Delta 8 THC has quickly become the most well-known intoxicating cannabinoid to be derived from the hemp plant, offering a soothing, blissful buzz for both the mind & body. But, just because delta 8 products are popular, does that mean that this cannabinoid inherently safe? Naturally, we want to make sure that when we take a cannabinoid, that we’re not doing harm to our bodies in either the short or long term.
Is Delta 8 THC Harmful to the Body?
Delta 8 THC isn’t known to cause serious harm to the body, in the short or long term, even in relatively high doses. Besides that, the product type doesn’t seem to make a difference when it comes to overall safety. Delta 8 is a hugely popular cannabinoid, and basically, if it were associated with major health risks, we would have known by now. In general, cannabinoids are well tolerated by the bodies of adults.
Also, it’s worth pointing out that to date, there has been no report of a fatal overdose caused directly by consuming delta 8 THC. This should put your mind at ease, since you can clearly see that the chances of a major adverse effect are very, very slim overall.
Something worth mentioning, however, is that if you’re on any medications, you should speak with your doctor before taking delta 8 THC. How come? Well, because delta 8 may suppress an enzyme called CYP3A4, which’s responsible for metabolizing a wide range of common drugs. If CYP3A4 is suppressed, certain drugs (prescription and/or non-prescription) may accumulate in the blood, which can eventually become dangerous.
What Kinds of Side Effects Can Come from Taking Delta 8 THC?
While delta 8 THC products are not associated with any major side effects, there are some side effects that can occur which are generally mild and short-lived. These side effects are more likely to occur if you take a particularly high dosage of delta 8, or if you’re a beginner who naturally has a low tolerance.
They include the following:
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
- Reduced blood pressure/increased heartrate
- Cognitive impairment
These side effects should wear off after the high has started to wear off. Should these side effects be severe or last after the high has worn off, then you can consider seeking medical attention.
Does Delta 8 THC Cause Impairment That Can Be Dangerous?
Delta 8 THC is a psychoactive substance, and any psychoactive substance can cause some level of impairment. Just because delta 8 is generally mild doesn’t mean that you can engage in certain tasks without a lack of the alertness, concentration and motor skills needed to stay safe. Never drive when you’re high on delta-8, as this can be particularly dangerous not only to you, but to others as well. In general, you must avoid any types of tasks that require maximum cognitive function to be performed safely, until the effects have worn off.
Is Delta 8 THC Safe for Children or Pets?
Delta 8 THC is overall tolerated just fine by adults. But, it’s absolutely imperative that you NEVER give it to a child or a pet. Our highly developed nervous systems can handle the psychoactive properties of the cannabinoid. But, children and pets have nervous systems that cannot. Giving a child or a pet delta 8 can cause neurotoxicity and other dangerous side effects. Bottom line, delta-8 is for adults only, with no exceptions.
Ways to Know You Have a Safe Delta-8 Product
It has long been known that delta 8 THC products are generally a cannabinoid that’s tolerated by adults, without any major risks. Still, one thing to keep in mind is that there may be sketchy manufacturers out there who are sneaking unsafe ingredients into their delta 8 products, due to their low quality standards. To avoid this, just stick to these tips below.
Tip #1: Buy Only from Trusted Companies/Manufacturers/Distributors
Yes, it is critical that you make sure you’re always buying delta-8 products from a company/manufacturer/distributor that has a good reputation in the industry. These places that have built up their reputations are going to want to keep them, hence will avoid using ingredients known to be unsafe and possibly go against the FDA’s requirements along with the 2018 Farm Bill. View those brand’s reviews, as we’ll be getting into shortly, because if a company is selling unsafe products, you will read about it quickly.
Tip #2: Look at Third-Party Lab Results
All hemp companies are obligated to have their hemp products third-party-tested by a state-licensed laboratory. These lab reports should be available on a company’s website. This is where you’ll see a breakdown of the product’s safety profile, in terms of its content of toxins, contaminants, microbes and so on. You can check out Binoid’s COA’s displayed on their ‘About’ page here.
Tip #3: Read the Ingredients
Before purchasing a specific delta-8 product, read through its list of ingredients. You should be able to quickly spot anything questionable that’s been added to the formula. Steer clear from products that are loaded with synthetic ingredients or artificial fillers that don’t actually offer any value to the quality or properties of the delta 8.
Tip #4: Check Those Real User Reviews
Reading real reviews (reviews that sound real and aren’t duplicated) on a company’s website, in order to gather insight on other users’ experiences with that said delta-8 product(s) that you have your eye on, before making a purchase is key. Binoid CBD has over a thousand real reviews displayed on the website. That gives Binoid a higher trust factor than other brands in our industry that’ve potentially created a reputation for scamming customers.
Bottom Line: Taking Delta 8 THC is Generally Safe
The good news is that overall, delta 8 THC is not known to be unsafe in any meaningful way. However, that still doesn’t mean, there aren’t unsafe delta-8 products out there, with their potential harm coming more from the other ingredients in the product rather than the delta 8 itself. This is why it’s critical that you buy your delta-8 products from a trusted brand that’s known for producing only the highest-quality products possible, such as Binoid.
Here, you can enjoy lab-tested delta 8 formulas blended with meticulously sourced ingredients. We take pride in providing consumers the highest quality ingredients for our premium delta-8 products. So, experience the combined bliss of beneficial cannabinoids for your better living today!