Delta 8 THC is a milder form of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. It produces feelings of euphoria, relaxation and possible pain relief, but to a lesser degree than delta-9 THC. A placebo-controlled study conducted on 21 patients with chronic neuropathic symptoms found that those who took Delta 8 for pain relief experienced significant relief. The analgesic effect was stronger three hours later when patients took between 40 and 80 mg.
It was also more effective for mild to moderate chronic pain than for severe chronic pain. A second study with mice revealed that Delta 8 has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Research has shown that Delta 8 THC could be used to treat chronic pain. It is safer than opioid pain relievers because it is less potent and has a lower risk of addiction and abuse.
Delta-8 may help reduce inflammation, which can help ease the pain and its symptoms. It also alters the user's perception of pain, making it an effective pain reliever. Delta-8 gummies are a tasty option that can be effective and powerful, but they can take 2 to 3 hours to work due to the digestion process. Meanwhile, Delta 8 vaporizers are great for quickly relieving back pain while you wait for a gummy or other product to kick in.
CBD is another compound that has a variety of benefits for people with medical conditions, but without the euphoric effects that Delta 8 THC products can experience. If you have back pain and want to try a plant-based approach to finding relief, Delta 8 THC may be the ideal choice. However, it is important to start with a very low dose if possible and be aware of potential risks such as feeling “too tall” or dizziness. Groceries are an excellent option because there are no potential risks with inhaling the smoke from the burning Delta 8 cannabis flowers. To fully understand the effects of Delta 8 on pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties, more research is needed, especially in humans.
Despite being useful for medicinal purposes, the active ingredient in Delta-9 THC is more psychoactive than Delta-8 THC. Many Delta 8 brands and products that advertise heavily on the Internet are not effective and may contain hazardous chemicals.