delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol: A Brief History
November 2, 2021
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the more than one hundred different cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, and it normally occurs in very low concentration. Some research has shown that this compound may have some potential benefits for some medical conditions.
The first group of possible medical benefits associated with delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol is cancer. Although this particular compound has not been found to have any appetite suppressant properties, it has been used in the treatment of nausea and chemotherapy patients because it causes significant nausea in people receiving chemotherapy.
Some evidence suggests that the delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol has some promise for treating nausea associated with chemotherapy. Preliminary studies suggest that the nausea may be reduced if the marijuana derivative was taken before the patient started chemotherapy.
Other potential benefits of delta 8 gummy include a reduction in muscle spasms associated with some muscle-healing injuries and may also relieve the pain of arthritis and certain muscle diseases. It has also been studied by using animals, and preliminary results suggest that the cannabidiol may have some benefit for preventing certain kinds of cancers.
Animal tests using animals and/or human cancer cells have not found sufficient evidence to conclude that CBD has an effect on cancer, although other diseases linked to cannabis have been tested. It is very important to perform adequate research before using cannabis or any other pharmaceutical or non-pharmaceutical product for human medicine, especially when there are serious side effects of potential drug interaction.
As previously mentioned, some evidence suggests that cannabis has some efficacy as an anti-anxiety and/or antidepressant, but how it works is still being studied. In animals, delta-8-THC seems to be effective in blocking the release of certain neurotransmitters, the chemicals involved in neurotransmission. The substance also appears to protect nerve cells in the brain, possibly by acting as a natural neuroprotector.
Animal studies suggest that delta-8-THC acts at synapses in the brain and enhances their proliferation and survival. It is currently being studied how delta-8-THC affects the reward system, which is critical in the development of addiction, and whether it has other benefits in the nervous system that increase its benefits in clinical use.
Delta-8-THC is currently being studied for use as a potential treatment for chronic and persistent pain, in addition to possibly other conditions. It is currently Schedule II, meaning it is considered to be a controlled substance, although that status may be changing. It is believed that Delta-8-THC has many uses in modern medical practice, with the most common being as a cough suppressant.
It is currently not approved for use as a prescription medication. Two specific diseases that delta-8-THC may treat are persistent post nausea and persistent muscle spasms due to chemotherapy or other treatments. Further research may lead to the scheduling of delta-8 THC as an additional treatment for certain ailments.
In the United States, delta-8-THC is not available as a prescription medication. In some states, it can be purchased over the counter, but it cannot be purchased by anyone under age 18. In Canada, however, the use of this substance is illegal. In the UK, however, it is legal as an herbal supplement, and there are no plans to make it available as a prescription drug.
Although there is much research performed on the medical benefits of this compound, there is very limited research on its use as a therapeutic remedy for chronic pain or other conditions. For these reasons, delta-8 THC remains a compound with which many patients will be pleasantly surprised.