According to the National Cancer Institute, Delta-8 THC can bind CB1 receptors throughout the body. This receptor is part of our endocannabinoid system, which helps our body organize and maintain homeostasis. "Homeostasis" is just fancy lingo for complete balance throughout the body.
Delta 8 THC exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9 THC, so it doesn’t bind to the receptor as well. This helps it demonstrate a variety of properties that present powerful benefits, so let’s take a look at the biggest ones below.
Neuroprotective nature for a healthier brain
Some studies also show that Delta-8 THC can help people produce acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter. This neurotransmitter is responsible for memory, cognition, neuroplasticity, and even arousal. That’s a great benefit that appears to have close to or zero negative side effects.
Has been proven to stimulate appetite
In 2004, the researchers analyzed the Delta-8 effect on appetite control. They concluded with the trial, noting that even a low dose of Delta-8 stimulates increased food intake.
Little or no nausea thanks to its antiemetic effects
We know based on the 1995 study that delta-8 appears to have no negative side effects while eliminating nausea. The children undergoing chemotherapy for their cancer saw a 100% success rate in reducing their nausea over 480 treatments in total.