How to Choose the Right Delta-8 THC Product?
Delta-8 THC is the second most popular hemp cannabinoid after CBD. If you want to try it but need guidance on choosing the right product, this article is for you.
We provide all the information you need to make a decision based on the type of products currently available on the market.
As a rule of thumb, the best way to get to the point where you know a product is right for you is through trial and error. Here are a few tips to make your journey more pleasant.
How to Choose The Right Delta-8 THC Product?
Here are a few tips to help you choose a D8 THC product as a beginner or a seasoned user.
Have a Goal in Mind
If you want to try delta-8 THC for the first time, don’t have any other goal in mind than simply tasting the cannabinoid.
That may sound funny, but hear us out. Delta-8 THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid, and getting the dosage and method of consumption right the first time is critical. This cannabinoid may cause anxiety if consumed in a high enough dose for the user.
We’re saying this because the feelings of extreme anxiety and paranoia are not something you want to experience when consuming it for the first time.
So, go extremely slow and aim just to have a taste of this cannabinoid. With that said, the best D8 consumption method for beginners is inhalation — so start with vaping or smoking. If you’re not a smoker, we’ll offer an alternative, but hear us out again. Typically, new users have an inclination towards edibles, but that might not be the wisest choice.
Edibles can be pretty intense for the new user, but their effects last a lot longer than vapes and pre-rolls. And if the effects of the edible are too strong for you, you’ll have to go through the experience for hours on end.
A small puff of delta-8 pre-roll kicks in almost immediately, gives you a glimpse of the effects, and completely wears off after an hour.
If you’re not a smoker, go for delta-8 THC gummies. Choose the lowest dose of 10mg (try our delta-8 10mg gummies option) and split the gummy in half, eat it, and wait for an hour to feel the onset of effects. Make sure you buy your edibles from a reputable vendor because you want them to be infused with an equal and correct concentration of D8 THC distillate. It’s also an excellent idea to get one mixed with cannabidiol (CBD) to balance the effects.
If you’re a seasoned user, it’s important to know what you want to achieve with this cannabinoid. Do you want relief from pain or anxiousness? Or maybe you want to spend a chill night on the couch and watch a movie?
This is essential because it allows you to consider the potency, duration, and onset of effects, which we will discuss in the next section.
Onset of Effects
How long do you want the effects of delta-8 THC to last? Do you need immediate relief from pain or anxiousness, or you’d like to take the product a couple of hours before going to bed?
The onset and duration of effects are essential to choosing the right product because bioavailability plays a key role in whether or not the product you’ve chosen will suit your needs.
Bioavailability refers to the proportion of the drug that gets absorbed into your bloodstream. The bioavailability of orally consumed products is not the same for sublingual usage of inhalation.
Oral delta-8 THC products have the lowest bioavailability (between 4% and 20%) because they need to go through the “first pass metabolism.” This means they are metabolized by the digestive system before getting absorbed.
Sublingual delta-8 products have a higher bioavailability because they bypass the digestive system and enter the bloodstream through the blood vessels under the tongue.
Delta-8 products meant for smoking/vaporizing have the highest bioavailability because both skip first-pass metabolism. The cannabinoids carried through smoke in the lungs get absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the alveoli.
Edibles have a delayed onset of effects, so they take 45 minutes to an hour to work, while vapes and pre-rolls take effect 5 to 10 minutes after consumption. Once consumed, the effects of edibles can last up to 8 hours, while inhaled delta-8 lasts up to 2 hours. Sublingual products also last longer, or about 6 hours.
Frequency of Use/ Time of Day
You can use this cannabinoid as many times during the day as you find suited. It all depends on what you’re trying to achieve with its use. If you want to relax and wind down, it’s best to use it in the late afternoons and evenings. If you want to feel less stressed during the workday, you should take it in the morning.
If you’re after delta-8 flower, we recommend using indica-dominant hybrids like Crunch Berries Delta-8 Hemp Flower during the evenings. Indica-leaning strains have more mellow and relaxing effects, while sativa-dominant strains like Green Goblin Delta-8 Hemp Flower make you more energized and alert and are better suited for the daytime.
Dose & Potency
If you’re a beginner, the dose is of absolute importance because it determines the intensity of your experience. Beware of edibles like gummies because they are more concentrated than other products.
For best results, follow the dosage guidelines on the product. As mentioned, sticking to the lowest dose and increasing it gradually is important.
Where to Buy High-Quality Delta-8 THC Products?
Finding the right delta-8 THC product requires trial and error. Some of the things you need to consider as a beginner are the product’s potency, duration of effects, bioavailability, and personal preference.
As for the vendor, choosing a reliable delta-8 THC manufacturer doesn’t have to be complicated.
One of the most important things to consider is whether or not the company is transparent. Mr. Hemp Flower has been around since 2016 and has strived to provide the best experience for our customers. That’s why we offer high-quality, organically grown hemp and a Certificate of Analysis with each product.
No matter which product you choose, take it slow and don’t give up until you find what works best for you.
How to Choose the Right Delta-8 THC Product FAQs
Which form of delta-8 is the best?
It all depends on the preferences. Vapes and pre-rolls provide immediate effects that last shorter than edibles. Gummies and edibles produce the longest-lasting impact, but there’s a delay in the onset of effects.
What makes a good delta-8?
A pure, quality formula extracted from organically grown hemp flower makes a good delta-8 THC.
How many hits of delta-8 do you need?
For beginners, 10 to 15 mg of delta-8 is the recommended serving. For seasoned users, a dose of 25 to 30 mg a day is usually fine.
Is delta 8 or 9 stronger?
Delta-9 THC is more potent than delta-8 THC and is the primary intoxicating cannabinoid in cannabis.