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Considering CBD? How Delta-8 Can Deliver Mood-Boosting Benefits

by Kelsy Chauvin

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday August 31, 2021

Considering CBD? How Delta-8 Can Deliver Mood-Boosting Benefits

The humble hemp plant keeps revealing new, fantastic surprises. After years of getting to know CBD and its potential wellness benefits, another federally legal, hemp-derived cannabis product is now a hot topic.

Delta-8 THC is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in hemp plants. Unlike CBD, Delta-8 may have a psychoactive effect — but one that's milder than the "high" that typically comes from marijuana's familiar Delta-9 THC. On a scientific level, the two are literally just a notch apart. Delta-8 is a minor cannabinoid that bonds on the eighth carbon chain of its molecule, instead of the ninth like Delta-9 THC. For most people, that subtle difference means Delta-8 has only a fraction of the effects on the mind and body.

Many describe the sensation of Delta-8 as something between CBD and Delta-9 THC. There's still a slight euphoric high involved, but without feelings of paranoia that strains of Delta-9 might sometimes spark. Instead, Delta-8 can bring on a sense of calm and relaxation, easing stress for better focus.

And yes, it's legal, at least in most states. The 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized hemp, and Delta-8 is included as a hemp-derived cannabinoid with less than .3 percent of Delta-9 THC. (Note: some states still don't permit the sale of Delta-8, so be sure to check your local laws.)

Considering Delta-8's potential natural benefits and stress relief, consumers are curious to try it for themselves. MOONWLKR, a top CBD and Delta-8 brand based in Nevada, is glad to help by offering free samples of its Delta-8 gummies, shippable to Delta-8-legal states. Each sample pack contains four 25mg gummies, which are gluten-free, vegan, and Delta-9-THC-free.

A New Way to Find Relief

Moonwlkr Delta-8 Gummies
Moonwlkr Delta-8 Gummies  (Source: Moonwlkr)

Because Delta-8 is a naturally occurring analog of THC, even a microdose (less than 5mg) can offer multiple therapeutic properties. Mood improvement is a welcome benefit, along with pain relief, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties found in cannabinoids.

MOOKWLKR's nearly 1,400 user reviews often note Delta-8's efficacy for soothing anxiety without zapping strength to get things done.

MOOKWLKR customer Diane F. said about Delta-8 THC Gummies - Watermelon Zkittlez, "I love these. They give me energy and focus and remind me of a good Sativa. I only need a half of one of these to get going. I have fatigue along with fibromyalgia, and these help me to get things done. Also, [the gummies] provide a nice clear, energetic kind of high."

Others found that Delta-8 helped balance their emotional state, putting verified customer J. Brown on an "even keel" to ease symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Some fans of MOOKWLKR Delta-8 gummies found the right concentration works well as an effective sleep aid, too, alleviating insomnia by helping them fall asleep and stay asleep.

As with any supplement, the manufacturer always recommends speaking with your doctor about using Delta-8. And experimenting with dosage is key to finding the most effective number of milligrams for your metabolism, body type, and individual sensitivity. Since each MOONWKLR gummy contains 25mg of Delta-8 isolate, the company suggests that first-time consumers consider cutting a single gummy into smaller pieces as a way to gauge its potency. In other words, start low, then gradually increase your dose.

MOONWKLR gummies come in five tasty fruit flavors, like berry, mango, and sour strawberry. At $39.99 per bottle of 25 gummies and discounts for multi-packs and subscriptions, it's also one of the most affordable and effective Delta-8 products on the market.

Each product is tested by an independent laboratory, with full results shared on its website. In addition to the free Delta-8 sample offer, consumers can also earn rewards with a MOONWLKR account, including dual discounts for referring a friend.

"MOOWLKR was born out of the curiosity to push the boundaries of what is truly possible with hemp," reads the company's website. By sharing custom blends of American-made Delta-8 products, customers can feel less stressed and more balanced, all with one sweet little bite.

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

Kelsy Chauvin is a writer, photographer and marketing consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in travel, feature journalism, art, theater, architecture, construction and LGBTQ interests. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @kelsycc.