Delta 8 THC Gummies have been the talk of the town since the beginning of 2019. In fact, Google searches of the term “Delta 8 Gummies” showed a rise in the search term by 850% throughout 2020 and 2021, specifically in states where cannabis is illegal for recreational usage. According to a recent study, 16 percent of cannabis users also used Delta 8 THC products regularly.
The popularity of Delta 8 gummies has seen an unprecedented growth ever since they were released for consumers and there are multiple factors contributing to that, including factors such as dosage, taste, and effects. However, a small section of the users also reported it as unsafe, and incomparable to the conventional cannabis by-products. To experience the true benefits of Delta-8 THC gummies and what happens when you eat one too many, we first need to understand the basics of this cannabinoid and how it affects us.
What Exactly is Delta 8 THC Gummies and How is it Different from Delta- 9 THC?
Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8 THC) is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, that’s similar to the more well-known Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 THC). And yes, they’re both psychoactive compounds that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, producing various effects.
Now, you might be wondering what sets Delta-8 THC apart from Delta-9 THC. Well, the primary difference lies in their chemical structures and the way they interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the body. Delta-8 THC has a slightly altered chemical structure, which leads to a somewhat different effect on the body compared to Delta-9 THC.
If you’re curious about trying Delta-8 THC, you might be pleased to know that consuming Delta-8 THC gummies, as opposed to Delta-9 THC, tends to produce milder psychoactive effects. Regular users have reported that Delta-8 THC provides a more clear-headed, functional high with reduced anxiety and paranoia compared to Delta-9 THC. Plus, you don’t have to worry about feeling too “out of it” to function in your daily life.
Of course, it’s important to note that the potency of the effects can vary depending on an individual’s tolerance and sensitivity to cannabinoids. But in general, Delta-8 THC is a great option for those who want to experience the benefits of cannabis without feeling too overwhelmed or anxious.
Delta 8 THC Gummies – The Right Dosage?
Dosage is one of the most important factors when it comes to enjoying the benefits and effects of Delta 8 THC gummies. Dosage depends on several factors including the strength of each gummy, your own body weight and metabolism, age and whether you are new to cannabinoids or have been an experienced user.
In general, a dosage of 10-40mg of Delta-8 THC is considered a low to moderate dose. For beginners, it’s recommended to start with a dose of 10-20mg and wait at least 2 hours to assess the effects before taking more. It’s important not to exceed the recommended dosage as taking too much Delta-8 THC can result in unwanted side effects such as dizziness, nausea, and paranoia.
Let’s delve into the main topic of this blog – what happens when you consume an entire bottle of Delta 8 THC gummies? But before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s first determine the strength of the Delta 8 gummies in the bottle. For the sake of an example, we’ll be using a popular brand of Delta-8 THC gummies – Exhale Wellness. Exhale offers two strength packs – 750mg and 1500mg – with each bottle containing 30 individual gummies at strengths of 25mg and 50mg.
Now, let’s say we decide to consume the 750mg (25mg per gummy) Delta 8 THC gummies by Exhale. As mentioned in our previous article, it’s recommended to start with a low dose and gradually increase as needed. The beginner/starter/mild dose for Delta 8 THC gummies is around 12.5mg or half a gummy. The highest/strongest recommended dose is 50mg, which means you would need to consume two 25mg gummies for a pretty potent effect.
However, consuming an entire bottle (30 x 25mg) in a single sitting is highly unsafe and unpredictable. Just like Delta-9 THC, Delta-8 THC in stronger doses can induce a host of side effects that can be incredibly uncomfortable for any individual. These side effects include hallucinations, vomiting, tremors, anxiety, paranoia, nausea, and even loss of consciousness. It’s crucial to note that the effects of Delta-8 THC are not immediate, which can mislead you into consuming more, leading to further negative side effects.
In summary, it’s essential to stick to the recommended dosages and start with a low dose, gradually increasing it as needed. Consuming an entire bottle of Delta 8 THC gummies in one sitting is not only unsafe but can also result in unwanted and unpleasant side effects. So, take it slow, be patient, and always prioritize your safety when consuming Delta 8 THC gummies.
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