When you’re choosing a product like delta 8 THC, you have a few options to choose from in terms of what types of products you decide to order.
In this guide, we’ll help you figure out the best products to use for yourself based on preferences for flavor, potency, duration of effects, and more.
If this is your first time trying delta 8 THC, you couldn’t find a better place to expand your knowledge.
Let’s dive into the best ways to use delta 8.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT DELTA 8 THC PRODUCT
When looking for the best way to use delta 8 THC, there are a few things to take into account. This includes your dosage needs, the time of day, the strain, and the potency of your product.
Here we shed more light on each factor.
1. PERSONAL PREFERENCE
The best way to use delta 8 THC is the one that suits your personal preferences. All of our products are great and have a decent concentration of delta 8 THC in them. However, certain formats are better suited for certain users.
This means if you’ve never used a delta 8 tincture, you might find the consumption method a bit inconvenient — especially if you’re a casual recreational user. On the other hand, some users may consider vaping too harsh, so they go either for tinctures or edibles like gummies.
The best way to figure out your preferred way to use delta 8 THC is through trial and error. Try different delta 8 products and find which one suits you best.
2. DAYTIME VS. NIGHTTIME USE
Time of day is another factor to consider if you want to decide on the best way to use delta 8 THC. Some products, like our high-strength gummies, are best enjoyed in the evening, especially in higher doses.
If you’re a daytime user, it might be a good idea to try out our Pineapple Express vape cart that combines a smooth buzz with a jolt of positive energy.
3. DURATION & ONSET OF EFFECTS
Is it important that your delta 8 hits you as fast as possible? Or do you mind waiting a little bit to begin, but stick around for longer?
The main differentiator here is the bioavailability of a given product.
Bioavailability refers to the amount of delta 8 THC that ends up in your bloodstream. Different types of delta 8 offer a different level of bioavailability. For example, oral products have the lowest bioavailability because they need to pass through the digestive system first. Sublingual products are more bioavailable, as they use a different route of administration (the product passes through tiny capillaries under the tongue).
The most bioavailable consumption method is vaping; delta 8 THC vapes.
Different forms of consumption provide a different duration of effects:
- Inhaled delta 8 THC — lasts about 3–4 hours
- Sublingual products — lasts about 6 hours
- Edibles (gummies) — lasts for up to 10 hours
That being said, edibles take the most time to start acting; the effects are usually delayed by 1-2 hours. Vaping is the fastest way to feel the effects, as they become noticeable within minutes after inhalation.
4. PRODUCT POTENCY
The potency of your product will determine the intensity of your buzz. Although most of our delta 8 THC products come with a similar amount of delta 8, our gummies are a lot more concentrated. Also, the products that you drink or eat tend to kick in with a slight delay than vaporized or smoked products.
If you want to figure out the best delta 8 THC dose for yourself, we suggest you follow the recommended doses listed on each product. Once you know your tolerance, you can adjust the dosage as needed.
THE BEST WAYS TO USE DELTA 8 THC
Here are the most common product types that are infused with delta 8 THC:
SUBLINGUAL (UNDER THE TONGUE)
Sublingual products are used under the tongue, where they enter the bloodstream bypassing the digestive system. When you take a delta 8 THC tincture, you need to hold it for up to 60 seconds to let the d8 absorb, and then swallow the rest. Delta 8 THC tinctures take more time to kick in than CBD tinctures, although the reason for that remains unknown. Most people typically experience the first effects after 1 hour from taking the tincture.
You can enjoy delta 8 THC in the form of delicious fruity gummies. The edible form makes dosing easier because each gummy comes with a premeasured amount of delta 8.
Gummies also come in fun flavors, which makes them more appealing than tinctures or capsules. They also last longer than tinctures, but they also need more time to start working — around 1–2 hours.
Vaping is the best way to use delta 8 THC for those who are looking for the fastest-acting effects and the highest bioavailability. When you vape delta 8 THC, it enters your system through the lung tissue, so you can experience its benefits within minutes after taking a puff.
Delta 8 THC vapes are often combined with other cannabinoids for a more complex effect profile. They also use different terpenes to create a flavorful experience.
Just like vaping, smoking delivers the effects of delta 8 THC faster than any other consumption methods. However, the delta 8 THC flowers aren’t the actual delta 8 plants; they’re just hemp buds sprayed with a delta 8 THC distillate.
SUMMARIZING THE BEST WAYS TO USE DELTA 8 THC
When you’re looking for the best ways to use delta 8 THC, you’ll need to consider your personal preferences along with the potency, bioavailability, duration of effects, and the strain that has been used to make your product. Maybe you’ll enjoy a handful of delta 8 gummies, or maybe a delta 8 cartridge will be tailored to your needs.
Whatever option you decide to pick, make sure it’s something you’ll like and figure out what time of day works best for your routine.