WHAT IS DELTA 8 THC?
Delta-8 THC, or delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. It is similar in structure to the more well-known delta-9 THC, but with some distinct differences in effects and potency.
Delta-8 THC is known to produce less intense psychoactive effects than Delta-9 THC and is said to provide a more clear-headed and functional high, making it more appealing to those who may be hesitant to use Delta-9 THC due to its more potent psychoactive effects.
Delta 8 has gained attention because it has been reported to have potential therapeutic benefits, such as pain relief and reducing anxiety. Although more research is needed to confirm these effects, many people are interested in exploring the potential benefits of Delta-8 THC as an alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals.
HOW TO FIND SAFE DELTA 8 THC
Delta-8 products are found in the form of capsules, vape cartridges, edibles, as well as tinctures.
Reputable Brand: First, always opt for branded Delta-8 products whichever form they are available in; and second, buy only from a reputable brand. Don’t get mislead by lower costs, choose a brand that has been in the market long enough and has a reliable manufacturing line as well as being tested in a proper facility.
Accredited, third-party testing: Good and reputable brands always sell products that are tested and accredited by a third-party laboratory. That is why it makes sense to opt for delta-8 products that are safe and of a reputable brand.
Customer Reviews: Another reliable way of ensuring what you’ve chosen to purchase is by hearing from those who have already used the product themselves. A positive customer review can tell you how useful the product is and what you can expect from it after you purchase the delta-8 product.
DELTA 8 DOSING
It is estimated that a standard Delta 8 THC gummy has 25 mg Delta 8 THC content.
For this size, the delta 8 edible dosing would be as follows:
- A half gummy should be enough for a beginner (12.5 mg)
- A regular serving for those who can take more would be a full gummy (25 mg)
- Those who have a higher tolerance can take 2 gummies (50 mg) should suffice
Any more than the above limit of delta 8 gummies dosing is usually not recommended.
Delta 8 Vape Dosage
The standard dosage for beginners should be a couple of puffs, followed by a break of a couple of minutes. Some effect would kick in by then. Increase to reach desired effect.
- For beginners, the serving should be 2-3 puffs
- For more experienced people, it can be up to 4-5 puffs
- Those who have higher tolerance can till up to 8-10 puffs before taking a break
Delta 8 THC Tinctures come in 30 ml bottles, with each bottle having about 1000 mg Delta 8 content. So, a 0.5 mil serving would deliver about 16.7 mg Delta 8 THC.
- For beginners, the serving could be 0.25 ml
- Those with more experience can go for a regular serving of up to 0.5 ml dosage
- Those with a high tolerance can go up to 1 ml of dosage
HOW LONG BEFORE DELTA 8 THC EFFECTS KICK IN?
Every Delta-8 product kicks in differently. So, you need to know how each of these products works.
Smoking delta 8 flower or vaping delta 8 may show their effect almost immediately. The compound concentration of these products is absorbed by the lungs quickly. The compound will then reach your bloodstream, pushing the effect to show up in no more than 5-10 minutes.
Tinctures absorbed under the tongue start showing the effect within a few minutes. The compound bypasses the digestive system, which may make you feel a sensation in about 15 minutes or so. However, the complete effect may take up to an hour to show up.
Gummies work similar to tinctures, and may take just as much time. However, how long it takes for the compound to reach your bloodstream will depend on how much you chew and how you chew it. Wait for an hour and enjoy the sensation that’s like nothing else.