Did you know that delta 8 THC is a fascinating cannabinoid that has only been on the market for just a few years now? However, it’s far from new to our awareness. First discovered in 1965, this mild psychoactive has actually been researched thoroughly over the decades, giving us a great understanding of how it works and what it does in the body.
Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid that’s about 70% as intoxicating as delta 9 THC, and the high is often described as more “mellowing” with some feelings of euphoria, and a soothing body high that’s great after a long day on your feet. Besides that, delta 8 offers a wide array of properties that affect how we feel on a day to day basis beyond the high that it provides.
Things to Look For When Buying Delta 8 THC
It is hard to tell any single customer what delta 8 THC will feel like for them. Basically, there are far too many factors that influence each person’s experience. While generally, delta 8 delivers the same properties to each individual, factors like how much the person takes and the strain they’re using can alter the effects that they feel, and how strongly they feel them.
So, these are the things that can determine how a delta 8 product makes you feel.
#1: Your Tolerance to THC
One key factor is tolerance. If you’ve never before taken any psychoactive cannabinoids, chances are that the delta 8 in a product is going to hit you extra strongly. If your body is not used to these intoxicating effects, you may feel uneasy the first few times you take delta 8 if you go for too high of a dose. The key thing to bear in mind is that tolerance will increase after repeated use, so your body and mind will quickly get used to the distinctive type of high associated with delta 8, and small servings will no longer hit you as strongly.
#2: Product Type You’re Using
Each delta 8 product type (delivery method) offers a specific type of experience to the user in terms of the potency of the effects, the duration of the effects and other factors.
- Delta 8 Gummies: Delta 8 gummies are great for those who desire a strong body high effect, and a high that lasts for up to 8 hours. It can take up to a couple of hours for those gummies to really kick in, but once they do, enjoy a mellowing effect on the mind and enjoyable sensations throughout the muscles.
- Delta 8 Vapes: Whether you’re vaping a pre-filled vape cart or a disposable, all delta 8 vapes behave in the same way. They take effect within just minutes, and the effects last for around 1-2 hours depending on how much you have consumed. Effects are very strong compared to gummies, especially in terms of cerebral properties.
#3: Milligram Strength
Delta 8 products other than vapes and flower come in a variety of milligram strength options. This informs you on how many milligrams of pure delta 8 THC are in the product. The higher the milligram strength, the stronger those effects will be.
This is why it’s important to pay attention to the milligram strength when shopping for a product. Choosing too low of a milligram strength may lead you to think that delta 8 doesn’t do anything, while going with too high of a milligram strength, especially as a beginner, can get you “too” high, causing you to feel more unsettled rather than being able to enjoy the experience.
Keep in mind that most people like to start out with 10mg-20mg as a beginner and adjust their strength amount from there.
#4: Strain Type
Delta 8 products can come in a variety of strains – you will see this mostly with vaping products on the market, but Hemplitude Gummies come in a variety of strains as well. The strain refers to the breed of the hemp plant, which will have its own distinctive configuration of chemical compounds.
Each compound in the plant – primarily the terpenes in hemp – carry their own properties with them. Therefore, the configuration of terpenes in any given breed can determine the effects that you’ll feel. Besides that, every strain has its own flavor and aroma profile as terpenes are the carriers of flavor and aroma molecules.
Now, there are three categories of strains to choose from, which offer general effects that are consistent with one another.
Category #1: Indica
Indica strains are known for being mellower, making them a great choice for enjoying in the evening and at bedtime when we’re already in the right space to unwind. Indica strains also tend to introduce a stronger body high effect, which in stronger strains can lead to couchlock.
Category #2: Sativa
Sativa strains are associated with feelings of euphoria and alertness and are great for daytime as they can provide a nice buzz. They’re less likely to make you feel heavy in the physical sense, so that you can enjoy all kinds of daytime activities without feeling drowsy.
Category #3: Hybrid
A hybrid strain is what happens when you cross a sativa with an indica, which promotes a balance between the effects associated with each one. There are indica-dominant hybrids, sativa-dominant hybrids, and 50/50 hybrids on today’s market.
#5: A Product’s Purpose
Some delta 8 products offer targeted effects, mainly through the addition of other active ingredients. For instance, a delta 8 gummy made for sleep may contain melatonin, a natural sleep aid. So, if you were trying to enjoy delta 8 in the daytime, this product would be the wrong choice since it would likely make you want to go to bed. Other delta 8 products contain herbs that are designed to help with physical discomfort, fatigue and other more specific complaints. This is why it’s important to read a product’s label before buying. That way, you know exactly what its ingredients are and how they may influence your overall experience.
Are You ‘Feeling’ Delta 8 Now?
The bottom line is that each person’s experience with delta 8 THC may be unique, not only based on the way in which their body handles this cannabinoid, but also based on the product formula itself. At Hemplitude, we offer a wide variety of delta 8 products in different strains and delivery methods, to give you more control of the way in which you feel after taking delta 8. Come check out these awesome products today to get those effects that you most desire. You’ll be glad you did.