Delta 8 Chocolate - A Sweet, Buzzy Treat!
What if you could get the munchies and cure the munchies at the same time? With delta 8 chocolate, the sweet, hemp-infused treat with a buzz, it's now possible! In fact, getting buzzed never tasted so delicious, thanks to Delta 8 chocolate. What better way to enjoy one of the most exciting cannabinoids on the market today? It sounds like a match made in heaven — chocolate and all-natural, hemp-derived delta 8. But why do these two ingredients blend so well together?
Well, thanks to the Farm Bill, delta 8 has gained popularity in recent years. It gives users a mild buzz that's completely legal. But delta 8 isn't always something you'd want to eat right out of the box, so to speak. Users prefer their delta 8 infused into tasty treats like chocolate. After all, most people prefer something delicious like delta 8 gummies and other delta 8 edibles.
There's no doubt that chocolate is a tasty treat, and it may have some impressive health benefits too. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to combine the two. You get chocolate AND the sweet buzz of delta 8 in one bite!
The Benefits of Delta 8
Does delta 8 chocolate have any benefits? Does delta 8 itself have any benefits? Perhaps most importantly, does chocolate itself have any benefits (everyone is hoping the answer to that is a resounding yes!). The truth is a mixed bag on all of this; everything comes with the caveat that individual results may vary. Why? Well, truth be told, the benefits of delta 8 chocolate, as with anything else, all depend on a person’s age, weight, tolerance, daily exercise routine, and any other number of individual factors.
Still, delta 8 as an active cannabinoid does have benefits. Firstly, most people know it as the compound with the smooth, subtly high that doesn’t cause anxiety or paranoia. This way, delta 8 offers a much smoother high than delta 9. A euphoric buzz doesn’t leave you hung over the next day.
But does delta 8, and by extension, delta 8 chocolate, have any other benefits? Research shows that the benefits of delta 8 include the following:
- Stress relief
- Mood-boosting (Happiness, joy)
- Appetite stimulation
- Rest, relaxation, sleep
- Digestive support
- Mild pain relief
Furthermore, chocolate is known to have many benefits as well. So when delta 8 is combined with chocolate, the benefits to the user increase exponentially.
The Benefits of Chocolate
Many ancient civilizations used chocolate. For thousands of years, dating back to early Mesoamerica, people knew of its benefits — and back then, it was more bitter and less sugary. Of course, when European travelers came to the Americas and brought back chocolate, its popularity began to grow. People throughout Europe wanted a piece of that sweet, delicious cacao.
Early people understood that chocolate was a sweet treat that had many benefits. And today, researchers continue to decipher the mysteries of chocolate. But how exactly does this candy goodness satisfy your sweet tooth and benefit your body? Here are just a few examples:
- Studies show that chocolate might have high levels of antioxidants.
- Chocolate may lower cholesterol if taken in moderation.
- Some research found that chocolate could help boost your memory.
- Chocolate may be suitable for your heart too.
Unfortunately, along with the good comes the bad. The key to chocolate is never overeating. Why. Well, first things first, Chocolate has a high caloric content and lots of sugar and is known to contribute to obesity issues. Too much chocolate can also be bad for your teeth.
That being said, the combination of delta 8 and chocolate has many possible benefits. When taken in moderation, delta-8 chocolate could be a stimulating addition to your daily routine. It’s the ideal treat and perfect for microdosing too!
Delta 8 Explained
What is delta 8? Delta 8 is a mildly psychotropic cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants. In scientific terms, it is also known as delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol. While delta 8 is similar to delta 9 THC, or cannabis, it contains much less THC, giving you a much more subtle high without paranoia or anxiety.
The thing is, it is difficult to cultivate and extract delta 8 from hemp. In most plants, Delta 8 is found in tiny amounts, unlike delta 9 THC in large quantities. To meet consumer demand, manufacturers synthesize delta 8 using a natural process that transforms CBGA. So the delta 8 you purchase is still all-natural —just with a twist.
Many cannabinoids are derived from CBGA or cannabigerolic acid (Not to be confused with CBG). CBGA naturally evolves into cannabinoids like CBD and THC without human intervention on its own. Environmental and genetic factors play a significant role in this process. To make delta 8, scientists just give the process a push.
Delta 8 Chocolate vs. CBD Chocolate
CBD is one of the most popular and prevalent cannabinoids on the market today, known for its wellness properties. But how does CBD chocolate compare to delta 8 chocolate? Studies show that both CBD and chocolate have numerous positive effects. Still, as with delta-8 chocolate, moderation is key.
Milk chocolate, like the kind found in popular chocolate bars or other small chocolate pieces, has only minor amounts of cocoa liquor ― under 15%. However, it has many harmful ingredients for your health, namely fat and sugar. For example, Americans prefer milk chocolate over dark chocolate. So what should a consumer do?
You can microdose CBD or delta 8 milk chocolate or choose dark chocolate. Here are a few other ways that CBD chocolate and delta 8 chocolate compare:
- CBD chocolate does not get you high; delta 8 chocolate does.
- CBD chocolate has numerous wellness benefits; delta 8 chocolate has some.
- Both promote natural sleep.
- Both promote natural pain relief.
- Both promote natural stress relief.
- Consumers should take Delta 8 chocolate in moderation due to the high.
- Consumers should take CBD chocolate in moderation due to its high sugar content.
Some products, including some chocolate products, will combine delta 8 and CBD. The two cannabinoids go great together as CBD helps to balance out the high from delta 8 THC. When you take a blend of these two compounds, your high won't be as high — instead, you will feel a smooth and steady buzz that lasts throughout the day.
Dosing Delta 8 Chocolate
Everyone loves delta 8 chocolate, but how much should you take? Let's face it. Nothing gets your mouth watering like a sweet piece of milk or dark chocolate infused with delta 8 (or even Belgian chocolate!). It's sweet, sugary, and infused with a delicious buzz. On top of that, it has the benefits you need to make your day extraordinary.
Of course, you always want to be careful. We sometimes look at the chocolate and forget about the delta 8. When it comes to an infused product like delta 8 chocolate, there's sometimes a tendency to take too much.
So how do we stop ourselves from overeating? Well, it's important to remember that with edibles, the buzz comes on slowly and lasts all day. But what does that mean exactly? Eating some delta 8 chocolate may not "feel" anything for a few hours. This is when many people think it's not working and start taking more. But you shouldn't do this. Because when you take more, you've taken too much.
Wait for the buzz to wash over you. We promise it will come. And when it comes, it will last a very long time.
But how much should you eat? Well, delta 8 chocolate is broken down into squares. Most of our chocolate bars have 15 squares. Start with one or two, which, for a 400mg bar, is equal to about 30 to 60mg of delta 8. After a couple of hours, take another square if you feel like you want some more.
But never — and we mean never — eat the whole bar.
How Do Delta 8 Chocolates Work?
We've learned a lot here, but we still haven't discovered just how delta 8 chocolates work. How do you get from delicious chocolate to sweet buzz? As we noted earlier, Delta 8 chocolates (really all edibles) take a while to come up. You won't feel the high for a few hours. But why? Vapes get you high instantly. Why not chocolates?
Well, it's because of the metabolic process. Everything we eat goes through the metabolic process — it goes through your stomach, liver, and intestines — though it's a bit more complicated. See, delta 8 chocolate has to travel pretty far through your body before you can get high.
It's a long process:
- Delta 8 chocolate goes to your stomach.
- Acids and enzymes break the chocolate down.
- The enzymes help you digest the chocolate.
- Next, delta 8 is absorbed by your liver.
- Then your liver does the hard work, transforming 11-hydroxy-THC into delta 8.
- Then it crosses the blood-brain barrier.
- Finally, you're high!
The process takes longer, but it has a stronger and longer-lasting effect than if you vaped delta 8. That's why delta 8 chocolate can keep you high for hours, if not the entire day.
How Diamond CBD Manufactures Its Delta 8 Chocolate
Curious as to how we manufacture our delta 8 chocolate? Here at Diamond CBD, we work to ensure our delta 8 chocolate — and all of our products — reach a higher standard. We have to because the only thing we deal in all day is hemp-derived cannabinoids. Whether it’s Delta 8, Delta 10, CBD, HHC, or something else, we guarantee that we only put out the best possible product. We stake our reputation on it.
So, what can you expect from Diamond? Here are just the basics:
- All-natural, non-GMO, organic, hemp-derived cannabinoids are grown in the USA.
- Farm Bill-compliant cannabinoids that meet the highest standards of the FDA.
- Pure, unadulterated products, like delta 8 chocolate, never compromise on quality.
- Pesticide-free, herbicide-free, fertilizer-free, and chemical-free cannabinoids in every product. Transparency, including our ingredients listed on every package and every web page.
- Third-party lab results and COAs.
- A knowledgeable customer experience team ready to help.
At Diamond, our delta 8 chocolates, whether in milk, dark, or fancy Belgian flavors, are among the best in the business. We’re excited to share them with you and can’t wait for you to feel the buzz!