Delta 8 / CBN Tincture : Sleep Formula
Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and its derivatives, like Delta-8, have become legal on a federal level. Although it was not intended, the Farm bill opened the doors for the CBD industry, which has provided incredible benefits to millions of people. CBD, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. CBD is just one of the over 130 cannabinoids found in marijuana and hemp. Hemp and marijuana are both considered cannabis. the classification between hemp and marijuana is based on the levels of Delta 9 THC.
What is Delta 8?
Cannabis Sativa plants contain a myriad of cannabinoids, each having unique benefits and traits, that when combined provide the medicinal and recreational benefits that come from Cannabis. Both activate CB1 and CB2 receptors, helping the endocannabinoid system keep things like mood, memory, sleep, pain, and appetite in homeostasis.
Delta 8 THC is found in Cannabis (Marijuana and Hemp) and is nearly identical to Delta 9, the intoxicating component of the plant. Most people report that Delta 8 is nearly identical to Delta 9, perhaps not as strong, but it is very close. Delta 8 should not be viewed as a “light” version of Delta 9. We feel that Delta 8 is just as effective, if not more, than Delta 9. most times, Delta 8 is actually a much better option than Delta 9. Because Delta 8 differs slightly from Delta 9, there are a couple differences, mainly that Delta 8 seems to not trigger the anxiety or fatigue that many people feel from Delta 9.
What is CBN?
The first naturally occurring cannabinoid to be isolated in its pure form was CBN in 1896. It is an oxidation product of THC; as THC is exposed to heat and light, CBN is produced. Because it appears through degradation, older cannabis strains have higher levels of CBN. In fact, when the oldest known discovered cannabis sample was found in a 25,000 year old Chinese grave, large amounts of CBN were also discovered there.
With its many benefits, including increased sleep quality, reduced pain, and reduced inflammation, CBN is an excellent choice for those looking for natural remedies. When taken orally, most people will start to feel the effects in as little as thirty minutes or as long as two hours after ingestion. If you do not experience any effect from CBN after an hour has passed, try waiting for an additional hour before taking another dose.
The THC found in Delta 9 has a stronger effect on our CB1 receptors than that found in our Delta 8. While this may seem like a good thing at first, it’s important to remember that these receptors are responsible for triggering anxiety and paranoia. This means that people who take Delta 9 may feel anxious or paranoid more often than those who take Delta 8. Furthermore, some people say they feel a “bit high” when taking Delta 8, but not nearly as high as when taking Delta 9.
Health Benefits of Delta 8
According to research, the use of 8 THC is accompanied by a few health benefits. The National Cancer Institute, delta 8 has “antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.” You can use delta 8 THC to reduce pain, nausea, and vomiting, protect nerve cells, and produce a healthy appetite (munchies).
What are some more information on CBN and Delta 8?
The good news about Delta 8 is that there are have been proven benefits, but there are still a few things you should know before you go diving into it. The main thing you need to know about Delta 8 is that it’s not one size fits all – some people might have a bad reaction from just one dose while others might feel nothing at all. If you’re going to use Delta 8 for the first time, don’t take more than 25mg every few hour and try not to mix it with alcohol or other medication.
A 2008 study showed that CBN was one of several cannabinoids that was effective in treating MSRA, which is a bacterial infection that typically is resistant to antibiotics. This could be critical research in the ongoing struggle against antibiotic resistance.