How Do Delta 8 and CBD Work in Harmony

January 12, 2017
by david nadel

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 8 THC) is following in the footsteps of cannabidiol (CBD) as an extremely sought-after cannabinoid from the hemp plant, offering unique properties to the body’s nervous system while providing a mild high that makes it unique from CBD and other cannabinoids we’re more familiar with.  That being said, a lot of people ask us whether or not it’s okay to take the two compounds together.  Not only that, but what this can mean for their daily routine moving forward.

What Do CBD and Delta 8 Primarily Share in Common

Both CBD and delta 8 are cannabinoids that naturally exist in the hemp plant.

  • CBD is hemp’s dominant cannabinoid, meaning it’s the most naturally abundant compound in the entire plant’s chemical composition.
  • By comparison, delta 8 exists in only about 0.1% of the entire plant’s chemical structure.

These two cannabinoids may have one major difference pertaining to psychoactive activity, but they also share a lot in common with one another, like for instances:

  • Both acting as cannabinoids in order to regulate functions of the body through binding with cannabinoid receptors located in every bodily system.
  • Both offering similar properties pertaining to mood, sleep, and inflammation.
  • Both sharing neuroprotective properties that help to balance neurological function in the brain.

One thing we know about these cannabinoids is that a lot of our customers say that they each promote feelings of inner bliss and euphoria, with soothing effects on both body and mind.  You can then imagine why some people would want to take them together, to see if they can maximize this effect to take their relaxation to a whole new level.

What is the Synergistic Relationship Between Delta 8 THC and CBD

Not only these cannabinoids have some particular properties in common with one another, they share a synergistic relationship with one another, too.  What does this mean?  Essentially, taking the two compounds together at once could potentially offer uniquely desirable effects that are both more potent and balanced. 

Since delta 8 is considered to be a psychoactive cannabinoid, it may be a bit intimidating to those who have zero tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) experience.  Even though the high that comes with taking delta-8 is notably milder than that of delta 9, it can understandably make newbies uneasy, especially since it’s the type of compound that can feel more potent in the beginning before the person has worked up a certain tolerance level.

Here is where CBD comes in.  Through synergy, cannabidiol may “take the edge off” of delta8’s more potent and mind-altering effects, in a way that can ease first-timers into the process of incorporating delta 8 into their routines.  Think of CBD basically as the training wheels and delta-8 as the bike.

Is it Safe Then to Be Taking CBD with Delta 8 THC?

Now, naturally, people first want to make sure that it’s actually safe to combine these cannabinoids together.  Since we are not doctors, we cannot technically say that any cannabinoid is “safe”, as this has a lot to do with a person’s unique medical circumstances. 

What we can say is:

  • These two compounds are complementary of one another.
  • Due to both cannabinoids deriving from the same plant, there is no interaction between them that is associated with dangerous side-effects.
  • As cannabinoids, they are both nontoxic to the body.
  • They are often taken together in various forms including:
  • Vapes
  • Tinctures
  • Gummies
  • Capsules
  • Flower
  • And More!

CBD + Delta 8: Enjoy a Sense of Balance

If you would like to take both cannabinoids together to see what synergy can offer to your experience, then consider a formula that combines delta 8 THC and CBD together.  This makes your life easier by already delivering the proper balance of these two compounds so that you don’t have to carefully measure out a dose of each. 

Adding to that, taking CBD along with delta 8 THC can be helpful to beginners who are still not sure how those psychoactive properties of the latter cannabinoid will affect them.  CBD may be “grounding” in a way that makes beginners feel more at ease as they work up a tolerance to delta 8.

There are plenty of formulas out there that do offer a carefully balanced blend of delta 8 THC and CBD.  These products usually display a clear ratio of the two compounds on the label, which can be 2:1, 1:1, or 1:2 CBD to delta 8.  Obviously, a 2:1 ratio would be the ideal choice for absolute newcomers who want to approach delta-8 with as much caution as possible.

Why Shop for CBD and Delta 8 Products at Seventh Hill?

At Seventh Hill CBD, we have created some exceptional formulas that carefully blend delta 8 THC with CBD to take into consideration the needs of beginners and experienced users alike. 

  • Revive Caramels are particularly popular, with 20mg delta 8 and 10mg CBD in each piece.
  • Dream On CBN Sleep Caramels, with 20mg CBD, 5mg delta 8, and 10mg CBN (cannabinol is another cannabinoid known for potentially calming the body and mind just in time for bed) in each piece.

Ultimately, if you’re new to delta 8 THC, we do think it’s a good idea to first combine this compound with CBD.  This can help you get familiar with the effects of delta 8 in the system while the cannabidiol keeps things balanced. 

However, before attempting to combine both cannabinoid types, you must speak with your doctor first.  Your doctor knows your medical history and can provide better guidance for whether or not taking these two cannabinoids is a good idea.  Especially, if you’re currently taking prescription medications, or are on steroids for any current ailments.

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