As more people find themselves feeling eager to give Delta 8 THC a try, it’s natural that a lot of our customers are buzzing with questions regarding what it does, how to take it and what is the Delta 8 THC dosing guide or chart. Delta 8 is a fast-growing submarket within the hemp industry, growing at a rapid pace and seemingly popping up out of nowhere.
In reality, it’s the result of years of research that have gone into understanding cannabinoids on a deeper level. Now, you can find loads of delta 8 products available that each provide you with these fascinating effects in their own way. Delta 8 THC comes in many products including delta 8 vape cartridges, tinctures, softgel capsules, gummies and more!
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If there is one question that we hear more than any other in regard to delta 8, it relates to dosing. It’s natural that people are curious about how much they should take. This is especially important to consider, in fact, given the mild psychoactive properties of delta 8 THC, to which some people may find themselves to be more sensitive than others.
When it comes to determining how much delta 8 to take, one must take two factors into consideration. One is the actual dosage amount, and the other is the milligram strength. If you’re already finding yourself confused, there’s no need to worry as we will break down exactly what it is and how it’s done/calculated per product type.
Delta 8 THC Dosing vs. CBD Dosing: Is it the Same?
Naturally, a lot of people would assume that you simply take the same amount of delta 8 that you would CBD. And, we’re not saying that you can’t. There is no evidence that delta 8 is toxic in any way, and the standard amounts of CBD that we take can be translated to other cannabinoids. But, there is a factor that must be considered, which is the effects of delta 8 THC that differ from those that cannabidiol can produce.
In other words, delta 8 produces stronger effects than CBD. For those unfamiliar with said effects, know that delta 8 is a psychoactive cannabinoid, while CBD is not. Now, remember that delta 8’s psychoactive properties will be milder than those of delta 9 THC, due to delta 8 being a degraded form of its predecessor cannabinoid.
Still, those who are more sensitive or new to THC in general will likely want to take it slow, and so it may not be wise to simply start with the same relatively high dose that they’re used to when taking CBD products.
So, what does happen if you take “too much” delta 8? Well, likely you’ll feel groggy, due to the calming effects of the cannabinoid, which can become more pronounced when you take a particularly large amount. And, some people who are not used to THC may find themselves feeling uneasy for a brief period of time if they start out with a higher dose than what’s considered to be mild.
Luckily, Delta 8 THC is a high that is around 50-70% of the high of Delta 9 THC, without the negative side effects such as anxiety or paranoia. Most describe it as a body high, that brings an uplifting, happy, and relaxing mood. For Delta 8 THC benefits, click here:
Delta 8 Milligram Strength (Mg) vs. Dosage: What’s the Difference?
Today, we will be covering two factors that go into determining how much delta 8 to take at any given time. The first factor is milligram strength. This refers to the number of milligrams of actual delta 8 that are in the product. The higher the milligram strength, the more potent the dose is.
Different companies use different milligram strengths in their product, which relate to how much delta 8 is in the formula compared to the other ingredients. For instance, delta 8 tinctures are diluted, meaning that the extract is diluted in a carrier oil. How diluted it is will be represented by the mg amount on the bottle.
Then, there’s the dosage guide. This is the quantity that you take per dose. For instance, one dropper’s worth of a delta 8 oil is half as strong as two dropper’s worth.
Delta 8 THC Dosage Guide Chart:
- Beginner Delta 8 THC dosing (low tolerance): 5mg-15mg per use
- Intermediate Delta 8 THC dosing (medium tolerance): 15mg-45mg per use
- Advanced Delta 8 THC dosing (high tolerance): 45mg-150mg+ per use
This applies to Delta 8 THC tinctures, as well as other Delta 8 THC products. Delta 8 THC is around 50-70% of the high regular Delta 9 THC will create, but it is not something to mess with. It will hit you if you take too much. However, the best way to dose out Delta 8 THC is to try a little, then keep increasing until you feel what you need. Product by product Delta 8 dosing will be shown below.
How Long Does Delta 8 THC Take To Work?
Delta 8 kicks in within 10-20 minutes if vaped, and 1-2 hours if ingested through Delta 8 THC gummies, softgel capsules, or tinctures. Delta 8 THC products works like any other product that you would inhale or digest. However, just like Delta 9 THC, be careful with ingestion because you might feel the need to take more when in reality it has not hit you yet. For this reason, we suggest waiting at least 2 hours before taking more Delta 8 THC.
Delta 8 THC Dosing Instructions
Often, you’ll find that the company that makes the delta 8 product has a recommended dosage chart amount somewhere on their packaging, which allows you to know how much you should take in one sitting to consume an “average” amount of delta 8. This is a good piece of information to follow when getting started, as the manufacturer knows how much of their product you should take to generally experience the desired effects.
Delta 8 THC Dosage According to the Delivery Method
Now, let’s provide more concrete information about how much delta 8 you should take if you’re new to this type of product. We’re going to break it down according to the delivery method, which is a term used to describe how the compound is introduced into the body. Different delivery methods include edibles, vapes and so on.
The reason why we need to discuss dosing for each method is simple. Each delivery method absorbs into the body in its own unique manner. Some absorb quickly and efficiently, meaning that the effects are felt very strongly. Other methods take longer to absorb, which means the effects will be felt more subtly. In other words, taking a 20mg edible can give you subtle and uplifting effects, while vaping that same amount could be more than you had hoped for.
Finally, know that there are a few other factors to consider when dosing:
- Bodyweight - Generally speaking, those with a higher body weight should take slightly higher doses, and the same applies to those who have a lower body weight.
- Tolerance to THC - Delta 8 and delta 9 share enough in common that if you have a high tolerance to one, it will likely translate to a high tolerance to the other.
- Your Goals - What are you using delta 8 for? Are you looking for a subtle sense of relaxation, or do you want to have an extraordinarily strong delta 8 experience?
Delta 8 THC Vape Cartridges Dosage and Bottled E-Liquids
Easily, Delta 8 vapes are the most popular delivery method of all, which is why we’re discussing them first. Generally, you’ll find three types of delta 8 vapes on the market: vape cartridges, disposable vape pens and bottled e-liquids. The same dosing rules apply to all three, so let’s begin.
Generally, it’s believed that one to three puffs count as a single dose, with one being ideal for someone totally new to delta 8. Factors like how deeply you inhale and how much you take into your mouth at once will slightly alter how strongly you feel the delta 8.
If you want to be more precise, you can dose out according to the Delta 8 milligram (mg). 1 to 5 milligrams count as a dose of delta 8 when vaped, so how do you measure that out? It’s actually fairly simple.
There are one hundred puffs in a milliliter of e-liquid. Knowing that, divide the number of milligrams of delta 8 in the total vape product by the number of milliliters in the bottle, cartridge or disposable, and then divide that number by 100. That tells you how many puffs to take to vape the desired amount.
Delta 8 THC Hemp Flower Dosage
Delta 8 flower is raw hemp flower infused with a delta 8 extract. The same rule applies, in that 1.5 milligrams counts as a standard dose, and 1 to 3 puffs is a good amount to start with. But, with delta 8 flower, it’s harder to be precise with the milligrams, largely because the delta 8 may not be evenly distributed throughout the flower. Therefore, we recommend sticking with the 1 to 3 puffs rule, going with just 1 and waiting 20 minutes before taking another if you’re totally new to THC.
Delta 8 THC Gummies Dosage (Plus Other Edibles)
With edibles like gummies, 10 to 40 milligrams counts as a standard dose, with 10 being ideal for total beginners. All that you need to do is divide the number of milligrams in the total product by the number of pieces in the package to come up with the right dosage amount.
Delta 8 THC Capsules Dosage
Capsules are extremely easy to dose out, as the bottle gives you a clear indication of the total milligram strength, which can then be divided by the number of capsules in the bottle. Usually, one capsule counts as a single dose, according to the manufacturer. This is usually around 25mg Delta 8 THC per capsule.
Delta 8 THC Tinctures Dosage (Sublingual)
These oil-based Delta 8 THC tinctures are absorbed sublingually. A standard dose would be about 33 milligrams. To calculate this, divide the number of milligrams of delta 8 in the bottle by the number of milliliters, and know that almost always, a single dropper’s worth is a full milliliter.
A True “Calculated” Move to Delta 8 THC Awaits!
If you want to give delta 8 THC a try at Binoid , it’s important that you have a proper understanding of how dosing and milligram strengths work to ensure that you take the proper amount for your needs. Simply use the calculations above to figure out the right strength and dosage for you so that you can experience delta 8 properly.
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