Thanks to the extensive research on 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 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. Ready for a dose of Delta-8 THC? Botany Farms has got you covered.
What is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid that is found in cannabis plants. Delta-8 THC is one of the most prevalent terpenes in the cannabis plant. It has been shown to be helpful for treating anxiety, depression, and pain. It's also known to have sedative effects when used in large amounts.
Delta-8 THC is one of two main types of cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. The other type is delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the psychoactive effects that many people experience after using cannabis products.
While both types of cannabinoids have positive benefits, delta-8 THC has more medicinal potential than delta-9 THC does because it produces fewer psychological side effects on users when taken in large doses.
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.
How Does Delta 8 THC Potency Work?
Delta 8 THC is a form of the THC compound that is created by adding a specific terpene to the plant. This process is called “conjugation” in scientific terms, and it is not unique to cannabis. In fact, this process happens naturally all the time.
The difference between delta-8 THC and regular THC is that delta-8 THC is more psychoactive than regular THC. This means that you feel its effects faster and stronger when you consume it compared to regular THC. This is because of how quickly it enters your bloodstream after consumption and how quickly it gets transported into your brain cells.
This makes it ideal for medical patients who need immediate relief from their medical condition but don’t want to wait too long before they feel its effects.
The most significant advantage of using vaporized THC oil over other forms of cannabis consumption is that it allows you to consume cannabis discretely with minimal aroma. The Benefits of Inhalation Delivery:
- Inhalation is the best method for rapid onset of effects.
- Inhalation allows for precise dosing.
- Inhalation allows for quick titration.
Titrating means “adjusting” or “measuring out” to find the right dose, which is usually done by increasing or decreasing the amount taken over time until the desired effect is achieved. With inhalation delivery, titration can be done quickly because you can check your progress after each puff.
The delta 8 transdermal patches deliver Delta-8 THC directly into the bloodstream through the skin allowing for fast absorption into the body. The patch is easily applied to any part of the body and works within minutes of being applied.
This allows patients to go about their daily routine while wearing their patches without worrying about taking additional medication or side effects associated with traditional methods of consuming medical cannabis like smoking or vaping. The Benefits of Transdermal Delivery:
- Easier dosing: Transdermal patches are much easier to dose than other methods of cannabis consumption. There’s no guesswork involved — you just put them on and go about your day until they kick in.
- More potent: This product bypasses your digestive system, allowing for much more concentrated doses than other methods. This means you can enjoy stronger effects without taking as many doses over time or having any adverse side effects from overconsumption.
- Fewer side effects and fewer contraindications than oral consumption: THC undergoes first-pass metabolism when consumed orally before reaching its target receptors in the brain, liver, and other organs, which can cause many unwanted side effects, including anxiety, paranoia, and dizziness. Applying Delta 8 THC directly to the skin bypasses this process entirely and gets right where it needs to go without the unwanted side effects associated with oral consumption.
- It's discreet: You can use Delta-8 THC on the go without anyone knowing. This can be extremely useful if you want to be discreet about your cannabis use.
Delta 8 is a non-psychotropic molecule. It does not affect your mind or body, but it has an effect on digestion. It binds with receptors in the gut, causing digestive enzymes to release them. These enzymes are responsible for breaking down food so you can absorb it. This process results in feeling full sooner, which means that you will eat less food overall. This can help you lose weight, but it also has many other benefits for those who may suffer from eating disorders.
Delta 8 THC may be able to help you regain control over your food intake and start eating healthier again. In addition to this, Delta 8 THC also has other benefits related to digestion because it helps reduce inflammation in the gut and reduce symptoms like bloating and gas.
Sublingual is a method of taking medicine that involves placing it under the tongue. The medicine works faster and more effectively because it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the tissues in the mouth. You can take Delta-8 THC Sublingual in a few different ways.
The most common way to take Delta-8 THC Sublingual is to dissolve it under your tongue and hold it there for a few minutes. You can also dissolve it under your tongue and swallow it. Another way is to dissolve it in milk or another liquid and then drink that liquid. It's best to take Delta-8 THC sublingually before meals.
If you have nausea or vomiting, however, you should take Delta-8 THC Sublingual after meals. When you take sublingual orally, it’s absorbed directly into your bloodstream through the lining of your mouth, which is why it doesn’t get you high or lead to a “high” feeling.
It goes directly into your bloodstream without being processed in your digestive system or liver, so there are no harmful side effects like nausea or vomiting associated with CBD oils ingested orally or via capsules. The Benefits of Sublingual Delivery:
- Fast Acting – Since it absorbs directly into the bloodstream, you can expect results almost instantly.
- Effective – The sublingual area has many blood vessels that absorb CBD quickly and efficiently, so you can get your daily dose without swallowing any pills or gummies.
- Convenient – If you’re in a hurry or don’t like taking pills or gummies, then sublingual delivery is perfect for you!
Delta-8 THC Dosage
A 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 absorbs 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 dosages 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.
Delta-8 THC Dosage Guide
How much is THC tincture safe to take? If you’re new to cannabis and want to know how much THC tincture to take, this guide will help you understand what to expect from Delta-8 THC. If you are using a tincture sublingually (under the tongue), you have more control over how much you consume.
The sublingual route allows for faster absorption than oral consumption, so it’s easier to determine your ideal dosage. Start with about 1 milliliter (ml) per day and see how that works for you. Some people find that one ml every day is enough, but others may need doses of up to 10 ml per day before feeling any effects.
Delta 8 THC Vape Dosage
The dosage is an important part of the process, but it can be confusing for many. In most cases, it is recommended to start with a low dose and then increase it gradually as you need more. This will help you feel comfortable with the new product and avoid any side effects. The Delta 8 THC Vape Dosage can vary from person to person, depending on their tolerance level and health condition.
Beginner's THC Vape Dosage with Delta 8
If you are a beginner and have never tried cannabis before, start with a small dose of 1-3mg of Delta 8 THC Vape Dosage per day. You can use this amount until you feel comfortable increasing it later on.
Delta 8 THC Vape Dosage for Experienced Users
For experienced users who use cannabis regularly or have used other products like CBD oils or gummies before, it may take longer to feel the effects of Delta 8 THC Vape Dosage. For this reason, we recommend starting with 3mg of Delta 8 THC Vape Dosage per day and increasing your dosage after two weeks if needed until reaching 5mg or 10mg per day (depending on your needs).
How Much Delta-8 to Get High?
If this is the first time trying 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 don't 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.
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 that beginners 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!