Microdosing with delta 8 gummies

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Delta 8 gummies are one of the popular dosing methods of delta 8 THC. Herein is how to microdose with delta 8 gummies, including factors affecting microdosing, how to do it, and the benefits.

Normally, gummies come with a pre-measured dose, reducing the standard dosing challenges. Does this mean microdosing with delta 8 gummies is also easy? How can you microdose with this new technique of enjoying cannabis? This article addresses these concerns.

Delta 8 gummies are traditional-style edibles. These edibles are mostly chewed and then swallowed. While in the system, they undergo digestion like normal food. Digestion results in the creation of a powerful form of delta 8 THC-11-hydroxy-THC. According to Klumpers et al (2019), unlike in smoking or vaping, most delta 8 THC ingested is converted into 11-hydroxy-THC, explaining why you are more likely to feel an intense psychoactive high. Digestion also slows the onset and duration of the psychoactive high. Those who have used delta 8 gummies can testify that this delta 8 dosing method provides effects after 45 minutes to 2 hours of consumption. Due to the slow release of the most powerful form of delta 8 THC into the gut, these effects can last for 4 to 6 hours.

What About Sublingual Style Edibles?

Sublingual-style edibles are not as popular as traditional-style edibles. However, they give users a stellar cannabis experience. Sublingual-style edibles mostly include candies, tablets, and chews. They are placed in the mouth, where they dissolve and are absorbed into the bloodstream through the mucous membrane. Although most sublinguals are absorbed in the mouth, there is also a probability of swallowing them. This explains why there is unending debate on whether the effects of sublingual edibles are short-lived or long-lasting. Miller et al (2017) suggested that, if all delta 8 is absorbed in the mouth, the psychoactive effects show up almost immediately, and they can last for 2 to 4 hours. However, if a portion of delta 8 makes it to the digestive system, the effects may delay and last for about 6 hours.

Understanding Microdosing

Microdosing refers to taking a more precise dosage of a substance. The term was popularized in the world of psychedelics but slowly found its way to the cannabis industry. People have been hopping into the cannabis microdosing train for a good reason. According to MacCallum & Russo (2018), microdosing delta 8 denies people the psychoactive high effect. People mostly take this approach because it allows them to enjoy other mental and physical effects without getting high. Anything beyond the threshold dose comes with a psychoactive high, affecting your functionality. This is bad news for people who always have a lot on their plates.

How to Microdose with Delta 8 Gummies

Since you know it is possible to microdose delta 8, it is time to understand how to microdose with delta 8 gummies, one of the most popular delta 8 THC dosing methods. Delta 8 gummies come with pre-measured doses, reducing the struggle of finding the dosage that satisfies your needs accordingly. The labels mostly indicate the amount of Delta 8 THC in each gummy. Break or cut the gummy into pieces if you want a more precise dose.

What Factors Affect Microdosing with Delta 8 Gummies?

Kwiatkowski & Tylor (2021) suggested that microdosing with gummies depends on your tolerance to THC, body weight, personal needs, and sex. Most new users and those with low tolerance levels should start with 5 mg of delta 8 THC or lower. This microdose quantity delivers a gentle start. If this amount does not deliver the desired results, you can gradually increase your dose.

No Psychoactive High, What Now?

You can get tons of benefits from microdosing with delta 8 gummies other than getting high. From having the ability to drive and operate machinery to achieving bodily relief, the benefits are endless. Taking the microdose approach can help you stay focused while commemorating the famous marijuana holiday, 4/20.

How Does Microdosing with Delta 8 Gummies Compare with Other Dosing Styles?

If you buy a pack of gummies, each having 25 mg of delta 8 THC, you can cut each gummy into five pieces. This means you will enjoy 5 mg of delta 8 THC in each piece. This is different from vaping or smoking delta 8 THC. Most delta 8 THC vapes do not come with a pre-measured dose. You may need to be keen on how you puff. Delta 8 consultants advise going with small puffs if you want to microdose with delta-8 vapes. Small puffs can help you gauge the effects and work things out until you get the desired results.

How Can You Make Microdosing with Delta 8 Gummies Easier?

Microdosing starts with how you store your delta 8 gummies. Since one gummy is more likely to last the entire day, you will need to keep the rest of the pack safe. Storing your delta 8 gummies in a refrigerator prevents them from melting. Gummies in good shape make dosing precise. What’s more, cutting them into pieces when looking for a more precise dose becomes easier.

The Bottom Line

Delta 8 gummies are one of the easiest ways to microdose. These traditional edibles come with a pre-measured dose, ensuring you do not struggle to measure the dose after receiving your package. Cut or break a gummy into five pieces if you want to take things further. A gummy with 25 mg of Delta 8 THC will give you pieces with 5mg of delta 8 THC. This is a microdose quantity, but it may work for some people and fail for others. The reason behind this is the difference in people’s body chemistry. Some will experience their desired effects with this amount, while others may need more to get substantial effects. Although microdosing with delta 8 THC gummies is important to your general well-being, you may want to avoid it if you have drug tests soon, whether at work or in sports. In addition, the microdosing approach may not be a wonderful idea if you operate heavy machinery daily.


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BSc Psychology, University of Birmingham, MSc Clinical Dermatology, University of Hertfordshire

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she’s not trying out new skincare products, you’ll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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