Delta-8 is quickly becoming a fan favorite, and for a good reason! But many are wondering what the optimal Delta-8 Dose is. And how much Delta-8 should I take?
In this article, we’ll discuss all the factors that can affect your Delta-8 dosage and your experience.
Main Key Points
Delta-8 is a form of THC and has psychoactive effects
New users should start with a smaller dose and gradually increase their dosage.
When it comes to cannabinoids, the right dose differs from one person to another.
Oral ingestion products such as gummies, oils, and soft gels are the best way to get the desired dosage.
- You can shop Delta-8 THC products online and in stores.
What’s The Right Delta-8 Dose?
Delta-8 THC, a gentler form of THC, the primary compound that gives cannabis its psychoactive effects, is on the rise, and many are wondering how to enjoy it in the best way possible.
There’s no one dose that fits all with Delta-8 THC; there are several factors that affect how much Delta-8 you should take:
The potency and purity level of your Delta-8 THC product.
Your experience level
The type of Delta-8 product you’re taking
Your purpose for taking Delta-8
And your body weight
Another important factor that affects all of the above is your Delta-8 THC tolerance level. Cannabinoids are a personal experience.
Some of us have naturally low tolerance towards THC, while others have medium tolerance, and of course, some have a high tolerance; the same amount of Delta-8 can have vastly different effects on different tolerance levels.
We’ll address each point in detail, but first, you need to understand the meaning of potency.
What Do Delta-8 Potency Levels Mean?
Product potency means how much Delta-8 THC is there per gram or per milliliter. Because cannabinoids are extremely strong, they’re measured in milligrams (mg).
Potency means how many mg of cannabinoids are there for each gram or per milliliter. For example, a 10 mg potency gummy means there’s 10 mg of Delta-8 in each gummy.
However, for Delta-8 oil, it usually says the total mg of cannabinoids in the entire bottle, not per serving. But don’t worry; you can still know exactly how many mg of Delta-8 you’re getting per serving.
Let’s say there is a Delta-8 tincture with 600 mg Delta-8 for a 30 ml bottle, and the serving size is 1 ml or one full droplet. That means there’s 20 mg of Delta-8 THC per serving (600/30). If you only need 10 mg, all you do is take a half droplet.
So What’s My THC Tolerance Level?
Just like any other intoxicating substance, you have a natural tolerance level, and sometimes you can build up a tolerance with frequent use. If you’re a newbie to the THC realm, start with low doses and wait for a couple of hours and see how your body reacts.
Occasional users with low tolerance, keep in mind that your body reverts back to its natural tolerance levels when you stop, so keep your potency minimal till you build up a tolerance again.
Users with medium tolerance start with medium potencies, and if you have a high tolerance, start with whatever potency you want for the desired effects.
If you notice that you keep needing higher potencies to get the same effects, and the maximum recommended dose doesn’t cut it anymore, consider a tolerance break.
A tolerance break means you skip a few days in the week without Delta-8 or maybe a whole week every 3 weeks just to bring your tolerance levels back to normal.
How To Dose Delta-8
There isn’t really a “right dose” when it comes to Delta-8 THC, but we can recommend some numbers that we consider a good dose based on the majority of users.
Delta-8 THC Dosage For Beginners
Newbies should always start with a low dose to test their tolerance level and their bodies’ reaction. The beginner standard dose is usually between 5 mg and 15 mg.
Delta-8 THC Dosage For Intermediate Users
Frequent users or those with medium THC tolerance can take the regular dose of 15 mg to 45 mg.
Delta-8 THC Dosage For Experienced Users
Experienced users or those with a high tolerance for THC can take 45 mg to 150 mg or could go for even a higher dose to get the desired effects.
Microdosing is a whole different approach to Delta-8. It involves even lower doses than the ones above. Usually, users tend to micro-dose instead of taking the standard dose to get some of the Delta-8 THC benefits without getting high!
Another reason microdosing is a great idea is that it helps avoid any of Delta-8’s adverse effects.
You can micro-dose by taking 2-3 mg Delta-8 daily, or you can take up to 8 mg if you’re an experienced user or have high tolerance levels.
You can read more about microdosing in detail here.
Dosing Delta-8 Products
Hemp-derived products such as Delta-8 gummies, oils, capsules, and soft gels come in pre-measured doses, making them the perfect way to get the dose you need.
Some smokables also come in predetermined doses, such as cigarettes and vape cartridges; however, unlike the other methods, smokables are tricky, even for experienced users!
With smokables, you can’t really measure how much Delta-8 THC you’re gonna get in a single puff, so it’s almost impossible to get the proper dose.
Now let’s see a basic dosage guide for each one of those products.
How To Dose Delta-8 Gummies
Gummies are the preferred method for dosing Delta 8 THC amongst many because they’re super convenient, easy to measure, and of course, absolutely delicious!
Another reason gummies are the best is that their effects last longer! Because Delta-8 has to go through your digestive tract before it metabolizes.
Beginners and those with low tolerance can start with a low dose of half a gummy of our 10 mg Delta-8 THC gummies, wait for 2-3 hours for the full effects to settle in, and see how you feel!
If after a few hours you feel like you need more, work your way up to a full gummy. If you find yourself needing more than one gummy, you can try our 25 mg of delta-8 gummies using the same drill.
Experienced users and those with higher tolerance can try our 50 mg gummies.
You can read more about Delta-8 Gummies in this review.
How To Dose Delta-8 Oil tincture
Sublingual oil tinctures, such as our Delta-8 THC oil, work in a different way, as the oil is absorbed by the mouth’s mucous membranes and bypasses the digestive system. You can start feeling the effects anywhere between 20 minutes and an hour.
A standard dose for beginners and those with lower tolerance can start with about half a serving of our 500 mg potency oil (each serving has 8.3 mg of Delta-8 and 8.3 mg of pure PCR oil), then wait for an hour for the effects to kick in.
For more intense effects, you can work your way up to 2 servings (1 ml) or go with our 2000 mg potency oil.
How To Dose Delta-8 Soft Gels
Just like gummies, Delta-8 soft gels and capsules come in a pre-measured fixed dose; each capsule is one serving.
The only downside to soft gels is that you can’t take half a serving like gummies and oils, and you’re stuck with the strength you get.
Delta-8 Dosage For Anxiety
Delta-8 is famous for its anti-anxiety properties, and if you’re dosing Delta-8 to be free of anxiety, then we recommend starting with a low dose, such as 5 mg for beginners, 25 mg for casual users, and 40 mg for experienced users.
Remember, too much Delta-8 THC could fire back and do the exact opposite!
Read more about Delta-8 for anxiety in this article.
Delta-8 Dosage For Pain
Many users turn to Delta-8 to alleviate their pain instead of the notorious Delta-9 THC, so how much Delta-8 should you take for pain?
New users should stick to a gummy of our 10 mg gummies; they can upgrade to half a gummy of our 25 mg gummies or 1 serving of our 500 mg Delta-8 oil.
Experienced users with medium to high tolerance can opt for our 25 mg gummies, our 30 mg soft gels, our 50 mg gummies, or 1 serving of our 1000 mg oil.
Experienced users with higher tolerance can also try our 100 mg knockout gummies.
Delta-8 Dosage For Relaxation
Studies show that Delta-8 THC has sedative qualities that, along with the amazing body-warming euphoria, will have you deeply relaxed, body and mind.
For relaxation, we recommend a dosage of 5-10 mg for beginners and 25- to 50 mg for experienced users.
Delta-8 Dosage For Sleep
Aside from Delta-8’s sedative qualities, research suggests that Delta-8 can mimic our sleep hormone, helping us sleep.
For sleep, we recommend a dosage of 5-15 mg for newbies, 25-30 mg for frequent users, and 50-100 mg for experienced users (a full gummy of our 100 mg knock-out gummies).
How Much Delta-8 Should I Take To Get High?
Ok, who doesn’t like a good buzz? Even though Delta-8 is a THC compound, its psychoactive effects are different from those of Delta-9 THC!
Delta-8 THC gives off a “body high” with unique euphoric effects; you’re not going to feel “baked,” but your body will surely be flying on cloud nine.
So how much Delta-8 THC will get you high? That depends on you entirely! The same factors we talked about above will apply here.
If it’s your first time with Delta-8 THC, then follow the same rule for beginners; if you’re a regular or an experienced user, then take into account the fact that, like any other intoxicating substance, your body builds tolerance towards it.
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Delta 8 Dosage Chart Based On Body Weight
Body weight could also be a factor that affects your dosage. Sometimes users with lower weights might need lower doses.
We hope this chart’s basic guidelines depending on weight could help you find your dose without overdoing it. Remember, there is such a thing as too much Delta-8 THC.
|Body Weight||Mild Effects||Strong Effects|
|80 lbs (35 kg)||5 mg||15 mg|
|100 lbs (45 kg)||6 mg||20 mg|
|120 lbs (55 kg||8 mg||27 mg|
|140 lbs (65 kg)||9 mg||32 mg|
|160 lbs (72 kg)||10 mg||36 mg|
|180 lbs (82 kg)||12 mg||40 mg|
|200 lbs (90 kg)||13 mg||45 mg|
|220 lbs (100 kg)||14 mg||50 mg|
|240 lbs (108 kg)||15 mg||54 mg|
|260 lbs (118 kg)||17 mg||60 mg|
How Long Before Delta-8 THC Kicks In?
Well, of course, it depends on the delivery method! Vape cartridges have near-instant effects, but it’s a short-lived delivery method, while oils could take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. With edibles, the effects kick in within 30 minutes to two hours.
When Should I Take More Delta-8 THC?
As you get more used to Delta-8 THC, you can take slightly higher doses or increase your dosing frequency to daily instead of every few days. If you’ve built THC tolerance, you can upgrade to a higher potency to get the desired effects.
What Happens If You Take Too Much Delta-8 THC?
You can’t really overdose on a hemp product, including Delta-8 THC; you could, however, overdo it and get some undesirable side effects such as anxiety and paranoia.
What Are The Negative Effects of Delta-8?
The most common Delta-8 THC adverse effects are pretty mild, such as the dry mouth and red eyes. Some new users who take a strong dose of Delta-8 THC may have feelings of anxiety and paranoia. You can try microdosing to avoid any undesirable effects that you may have or follow our recommended dose. Learn more about other potential negative side effects of Delta 8 here.
Is Delta-8 THC Legal?
Delta-8 THC sourced from hemp is federally legal on the condition that the Delta 9-THC contents are below 0.3% of total dry weight. Of course, some State laws might have other regulations of their own; always check your local laws before purchasing.
Final Thoughts – Dosing Delta-8 THC
Delta-8 THC is stealing the hearts of many, and when it comes to dosing Delta-8, there isn’t an average single dose that does it all. The cardinal rule to dosing is to start low and go slow!
Delta-8 edibles and oils proved to be the best way to get the right dose every time.
Your dosage depends on your tolerance level, experience, dosing frequency, and of course, what you need it for, so keep experimenting until you find the sweet spot.
But luckily, BiowellnessX has different products in a wide array of potencies to cater to everyone.
If you want to stay away from THCs, you can check this article about dosing CBD.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
No! Delta 8 and CBD are different, Delta-8 is a psychoactive cannabinoid; going hard on Delta-8 could produce undesirable effects.
Natural, hemp-derived products are perfectly safe, you can’t overdose from them, but you can have a nasty trip to paranoia land if you take too much Delta-8.
There isn’t an average single dose that works for everyone! Your tolerance level, experience, body weight, and other factors affect your experience. Our best advice is to start with a low dose and upgrade to high doses gradually.
Delta-8 is a form of THC, but with a slightly different structure, causing various effects on the body.