Delta-8 Beverages for a Clearer High
WUNDER’s mission is to bring wonder to the world through a more mindful alternative to alcohol. By leveraging a unique cannabinoid profile (Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC, CBD) that resembles the positive effects of drinking alcohol, they’ve created a new low-dose beverage that’s accessible to all cannabis consumers—and with only ½ the calories of beer or wine.
WHAT IS DELTA-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC (D8) is essentially the lesser known sibling to Delta-9 THC (D9), and while they are similar in that they are both psychotropic, D8 is approximately ½ - ⅔ as potent as D9. It is one of 100+ cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant, often in extremely low quantities with most dried cannabis flower containing less than 1% naturally.
Scientifically, D8 is an analogue to D9 THC, and is formed when D9 is oxidized into an isomer with a similar chemical structure, the only difference is the position of the double bond. It’s considered to be a very stable compound (more stable than D9) because it is formed by oxidation and cannot be further altered when exposed to air. D8 binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout the body.
HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL
Delta-8 THC creates more of an in-your-body sensation and physical relaxation. With less psychoactivity than Delta-9, D8 produces a clear high without the anxiety often associated with D9. It can help people feel more in tune with themselves, more present in the mind, and it heightens the senses.
COMBINING DELTA-8 WITH OTHER CANNABINOIDS
WUNDER aims to provide an experience that is similar to the positive effects of alcohol and without the negatives like hangovers and other health problems. They experimented with over 20 different Delta-8, Delta-9 and CBD formulations and ratios over the course of many months, with the goal of creating a product that is truly sessionable for people with a lower tolerance while still being one that people can feel after the first drink.
Delta-8 provides more of an in-your-body high, that they believe is similar to the physical relaxation effects of alcohol. Combining D8 with a low-dose of Delta-9 helps loosen up and free the mind, while CBD helps round out the experience, ensuring the overall effects are smooth and enjoyable.
WHY BEVERAGES ARE A GREAT VEHICLE FOR CANNABIS
Beverages are an excellent delivery method for cannabis because it’s fast and efficient, and the effects can be felt throughout the entire body. This is because a beverage can be absorbed multiple ways within the mouth: through the mucosal lining of the mouth, under the tongue or on the tongue itself.
WUNDER has found the effects from their drinks can be felt in as little as 15 minutes. This is due to their micro-emulsified cannabis extract which absorbs quickly into the bloodstream through the mucosal membrane in the mouth. The factors that create the quick onset also help with offset—consumers don’t need to commit to a “6-8 hour pot brownie marathon,” knowingly or not. A single can of WUNDER will typically offset a couple hours after the effects are felt.
Additionally, many cannabis consumers are already experienced in drinking alcohol, so WUNDER has provided a better alternative, with fewer negative side effects, in a social and sessionable format people already enjoy.
HOW MANY CANS OF WUNDER CAN I DRINK?
WUNDER has a similar onset time to traditional alcoholic beverages which allows for a familiar stacking effect. Drinking more cans can create a more intense experience depending on time and quantity, similar to beer and wine. As with all cannabis beverages, it’s important to start low and go slow in order to learn what works best for you. WUNDER recommends starting with 1 can per hour.