What is Delta-8?

Mellow Fellow is proud to bring you the highest-quality wellness products in the industry. We're beyond excited about the incredible possibilities of Delta-8 and everything associated with hemp-derived alternative self-care. 


You might be asking, "What exactly is delta-8?" For newcomers to this compound or for those already familiar with it, it's good to brush up on the particulars of the cannabinoid so that you know exactly what you're putting in your body. We mentioned our love for hemp-centered science and education in our previous blog - read on as we break down the science behind delta-8.


Discovery 


The compound itself was
 
discovered in the middle of the 20th century, however because of its relative inaccessibility compared to the more abundantly available delta-9, detailed study and interest was put on the backburner until recently. The efforts of Raphael Mechoulam at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem led to the initial breakthroughs with cannabis and hemp, however, there were many other beneficial cannabinoids (besides delta-9) that certainly deserved attention, analysis, and admiration. Enter: Delta-8. 


Chemical Makeup of the Delta-8 Compound

 

(structure image via PubChem)


Delta8-Tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta8,
 exists as an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol. It binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1 that is located in the central nervous system. The subsequent CB1 activation is then responsible for the inhibition of N- and P/Q-type Ca2+ channels, the modulation of various potassium channel conductances, the increase of mitogen-activated protein kinase activities, and the inhibition of adenylyl cyclase

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