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THC or CBD: Which is right for you?

When shopping for a hemp product, there are so many different options that it can feel overwhelming for some individuals. Shoppers can choose between brands, serving size amounts, flavors, and cannabinoids. While some items like serving size and flavors may be easy to choose between, picking the right cannabinoid-specific product can be a bit more challenging.

Two of the most common cannabinoid-specific products that can be found on store shelves are CBD and Delta THC. While each cannabinoid offers its own properties and different experiences, knowing which one is right for your needs can make all the difference.

CBD Gummies with Delta 9 Taffy and Honey Stix

What is Delta THC?

Delta THC refers to a group of cannabinoids found within the hemp plant that produce the psychoactive properties that have made it so popular. There are several different forms of Delta THC, with each containing unique properties. These include (but are not limited to):

Delta 8 THC

Studies show evidence that Delta 8 THC promotes sleep and stimulates the appetite. This cannabinoid is not as potent as Delta 9 THC but offers many of the same properties. Current research has a focus on Delta 8 THC’s possibilities within neuroscience.

Delta 9 THC

Similar to Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC has properties that may increase the appetite and promote sleep. However, it is more potent. This product is especially popular among those with a higher tolerance threshold. Current research is exploring Delta 9 THC’s use in combating the side effects of various cancer treatments.

Delta 10 THC

Delta 10 is a milder THC cannabinoid when compared to the more popular Delta 8 THC. Similar to its more potent sister cannabinoids, Delta 10 impacts functions such as appetite, sleep patterns, and the mood of the individual. This cannabinoid is especially popular with those just beginning to try Delta THC products.

Delta 11 THC

One of the newest Delta THC cannabinoid products on the market is Delta 11. Many individuals who try Delta 11 report that it is more potent than Delta 8 and 9. This cannabinoid is more ideal for those experienced with Delta THC products.

What is CBD?

CBD is one of the most popular cannabinoids found within the hemp plant. However, unlike THC, this cannabinoid does not produce psychoactive properties. Current research has revealed a plethora of properties that are found within the CBD cannabinoid. Properties of CBD include;

  • Sleep Promotion
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Neuroprotective Properties
  • Anti-Anxiety and Stress Relieving

Current research has explored a variety of different ways that CBD can open up new possibilities in the scientific and medical communities. For example, a study published in early 2023 by researchers in Poland found that CBD can help honey bees. According to their findings, “After a series of studies in cages and in colony conditions, we found that supplementation with CBD will potentially support the immune system of honeybees through stimulating the antioxidant system (protection against oxidative stress affecting cells and their biochemistry).”

Water Soluble CBD Tinctures

At the time of this writing, there is only one FDA approved medication derived from CBD used to treat seizures associated with two forms of epilepsy. Known as Epidiolex, this CBD-derived medication is the first in what will hopefully be a long list of cannabinoid products used for medical purposes. Unlike other CBD products, Epidiolex would have to be prescribed by a physician.

Where to find THC and CBD Products

Can’t wait to find your perfect hemp derived CBD or Delta THC product? CBD American Shaman has a variety of hemp products to fit your needs. Located in McKinney, TX, we encourage our customers to come shop in person. When you do, you receive the benefit of one-on-one assistance from our professional staff members.

Our shoppers who come visit us in person can have their questions and concerns answered promptly. Staff members can also help make suggestions as to what products may be a good fit for your needs. This can be especially helpful for our first time guests.

And when you shop at one of our physical locations, you can even pick up a free sample product to take home! Come stop by your friendly local CBD American Shaman in McKinney. We cannot wait to see you!