As novel cannabinoids like Delta-8 are making a splash in the market, Delta-8 Gummies have undoubtedly won the hearts of hemp lovers.
Different from other cannabinoids like CBD and Delta-9 THC, these tasty treats have so much to offer. Curious what to expect from Delta-8 Gummies? Wondering what exactly gummies go? Or perhaps your experience with Delta-8 gummies was very different from what you expected?
Wonder no longer. Here’s everything you need to know about the effects of Delta-8 gummies and why they might hit you differently.
What are Delta-8 Gummies?
Delta-8 Gummies are edibles infused with Delta-8 THC (among other cannabinoids or ingredients). Delta-8 acts as the primary active cannabinoid ingredient, which means you can expect to feel its specific effects the most.
So, let’s do a quick recap of what Delta-8 is.
Delta-8 THC, short for Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the many naturally occurring cannabinoids present in the cannabis sativa and hemp plants. In simple words, cannabinoids are the plant compounds that interact with the cannabinoid receptors throughout the body and brain. This interaction is what allows Delta-8 to exert its psychoactive effects.
However, Delta-8 is only found in trace amounts in the hemp plants from which it is extracted. In order to isolate its effects, science has discovered other ways to extract this cannabinoid converting hemp-derived CBD to Delta-8 in a lab setting.
What to Expect from Delta-8 Gummies
In this section we cover what you can expect from Delta-8 Gummies. However, it’s important to highly that not everyone will have the same experience.
As it’s the case with every cannabinoid-based product, your reaction to Delta-8 Gummies will depend on a myriad of factors, from your personal cannabinoid tolerance level to the potency of your chosen gummies.
What are the effects of Delta-8 Gummies?
In other words, “what do Delta-8 Gummies do?”
What most people like to know is: Will Delta-8 Gummies get you high? Short answer: yes, they will.
Now let’s get into the long answer of what the Delta-8 Gummies’ high feels like.
Most people associate being high with the intense euphoria created when you consume cannabis products that are rich in Delta-9 THC. however, the Delta-8 THC high is much different. The consensus among users is that the high from Delta-8 Gummies is smoother and enjoyable. And if we want to get scientific about it, in a recent study published in 2022, 71 percent of participants described the effects of Delta-8 as relaxing, while 74% and 83% reported a lack of anxiety and paranoia respectively.
Therefore, after consuming Delta-8 Gummies you can expect to feel a relaxing high, without the negative side effects that are commonly associated with marijuana, otherwise known as Delta-9 THC.
Nevertheless, Delta-8 Gummies might hit you differently. If you’re used to consuming high doses of Delta-9 or other psychoactive substances, then the effects might be more of a milder experience. Whereas if the opposite were true, you can expect to feel more intense effects.
The gummy’s potency level is another factor that might affect your high. This refers to the amount of Delta-8 found in your product. When it comes to gummies, you can expect to find gummies that contain anywhere from 10MG to 50MG per serving. The higher the potency and the amount of gummies you consume, the stronger its effects will be.
Our Eighty Six Delta-8 Gummies contain an ideal dosage of 50MG of Delta-8 THC per Gummy. This is a great amount for anyone with cannabis experience. If you’re brand-new to the psychoactive effects of cannabis, we recommend eating half a gummy first to see how you feel before taking more.
How long do the effects of Delta-8 Gummies last?
While Delta-8 Gummies (and edibles in general) take some time to kick in, once it does, you can expect its effects to last quite a while.
Ultimately, people will metabolize edibles differently. So how long said high would last varies significantly. However, based on anecdotal evidence, we known that you can expect the effects of Delta-8 Gummies and most edibles to peak around the 3-4 hour mark after dosing then begin to slowly wear off. The overall high can last up to 12 hours in total.
This is another reason why it’s so important to be careful in how many gummies you’re consuming at any given time. If you take too many, you’ll feel the effects for much longer than if you used a different method. For example, when vaping Delta-8, the effects usually begin within minutes; and the high typically lasts less than 2 hours or so. So even though it’s important to vape as much as you’re able to tolerate, the effects should wear off within a reasonable amount of time.
What about other Delta-8 edibles?
Gummies are not the only edible form of Delta-8. There are quite literally hundreds of different things you can eat or drink infused with Delta-8 out there, and their effects are typically very similar to gummies.
Looking at our new Delta-8 Rice Krispie Treats and Caramel Chews, these are a unique and delicious way to get Delta-8 into your system. And just like the gummies, the effects will take a while to kick in but once it hits, IT HITS!
Tips for Having the Best Experience with Delta-8 Gummies
There are a few things you can do to ensure you have the best experience with your gummies. here are our top tips:
- Buy quality gummies: Although Delta-8 was first discovered years ago, it’s only recently risen in popularity. Currently, there are lots of Delta-8 products on the market. And because there are so many options, and because Delta-8 is still a relatively new products, it’s important to do your research and only buy gummies from reputable brands with high-quality products. Look for Certificate of Analysis reports to ensure you’re getting a safe and effective product.
- Try different flavors: Consider getting a couple different flavors so you can see which type you like best.
- Make sure to “go low and slow”: Start with a low dose, and slowly take more after you’ve waited for the effects to kick in.
- Expect a different high: The high you experience when you take gummies is likely to 1) take longer to kick in; 2) be more intense; and 3) last longer than if you smoked or vaped Delta-8.
The Final Takeaway
Delta-8 has risen in popularity as THE cannabinoid that allows you to experience a “legal high” without the negative side effects of the famous Delta-9 THC found in marijuana. Combine that with the deliciousness of gummies and it’s no wonder why Delta-8 Gummies have become a favorite among hemp enthusiasts.
Still, many people are no sure of what to expect from Delta-8 Gummies. And the thing is, each person might have a slightly different experience depending on factors such as their metabolism, cannabinoid tolerance level, or the potency of the gummies they use.
Understanding why Delta-8 gummies might hit you differently allows you to be in control of your experience. Because at the end of the day, you want to get the best of what these products have to offer.