3 Severe Delta-8-THC Side-Effects You Must Know

Recently, Delta-8 THC, a new marijuana relative, exploded onto the national scene. It is a new, improved form of THC belonging to the cannabis family. Delta-8, or delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, is a cannabis compound that is naturally synthesized from hemp derived CBD.  Delta 8 has grown in popularity due to its resemblance to Delta-9 THC, the primary ingredient in marijuana that causes euphoria, happiness, sedation, symptom alleviation, and other effects. The effects of Delta-8 THC are comparable to those of ordinary Delta-9 THC, though quite different in some meaningful ways.  Delta 8 THC comes as a vape, an edible, or even as a spray on premium hemp flower.   

Side Effect 1:  Body Transformation

Delta 9 THC has a main negative effect in creating excessive appetite in many users, a condition universally referred to as “the munchies.”  Delta 8 THC, on the other hand, creates less hunger and a stronger ability to burn body fat.  Many people find that they are able to eat far more while losing weight and having better energy. 

Side Effect 2:  Laughter and Excessive Happiness 

Delta 8 THC seems very similar to Delta 9 THC, only a bit less sedating.  The more Delta 8 you use, however, the more humorous things become.  Delta 8 use causes happiness and a lighter mind, leading to more laughter, sometimes contagious laughter. 

Side Effect 3:  Increased Libido and Sexual Function

Repeated use of Delta 8 THC is associated with increased libido and sexual performance/satisfaction.  These effects increase in power with age in men, while in women it appears to significantly improve these areas regardless of age.  Men over 55 report performance effects highly improved versus their 20’s!