What does delta-8 do?

Delta-8 THC or D8 for short is a very exciting compound that’s found in cannabis and its popularity is sweeping the country.  It’s another psychoactive cannabinoid discovered in the cannabis plant and it produces the pleasant, warm feelings that marijuana does. Delta-8 is the lesser-known, less potent cousin of Delta-9 THC and generally has a milder “high” which can be found to be less intense and more enjoyable to many marijuana users. Our D8 distillate is made by our partnering labs and converts the highest quality CBD Isolate into the cleanest, clearest, and most stable bulk Delta-8 THC distillate on the market.

Mountain Strong Hemp Company (MSHC) works with the most experienced chemist in the world to create the cleanest and clearest Delta-8 distillate available. Beware, there have been many labs around the country jumping in to make Delta-8 distillate and it’s extremely important to choose a lab that has plenty of experience making it. We have found there to be a lot of low-quality Delta-8 distillate being made by inexperienced chemists not familiar with the conversion process.  Low-quality D8 can be less potent and non-compliant due to illegally high levels of Delta-9 THC in their products.

The National Center for Biological Information (NCBI) explained that D8 is a cousin of THC and is useful in the suppression of nausea, and vomiting, it may help with anxiety, appetite-stimulating, pain-relieving, and shows that it may have *brain-protecting properties”. It’s said that D8 exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than delta-9-THC, which is the primary form of THC in cannabis.

Delta-8 users report fewer negative side effects like anxiety or paranoia delta-9 can produce. We hope that this will help more people experience the benefits of delta-8 hemp by creating a larger group of people who previously avoided THC because of the negative side effects. We believe that our delta-8 products can help many people manage pain, nausea, and anxiety. Allowing them to relax without the energy loss and significant appetite increase over traditional THC flowers and edibles.

We use the most experienced labs that produce the most stable and clean D8 available. Our labs maintain the highest standards for quality and purity. If you’re curious and want to learn more, please shoot us your questions or check out our Delta-8 Vape Carts, Gunnies, Prerolls, and Flower. We think you’ll love our high-quality Delta-8 products.

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How Does Delta-8 THC Compare to Other Cannabinoids?

The chart shows the various cannabinoids and their benefits. It is clear to see that CBD alone provides a fantastically broad range of benefits for ailments from pain and anxiety, skin conditions, neurological disorders, and the body’s immune system.

Delta-8 THC occurs naturally in very low amounts. Delta-9 THC can occur naturally up to 30% concentration in some strains whereas Delta-8 only occurs at 1% concentration therefore to enjoy the benefits of this cannabinoid it must be in some form of refinement which yields Delta-8 THC in higher quantities such as an isolate or distillate. Mountain Strong stocks Delta-8 THC Distillate here.

Delta-8 Cannabinoid occupies a relatively small slice of the chart. According to the chart, the primary benefit is pain relief, however, this belies the full range of Delta-8 THC benefits.

Delta-8 does have a noticeable effect when consumed. Physical similarities exist between the “stoned” effect from Delta-9 and Delta-8 consumption, but it’s the psychoactive effect where the biggest difference exists between Delta-9 THC and Delta-8; Delta-8’s effect on the patients’ mental state is minimal compared to the effect of Delta-9. Delta-8 THC is more sedative, sans the mental stimulation synonymous with Delta-9 THC, this less intrusive effect facilitates a normal range of cognitive function without the confusion and potential for anxiety encountered with Delta-9 THC. This makes Delta-8 THC far more tolerable for users who are not familiar with the mental effects of Delta-9 THC such as anxiety and capacity to concentrate.

Furthermore, Delta-8 THC shows promise for cancer patients because it has been shown to reduce nausea whilst stimulating appetite. Similarly, research has shown Delta-8 to be highly effective at preventing vomiting in children.

While entirely reasonable to think Delta-8 THC would provide the most targeted pain relief of all cannabinoids since the chart shows this as the sole benefit, this is not entirely correct. To understand why one must understand the benefits of full-spectrum CBD.

For many years, the assumption was that CBD in isolation would provide the most targeted – & therefore effective – treatment of many ailments, but this changed in 2015 when a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem yielded results that changed scientific perception around the value of Full Spectrum CBD.

Full Spectrum CBD contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids such as CBG CBDA, CBGA, CBCA, Delta-9 THC/A, THCV, and, of course; Delta-8 THC. Many commercial full spectrum products contain very low amounts of the most psychoactive cannabinoid; Delta-9 THC. Mountain Strong Hemp Co. stocks a range of full-spectrum hemp products.

In the 2015 study, there were two test groups. One group was administered CBD isolate (*pure CBD). The second group was administered full spectrum CBD and it was this group that exhibited the highest levels of pain relief. Furthermore, increasing the dosage of the full spectrum CBD magnified the effects whilst the opposite was true for the group receiving CBD isolate – the effects did not appear to increase in line with increasing dosages.

These results should not discredit the viability or effectiveness of isolate products and there are many situations where isolate would be preferred over full-spectrum products. Some of the other cannabinoids may induce adverse or undesired reactions in the user or the user may reside in a region where one or more of the cannabinoids are illegal, as such Mountain Strong carries a range of isolate products. See all our isolate products and our most popular products are CBG isolate and CBD isolate.

The medical world’s exploration of Delta-8 THC is by no means complete and as time progresses we will learn so much more about this cannabinoid.

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Does Delta 8 get you high?

Delta 8 has a noticeable effect:

  • Similar to Delta-9 (regular, recreational cannabis)
  • Delta-8 THC is far less psychoactive than Delta-9
  • Delta-8 allows the user to remain focused
  • Delta-8 induces less anxiety
  • Delta-8 causes less confusion

Why is it called Delta-8?

Delta means double join. The 8 signifies where in the molecular structure that double join exists. Delta-9 has a double join, but the join’s location is different; hence the 9

What are the benefits of Delta 8 THC?

Some of the Reported Benefits of Delta-8 THC include:

  •         Strong pain relief
  •         Reduces nausea
  •         Children experience zero psychoactive effects
  •         Prevents vomiting (antiemetic)
  •         Stimulates appetite
  •         No side effects
  •         Low psychological effects·    
  •         No anxiety or confusion

View our Delta-8 Product Testing.


Can I make vape juice or liquids from Delta-8 Distillate?

Yes, you can make vape juice and liquids from Delta-8 distillate.

Mountain Strong Hemp stock a variety of Delta-8 THC vape:

  • Apple Fritter
  • Banana Candy KUSH
  • Blueberry KUSH
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Bubble Gum
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Green Crack
  • Pineapple Express
  • Strawberry Cough

    Is Delta-8 THC beneficial for cancer patients?

    Delta-8 THC has been reported to help to reduce nausea due to chemotherapy. It also has appetite stimulation properties. As such it may be beneficial after chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Numerous studies are currently being conducted into Delta-8 THC’s effectiveness at treating cancer directly.

    Can I use Delta-8 for anxiety?

    Delta-8 has not been shown to reduce general anxiety however, its users of delta-8 report that it is less likely to cause anxiety when compared to delta-9 THC

    Is Delta-8 THC psychoactive?

    Studies show Delta-8 THC has zero psychoactive effect on children.

    Adults do experience an effect but far less so than they do with Delta-9.

    Here are a few psychoactive traits of Delta-8 THC

    •         No anxiety
    •         No confusion
    •         Able to focus clearly


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