Delta 8 Oil
Drop the Stress With Delta 8 Oil
Delta 8 oil for rest, relaxation, and an amazing buzz. The benefits of delta 8 have been in the stoner spotlight since its federal legalization back in 2018, but its effects vary depending on how you consume it. You can smoke it for a quickly delivered buzz, you can eat it for a slow and long-lasting effect, or you can use delta 8 oil for the best of both worlds.
Although you may have heard the terms “oil” and “tincture” being used interchangeably, the truth is that they’re different. Delta 8 oil most often refers to a mixture of delta 8 extract and a ‘carrier’ oil, such as coconut oil. Delta 8 tinctures, on the other hand, is alcohol-based. Because using high-proof alcohol as a solvent for delta 8 extractions may result in a bitter solution, additives like sweeteners are usually mixed in to make the product more palatable.
Either way, at Diamond CBD, all of our delta 8 extract is of the highest quality, and all of our oils and tinctures are constantly being tested and improved by a team of chemists with maximum safety, supreme efficiency, and best flavor in mind.
How Diamond Manufactures Delta 8 Oil
Sourced from all-natural, all-American industrial hemp, our delta 8 oil is carefully crafted to ensure reliance, convenience, and safety for every consumer. Our hemp comes from farms all around the country, and all of it is organic, non-GMO, and free from harmful chemicals like pesticides and herbicides. With absolute transparency about ingredients and processes on our website, Diamond CBD’s products are guaranteed to be safe, pure, and effective.
Our delta 8 products, including our delta 8 oil, are synthetically created from hemp-derived CBD through a rigid isolation and distillation process. This process, known as isomerization, rearranges CBD’s molecular structure to convert the cannabinoid to delta 8—sounds like magic, we know. In reality, however, it’s more about science than anything else. Take that, Dexter.
How To Take Delta 8 Oil
1. Place It Under Your Tongue
A popular method of taking delta 8 oil is placing a few drops under your tongue. This sublingual ingestion method allows the delta 8 to be absorbed into your bloodstream through the blood vessels under the tongue. It’s one of the fastest ways to ingest delta 8, second only to inhaling the cannabinoid into your lungs!
How It Works: Place a few drops of delta 8 oil right under your tongue, let them sit for a minute or two before swallowing, and wait anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes as the oil makes its way through your digestive system. Now that the compound has bypassed your system, welcome to the chill zone!
2. Mix It With Food Or Drink
Because the taste of delta 8 oil can be off-putting to some people, another popular ingestion method is to mix the delta 8 oil into food and drinks. If you’re looking to enjoy the buzzing effects of delta 8 without having to endure a couple minutes of a slightly unpleasant taste, this is certainly the method for you.
How It Works: Because delta 8 is a fat-soluble substance, the carrier oil in our oil products has already taken care of breaking it down for easy delivery into your body, so you don’t have to worry about how the oil may interact with other ingredients in your meal. Just add a few drops of delta 8 oil into your smoothies, salad dressings, oils, or butter, and that’s it! Pretty straightforward, no?
This method may take a little longer to kick in compared to dropping delta 8 oil under your tongue, but it also creates a longer-lasting effect than most other methods. Just wait around an hour for the cannabinoid to make its way through your digestive system, and enjoy a durable, manageable buzz for hours to come!
Dosing Delta 8 Oil
One of the most crucial aspects to consider when taking delta 8 is dosing. Because dosage depends on several variables, including body weight and tolerance, it may be tricky to figure out the right amount of delta 8 to ingest at first. It’s always recommended to begin with small doses and make your way up the dosages based on your own comfort!
By pacing your dosage from low to high, you can pinpoint the perfect high for you without encountering all the unpleasantries that may stem from taking too much delta 8.
Some research estimates that dosage depends on tolerance:
While these estimates should theoretically be effective, that’s all they are: estimates. At the end of the day, dosing is specific to individual bodies, and no one knows your body like you do. So, when in doubt, start slow and build your way up the ladder at your own pace; there’s no rushing to the perfect buzz!
Benefits of Delta 8
Despite providing a less intense psychoactive encounter than delta 9, delta 8 still delivers feelings of calm and elation similar to its more potent relative. Moreover, delta 8 offers a range of other advantages, including:
- Increased appetite
- Potential protection against certain neurodegenerative disorders
- Improved sleep quality
- Alleviation of anxiety
- Assistance with digestion
- Management of pain
Furthermore, one of the primary benefits of delta 8's reduced potency is that it doesn't activate CB1 receptors as strongly as delta 9. This attribute results in fewer instances of adverse reactions such as anxiety and paranoia.
Benefits of Using Delta 8 Oils for Consumption
One of the main benefits of using delta 8 oils for consumption is their ease of use. While delta 8 disposable vapes require constant puffing, delta 8 carts require charging, and delta 8 edibles require chewing, using delta 8 oils is as simple as opening your mouth!
Not only is using delta 8 oil sublingually a one-step process, it’s also a quick one. Dropping delta 8 under your tongue is a fast, effective way to get buzzed hassle-free.
Mixing it in with food only adds one step to your normal meal prep process. While this method may take a little longer than the “under the tongue” method, it makes the effects last longer and your food taste even better!
CBD Oil vs. Delta 8 Oil
The main difference between delta 8 and CBD is their psychoactive properties. While delta 8 is known for giving you a nice, warm buzz, CBD isn’t psychotropic at all—meaning it won’t get you high. While similar in delivery method, delta 8 oil and CBD oil are used for different reasons.
Ingesting delta 8 oil is a much more psychoactive experience than using CBD, so if you’re looking for all the benefits of cannabinoids plus a mild high, delta 8 oil is certainly for you.
Some of the most notable dissimilarities between CBD and delta 8 include:
- Pain relief
- Appetite boost
- Dehydration in the mouth
- Bloodshot eyes
- Increased or decreased heart rate
- Feeling anxious
- Pain relief
- Insomnia relief
- Anxiety relief
- Changes in appetite
Let’s Talk Delta 8 Science
Ever since its legalization in 2018, delta 8 has piqued the interest of researchers, scientists, and medical professionals all around the country. Because it’s still a relatively new cannabinoid to hit the markets, it hasn’t been studied to the depths of other cannabinoids like delta 9 or CBD. That being said, new and exciting research is conducted every day that reveals more and more about this new cannabinoid superstar.
One study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research in early 2022 concluded that delta 8 “may provide much of the experiential benefits of delta-9-THC with lesser adverse effects”. In fact, most delta 8 users experienced increased relaxation, euphoria, and pain relief, without experiencing anxiety and paranoia.
Other researchers found that delta 8 and delta 9 have similar pharmacological profiles, but delta 8 has a slightly lower psychoactive potency. When tested on mice, the study found that delta 8 increased food consumption more than delta 9, while performance and activity remained similar under both substances.
While more studies are certainly needed to better understand the cannabinoid, the general consensus on delta 8 seems to be that its effects are relatively similar to the effects of delta 9, albeit to a lesser extent.
The main and most important thing to remember about delta 8 is that, since it’s acquired through chemical processes, it’s always important to purchase it from reputable sources. At Diamond CBD, our entire product catalog is lab tested by third parties for purity, efficiency, safety, and quality before hitting the shelves. With our readily available test results and transparent ingredient lists, ensuring your safety and peace of mind is our priority. Get wild, but play it safe with Diamond CBD!