How to Take Delta 8 THC Products: Dosage, Strength, & Uses
Delta 8 THC is now widely available in all kinds of exciting delivery methods, with each one delivering this cannabinoid into the body in its own unique way. Delta 8 distillate comes in liquid form, allowing it to be used in a multitude of products. Including vape cartridges, gummies, tinctures, dabs, and more.
As the product categories expand, more and more people are finding themselves interested in trying Delta 8 products for their psychoactive benefits and effects. However, they need help understanding how to use these new Delta 8 products effectively. In comparison to regular Delta 9 THC products, Delta-8 is around 70% as potent.
This means that any MG or strength you currently take for a regular THC product, could translate closely to Delta8. For example, if you needed 20mg of Delta 9 THC to get you to your perfect point, then that means you will need 70% more to get to that same point. This means around 29mg in this case.
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When to Take Delta 8 THC
First, let’s talk about the correct Delta 8 THC dosages.
Ultimately, there is no direct answer because everyone’s reason for taking it is unique. For instance, if you’re using delta-8 for sleep, then you should consume it at night. If you’re using it as a potential way to recover after a difficult workout, you’d want to take/apply your dose after you finish exercising, whatever time of the day that may be.
There is one thing to keep in mind however, and it relates to the strain. Many delta8 products, mainly vape-based products, including flower, come in different strains, which are categorized as sativa, indica, or hybrid.
- Sativa: Most people find that sativa strains are more suitable for daytime because their properties are more energizing. Sativa Delta 8 vapes are known for giving an uplifting feeling and focus to users.
- Indica: Indica is better for evening use due to its calming properties that may enhance sleep. Therefore Indica Delta 8 vape carts should be taken closer to night-time or when you are resting.
- Hybrid: Hybrid strains can be indica or sativa-dominant, depending on its parent strains, but you can be a bit more liberal about when you take them as the effects are more balanced.
How Often to Take Delta 8 THC
Next, let’s talk about how often you should take delta 8 THC. Again, ultimately, it’s up to you. Some people take delta-8 solely for its mild intoxicating properties, and that is fine. But, if you’re using it for its effects on the body’s endocannabinoid system, daily use is best, as the cannabinoid accumulates in the body to potentially be more effective over time.
However, we would say that everything in moderation is always best. Learn what dose works better for you by starting small, and then learn your daily optimum amount. Some people only use a little a day, or even every few days. Some need a lot everyday. The biggest influence to how often you take Delta 8 is to find the perfect amount for the relief you need. Then stay consistent or over time reduce the dosage.
Taking Delta 8 THC On An Empty Or Full Stomach?
We suggest taking Delta 8 gummies, edibles, and capsules a few hours after eating, as they do not take as long as on a full stomach to feel effects. And does not kick in as hard as on an empty stomach that will make the effects of Delta 8 more powerful. We suggest a 50%-60% full stomach to take Delta 8, however it all depends on how quickly and powerful you need relief.
Taking Delta 8 on an empty or full stomach may be advantageous depending on your tolerance and usually habits. People with high tolerance can take on an empty stomach can take Delta 8 edibles on an empty stomach to feel the effects heavily, while beginner users can get a lighter dosage on a full stomach.
When Does Delta 8 THC Kick In?
Keep in mind that the more full your stomach is, the longer it takes Delta 8 edibles to kick in.
- Delta 8 vape cartridges: 30-45 minutes
- Delta 8 disposables: 30-45 minutes
- Delta 8 tinctures: 1-2 hours
- Delta 8 gummies/capsules: 1.5-2.5 hours
Taking Delta 8 THC According to the Delivery Method
Now, let’s talk about how to take each delivery method, as each has its own method for being administered to the body, and its own dosing guidelines.
How To Take Delta 8 THC Disposable Devices
Disposable devices are a great option for beginners due to how user-friendly and maintenance-free they are. Using them simply requires that you take one out of the box and start vaping it, without needing to make any adjustments, charge any batteries or put together any hardware.
As far as dosing is concerned, 1 to 3 puffs are the way to go. Beginners should start with a single puff so they can develop a tolerance to the psychoactive effects of delta 8 THC.
Note: Not all inhalable delta-8 products tend to take effect within a few minutes, and last for about an hour or two. However, be aware that some disposable devices like these Binoid Disposable vapes are half gram, while there are full gram rechargeable disposables available as well.
How To Take Delta 8 THC Vape Cartridges
Pre-filled cartridges require a tad more maintenance, but are still very easy to use, even if you’re a beginner. All that you need to do is choose the cartridge that has the strain and milligram strength that you’re interested in, and make sure that you have a low-wattage standard CBD vape pen to use with it. Cartridges have a 510-threaded connection which makes them compatible with these types of devices.
First, attach your delta 8 vape cart to your vape pen by screwing it securely into place. Of course, you will need to make sure that the battery of your device is fully charged. Now, adjust the voltage if necessary, and if your specific device allows for it, and take a hit by either pressing the firing button or simply pulling on the mouthpiece – this depends on the design of your device.
Again, the rule is 1 to 3 puffs for a full dose, with 1 being better suited for beginners to the effects of delta 8.
How To Take Delta 8 THC Tinctures
Delta 8 tinctures range from 500mg-5000mg strengths, with the higher mg strengths being made for very advanced users of Delta 8 while 500mg-1000mg more ample for beginner users. Delta 8 Tinctures are administered below the tongue, and they absorb through the sublingual tissue.
They usually come in a dropper bottle containing 30 milliliters, and the dropper cap allows you to easily portion out each dose. Tinctures come in various flavors and milligram strengths, so you can select one according to your needs and preferences. Generally, higher milligram strengths are better suited for those with more severe needs. Beginners should start with a low strength.
To take a tincture, simply fill the dropper pipette completely with the oil, and then pour it under your tongue. Hold it there for a minute before swallowing it down. The tincture should take effect within a half hour or so, and last for about 4 to 5 hours.
How To Take Delta 8 THC Gummies
Delta 8 gummies are delicious and edibles, meaning that they are ingested. However, Delta-8 gummies do pack a punch, therefore be careful about taking too much. Gummies are manufactured to contain the same amount of delta 8 per piece, which makes it easy to dose out each day. Usually the numbers range from 10-25mg of D8 per gummy. You can choose from various flavors and strengths, and beginners should go with lower strengths as they get used to the effects of delta-8.
This is also a super user-friendly option due to how easy gummies are to take. They can be taken anywhere at any time of day but note that they do tend to provide effects that last for 8 to 10 hours, peaking somewhere halfway through, and first being felt around 1 to 2 hours after taking them.
To take a gummy, simply follow the dosing instructions on the label. Usually, a single dose is either one or two gummies. For beginners, you may want to cut that dosage in half or more.
Note: Additionally, be aware whether the gummies you are having are sprayed-on or infused. This is because sprayed on is more dangerous with a larger variance of dosing per gummy. Some gummies are strong, and some have almost none. There is no consistency. With infused gummies, you get the same amount of Delta 8 each gummy, so it is much easier to do consistent dosing without risking too much. That is why our Binoid Delta 8 gummies are infused with Delta 8 and not sprayed on.
How To Take Delta 8 THC Capsules
Delta 8 THC Capsules work just like gummies, only they are encapsulated in order to take effect at a slightly quicker rate. Therefore, taking them is the same as consuming edibles, as one or two capsules counts as a single dose. Delta 8 THC Capsules can have 20-25mg of Delta 8 per capsule. Therefore a regular dosage would usually be 1 capsule to a regular user.
How To Take Delta 8 THC Flower
Delta 8 flower is the term used to refer to the raw buds of hemp that have been infused with delta 8. These products offer not just delta-8, but every compound present in hemp, and you can choose from a wide array of strains. There are different ways to take it, but the general guideline for dosing is one to three puffs, just like vaping products.
- Smoking the flower can be done by inserting the flower into a bowl or grinding it up and rolling it in papers.
- There are pre-rolls on the market which conveniently do the rolling for you so that you can just light one up and smoke it.
- You can vape delta8 flower by inserting the flower into a vaping device made specifically for flower products.
How To Take Delta 8 THC Dabs
Delta 8 THC dabs comes in various flavors, strengths, and strains, and usually comes in a small plastic jar. These Dabs can have both Delta 8 and CBD in them, in which they are meant to be in-haled through vapor. Taking Delta 8 dabs usually require a dab rig, or some type of flame device.
Dabbing Delta 8 THC may last 3-4 hours on total. They hit quickly and also wear off quickly. Just like with any other Delta 8 THC product, we suggest doing a little at a time and seeing how you feel after 30 minutes to an hour. Then you can continue if you need more effects.
Overall, Delta 8 THC Can Be Experienced in All Kinds of Ways
When it comes to taking delta 8 THC, choosing the delivery method for you is a big part of whether or not your needs will be met with this cannabinoid. Examine each delivery method and learn how to take it so that you can get the best results possible. Remember that if you’re a beginner, it’s always best to start slow to familiarize yourself with the unique effects of this mildly psychoactive hemp-derived compound. However, before having Delta 8 THC products ensure they are legal in your state.