What Are These Trending THC Pens Doing to Your Health?
Delta-8 Vapes: What are they? Are they safe? Why are so many young people smoking them? There are so many questions and rumors floating around about these trending vape pens that it can be hard to keep track of the facts.
Below is a short guide to help you understand more about Delta-8 vapes, what they do to/for the body, and how they may affect you.
What Is A Delta-8 Vape?
Delta-8 hemp cartridges consist of Delta-8 THC oil and other natural substances that come from the hemp plant. Delta-8 THC, specifically, is a sativa strain that is similar to Delta-9 THC. While this cannabinoid has not yet been heavily researched, many users have claimed its benefits.
High-quality, legitimate cartridges should not contain unnatural flavorings or fillers; if they do, they are most-likely low quality and could be potentially dangerous. These cartridges are typically compatible with vape batteries; in fact, the cartridge and battery are usually sold and bought in a package together.
Who Uses Vape Pens?
Even though plenty of people in varying demographics smoke Delta-8 vapes, these pens are most common among teenagers. There may be several reasons for this, including that Delta-8 products are relatively simple to obtain and are very discreet when used.
Why Do People Smoke Delta-8 Vapes?
While users have reported benefits of these vapes, there is no scientific evidence to back any up. However, there are a few possible beneficial factors that users may experience. People may choose to use Delta-8 cartridges to:
- Relieve pain
- Decrease nausea
- Stimulate the appetite
- Calm some symptoms of anxiety disorders
Unlike its cousin cannabis product Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 is not heavily intoxicating. It can cause a slight high, but is used more for its relieving properties than Delta-9.
The Risk of Smoking Vape Pens
When it comes to Delta-8 vapes, the benefits may also come with a few risks. Despite the positive claims of Delta-8 products, there is little research that can prove what users say. Therefore, there is no way to know how this product will affect you as an individual.
Unfortunately, it may be difficult to determine if a “Delta-8” product is faulty or low-quality. These products should be extracted from organic oils only, and should not be contaminated with fillers or thickeners. Some of these vapes are created by companies without a license; so depending on where you get your products, what you’re smoking could be full of toxins and impurities.
Long-Term Effects of Delta-8
Like other THC products, Delta-8 vapes may eventually cause some sort of dependence. This will cause users to smoke consistently throughout the day, which may cause drowsiness. And since there is no research to back up this relatively new product, there is no saying what the long-term effects could be. If you decide to use Delta-8 hemp products, use with caution and make sure you are purchasing from a certified distributor.
To learn more about what Delta-8 is, what its benefits could be, and what its potential dangers are, contact our team of substance abuse professionals by visiting us here or giving us a call at 855-345-2147.