Delta 8 THC is a mild intoxicant that can alter sensory perception and cause slight cognitive impairment at high doses. It can be found in various products, such as vape cartridges, gummies, tinctures, capsules, and more. To find the right dose of Delta 8 THC, it's important to understand how it works in the body and how different formats affect its bioavailability, duration, and intensity of effects.
Edibles, such as Delta 8 THC gummies, come with a standard dose of between 10 and 40 milligrams per piece. Ten mg is ideal for beginners; when you take a gummy, it's best to wait about 2 hours for the effects to develop and then adjust the dose as needed. Our gummies contain 20 mg of Delta 8 THC each, so the recommended dose is between half a gummy and two gummies per dose.
Delta 8 THC tinctures are absorbed by the small blood vessels under the tongue. The standard dose is 20 to 40 milligrams. To calculate it, you must divide the amount of Delta 8 per bottle by the amount of milliliters and you will always know how much Delta 8 THC is in a single serving. Our tinctures contain 40 mg of Delta 8 THC per ml (which is equivalent to a dropper), so the recommended dose is between a quarter of a dropper (10 mg) and a full dropper (40 mg).
Delta 8 THC vape pens provide approximately 4 mg of Delta 8 THC per inhalation, so a standard dose is between one and five puffs. Experienced users can do up to 10 puffs of the pen at a time for very strong effects.
Delta 8 THC edible gummies offer a pre-measured amount of Delta 8 THC, usually between 10 and 40 mg per gummy. For more intense effects, you can take more than one gummy (or a higher dose of Delta-8). They may take a little less time than usual to take effect and will undoubtedly be stronger. However, this does not take into account those with higher tolerances.
Delta 8 THC flowers may be more difficult to dose because the distillate may not be distributed evenly throughout the flower. If there is a 1500 mg Delta 8 THC tincture in a 30 ml bottle, you should know how much D8 is in 1 ml. Simply divide 1500 by 30, which gives you 50 mg of Delta 8 in 1 ml.
Using this knowledge, you can divide the amount of milligrams of Delta 8 in the total vaping product by its volume (the number of milliliters in the bottle, cartridge, or pen). For example, if you have a 1200 mg Delta 8 THC tincture that comes in a 30 ml bottle, simply divide 1200 by 30, which gives you 40 mg of Delta 8 in 1 ml.
While no study has found direct toxic effects of Delta 8 THC in humans, it's important to remember that it is still mildly intoxicating and can cause anxiety if taken in high doses. Therefore, it's best to start with small doses and increase gradually until you find your ideal dose.