We’ve all felt that uncomfortable stirring in our gut, an excessive worry that won’t abstain, or even a visceral physical response to a variety of situations. It’s anxiety, and unfortunately, it’s an issue that many people experience. Anxiety disorders “are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.” While anxiety disorders — referring to fear or worry that “does not go away and can get worse over time” — are more commonly addressed, those without a disorder can still experience anxiety-derived disruption in their life.

Despite its controversy, THC can work wonders to ease anxiety and calm those racing thoughts.

What Is Delta 8 THC?

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Delta-8 THC is a type of cannabinoid naturally found in the hemp plant. It is a byproduct of THC and is created when the hemp flower is exposed to oxygen, says Help Flower. If you are prone to anxiety and as a result, try and avoid cannabis concentrates, delta-8 THC may be the answer you’re searching for. This cannabinoid gives you all the medicinal effects of THC without the psychoactivity that some people understandably don’t want to experience.

How Does Delta 8 THC Reduce Anxiety?

The great thing about delta 8 THC is that it’s a milder form than delta 9 THC, which is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana but has similar health benefits!

Delta-8 THC eases anxiety in the body by activating the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is in charge of homeostasis.

How To Consume It

Delta-8 THC is available for purchase in many different forms. If you’re not sure which one is right for you, you can experiment until you find one that works for you. It can be found in the form of:

  • Vape concentrates
  • Gummies
  • Gel capsules
  • Oils and tinctures
  • Hemp flower pre-rolls
  • CBD-rich hemp flower

Takeaway

Marijuana has gotten a bad reputation. It’s been racialized and demonized to scare people away from it. This is a huge issue on its own that has caused a lot of controversy in recent years. It has also made people hesitant to try hemp plant and CBD oil, despite its many health benefits. However, while hemp products are not for everybody, delta-8 THC is a great option for those who suffer from anxiety. This natural solution may be right for you!

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