Delta 8 Tinctures
Tinctures date back thousands of years. Since Ancient Egyptian times, herbs were soaked in alcohol to create liquid extracts called tinctures that were designed to promote health. Despite the long history, two things about tinctures haven’t changed: their popularity and ability to deliver nature’s best benefits to the body.
Delta 8 THC tinctures use the same principles used for years to help people today enjoy the exciting wellness-promoting benefits that the hemp plant has to offer. A few drops under the tongue and you too can enjoy those same benefits with our Koi CBD Delta 8 THC tinctures.
What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is a naturally occurring compound called a cannabinoid that’s found in the hemp plant. It’s closely related to another popular cannabinoid, Delta 9 THC (known simply as THC). Delta 8 also shares similarities with CBD, another cannabinoid with massive popularity.
Although the three cannabinoids are closely related and found in the same plant, each has unique benefits that make them stand out. Delta 8 is known for its lighter, calming, and relaxing benefits and is fondly referred to as THC-lite by some hemp lovers.
So, why are you just hearing about Delta 8 THC now while the hemp plant has been around for ages? You can thank the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill for its recent emergence. This federal piece of legislation allows us to venture deeper into the benefits that the hemp plant and its compounds offer. Because they’re made from hemp, Delta 8 products like Delta 8 tinctures are legal to buy and use federally in the United States provided they follow the legal guidelines.
With that said, states have the right to regulate whether you can buy Delta 8 THC tinctures, so it’s best to check to ensure they are legal in your state before purchasing.
Delta 8 Vs. Delta 10 Vs. CBD
If you’re already using other hemp cannabinoid products like balancing CBD or even energizing Delta 10, you might wonder whether you’d get any value by adding Delta 8 THC to your regimen. The three compounds share many similarities. They are so similar that each has an almost identical chemical structure, which is why they also share some benefits.
But the similarities stop there. Because of those small differences in chemical structure, each cannabinoid delivers different effects and has valuable benefits of its own.
When Delta 10 interacts with your body, it produces noticeably milder uplifting effects than Delta 8. Also, Delta 10 products tend to have more of an energizing euphoric effect, making it a good daytime choice to enhance tackling a home project or a new creative endeavor.
The chemical difference between delta 8 and delta 10 is the location of their respective double bonds. Delta 8’s double bond is located on its 8th carbon ring, whereas Delta 10’s double bond is on its 10th carbon ring, which also explains the origin of their names.
The differences between Delta 8 and CBD are even more distinct. The most notable is the lack of uplifting effects from CBD. CBD is instead used for everyday wellness and promotes overall balance in the body, which in turn helps you feel and function better. Delta-8 has clear mood-boosting, uplifting effects that can be felt strongly, and is used primarily to unwind at the end of the day or on weekends.
What is a Delta 8 Tincture?
Now that you have a crash course on Delta 8 and why you may want to consider adding it to your cannabinoid routine, it’s time to learn more about Delta 8 Tinctures.
As you look around for Delta 8 products, tinctures will stand out as one of the most common and preferred because of their ease of use, delicious flavors, and fast-acting effects. They’re the product of choice for many fans of Delta 8 because they can deliver high concentrations of Delta 8 into the body simply and efficiently.
A Delta 8 tincture is a liquid mixture that combines hemp-derived Delta 8 THC and a carrier oil (usually MCT or hemp oil) to help with the absorption of Delta 8 THC.
The tinctures come in a small glass bottle with a dropper cap or sprayer for easy application. Depending on the brand of the tincture, the contents can sometimes include other cannabinoids and extracts found in the hemp plant.
Delta 8 tinctures are federally legal, if they are made from hemp-derived Delta-8 and contain no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC by dry weight.
How to Consume Delta 8 Tinctures
One reason you will love delta 8 tinctures is that there are many ways to take them. If one doesn’t work for you, you can try another.
The easiest way to take Delta 8 tinctures? Swallow them. This is how many people like to take their Delta 8 tinctures because it’s such a quick and easy method.
Taking Delta 8 orally is not only simple, but it also has longer-lasting effects. But because the active compound must go through digestion, the onset of effects is longer. The good news is that once you start feeling the effects, they start slow and ramp up gradually.
If you’re looking for the most efficient way to deliver Delta 8 to your body, sublingual administration is the way to go. It’s like oral administration, but instead of swallowing the liquid immediately, you drop and hold the extract in the buccal cavity under the tongue.
The absorption of Delta 8 is faster using this method because it bypasses the digestive system. As a result, the onset of the effects is faster, and they’re also more initially intense. That’s why this method is recommended for seasoned Delta 8 connoisseurs. But the method is also ideal for beginners, as you can tell quickly how the extract is impacting you and whether you should take any more.
Mixing it with foods and drinks
If you’re a foodie or simply enjoy adding your cannabinoids to your everyday routine, you can mix your Delta 8 tincture with your food or drink. As with oral administration, effects take longer to kick in. But this method can be a great way to make your afternoon smoothies more beneficial, not to mention that it adds a layer of discretion since no one will know there’s Delta 8 in your food or drink.
Benefits of Delta 8 Tinctures
When it comes to Delta 8 products, you have many choices. But Delta 8 tinctures offer some unique advantages that appeal to those looking for certain benefits. Delta 8 tinctures will appeal to you if you’re looking for a product that offers:
Delta 8 tinctures come in a diverse range of flavors that make taking your daily Delta 8 an enjoyable experience. With so many delicious choices, finding a Delta 8 tincture that fits your personal taste buds’ preferences won’t be hard.
Tinctures come with everything you need to get started attached to the bottle. All you must do is remove the dropper top, fill it with your preferred serving, and then start enjoying your Delta 8. It’s a process that takes only a few seconds and there’s no complex technique or special equipment required.
Ideal for all consumers
Delta 8 tinctures work for all adult Delta 8 fans, whether you’re new to Delta 8 or a long-time user. They are easy to use and ease you into the experience by ramping up the effects gradually.
If you want your Delta 8 product to kick in quickly, it doesn't get much better than tinctures. When taken under the tongue, they absorb within minutes. Plus, it’s easier to set yourself up for a great experience, because you can wait a few minutes to see how you feel and then take more tincture as desired.
What Makes Koi CBD Delta 8 Tincture The Best?
You will find multiple Delta 8 tincture brands to choose from. And because of high demand, new brands pop up every day. Sorting through the different options to find the right one may feel tedious and take away from the fun of enjoying your Delta 8 THC. So, we will tell you right now that we have the best Delta 8 THC tinctures on the market.
We have been developing and producing industry-leading hemp products since 2015. All our products are crafted using the best processes, ingredients, and testing procedures to deliver the best experience. We’ve become a reliable source of Delta 8 tinctures and other products for so many people because of the high standards we hold ourselves to.
Made using USA-grown hemp
We work with partners that help us source the best hemp extract for our Delta 8 THC tinctures. Our hemp is grown in the USA, under the perfect conditions, and harvested at the right time. In addition, the hemp plants we use are grown using organic practices and thoroughly tested to ensure they meet the highest agricultural standards.
Every responsible hemp manufacturer will utilize third-party lab testing to verify their products. It's a necessary step to not only ensure the quality and potency of the products but also that the Delta 8 products are safe. At Koi CBD, we work with ISO-certified testing facilities that rigorously test our Delta 8 THC tinctures. We have Certificates of Analysis (CoA) for all the products on our website. You can access them before purchasing your tincture to ensure you’re getting the quality you expect.
We rely on the latest technology to ensure the quality and consistency of our tinctures and minimize human error. Our packaging is also carefully designed to preserve the freshness of your tincture until it gets to your door. Also, the packaging has all the information you need to make the most out of your tincture, including suggested serving information and a full ingredients list.
Effects of Using Delta 8 THC Tinctures
Now that you’re ready to take Delta 8 THC tinctures, what are some of the effects you should expect to feel when you take your first few drops of the tincture? How will it make you feel?
The reality is, not everyone will experience the same effects of Delta 8 THC. How it will make you feel can be different for every person, and you may have your own unique experience. But the tinctures do tend to produce similar effects and experiences that many people that have tried them describe, like:
A smooth, mildly uplifting experience
Delta 9, or conventional THC, is best known for its powerful uplifting effects. Delta 8 also has noticeable uplifting effects but at an overall milder intensity. Delta 8 is roughly half as potent as Delta 9, making it perfect for those looking to venture into the noticeably uplifting effects of cannabinoids on a less intense scale.
With Delta 8 THC tinctures, you can expect to feel a sense of noticeable relaxation. They also can help quiet a racing mind at the end of the day.
Early research and anecdotal reports suggest that Delta 8 may have appetite-supporting properties. Those who have tried Delta 8 often share that it helps them achieve a healthy appetite.
Delta 8 THC tinctures may also naturally improve sleep. With their relaxing properties, Delta 8 THC products can help your mind unwind and set the stage for a more restful night so your mind and body get the rest they need. For natural sleep support, take the tincture roughly 30 to 60 minutes before bed for the best results.
Delta 8 works differently for each person. These are just some of the effects and benefits reported by a majority of those that have tried the tinctures. You might experience some or all the same effects or have a completely different experience.
How to Choose the Right Delta 8 Tincture for You
Shopping around for the right Delta 8 tincture can feel like a challenging process. You need to know what to look for when buying Delta 8. Not all products are the same quality, and some brands hide important details, while others drown you in marketing jargon. Here are some things that will help you find the right Delta 8 THC tincture.
The entire hemp cannabinoid industry needs greater regulations. Brands don’t have to use the best processes and ingredients with their Delta 8 THC tinctures, so you want to make sure to find a reliable brand with longevity that produces products you can trust. Some brands may opt to add fillers and substandard ingredients to their tinctures or to have inconsistent delta 8 concentrations.
Quality brands ensure their processes are as transparent as possible. They even answer any questions or concerns you have about their products and are happy to share CoAs and ingredient lists to ensure you know as much as possible about their products before making the purchase.
Take time to review the ingredient list of the Delta 8 THC tincture you’re considering. If you don't have the time to research, try looking for unfamiliar names in the ingredient list or names that are hard to produce. Most genuine brands will only use quality ingredients, which you will quickly identify. Stay away from tinctures with fillers or additives.
One of the best ways to screen for a product’s quality is to read through customer reviews. You can better trust the word of others who've already tried products from the same brand. Check to see if the company has positive and negative reviews on its website and third-party review websites. See what other people are saying about it and what their experience with their products is. This will help you determine if this is the best Delta 8 THC tincture for you and the type of experience you should expect.
To distinguish quality brands from others, consider their reputations. What have you heard about them? Brands that take time to develop quality Delta 8 THC products will receive higher praise, which can be conveyed through news articles, social media posts, blog posts, and customer reviews. Another consideration good to keep in mind is how long a brand has been in the market. Long-serving brands have an ethos that keeps them competitive by retaining their customers and gaining new ones.
Should I Expect Any Side Effects When Taking Delta 8 Tinctures?
Delta 8 THC is largely well-tolerated by most adults. Most people who use the tinctures haven't reported any serious side effects. However, in some cases temporary side effects can occur, including dry mouth, increased appetite, increased thirst, nausea, and red eyes.
These side effects are rare and often experienced by new Delta 8 THC tincture consumers who are still adjusting to the new product or those that take too much Delta 8 too soon. Starting with a smaller Delta 8 dosage and following the recommended serving instructions reduces the chances of experiencing any of these side effects. We also recommend speaking to your doctor before adding Delta 8 THC or any other cannabinoids to your wellness routine.