The hemp flower generally refers to the flowering top of any female Cannabis Sativa L plant. These flowers contain only 0.3% or less THC content. They also contain many crustal-like appendages to cover and protect the flower and plant from predators.
As most of us know, ingesting any part or all of cannabis in different ways can make one high, so you may wonder if it really has any health benefits.
In that case, the answer is that the chemicals in those cannabis plants not only make someone high but also have therapeutic and health benefits. THC is the most popular cannabinoid that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and leads us to live happy and productive life. That means our bodies can benefit from cannabis and cannabinoids, and they can help us become the fittest version of ourselves.
4 Significant THC Hemp Flowers
Though there are several types of THC hemp flowers, here we will focus on 4 THC hemp flowers, their shared similarities, minor differences, and health benefits.
THC-a (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)
TCH-a is the acidic form of THC and the parent of other variations that contain no mind-altering or psychoactive effects.
These effects are usually caused when CB1 receptors connect to the chemical molecules in our brain and nervous system. But the structure of the THC-a does not suit those receptors. Rather, it attaches to CB2 receptors within our endocannabinoid system.
However, applying heat and light to THC-a molecules causes a change in their shape and chemical composition and thereby makes them fit for CB1 receptors. The process is known as decarboxylation, where its acidic taste comes to a neutral state.
This prolific type of THC can naturally be found in the leaves, stems, and flowers of cannabis plants.
The premium THC-a flower has some therapeutic properties that can be beneficial to treat the following conditions:
To get these therapeutic benefits from THC-a flowers, ingesting the raw form of this cannabis plant is best. However, you can also obtain it either by juicing, with a salad, or smoothies.
The Delta-8 THC can be naturally found in cannabis materials but in a very small quantity—less than 1%. That means acquiring the Delta-8 from natural cannabis materials is too expensive to afford.
So, Delta-8 THc is generally extracted from Delta-9 THC. This extraction process increases the potential applications of Delta-8 THC and makes it affordable.
With Delta-8 THC, you can produce a euphoric feeling, energy, and more clear-headed results since it communicates with both CB1 and CB2 receptors.
This cannabinoid can decrease the mind-altering effects of its users. Additionally, it also offers numerous health benefits, as follows:
With major advancements, you can enjoy Delta-8 THC in the form of vaporizers, edibles, gummies, oils, etc. Even you can use this compound to treat your pets.
Delta-9 THC is more popular than Delta-8 THC because of its psychoactive consequences. It has a significant impact on your body and mind.
Primarily, this compound connects to CB1 receptors and produces different mind-altering effects, including bodily relaxation. Apart from that, it also has some therapeutic benefits, such as:
Delta-9 THC is typically found in both female and male cannabis plants, though the possibility is higher in female plants. You can consume this Delta-9 THC in different forms, including oils, vapes, edibles, topicals, suppositories, etc.
Along with other health benefits, cannabis also helps you get fit. And if you are looking for cannabis that can help you reduce your weight, THCV works better than other variations. Though THCV is almost similar to Delta-9 THC, there are some subtle differences between them.
For example, THCV does not offer you mind-altering properties when you are taking a low dose. However, when you take a high dose or use a strain that is high in THCV, you can get a stimulating high.
Moreover, when you are making it edible at high temperatures, it starts to degrade as it has to sacrifice some amount of Delta-9 and other cannabinoid properties. Thus, it limits the benefits of Delta-9 THC.
THCV acts as an appetite suppressant. Furthermore, it also helps patients with the following conditions:
To Wrap Up
As cannabis offers many health benefits, helps reduce weight, and helps anxiety sufferers to seek relief, it recently got a lot of attention.
You can try any of the 4 cannabis mentioned above if you feel like you have health issues that might benefit from using cannabis. They each have something to offer. You can use delta-8 THC or THC-a without heating it to get mild psychoactive effects. And if your target is weight reduction, you can try THCV. However, to fully enjoy the experience, always consume the recommended serving size.