If you’ve ever had alcohol on an empty stomach, you probably know how much stronger the effects were.
Regardless of the substance, taking something like alcohol or a THC edible without eating it recently can vary the effects dramatically. Even vitamins and medications can be more or less effective depending on when you ate last. Some medications clearly state on their bottle that they should be taken with food or on an empty stomach.
So when is the best time to take edibles? Can cannabis edibles be eaten on an empty stomach, or is it best to eat something beforehand? Keep reading to learn more.
Is Eating Edibles on an Empty Stomach a Good Idea?
So, if you want a simple answer, no. Taking a Delta-8 edible is not the best idea when you haven’t eaten food beforehand.
It’s not that taking edibles on an empty stomach is unsafe. You can safely eat your edibles whether your stomach is full or empty. It’s just that the effects will likely be much more intense than if you had food in your stomach.
If you are eating edibles on a full stomach, the Delta-8 wouldn’t absorb as quickly and the effects may not be as strong as if your stomach was empty. Although you’ll probably still experience a more intense high than if you use other consumption methods of taking Delta-8, it won’t be as strong as if you ate an edible on an empty stomach.
Your high is likely to be far more intense with an empty stomach. You may feel the effects a bit faster as well. If you’re a cannabis newbie, you’ll want to avoid trying this. When your high is too intense, it can lead to feelings of paranoia. To decrease the chances of this, make sure to eat something beforehand!
And suppose you are a seasoned cannabis pro and want to experience a more intense high. In that case, you could consider taking one of our Delta-8 THC Gummies on an empty stomach. It won’t hurt you, it will probably just induce a fuller-feeling body and mind high. Just to remain on the safer side, we recommend to start out with half of an edible or whatever the recommended