If you're sitting there with a package of 50 mg delta-8 gummies, wondering what to expect and how to best take them, then this article is for you. Delta-8 gummies in general are a bit newer to the cannabis market, so many people are a little unsure of what to expect or how to use them. Plus, 50 mg is a pretty big dose, so it's smart of you to want to get things right! Here's a quick guide to set you off on the right foot.
How Delta-8 Makes You Feel
If you've taken THC orally before, then rest assured that Delta-8 won't be that much different. It is, after all, just a different form of THC from the Delta-9 that's more common and better known. The main difference is that Delta-8 does not tend to be as psychoactive as Delta-9 THC. So, you won't feel as high as you might with other forms of cannabis. However, Delta-8 does have powerful pain-relieving effects and calming effects, so you'll definitely feel it.
Dosing Delta-8 is a bit different from dosing Delta-9 THC. Taking a 50 mg THC gummy would usually mean you're taking a pretty large dose. But a 50 mg Delta-8 gummy is not a really high dose. It is a significant dose, and you may want to consider taking half of a gummy the first time, but taking the whole 50 mg is unlikely to leave you miserable and incapacitated. It might just be a bit wasteful if all you really needed was 25 mg.
Note that, as with ordinary THC, you really cannot overdose on Delta-8. You might take so much that you drift off to sleep or get the munchies, but that's about the worst that can happen.
Best Ways to Take Delta-8 Gummies
It's best to take a Delta-8 gummy with some fatty food. A few slices of cheese, a cookie, or even a scoop of ice cream will do the trick. Like other THC, Delta-8 is fat-soluble, so your intestines will absorb it faster if you have some fat along with it. You should start to feel the effects within 30-60 minutes of taking the gummy, and you can expect them to last anywhere from 4 to 6 hours.
Now that you know a little more about Delta-8 gummies, you can take yours with confidence! Contact a dispensary that supplies Delta-8 extract gummies in 50 mg form to learn more.