Delta 8 edibles are rapidly sweeping over the cannabis industry, with many brands popping out each day. Consequently, hemp enthusiasts have tons of products to pick from online and in weed dispensaries, from beverages, gummies, and baked products to candies.
The products are popular due to their alleged health benefits, such as appetite boost and sleep and digestion aid.
If you are new to Delta 8 edibles, figure out the right Delta 8 edibles dose. Well, there is no definite number of edibles suitable for everyone, but you can use these top six factors to determine how many delta 8 edibles you should take.
Depending on your method of consumption, the dosing frequency will vary. For example, an edible can take a few hours to metabolize. If you take a dose and feel nothing after a few minutes and decide to take more, you have increased your dose. This could push you beyond your well-tolerated limit. When the D8 is activated, you will feel its effects more strongly than you expected.
The frequency also changes depending on the reason you take Delta 8. If you take Delta 8 to help you sleep, for example, you would only take it at night before bed. If you are looking for relief from discomfort, you will want to take Delta 8 more often.
6 Factors that Influence Your Delta 8 Edibles Dose
- Quality of the Delta 8 Edibles
There are no quality controls for Delta 8 edibles production since FDA doesn’t regulate these products. You can purchase these edibles at weed stores, gas stations, and even online.
If you source from a reputable seller, you’ll get effective products. That means you will need to eat just a couple of edibles to get high if you get the edibles from a reputable brand.
However, you will need to take several edibles to get high if you purchase poor quality Delta 8 edibles from an unreliable hemp brand.
- Consider Your Body Weight
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BMI can impact how the body absorbs THC in edibles. It also affects how long THC takes to produce desirable effects. The number of edibles you take depends on your BMI. If you have a high weight, you need more edibles per serving than someone with a lower weight. So, you should visit an expert to guide you on how many edibles you should consume for your body weight.
- Understand Your THC Tolerance Level
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Hemp consumers have different THC tolerance levels; they could be high or low. Besides, the THC tolerance keeps changing when you use hemp or cannabis regularly. Your body tolerance level determines how THC affects your brain’s CB1 receptors.
High THC tolerant consumers need more THC per serving to experience moderate to high psychoactive effects. Such consumers should take more Delta 8 edibles to experience desirable effects from their edibles. On the other hand, low tolerant consumers require less THC to experience mild to moderate effects, and they should consume fewer edibles per serving.
While it’s advisable to increase the number of edibles you take as your tolerance increases to meet your desired needs, consider abstaining from edibles for a certain period to keep the tolerance levels in check.
- Take Into Account Your Metabolism
Your metabolic rate also affects the number of edibles you should take per serving. Metabolic rate describes the body’s duration to break down compounds, including THC and cannabinoids. Your metabolic rate will determine how THC affects your body and how strong or weak the effects will be. Consumers with a high metabolic rate need to consume more Delta 8 edibles since their bodies will take less time to break down the THC in edibles.
Users with a low metabolic rate need to consume fewer edibles since their bodies will take longer to break down THC. Such consumers will also experience THC effects for longer depending on the type and potency of the edibles they take.
- Your Body Composition
Every consumer has a unique body consumption determined by water, muscle, and bone fat. Your body composition will determine how fast the body breakdown THC in Delta 8 edibles.
If you have heavier bones, more fat, and more muscle, you will need to consume more edibles since the body can withstand high THC levels. Persons with low-fat content, light bones, and less body muscle should take fewer edibles since their bodies can’t break down THC quickly and their bodies can’t withstand high THC levels.
5.The Type of Delta 8 Edible
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The type of Delta 8 edibles you take will determine the number of edibles you should consume to experience your desired results. Delta 8 beverages, for instance, will affect you faster than Delta 8 gummies.
Consider eating more gummies to allow the THC in the gummies to kick in faster. Drink a limited amount of Delta 8 beverages since drinks will affect you quickly, and taking too many beverages will intoxicate your body with too much THC.
However, it’s easy to overdose on the edibles since the effects take longer to kick in. So, take 5- 10 minute breaks between doses to allow absorption and effects to begin. It usually takes up to 30 minutes before you feel the effects.
Delta 8 edibles are a safer alternative to smoking hemp. Although these products are easily accessible and beneficial, knowing the right edibles to take can be a challenge. This guide equips you with key factors influencing the number of edibles you should take. Use them to establish your ideal dose, but always consult a doctor for professional advice before trying any cannabis product.
Author Bio–—Tammy T. Taylor is a full-time content marketing specialist. She has been closely studying the cannabis industry trends for quite some time. She has worked for various domains before coming to the cannabis industry. When she is not working, Tammy likes to work out, try new foods and play with her dog. She is wanderlust and travel across many countries in her life.