One of the main reasons why hemp-derived CBD products have gained such popularity over the last few years is that they offer such a broad spectrum of health and wellness benefits. We will discuss some of the potential benefits here, but first, we must state that while these products may help with certain symptoms, results may vary from person to person, and the FDA has not evaluated these claims.
Here comes the science bit! Cannabinoids trigger certain effects in the human body when they interact with our cannabinoid receptors. These are part of the endocannabinoid system, which plays a vital role in the central nervous system. We have two different types of cannabinoid receptors:
THC, the psychoactive component of hemp and marijuana, attaches to our CB1 receptors, while CBD stimulates both receptors, encouraging the body to produce its own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids.
According to research by the National Cancer Institute, Delta-8 THC can bind loosely with CB1 receptors throughout the body, helping to regulate and maintain homeostasis. In layman’s terms - it helps keep your body in complete balance, which is good news for overall health and wellbeing. However, Delta-8 mainly interacts with CB2 receptors allowing it to effectively reduce nausea and vomiting and increase appetite among other effects.