Dosing Delta 8 Edibles – How Much Should You Actually Take?

 Learn about Delta 8 THC and how to properly dose the psychoactive effects of D8 cannabis products. One of the four most common components of cannabis, D8 is useful for its psychoactivity similarly associated with other forms of THC.

“How much of a Delta-8 edible should I take?” is likely one of the first questions you’ll have once opening a package of Indicaloud nano gummies, chocolates, and candies. As is the case with any Delta 8 THC-infused product, there is no “one size fits all” dosing for optimal results as the effects of cannabinoids are highly dependent on your individualized endocannabinoid system. There are however some helpful guidelines to follow to find your sweet spot of desired effects.

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Dosing Basics for Delta 8 THC Edibles

While Delta 8 THC edibles may resemble CBD products that are on the market, THC and CBD are actually quite different so following proper dosing is important. The key difference is that Delta 8 THC is psychoactive – meaning it produces a “high” effect – whereas CBD is non-psychoactive. While both are sourced from the hemp plant, the difference in the cannabinoid that is extracted produces different results for each substance.

Casual or frequent cannabis users may find that Delta 8 THC is not nearly as intense or “foggy” as traditional forms of THC. By contrast, CBD consumers, or folks who’ve never used THC products may find Delta 8 to be substantially potent.

The Guiding Principle of Dosing: Start Low, Go Slow

Not everyone has the same reaction to the same cannabis products. Depending on your size, the amount you take, and familiarity with cannabis products, people will have different experiences — even at the exact same dosage. Therefore, the resounding wisdom for dosing is to start small and allow at least an hour to see how it makes you feel.

For a 25mg Delta 8 THC edible, consider starting your session with half dose (12.5 mg) or a quarter (6.25 mg). The dose can always be increased over time, but be sure to give your body an hour to metabolize the edible. A common mistake a lot of first time consumers make is getting impatient after taking an initial dose, not waiting to see if it’s working, then taking more too quickly. This can result in an uncomfortable high, and poor first experience so take your time and find the best fit for you.

How to Know a Delta 8 THC Edible is Working

Among the many reported effects of Delta 8 edibles, be on the lookout for these telltale signs that your edible has kicked in:

    • It may stimulate your appetite
    • It may curb nausea
    • It may spark your productivity
    • It may help your anxiety subside
    • It may help you relax and rest

Expect the duration of your high to last for up to several hours, though the intensity will generally decrease after the first hour.


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