.
For those looking into hemp for the first time, we know it can be confusing. After reading this, you should have a better idea of what you want in a product. Maybe you’ve decided to stick with gummies because none of the other options appeal to you. If so, you now know which of the two gummies to try.
So, both Delta 8 and CBD gummies have a lot to offer. The best one for you will depend solely on your personal preferences. You’ve come to the right place if you prefer D8 THC gummies. Titan Botanicals has high-quality Delta 8 gummies in green apple flavor. Visit our shop page to see them and other D8 THC products. If you still have questions, please contact us via our contact page. We want to know!