There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that our favorite mildly psychotropic minor cannabinoid can help with focus. Exactly how does science see this matter? That’s what this post is for, so grab your Delta-8 vape or gummies and let’s get started!
THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHAT MAKES DELTA-8 A PERFECT FOCUS AID
First, there is no concrete evidence that Delta-8 IS a memory enhancer or focus booster.
When THC cannabinoids enter the body, it attaches to the endocannabinoid receptors, cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2), present throughout the brain and body. CB1 receptors primarily control brain activity. CB2 receptors regulate how the immune system works and the body’s response to inflammation.
How does this relate to the benefits of Delta-8 for increasing focus? Simply not that much! Due to the newness of the cannabinoid, there have been no conclusive studies to date to confirm or refute its effectiveness in this regard. However, we know that one of Delta-8’s innate qualities is its affinity for the CB1 receptor. It may attach with reasonable ease to affect the numerous cognitive functions related to attention span, focus, and memory recall.
TIPS IN USING DELTA-8 FOR FOCUS
1) Consumption Method Is Key
Delta-8 vape cartridges, disposable pens, gummies, pre-rolls, concentrates, tinctures, and topicals are great ways to get your Delta-8 fix. How Delta-8 is taken could particularly impact how it works for you.
When inhaled, Delta-8 has a relaxing effect on the body and mind almost immediately. Making them great for stress reduction or a 15-break meditation.
Delta-8 gummies can take up to an hour to feel its light, heady effects, but they produce a more intense and long-lasting high. This is the Delta-8 you want to take, whether you want to ace your midterms or inject some fresh ideas into your Monday morning work meetings. Delta-8 is digested and absorbed, providing neurons with more energy. It’s like giving your brain an espresso shot.
Delta-8-infused lotions or ointments are the most effective way to address chronic inflammation and pain. This Delta-8 product type is like Kool-aid for inflammations as they are absorbed directly into the skin and body.
Our Delta-8 products are infused with highly-concentrated Delta-8 distillate. This means that it has more Delta THC and lesser nuances. This is to ensure that our products deliver the effects you are looking for.
2) Strain Selection
You are probably familiar with “Indica” and “Sativa.” In the cannabis business, these words refer to the two most common strains, each of which has tens of thousands of different types. It’s unclear if Delta-8 THC is Sativa, Indica, or a mix of the two.
Indica-dominant strains tend to have lower amounts of THC, which can make the whole body feel very relaxed. On the other hand, Sativa-dominant strains tend to have more THC and can give you a more cerebral, uplifting, and energetic high. Delta-8 has sleep-inducing properties like the Indica strains and has energizing effects in Sativa strains.
Some people find Sativa strains distracting because they tend to make you think more. But it is just what some people need to buckle down and get the task done. The resulting heightened awareness then makes it easier for the mind to focus. This brings us to the next essential tip for maximizing Delta-8’s potential for enhancing focus. So keep reading!
3) Find your Delta-8 “Sweet Spot” Dose
There is, once again, no cookie-cutter solution to this problem. That’s one thing you’ll have to figure out on your own.
Keep things on the mild side first and only ramp up if necessary. Consider the Premium Delta-8 Gummies and our Delta-8 Vape Cart, which may be ingested in a micro-dose by chewing only a half portion or hitting a small puff. There is always the option to take more, but there is no backspace button f you take too much!
While studies on the effects of Delta-8 on cognition are still in their early stages, we know that this compound can interfere with your ECS to help modulate your concentration ability. And because it is not a synthetic chemical concoction, just consume it responsibly, then there should be no worries about downsides.
Have we answered your question on how Delta-8 improves focus? Let us know what follow-up questions you may have. And for further guidelines in using Delta-8, check out our blog post How to get the most out of your Delta-8 gummies?