Cannabis plants contain active compounds called cannabinoids. Cannabis can include both hemp and marijuana. Federal law allows the use of hemp for medical purposes. Nature contains over 100 cannabinoids. There could be 113. Despite their popularity, only two cannabinoids are psychoactive. CBG, CBDA, and CBG are only a few of the active compounds. There are two kinds of THC – Delta-9 (D-9-THC) and Delta-8 (D-8-THC). These cannabinoids have the only ‘high’ effect. Consuming products rich in these compounds can cause significant changes to your body. You might wonder why the THC strains are becoming more popular. In fact, online stores and dispensaries dealing in THC products keep growing. DRIP Cannabinoids, for example, is an online shop that sells premium Delta-8 products. You may be curious to know why this compound is sold in more shops and how many people consume it. You’re covered. First, let’s see what the difference is between Delta-8 and Delta-9.
Delta-8 THC vs. Delta-9 THC
We have seen that Delta-8 and Delta-9 are the only cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. They will probably have the same effect from a ‘psychoactive perspective.’ It is because both bind to the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a group of receptors, glands, and hormones thought to influence sleep, mood, digestion, appetite, and mood control. Both have double bonds in their carbon structure. How different are these two?
Delta-8 & Delta-9 differ primarily in the location of their double bonds. The number 8 in the name of Delta-8 was chosen because the double bond is located on the eighth carbon atom in its chemical structure. Delta-9 has the suffix 9 because its double bond is on the 9th carbon atom in its molecular structure. It may seem trivial, but this information is quite important. This will influence how compounds interact with your body.
Due to their different carbon bonds, the compounds’ cumulative effects may differ significantly. The compounds bind to the same receptor (B1). The double bonding of the ninth carbon atom in Delta-9 makes it more effective at binding to receptors. The intensity of the compound on the body has a three-fold higher potency than Delta-8-THC. Delta-8 THC can bind to the eighth carbon, which has significant effects. However, it is only a third as effective as its sibling Delta-9. It has many negative effects, and its strong bonding may be one of the reasons why it’s only a third as effective as Delta-9, its sibling. Delta-8 THC has some negative effects, but they are not as intense as Delta-9 THC.
This article was written by a cannabinoid specialist at DRIP Cannabinoids. DRIP Cannabinoids joined the market in June 2020. We quickly established our mission: providing customers with the purest oil on the market, and in tandem providing a premium product. Our products range from delta 8 oil, delta 8 pre-rolls, delta 8 CBD gummies, and a 3g dispo. Through each and every one of our products, DRIP strives to relieve people from the discomfort, stress, and anxiety of daily life by giving them access to cutting-edge cannabinoids such as Delta-10 and Delta-8 THC. DRIP’s formulas and procedures are all designed with the purity and safety of the customer in mind.