Thanks to the extensive research into the biochemistry of hemp, we are discovering new and exciting compounds within this plant. Molecules like CBD, CBG, and CBC show great promise in medical treatments of various illnesses, including anxiety, chronic pain, and localized inflammation.
Among these discoveries, one of the newest cannabinoids is Delta-8 THC, a molecule very similar to delta-9 THC, the most known THC isomer. Delta-9 is the principal responsible for the psychotropic effects of cannabis use, although it has a nice set of health benefits. However, while delta-9 THC can sometimes give you uncomfortable feelings of nervousness or paranoia, delta-8 comes free of such side effects.
Delta-8 THC Effects
The molecule of delta-8 THC is very similar to the one of delta-9, and so are its effects. Delta-8 will give you a psychotropic high, a bit milder than the one of delta-9 but equally enjoyable.
The most notable difference between the two isomers is that delta-8 will not give you unwanted side effects, giving you a clear-headed high. This friendliness makes delta-8 an exciting option for cannabis enthusiasts and health professionals looking to use it as part of their prescriptions.
Many patients live with chronic pain and appeal to the analgesic properties of delta-8 THC in search of solace. It also soothes anxiety and depression symptoms while helping produce brain proteins that improve neurological functions such as memory, learning, and adaptation.
Delta-8 THC can also aid in regulating your gastric functions, increasing your appetite, and neutralizing nausea, which makes it desirable for cancer patients going through chemotherapy. The combination of the benefits already mentioned helps patients avoid the onset of vertigo symptoms.
If you want to use delta-8 THC for medical reasons, try to look for an intake method that combines it with other cannabinoids, preferably CBD. This combination enhances the individual effects of each cannabinoid in what researchers call the Entourage Effect. Make sure to talk to your doctor about using delta-8 THC to help you with your symptoms, and most importantly, make sure to have the proper Delta-8 THC dosage for your body.
How to Consume Delta-8
Contrary to delta-9 THC, the delta-8 isomer can be mildly uncomfortable in high doses, causing you dizziness, numbing your mind, and worsening your anxiety. To avoid overdosing, ingenious lab researchers put their minds into developing different methods to deliver delta-8 safely and comfortably.
Vaping is probably the most widely used method of consuming delta-8 THC. Its popularity comes from its high potency and quick-setting effects. You can choose between a couple of delta-8 vaping presentations: e-liquid disposable pens and cartridges like our Live Resin. Each puff from a Live Resin cartridge gives you approximately 10 mg of delta-8 THC, and it will last around 100 puffs.
If you are more of a traditional hemp flower smoker, there is an option for you, too. Cannabis flowers with high CBD levels receive a series of sprayed coats of delta-8 THC crystals and distillate oil to infuse them, like the one we apply on our Delta-8 Bubba Kus.
Other procedures use cold-press frozen distillate to coat the flower, achieving a more even delta-8 distribution. This process keeps the original terpenes from the source of the delta-8 and transfers them to the infused flower. The synergy between the CBD, delta-8 THC, and the terpenes enhances the health benefits of each component, giving you also the full flavor of your chosen flower. However, this process makes it tricky to assess the amount of delta-8 in a single puff accurately. According to experienced users, it is reasonably equivalent to the dosage on a cartridge puff, between 10mg to 15 mg in each hit.
If you love smoking but do not want the hassle of grinding and rolling, you can get already prepared delta-8 joints. For an overall delightful experience, the Delta-8 Pinneaple Haze pre-roll might be just what you need. Its terpenes flavor will burst in your mouth while its soothing effects take your pains and worries away.
Delta-8 THC Dosage
A very discreet and quick way to get delta-8 THC into your body is to use tinctures and infused oils. You can take a few drops directly under your tongue or add them to your food preparations for an extra kick.
When you take a sublingual dose of delta-8 THC or any medication, the thin membrane under your tongue will absorb it and send it right into your bloodstream via the veins that feed your salivary glands. This dosing method is rapid and avoids the possible degradation of the compounds by your stomach acids.
Be sure to check the label on your product since you can get tincture dosage ranging from 30 mg to 60 mg per milliliter, depending on the brand. If you use the standard 1 ml dropper as a measurement unit, you will have no issues taking half, or even a quarter, of the milligram dose for your delta-8 intake.
If you are not in a hurry for your delta-8 THC effects, soft gel capsules are an option. Caps can take from 1 to 4 hours to show results, so we recommend you not take more than one during that time. Soft gel caps manufacturers carefully dose their product, making it the easiest method for dosing delta-8. You will find the dosage of each capsule neatly printed on the bottle label. The more common dosages are 7.5 mg, 12.5 mg, and 25 mg.
Delta-8 THC ingestion is an intake method that can be very slow to show its effects, but it also carries a vast potential for fun. Same as soft gel capsules, edibles take from 1 to 4 hours to show their cards, so be sure to carefully measure your delta-8 THC dose and not take more than you initially intended before you feel its effects.
Moreover, edibles are a sweet way of getting your delta-8 dosing with some extra flavor. You can drop an already measured dose of tincture or infused oil into your food or purchase delta-8 infused gummies. If you are trying gummies for the first time, it would be wise to start with half a gummy or even a quarter since they can be pretty potent and knock you without notice.
Most manufacturers label their gummies with their dosage, which makes it easier to calibrate your intake. Our Delta-8 Gummies come in three tropical flavors, pineapple, mango, and peach, each gummy carrying 30 mg of delta-8, which you can cut in smaller pieces for a lower dosage.
How Much Delta-8 to Get High?
If this is the first time you try delta-8, you might be worried about getting the right amount of it. After all, too much of it will be uncomfortable and ruin your experience, while too little will barely have any effects. Same as Goldilocks, the trick is getting it just right.
In the end, the right amount of delta-8 THC for you depends on some factors. A combination of your purpose in taking it, your body weight, your previous tolerance to delta-9, and even the time of the day will help you assess an appropriate dose.
For each of our recommendations, keep in mind that the intake method will significantly affect the timing of the effects. Vaping, smoking, and sublingual application will have a quicker onset, so you will be able to decide in a shorter time whether you are content with it or will need a higher dose. On the other side, soft gel capsules and edibles may take hours to kick in, so you need to be extra careful and do not rush in a second dose you might not need.
If you take delta-8 THC to help with chronic pain, anxiety, or nausea, we recommend taking small doses, from 5 mg to 10 mg. Small quantities will treat your symptoms efficiently without giving you a substantial buzz. On the contrary, if you are using delta-8 recreationally, you might want to indulge in a higher dose, up to 15 mg.
Remember to talk with your doctor about your intentions of taking delta-8 so that they can assess its interaction with other medications.
For an optimal experience with delta-8, consider the time of day when you are planning your dose. The effects of delta-8 THC tend to last a few hours, so you might want to take a higher amount in the morning when it should last longer. For the evening, a smaller dose will give you pleasurable effects and let you sleep better. For this same reason, gel caps and edibles will be better for the morning, so you can wait for them to take effect, while the faster methods are more appropriate for the evening.
According to your body structure and tolerance to it, if you have previous experience with delta-9 THC, you will already know how much of it will get you high. If delta-9 gets you high with a small dose, also take small amounts of delta-8. But if you have a high tolerance for delta-9 THC, it will be safe to take up to 30 mg of delta-8.
After a couple of weeks of taking delta-8 THC, you will develop a mild tolerance that will allow you to uptick your dose accordingly. As a rule of thumb, we recommend beginning users take no more than 15 mg of delta-8 per session. If you are a regular user, your session dose can go up to 45 mg.
When you develop a higher tolerance, depending on your specific circumstances, your daily intake of delta-8 THC can achieve as much as 100 mg. However, keep in mind that this number is a mere estimation and not a goal.
Get your vaporizer, your grinder, or your gummies ready, and make the most of one of the best cannabis products you can get. We wish you the best experience!