Are you one of the millions around the world who suffer from chronic pain but find most pain relief options on the market ineffective? In search of a natural remedy, people suffering from chronic pain have found an adequate solution in cannabis.
The new bitesize delta 9 THC gummies are the perfect natural supplement to some pain relief options. Infused with full spectrum hemp extract, these gummies contain no more than 0.3 percent delta 9 THC and are entirely legal in your state.
Let’s look at how this compound works for pain and where to order your gummies.
What is Delta 9 THC
Cannabis is a complex plant with hundreds of chemical compounds — and Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol is the main active constituent. Delta 9 THC, together with CBD and CBG, are cannabinoids or compounds within cannabis that have health benefits.
Delta 9 is found in abundance in marijuana and in no more than 0.3 percent by weight in hemp, so it’s extracted directly from the plant.
Synthesized in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam, the father of cannabis research, delta 9 is a natural compound with therapeutic properties that the scientific community has widely reviewed. Aside from medicinal use, delta 9 THC is also used for recreational purposes.
Delta 9 benefits and effects
Delta 9 is the main psychotropic compound in cannabis that causes euphoria or a high sensation. It can be consumed in the form of gummy, edibles, tinctures, concentrates, capsules, flower, and more.
This cannabinoid is pretty stimulating because it binds directly to the CB1 receptors in the brain. It produces a sense of euphoria and a strong intoxication if consumed at higher doses. High doses are pretty fun initially, but they tend to cause drowsiness and fatigue or anxiety and paranoia after a while. They can backfire, especially in sensitive individuals.
Users describe the delta 9 THC high to have a “hard edge.” It relaxes the user to the point where they can’t think clearly and conduct themselves without looking “stoned.” That’s why aiming for the middle ground — low to moderate doses of delta 9 — will give you the best effects.
Aside from pain, this cannabinoid can help with various conditions, including:
- Mental disorders
- Low appetite
Delta 9 THC Gummies for Pain — How Do They Help?
Cannabinoids like delta 9 have the power to do many things, like providing relief from pain. Knowing which cannabinoids help with pain is the key knowledge to take with you before buying a product.
Although we don’t completely understand how delta 9 works for pain, researchers are getting closer to more specific answers.
Pain can come from physical injury or in the absence of physical injury (central pain). A coordinated activation of brain cells causes it — and also modulates the strength of the pain signals.
Research shows that the link between pain relief from THC is closely related to the endocannabinoid system. This system consists of neurotransmitters, receptors, and proteins located all throughout the body and brain.
The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining internal balance and has many roles. One of its most important roles is the regulation of pain and inflammation.
THC is an agonist for the CB1 receptors in the brain, which means it binds to the receptor that “activates” it. As an activated molecule, THC appears to release anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
The CB1 receptor is associated with the “high” triggered due to the activation of THC. But, it’s also one of the most prevalent receptors located in the brain and nervous system that’s known to reduce pain in numerous ways, particularly by regulating neuronal activity and immune responses.
Delta 9 THC can directly activate the CB1 receptors and relieve neuropathic pain by reducing the intensity of pain signals in the spinal cord as well as their processing in the brain.
Buy delta 9 gummies for pain
Mr. Hemp Flower is thrilled to bring you new, legal delta 9 THC gummies for pain. This hemp-derived, vegan-friendly recipe offers you an explosion of flavors and the experience of a full spectrum hemp profile.
They are bitesize, easy-to-use gummies that you can carry anywhere you go. Each gummy contains 10mg of delta 9 THC, 7.9mg of delta 8 THC, and 15mg of cannabidiol (CBD).
Some of the secondary molecules present in this product are cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC). It’s also spiced up with some of the most popular, naturally derived terpenes that increase its potency.
Gummies take more time to work in the body but provide a longer-lasting relief, which makes them perfect for chronic conditions. You can start with half a gummy, wait for half an hour for them to work, and then increase the dose as you go.
It’s important to pay attention to the effect and notice which dose works best for your pain. Be careful, if you don’t feel anything immediately, don’t take more.
Our gummies come in two flavors — watermelon and blue raspberry — and have the most perfect juicy and chewy texture. Depending on where you are in your THC journey, you can get a pack of 5 gummies (50mg) or a bottle of 30 gummies (300mg).
Like every product of ours, these gummies are tested by a certified, third-party lab. They come with a Certificate of analysis that confirms purity and potency, the gold standard to verify the product’s chemical composition.
Our team works with the best hemp farmers in the nation. All our products are made with premium, hemp-derived delta 9 THC extract and proprietary vegan formula.
THC gummies and the entourage effect
Hemp compounds affect each other and work in synergy — together with terpenes — to provide maximum effectiveness.
Studies have looked at the effects of cannabis on chronic pain. Some have used parts of the plant, while others have used the entire plant profile for research. In general, they’ve found that when all components work together, they provide more efficient results.
This synergy is also known as the entourage effect. The presence of THC is vital for the efficacy of every cannabinoid product because all hemp components work cooperatively.
Terpenes are the aromatic compounds produced by all plant life and are especially significant in hemp. Top-quality products contain naturally derived terpenes like myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene to increase the extract’s effectiveness.
Studies show that CBD can help balance out the psychotropic effects of THC, while THC can uplift the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD.
Knowing that whole-plant hemp is the future of natural medicine, we carefully crafted these gummies to offer the optional dose of delta 9 that you will react to and enjoy.
Are they legal?
Yes. Our gummies are fully legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. They are as legal as any full spectrum hemp product on the market.
To create this THC product, we used a larger gummy and squeezed enough milligrams of delta 9 so that each gummy will contain 10mg delta 9 but also be compliant with federal law. Our pyramid-shaped gummies are the size of 4 grams, so each can fit around 10-12mg of THC and still be under the 0.3 percent concentration limit.
If you want to know more about the legality of delta 9 THC gummies in your state, check out this detailed state-by-state legality guide.
What the research says
Various studies have looked at the effects of THC on pain. Some used delta 9 as a single cannabinoid, while others in combination with other plant compounds.
Most reveal that delta 9 THC shows promise and potential in several types of pain, but especially nerve pain and fibromyalgia. People dealing with pain related to inflammation, sports injuries, or illnesses have also noticed results when using THC.
According to a study performed by a team of researchers at McGill University in Montreal, cannabis (with THC) helps people with chronic nerve pain due to injury or surgery. It not only alleviates the pain but helps them sleep better.
A 2009 study on delta 9 THC revealed that this cannabinoid might be a promising therapeutic agent in chronic central neuropathic (nerve) pain and fibromyalgia patients.
Researchers administered in 124 patients around 7.5mg delta 9 THC over seven months. They concluded that this dose showed high acceptance and efficacy.
This small study showed reduced opioid use, a significant reduction in pain intensity, and quality of life improvement. Most patients tolerated the THC treatment, but around 25% experienced side effects like tiredness, dizziness, and increased appetite.
One 2015 review of research on the correlation between cannabinoids and various chronic pain conditions reveals that they may effectively treat some types of chronic pain, including nerve pain.
Some research shows that cannabis can help with chronic migraine pain. People with chronic migraines who used medical marijuana noticed a decrease in migraine episodes after use.
On the other hand, THC might not be as great for chronic abdominal pain. A study found that this cannabinoid does not reduce pain in patients suffering from this type of pain.
There’s still a need for more research into the area of using THC for pain. The more we dive into the cannabis plant, the more we notice its complexities and possibilities regarding dosage and methods of delivery.
The amount of THC and CBD in the product matters
When choosing the right product for pain, try to focus on the amount of THC and CBD the final item contains. The hemp strain used in the product doesn’t matter as much as the ratio of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Doctors typically recommend patients a dose of 7.5 mg (for beginners) to 15 mg of THC and CBD for pain.
Mr. Hemp Flower’s delta 9 gummies contain 10mg of delta 9 THC, 15mg of cannabidiol (CBD), and 7.9mg of delta 8 THC. Considering delta 8 is half as potent as delta 9, these gummies have been carefully crafted to bring you the optimal amount of THC and CBD.
The standard dose of delta 9 THC of a professionally made edible is considered to be ten milligrams, which is the dose we’ve chosen for our full spectrum gummies.
In most pain studies, researchers also give their patients delta 9 THC within these dosages. Depending on the intensity of pain, users decide (in consultation with their doctor) to administer it several times a day. If you’re a beginner, you should start with half a gummy, see how you’re feeling, and increase from there.
Delta 9 THC vs. Delta 8 THC for pain
If you’ve tried only delta 8 THC for pain, you’re probably wondering which is better.
The simple answer is, it depends on your preferences and general tolerance. Delta 8 is not as explored as delta 9 regarding its effects on pain. Most studies are small and performed on animals, but still promising.
Both cannabinoids bind to the CB1 receptor in the brain, which is known to help regulate pain and inflammation. Regarding effects, delta 8 is half as potent as delta 9 and produces a milder high.
In general, delta 8 produces similar effects to delta 9, but more subtle. If you’re looking for a relaxing yet uplifting effect and want to avoid getting a stronger intoxication, delta 8 will be perfect for you. This cannabinoid has sedative effects, which is an excellent option for people struggling to sleep. It has the potential to reduce anxiety by calming the individual.
THC vs. CBD for pain
Both CBD and THC work for pain but through different pathways in the body.
When people ingest or inhale tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound stimulates the brain’s cannabinoid receptors. So, the brain’s reward system is activated, and pain levels are reduced. Delta 9 binds to cannabinoid receptors and produces an elevated state of mind or a high.
Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts and activates the CB2 receptors, located throughout the organs and immune system, to relieve pain and exert anti-inflammatory effects.
Risks and side effects
Some of the side-effects of delta 9 THC can include:
- Impaired reaction times
- Interactions with medication
- Memory troubles
- Mental health issues to people predisposed
- Loss of concentration
- Addiction, which is generally as low as 9 percent in people who start using THC in adulthood
- Low blood pressure
- Increased or decreased heart rate
You may find that some medical professionals don’t recommend taking delta 9 or cannabis for pain. That’s because they feel like they need more research to make the best-informed decision based on science.
In some studies, a certain percentage of people don’t tolerate THC. This is normal because THC is a chemical compound that, if misused, can affect a person’s mental and physical health. Therefore, before using THC for pain, make sure you consult your physician and be aware of potential drug interactions.
Is delta 9 THC better than opioids?
While some studies show that delta 9 THC does help reduce opioid use, more studies are needed in this area. Hemp products rich in delta 9 THC may offer an alternative to addictive opioids.
Opioids are currently among the most potent pain-relieving drugs that also offer a high risk of dependence and overdose. In 2016, during the opioid crisis, around 116 people died daily in the US from an opioid-related overdose. Full spectrum hemp extracts can be as effective as opioids but with fewer side effects and risks.
New research shows that states that have passed medical cannabis laws are associated with a significant reduction in opioid prescriptions by orthopedic surgeons. In fact, states that legalized medical marijuana showed decreased opioid use. For context, orthopedic surgeons are among the highest prescribers of opioids in the nation, so this brings hope.
In one study, researchers surveyed almost 3,000 users of medical cannabis and revealed that 30 percent had used opioids in the last six months.
Eighty percent of the respondents agreed that cannabis (high-THC) was more effective alone than in combination with these drugs. Ninety-seven percent of the respondents said they agreed or strongly agreed that by taking cannabis, they could reduce their opioid use.
While the side effects of cannabis are minimal, they can also depend on the composition and quality of the product.
Delta 9 THC gummies for pain: do they work?
Delta 9 THC is one of the most well-researched cannabinoids. A small batch of human studies shows positive effects on pain and inflammation. This cannabinoid can offer significant relief from chronic pain when consumed in low to moderate doses.
Delta 9 THC gummies are the first true full spectrum hemp gummies containing the entire hemp plant profile and the optimal amount of delta 9, so you should definitely try them.
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Delta-9 THC FAQ
Yes. Research shows that delta 9 THC can effectively remedy chronic pain relief, especially neuropathic (nerve) pain.
Anecdotal evidence shows that both compounds help with pain. But, there’s no definitive answer to this question because delta 9 is better researched than delta 8.
Delta 9 possesses pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that can help with pain, anxiety, depression, migraines, nausea, poor appetite, post-traumatic stress disorder, reducing opioid use, etc.
The high typically depends on the dosage. In low and moderate doses, delta 9 can promote euphoria and relaxation, while it can trigger anxiety and paranoia in high doses.
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