Delta 8 THC has recently been added to the market.
As with any new product the risks can be uncertain and further scientific research is required in order to understand its capabilities. We can still make some assumptions thanks to the extensive research performed on its cousin, delta-9 THC.
Because the cannabinoids delta 9 and delta9 are identical, and delta 8 THC is used extensively in healthcare today, delta8 THC seems safe when used responsibly.
There are side effects, and impure products, to be aware.
This article will look at the risks associated with delta 8 THC. It also explains how to keep yourself safe when using and buying it.
Bottom line is delta8 THC safe
Although studies into delta 8 THC are limited, there is no evidence that it poses any serious health risk.
For any significant conclusions to be drawn, it is important to conduct more research on the long-term and short-term effect on the body.
As with all substances, there can be risks. Stop using it immediately if you feel the effects are not satisfactory.
Cannabinoids, like delta 8THC, delta 9THC, and CBD, are found in cannabis. They interact with these receptors. This influence has medical professionals considering the therapeutic effect of cannabis upon various health conditions.
Many users report feeling significantly less anxiety, hyperactivity, or paranoia when using delta 9 THC.
Tips in minimizing risk
- What is the recommended dosage? Delta 8 THC is active at doses of between 5-10 mg
- Learn to recognize the signs and make tolerance breaks when necessary
- If you are currently taking medication or have a medical condition, it is important to consult your doctor before using delta 8.
- Delta 8 must be sourced from trusted suppliers who can provide third party test results for all items
- Avoid fake delta 8 products, particularly vape carts
- If you do not intend to drive, delta 8 THC is not recommended.
- You should avoid delta 8 THC if your age is below 21
Delta 8 THC: what are its short-term rises?
Delta 8 THC poses very little risk, although they’re comparable to the delta 9 THC short-term hazards. Each person reacts differently with certain cannabinoids. For some, delta 8 THC may present a higher risk.
The short term main risks associated with delta-8 THC have been:
- Dry mouth
- Visual distortion
Although these short-term side effects are not common, some people will experience them. These side effects are not serious and can be considered more an inconvenience than a danger to your health.
Delta-8 THC: what is the long-term principle risk?
While there are no long-term dangers associated with delta-8 THC (THC), research has been limited. We can assume that delta 8 THC possesses similar long-term risks to delta 9 THC as both cannabinoids belong to the same group — tetrahydrocannabinol.
Long-term risks linked to delta 9 THC (and possibly, delta 8 THC) include:
- Dependency & addiction (rare)
- Reduction in attention span
- Memory function reduced
- Reduced cognitive functions
- Acute psychosis (in people who are vulnerable)
Although these potential long-term dangers sound terrifying, it’s important not to forget that there is limited research and many are only theoretical.