It’s always a good idea to research a new product before using it. Those considering using delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (D8 THC) likely have many questions. Because it is a new product, there is a lot to learn about it. One major concern is whether it will show up on drug tests. This is important to know if you plan to use Delta 8. Titan Botanicals wants you to be fully informed about Delta 8 THC. That’s why we answer this and other questions below. Let’s go.
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What is Delta 8?
First, we’ll go over what Delta 8 is. That way, you’ll know how and why it might show up on a drug test.
D8 THC is a cannabinoid. CBD is a chemical compound found only in cannabis plants like hemp. These compounds deserve special attention due to their unique properties. Affecting the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Most don’t know what the ECS is. It is a group of human receptors. It is a vital system that controls many reactions and functions. Hemp plants contain many cannabinoids, not just Delta 8. You may be familiar with another, called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9 THC).
THC is also known as delta 9 THC. This cannabinoid is responsible for the euphoria commonly associated with cannabis plants. It intoxicates by tightly binding to ECS receptors, causing a sensation.
As you may have noticed, Delta 9 THC and D8 THC share a name. This is because they are considered two different THC variations. Delta 9 THC is more common and thus more famous. But D8 THC can have a similar effect as Delta 9 THC.
This is because they are built almost identically. The only difference is that Delta 8 has a different double bond location. While it can bind to ECS receptors very tightly, it cannot hold them as tightly as Delta 9 THC. Thus, D8 THC has a different effect than Delta 9 THC. The euphoria associated with Delta 8 THC is usually described as less intense than that associated with Delta 9 THC. Stronger, but more bodily.
People often wonder if Delta 8 THC is legal after learning that Delta 9 THC and D8 THC are so similar. Of course, this is a great question to ask because knowing a product’s legal status is critical. Fortunately, D8 THC is now federally legal in the United States. The 2018 Farm Bill caused this. A bill making industrial hemp and its cannabinoids legal on the federal level. But there’s a big difference between legal and federally legal.
Federal legality does not guarantee state legality. Only a few states have made hemp or Delta 8 illegal. While the Farm Bill allowed many people to start using D8 THC, it’s still wise to check your state’s cannabis laws to ensure it’s legal.
That is Delta 8. You should now understand what this compound is and how it works. You also know more about a closely related cannabinoid. One of the most important questions surrounding D8 THC is how it performs in drug tests.
Do all drug tests show Delta 8?
This is a common concern. Even if Delta 8 is legal in your state, it may still show up on a drug test. So, let’s discuss.
Simply put, D8 THC will show up on any drug test that looks for Delta 9 THC. As previously stated, Delta 8 resembles the more well-known THC. While there is a distinction, most drug tests are not sophisticated enough to detect it. So, if your drug test looks for THC, it will find D8 THC in your system. However, if the drug test you’re taking doesn’t specifically look for it, it won’t show up. Other tests can show that there is no Delta 9 THC in your system, even if a drug test shows a false positive for Delta 9 THC.
So D8 THC will show up on almost every THC drug test. Even though the two forms of THC are distinct, the tests will not detect them. It’s best to avoid Delta 8 if you’re going to be tested for drugs.
What else could Delta 8 do?
You may wonder if euphoria is reason enough to risk D8 THC showing up on a drug test. But there’s more to D8 than a potential high. Recent research suggests that D8 THC has some benefits, which isn’t surprising given its ability to interact with the ECS. Let’s look at some of the benefits of Delta 8 and the research behind them.
Let’s start with the most commonly misunderstood effect. Everyone has heard of someone overdosing on Delta 9 THC and becoming paranoid. People assume Delta 8 THC has the same effects as Delta 9 THC because it is so similar. In fact, when used properly, Delta 8 may help reduce anxiety. The ECS is thought to play a role in how we process fear. Moreover, one study found that the ECS receptor CB1 affects anxiety. D8 THC has the greatest effect on the ECS receptor, so it may help a lot with anxiety.
The next potential benefit is one you may have heard about Delta 9 THC. You may have heard of it in relation to many cannabinoids. Because the ECS appears to affect how we process pain. So, basically, any cannabinoid could help with the pain. What could Delta 8 do? It seems a lot. For example, D8 THC helped reduce pain and inflammation in the corneas of mice in this study. That’s why some people prefer cannabis and hemp to opioids because they’re safer.
Finally, we will discuss Delta 8’s potential to help with asthma. This is a new concept. It’s not something many people would think possible at first. Do cannabinoids have what effect on someone’s ability to breathe? This study suggests a significant effect. D8 THC may help increase bronchodilation, which causes the lungs to expand, allowing more air to flow. This means D8 may help more people than expected.
As you can see, there are many reasons to try D8 THC besides euphoria. Of course, Delta 8 research is still young. That doesn’t mean these studies are irrelevant. But this means we still don’t know much. As a result, you should treat all information on this subject with caution. Despite this, D8 THC holds great promise for many.
How to get the right amount of Delta 8
You may recall that we said Delta 8 could help with anxiety if used properly. Too much D8 THC has certain side effects. Symptoms include paranoia, fatigue, and mild lightheadedness. That’s why you should avoid taking too much Delta 8.
But everyone reacts to D8 THC differently. Some people need more, while others only need a little to feel the effects. So, where can you get the serving you need without the negative side effects?
The best way is to experiment and move slowly. Begin with the smallest serving of your Delta 8 THC product. Wait a while to see how it goes. Remember that each product has its own start-up time. Some are instant (like smokables) while others take up to an hour (like edibles). So, wait until you’ve had enough before taking more. If the recommended time has passed and you still feel nothing, you can try taking a little more. You can do this until you get the desired result. Write down the serving that worked for you so you can replicate it later.
This may take some time, so be patient. It’s worth it if you don’t have to deal with paranoia or other side effects.
Finally, Delta 8 won’t show up on every drug test. Because it is so similar to Delta 9 THC, it will show up on almost any THC test. D8 THC is legal in most states, so there is no immediate danger. To avoid any issues, it’s best to stop using Delta 8 for a while before a drug test.
Titan Botanicals is the best place to get your D8 THC fix. We have a large selection of Delta 8 products. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. You can reach a Titan Botanicals team member via our contact page or support@Titan Botanicals.com. We eagerly await your response!