Could Delta 8 THC Improve Your Sex Life?
Thanks to rapidly shifting public and political opinions surrounding marijuana, and especially the use of weed-related products, many effective and legal alternatives to THC consumption have been developed. One product that is growing in popularity is Delta 8 THC, or Delta 8. Extracted from hemp, this new compound promises pain relief and mental clarity without the stereotypical "stoned" feeling associated with cannabis.
What is Delta 8?
In chemistry, delta refers to a double bond, so Delta 8, which is produced by extracting the compound from various parts of the hemp plant, refers to the eight double bonds within the compound (as opposed to the nine found in THC). The product has a slightly smaller molecular structure than normal THC, which is what creates its less-potent psychoactive effects, meaning people who consume the supplement feel less groggy, tired or anxious when compared to using THC. Delta 8 is available in several forms and consumed via infused food products, liquid tincture or in a vaporizer.
Delta 8's benefits: sex & beyond
As a compound that was first discovered in 1965, Delta 8 has since been studied by researchers who are finding a broad range of potential uses. One of the most profound applications for Delta 8 is in cancer treatment, where it's been observed to reduce the size of tumors. Delta 8 is also known to reduce inflammation and anxiety and to lower blood pressure by targeting the brain's CB1 and CB2 receptors, locations where cannabinoid molecules are able to bind and control the release of chemicals that affect mood and hormone regulation.
Sex health researchers note that conditions such as high blood pressure and inflammation can act as obstacles to regular, healthy sexual function. Delta 8 might counteract the effects of these chronic conditions by alleviating symptoms. As a substance that can reduce anxiety, this hemp product might also temporarily relieve sufferers of sexual performance anxiety.
Despite its potential in aiding sexual performance, some studies indicate Delta 8 could have adverse effects on male fertility.
Laws for hemp products
Under the 2018 Farm Bill, which allows for hemp plants to be used in manufacturing and resale, Delta 8 THC is legal because it is derived from hemp; it's found in small amounts throughout various parts of the plant. Hemp plants do not produce buds (the flowers) that are smoked and typically thought of as "traditional" cannabis. However, that does not mean Delta 8 is available in every state. Research your state and local laws to determine if it is available, and if it is, use it in moderation and find the dosage that works best for you by starting with minimal amounts.
Delta 8 is a hot product, and one that seems to provide a multitude of benefits. It's important to remember that Delta 8 is not cannabis, and does not lend users the same psychoactive effects. While Delta 8 might offer a unique alternative to conventional pain-relief methods, people who are interested in taking this supplement should consult their doctor before using it.
And when it comes to sex, Delta 8 could help set the mood by temporarily alleviating certain health conditions or ailments such as chronic pain or performance anxiety that can get in the way of fully enjoying sex.
Giddy Notice: Our medical experts have informed us that few supplements of this nature have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That is to say, statements and claims made about the efficacy or possible health benefits of these unapproved supplements have neither been evaluated nor reviewed by the FDA for safety and effectiveness. Furthermore, any statements or claims regarding the supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Our medical experts advise that before you use a supplement in any way, first consult your healthcare provider to ensure you have full knowledge of appropriate dosages, if any, as well as any potential side effects or interactions with any prescription medications you're already taking.