Summer is a time for beaches, barbeques, and bathing suits! While you might be tempted to work on your tan and fire up the grill, it’s important to think about your health as well. Most people go hard at the gym in hopes of showing off their tanned muscles and glowing physique, but it’s critical to keep both your physical health and mental health in tip-top shape. That’s where CBD becomes important in your total health and wellness routine. We’re well aware that it takes consistent exercise to maintain those bulging muscles, but do you take as much care to include CBD in your day as well? If you do, then you’re already off to a great start. If you’ve been considering using CBD as a way to improve your health, especially for the summer, there are several types of CBD that are easy to use and can be incorporated almost seamlessly. Let’s take a look at some of those now.
The cannabis plant is a powerful plant that contains multiple medicinal properties, one of which is the powerful Delta-8 extract, also known as Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol. Delta-8 is touted as the “lite” version of marijuana, which elicits strong concern from users on how this hemp variant is created. Since Delta-8 only contains less than 0.3% of THC, many users seek confirmation that this cannabidiol will indeed get them “high,” but not cause any legal issues. Let’s break down exactly what Delta-8 THC is and how it’s created.
Typically, Delta-8 is distilled into a thick clear liquid via several steps: extraction, winterization, and decarboxylation. Because of the low amounts of Delta-8 found in the cannabis plant, this process is time-consuming and extensive. Once Delta-8 is extracted or converted into a concentrated form, it has a wide range of uses. You can use Delta-8 in syringes and vape cartridges, either by using a weed pen or dab rig, which are the most common methods. You can mix Delta-8 with flower to increase the potency of the cannabinoid. You can also consume Delta-8 in edibles (gummies), tinctures, and even the distillate form; however, there isn’t a lot of information on the effects of distilled delta-8 once it metabolizes in your body, so it’s best to stick with the available products on the market.