It might be your first time hearing about Delta 8, but it has been around for some time. It’s a type of THC that occurs naturally in the hemp plant, although in small quantities. It interacts with the endocannabinoid system, producing the same uplifting and psychoactive effects as traditional THC compounds. Delta 8 is legal and can be purchased online in the US.
As a leading hemp brand, Koi offers an extensive range of Delta 8 THC products to suit various consumption preferences, such as Delta 8 gummies, tinctures, disposable vapes, and Delta 8 vape carts. While our range of Delta 8 products is vast and customized to the needs of different D8 fans, one thing is common: they’re packed with delicious flavors and made using the best-sourced ingredients.
With our Delta 8 products, you can expect the same degree of enticing flavors, exceptional potency, and effectiveness that you expect from all Koi products. Delta 8 has unique benefits that can help you unwind after a long day and maintain an uplifted mood that will make any day better. We want to ensure you can experience these benefits with safe, high-quality products you can count on.
What is THC?
THC is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants. It belongs to a group of chemicals known as cannabinoids.
THC is predominantly known for one thing—its uplifting effects. But there's more to it, which is why it has continued to attract attention from enthusiasts and scientists alike looking to it for various wellness, therapeutic, and health benefits.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, as it is also known, works through the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body. The ECS is crucial in maintaining internal balance or homeostasis by regulating various bodily functions.
The ECS consists of receptors, enzymes, and endogenous cannabinoids produced naturally in the body called endocannabinoids. When THC binds to the receptors in the ECS, it impacts various physiological processes.
Experts believe that THC mimics the chemical structure of endocannabinoids like anandamide, which is how it interacts with the ECS receptors. Like anandamide, THC also interacts with CB1 receptors, which are found in the brain and nervous system. It also interacts less readily with CB2 receptors found in the immune system.
Its interaction with CB1 receptors explains why THC produces uplifting effects while other cannabinoids like CBD, which interact with CB2 receptors, don't have the same effects.
You may have heard of different varieties of THC, such as “Delta 8” or “Delta 9.” These unique versions of the THC molecule are called isomers.
Not all THC variations are created equal, and even in the eyes of the law, some THC variations regulated differently in different states. Understanding the subtle differences between the different types of THC is vital in ensuring you get the right benefits and effects when you purchase your THC products online.
Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC comes second in the popularity scale compared to Delta 9 but has been making serious advancements as more people consider it a more suitable cannabinoid for those just getting introduced into the world of uplifting cannabinoids. Delta 8 THC is believed to be approximately half as potent as Delta 9 THC but still produces uplifting effects. It's common among new fans and those who prefer to focus on THC's wellness and therapeutic benefits as well as the uplifting effects.
The effects of Delta 8 are also said to be slightly different compared to those of Delta 9, with consumers reporting that Delta 8 has a more clear-minded and energizing experience than Delta 9 THC.
There are significantly fewer regulations and limitations around products containing Delta 8 THC, which has led to Delta 8 THC products becoming a popular alternative where Delta 9 THC products may be illegal or unavailable.
Delta 9 THC
This is easily the most well-known type of THC on the market. It is responsible for the relaxing effects associated with marijuana. When most people talk about THC, they're almost always talking about Delta 9. It is one of the most potent, naturally present types of THC, often preferred by experienced cannabis consumers.
Being the most well-known type of THC, Delta 9 THC is also the most heavily regulated in the United States and in many countries around the world. Consumer products must have less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC to meet the federal regulation of hemp, making it fully legal for sale. Some states in the U.S. have additional regulations around Delta 9 and other varieties of THC.
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is not your typical THC. It is the cannabinoid precursor to THC. When it is exposed to light or heat, it undergoes a process called decarboxylation, which results in it losing its carboxyl group and turning it into THC. Without THCA, there wouldn't be THC.
Researchers also believe it might have additional therapeutic potential, and as such, there are THCA products on the market that appeal to consumers looking for the benefits connected to THCA.
THCV is a lesser-known, minor cannabinoid also found in cannabis. It's one of the newer THCs identified.
Tetrahydrocannabivarin, as it is known in full, also has some uplifting effects, but to experience them you would need to consume it in hefty doses. Anecdotal evidence also suggests THCV may have energizing effects as well as offering appetite control benefits.
Benefits of Delta 8 THC
As is the case with all cannabinoids, people can have different experiences when using Delta 8 THC products. Most people use the products to relax and unwind, to boost their mood, or to help them sleep. From the responses and reviews of the majority of users that have used Koi CBD Delta 8 THC products, the most common benefits highlighted include:
- Reduced feelings of stress
- Deeper sleep
- Elevated mood
- Healthier appetite
- Enhanced focus
How Do You ID a Reliable Delta 8 Brand?
Trusted companies who hold themselves accountable for quality and safety will generally follow certain standards.
Before buying Delta 8 online, consider the following:
- Reliable brands ensure all their products are third-party lab-tested and provide easily accessible certificates of analysis for their customer. The lab tests screen for microbes, mold, and heavy metals, among other contaminants. At Koi, we believe in 100% transparency and showcase all our CoA’s on our lab results page.
- Shopping for Delta 8 online often lets you see what other people think about the product through product reviews. Reliable companies selling Delta 8 online will display positive and negative reviews so you can get an idea of what to expect. We are proud to have over 50,000+ reviews from happy customers.
- Check to see whether the company or brand you’re considering has some degree of longevity and a proven track record of providing safe and high-quality cannabinoid products. Established in 2015, Koi is an American brand renowned for crafting high-quality products. The entire production journey of our offerings can be meticulously traced, ensuring transparency and quality control from inception to completion. Missing references to third-party testing, COAs, product reviews, and longevity could be red flags indicating legitimate safety and quality concerns.
Buy Delta 8 Online From Koi
Online cannabis shopping has grown exponentially, providing customers with various options and products to choose from. With the growth of Delta 8 THC, it's becoming increasingly vital for fans to find a reliable and reputable supplier for their favorite products. Most have turned to us to provide diversity and convenience when shopping online.
Buying Delta 8 online means you have all the options easily accessible in one convenient and easy-to-find location. You can shop for hundreds of Delta 8 products without leaving the comfort of your chair or worrying about traveling to the local dispensary to replenish your stock. Additionally, you can shop online at any time without any restrictions.
Shopping for Delta 8 online tends to be less expensive than regular physical locations. Online stores work directly with manufacturers or manufacture their own products, which can lead to cost savings for customers.
Online shopping allows people to maintain discretion. At Koi, you can shop online from the privacy of your own home and have the products shipped quickly to your door in discreet packaging.
Online stores have made it extremely easy for consumers to verify the quality and contents of the Delta 8 products they purchase. You can quickly check for certificates of analysis, which are usually attached to the website, and even read the ingredient list before buying the product to ensure you're buying safe, legal, and quality products from a reputable company.
What Does Taking Delta 8 THC Feel Like?
If it’s your first time trying Delta 8, you might be curious about how taking the products would make them feel.
Delta 8 products offer a milder uplifting experience and give you a clearer-headed yet lighter feeling. The uplifting effects aren't as intense as ordinary THC.
The strength of the cognitive effects provided by Delta 8 THC depends on the serving size. Smaller servings of about 5 mg to 10 mg provide a sense of calm, elevated mood, and enhanced focus. Users who take Delta 8 in low concentrations also report better stress responses and a stronger sense of tranquility.
When taken in higher servings (above 10mg), Delta 8 products can trigger more powerful relaxing effects. Users may also experience sedation and some drowsiness, which can be helpful for restful sleep. The effect of Delta 8 THC is pleasant and subtle and not as strong as that of Delta 9.
Delta 8 THC can be helpful for unwinding in the evening for better-quality sleep or promoting healthier appetite habits.
Some of the other highlights of the effects of Delta 8 THC include:
- Feeling a sense of peace and clearheadedness
- Sedating effects (in higher doses)
- A slowed perception of time.
- Feelings of elation.
- Feelings of relaxation and eased tension
- A productive state of mind (in lower doses)
- Everyday uneasiness and discomfort are easier to manage
Types of Delta 8 Products for Sale
Delta 8 fans are in for quite the treat when they look at the range of options available. Delta 8 has several types and forms to suit different tastes and preferences. Each type of Delta 8 product has unique benefits for the consumer and a unique delivery method. The most common types of Delta 8 products for sale include:
Delta 8 Gummies
Gummies are the most popular Delta 8 product on the market. Revered for their delicious flavors and consistent servings, gummies, new and seasoned, are perfect for every Delta 8 fan. Our Delta 8 gummies come in various THC strengths to suit various experiences and feature different blends.
Delta 8 gummies provide an easy and stress-free consumption method because they don't involve any measuring and come in fun flavors that anyone will love. You can choose from a series of flavors to match your preference to enhance your experience.
Another reason why Delta 8 fans love the gummies is that they are easy to dose. They come pre-measured and with the THC strength indicated on the packaging for each gummy. Depending on your current Delta 8 intake, you can take the gummy whole or subdivide it.
Delta 8 THC Vape Carts
Gummies can be fun and all, but they take time to deliver results. Delta 8 fans looking for a high intake and fast effects can consider our Delta 8 THC vape carts. Delta 8 vape carts are a vapable product filled with Delta 8 oil. The cart attaches to your existing vape device and provides a simple, mess-free option for Delta 8. The carts deliver Delta 8 directly into your bloodstream through your lungs, and the effects begin within minutes.
Delta 8 THC vape carts are ideal for seasoned hands that have mastered their intake or those that require a high intake of Delta 8 to get their effects. Like our gummies, the vape carts also come in various flavors to add fun to your vaping experience.
Tinctures are one of the most traditional methods of consuming natural supplements like cannabinoids. They've been used for ages to support customers’ health and wellness, and now you can enjoy our very own Delta 8 THC tinctures.
Delta 8 tinctures comprise Delta 8 blended with carrier oil and packaged in a small bottle. Delta 8 tinctures are known for delivering high amounts of the cannabinoid through the dropper, which is attached to the bottle. Like all other Koi Delta 8 products, our tinctures come in delectable flavors that make it easy to enjoy the full benefits of Delta 8 without worrying about the natural, earthy, and bitter taste of hemp.
Disposable vapes are comparable to our vape carts. Unlike the carts, which require a separate battery, the disposable vapes come as a full package with everything you need, from the vaporizer to the Delta 8 THC extract in the tank.
Disposable vapes are convenient and easy to use. They appeal to new vapers and those who need something that doesn't require much tweaking to get it to work.
Our disposable vapes come pre-charged and pre-filled and are available in many tropical and delicious flavors. The disposable vapes are color-coded, so if you purchase several, you know which flavors you're getting. The devices are maintenance-free, allowing you to focus more on enjoying the experience.
Delta 8 Live Resin Vapes
Live resin is a relatively new product on the market that has been received with excitement and anticipation among cannabis fans. It involves using new technology in the processing and preserving of the active ingredients in the plant using cryogenic temperatures as opposed to heating and extraction. This blend offers a uniquely aromatic and enjoyable vaping experience for Delta 8 lovers.
Live resin often has more active ingredients and preserves more delicate terpenes, providing a more flavorful and aroma-filled experience. Our Delta 8 live resin vapes come in three delightful terpene strain profiles: Blackberry Kush, Orange Creamsicle, and Watermelon Skitz. Each produces slightly varying experiences, so you can choose the right flavor for you based on the expected experience.
We are constantly innovating and developing new types of Delta 8 products. If the Delta 8 product you're looking for has not been listed, check our catalog.
Delta 8 Vs. Delta 9
Delta 8 draws many comparisons to Delta 9. However, most users might not know the differences between the two cannabinoids. If you’re interested in the science of cannabinoids, check out these facts.
The cannabinoids have a comparable molecular structure. The only difference is the location of the double chemical bond. On Delta 8, the double bond is in the 8th carbon chain. On Delta 9, it is on the 9th carbon chain.
Visually, the bond difference is quite subtle, but it substantially impacts how the molecules interact with the endocannabinoid receptors.
Delta 8 THC is more stable than Delta 9. Delta 9 oxidizes and degrades over time. As a result, it transforms into Delta 8 or CBN (cannabinol), a compound known for its sleep-supporting properties. Delta 8 THC doesn't oxidize to become cannabinol. Its stability makes it a more desirable ingredient for some people because it has a longer shelf life.
Affinity to CB1 Receptors
Delta 8 and Delta 9 both bind to the CB1 cannabinoid receptor when consumed. Because of the molecular structure, each compound's affinity to the receptor is distinct. Delta 8 keeps you clearer-minded than Delta 9 because the cannabinoid has a lower binding affinity to CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain.
Effects After Consumption
The most apparent differences between Delta 8 and Delta 9 are in the effects after consumption. Although Delta 8 also produces uplifting feelings, it is milder and has more clear-minded benefits.
Delta 8 THC Vs. CBD
Delta 8 THC gets lots of comparisons with CBD. While the two products share some comparisons, they are different compounds. Differences between Delta 8 and CBD include:
The primary difference between CBD and Delta 8 THC is that CBD doesn't produce euphoric results like Delta 8.
CBD has also been in the limelight longer. Multiple studies have suggested many health benefits, like its ability to support better sleep, help with natural relief, and provide a sense of calm.
Delta 8 THC is touted to have comparable health and well-being advantages as CBD. Considering the similarities in chemical composition, it is easy to see why the two compounds would find their respective places in people’s routines.
Legalization At The State Level
CBD is federally legal under the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, as long as the products are extracted from commercial hemp and contain no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight.
Delta 8 is also federally legal, based on the same federal law as CBD. Delta 8 THC products also must have a Delta 9 THC content material lower than 0.3% and must be derived from the hemp plant.
The legal guidelines for both products can vary at the state level. You should research the legal standing of Delta 8 and CBD in your locality before purchasing to determine legality.
CBD is widely considered to be safe for most users. Millions of people have used it over the past several years. CBD is well-tolerated by most people, although there have been rare cases of some users reporting uncomfortable side effects.
The apparent safety of Delta 8 is also encouraging. It has received the same reception as CBD, with most users leaving positive reviews after using the product. Side effects reported have been quite similar to those of CBD, which have been largely mild and rare.
For CBD and Delta 8 THC, consulting a physician before using any product is highly recommended to minimize undesirable effects, especially if you're taking a prescription medication.
What to Consider when Buying Delta 8 Products
You need to know what to look for before purchasing to ensure you get quality, safe, and effective products. Here are some things to look out for when shopping:
Check THC Content
Not all Delta 8 products are equal. One of the first things you should look for when buying your Delta 8 product of choice is the THC concentration. Some products have a high concentration, while others have a low THC concentration. The higher the THC concentration, the more potent the product. You shouldn't necessarily go for the highest concentration but rather match it to your preferred intake.
Lab Testing Certifications
A critical component of quality and safe Delta 8 products is the lab testing certifications. Any reputable and trustworthy vendor ensures their products have undergone rigorous third-party testing and have the certifications to provide peace of mind for customers and assure them of the highest standards.
The Extraction Process
The extraction process underlines the quality of the Delta 8 THC used in making the final product. Premium products are carefully extracted, ensuring a clean, high-quality extract without solvent contamination. At Koi, we use CO2 extraction that preserves the quality and purity of the resulting extract.
Lastly, have a look at the supplier and customer reviews on the Delta 8 products you’re interested in. Customer reviews are a great way to get first-hand information from people who have used the same product and should never be ignored, positive or otherwise.
Who Should Buy Delta 8 THC Products?
We take utmost precaution to ensure we manufacture safe Delta 8 THC products that you can rely on. The products are created using strict practices and are independently tested. However, we recommend extra caution for some users and avoiding use for others.
Our Delta 8 products should only be used by adults at least 21 years of age. We also recommend extra caution and consultation with your doctor for aspiring users in the following situations:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers
- Those with serious health conditions or long-term illnesses
- Users taking prescription medications
- Those subject to drug testing (How long Delta 8 stays in your system varies due to multiple factors. Learn more about Delta 8 and drug tests)
There haven't been any reports of severe or life-threatening effects or side effects related to consuming Delta 8 THC products. However, we strongly advise consumers with any of the above conditions to take extra precautions before adding Delta 8 products to their regimen.
Delta 8 FAQs
Is Delta 8 THC legal?
Yes. The 2018 Farm Bill permitted the legality of Delta 8 products. As a result, Delta 8 derived from hemp plants and maintaining less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC is legal in the United States. However, some individual states may have their own laws regulating Delta 8 THC.
What Does Delta 8 Do?
After consuming Delta 8 orally or inhaling, it enters the bloodstream and interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body. It provides uplifting effects and is also known to provide other wellness benefits like sleep support, relaxation, relief, appetite support, healthy digestion, and inflammation support. It may also help with physical discomfort.
How Long Does Delta 8 Stay in Your System?
Delta 8 THC metabolites are stored in fat tissues in the body and may remain present in the body for up to 48 days. The time for the metabolites to leave your system varies from person to person. The period taken is determined by factors like your body weight and how long you’ve been taking Delta 8 THC.
How Much Delta 8 Should I Use?
No one Delta 8 serving amount works for everyone. As you start your journey with Delta 8, follow the “start low and go slow” technique. Begin with the suggested serving and wait to see how you feel before gradually taking more as desired.