When it comes to THC, the results you get depend highly on specific factors. Your own body and its health condition is one major determinant. But one factor that also plays a huge role in the effect of THC like Delta 8 is the dosage you take.
Delta 8 THC is arguably the most popular form of THC on the market today. The market for Delta 8 in the hemp industry is so large that it almost has to have its category.
Products that fall in the Delta 8 market include vapes, capsules, gummies, and tinctures. If you’re interested in seeing how you can optimize the results of your own Delta 8 THC products, this guide will help you. You’ll learn to maximize your dosage as you find the effects you’re looking for.
Delta 8 is Not CBD
People who are used to taking CBD and switch over to Delta 8 are usually surprised that they can’t stick to the same dosage. But Delta 8’s effects include a THC component that isn’t in most CBD products.
In most cases, you take 500 mg of CBD in any product you get, whether it’s a gummy, oil, or other variety. But when you try to go with 500 mg of Delta 8 THC, you may end up experiencing side effects you weren’t expecting.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, does not have the psychoactive effects that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) does. This is the primary reason why CBD is so easily legalized in most states and not regulated, while THC products remain controversial.
If you’re brand new to the cannabis scene, you must keep in mind that Delta 8 is not CBD. Tread slowly into the THC waters to see how sensitive you are to the compound.
Maximizing Your Delta 8 Dosages
When you look at your Delta 8 product, you’ll see two parts to it: the milligram strength and the dosage. The strength is how much delta 8 is in the product itself, so of course, the higher this number is, the stronger your dose will be.
However, keep in mind that some companies dilute their delta 8 in carrier oils or other substances. This makes their product less pure, but it will be cheaper for you.
Once you decide how strong you want your product to be, the next step is to determine the dosage amounts. Dosage means how much of the product you take in the serving size (such as a capsule or a dropper).
To get the effects you’re looking for, follow these dosage guidelines:
- Beginners or those with a low tolerance looking to feel a little happier and more relaxed should stick with the 5mg-15 mg per use dosage.
- Intermediate users or those with medium tolerances who want to take the edge off of their anxiety or get motivated to do something they’re not looking forward to can up the dosage to 15mg-45mg peruse.
- Those who are advanced Delta 8 THC users or have a high tolerance can boost their dosages up to 45mg-150 mg or more peruse. The effects would be a calm, stress-free, and happy user.
The smartest, safest way to find out which dosage is right for you is to start at the beginner’s level, even if you’ve used THC before. Delta 8 THC products are strong, so to avoid side effects, start low and work your way up.
If You Took Too Much, It’s Okay
Although Delta 8 is a natural substance and isn’t toxic, it’s still possible to take too much of it. You’ll know your dose was too high if you start to feel sleepy and relaxed. There’s a calming effect in all cannabinoids, but your goal is probably to still go about your day like normal, not sleep through it.
It’s also possible that you’ll start to feel anxious and nervous after a Delta 8 dose, but unable to pinpoint the reason. It doesn’t mean you can’t take the THC product, just that you need to lower your dosage a bit.
Over a few tries, you’ll find the right dosage of Delta 8 THC to match the effect you’re looking for.