You may have heard of Delta 8, but have you heard of Delta 8 syrup? D8 syrup is one of many popular ways that people like to enjoy their Delta 8 THC. Consume daily or as needed like most other D8 products for a wonderful flavor and health boost to your favorite beverage.
As Delta 8 specialists, we at Hollyweed have the lowdown on what D8 syrup is, its benefits, how to consume it, where to purchase it, and more. Keep reading with us to learn more about the latest (and some would say, best) new way to consume your favorite cannabinoid!
What is Delta 8 Syrup?
Delta 8 syrup is a pre-made, bottled syrup that can be added to beverages or consumed by the spoonful. Syrupy D8 hemp extracts are easier to mix into water, juice, and some of your other favorite beverages because we utilize water-soluble nanotechnology.
It’s similar in texture to your favorite breakfast syrups (think thick and gooey) and often come in fun, fruity flavors like mango, grape, peach, and more. Some brands also sell it unflavored for those who prefer to experience D8’s effects over trying out tasty flavors.
What Are Some Benefits of Delta 8 Syrup?
Like other Delta 8 products, many benefits come from consuming Delta 8 THC syrup! People like to consume D8 because it can:
- Uplift and boost mood and overall wellbeing
- Help to alleviate upset stomachs
- Support better sleep habits by improving quality of sleep
- Stimulate appetite
- Ease muscle tension and relieve soreness or discomfort
- Promote proper digestion
- Sooth away nervousness and ease worried thoughts
One of the most popular reasons people consume D8 is its ability to help people achieve a more restful night’s sleep. Because of this, many brands sell D8 syrup that also contains melatonin and is specifically targeted for before-bedtime consumption.
What Are the Effects of Delta 8 Syrup?
After consuming Delta 8 syrup, you’ll probably feel what’s often described as a perfect balance of calm and refreshing sensations. People who love D8 depict these sensations as:
- Mellow and soothing
- Blissful and relaxing
- Warm and fuzzy
- Mildly euphoric
How Long Will It Take To Feel Effects?
Since D8 syrup is ingested, it will take from 45 minutes to an hour after drinking for you to begin experiencing its effects. This can also vary based on when you last ate, how much you ate, and other factors like your metabolism, tolerance level, and more.
Once your body metabolizes the D8, you’ll likely feel its effects for 6 to 8 hours.
Are There Any Side Effects?
While D8 is well-tolerated and thoroughly enjoyed by most, it is possible to experience mild side effects after consuming D8 products. Though any potential side effects are usually short-lived, they can sometimes include:
- Eye redness
- Dry mouth or eyes
- Sleepy or grogginess
- Upset stomach
- Mild diarrhea
How Can I Avoid Feeling Side Effects?
The best way to avoid feeling any potential side effects is by consuming the recommended dose for your body. We suggest starting low and slow if you’re newer to hemp products. Instead of jumping into Delta 8 with a regular dose, try consuming a smaller dose. Once you see how a smaller dose feels for your body, you can then determine whether you can tolerate more or not.
Remember that you can always consume more later or another time if you decide to do so. Think of it like how you’d think of salt when cooking — you can always add more later, but it isn’t easy to take any away once you add too much.
Once you get a better idea of where your tolerance levels lie, you can shift your dosage amount as you please. Tolerance levels also shift over time, so if you consume D8 more frequently, you may need to consume a larger amount to experience desired effects.
Still Unsure? Reach Out to a Health Care Professional
If you’re unsure whether Delta 8 may be right for you, reach out to your doctor before trying. Health care practitioners will give you professional medical advice and help you determine what’s best for your body.
What Delta 8 Syrup Dosage is Right for Me?
Since it’s not yet approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are no current official dosing guidelines for Delta 8 products. That’s why we’ve worked with scientists and professionals in the industry to help define optimal dosing recommendations!
We suggest trying 5 – 15 mg for a starting or beginner dose to determine how D8 will affect you. If you prefer to try a regular or average dose, we recommend 10 – 50 mg. And finally, for a stronger dose, we suggest up to 150 mg of D8.
Your optimal dose will likely depend on a handful of factors. When trying out different dosages, we suggest taking into consideration your:
- Age and body weight
- Metabolism, and whether you’ve eaten recently
- Tolerance level to hemp-derived products
- Desired results
It’s important to remember that your friend’s optimal dose may not be the right dose for you because of these factors. This is why we believe the best way to discover your perfect dose is by considering all the factors, starting low and slow, and always listening to what feels best for your body.
To learn more about dosing for different kinds of D8 products, check out our handy Delta 8 Dosage Chart.
Is Delta 8 Legal?
Yes, Delta 8 THC is federally legal as per the 2018 Farm Bill. This bill permits the sale of products that contain 0.3% Delta 9 THC or less, as long as they’re also derived from hemp and not marijuana.
Remember that D8 product restrictions still vary by state, so be sure to do your research before purchasing or traveling with any D8 products.
Does Delta 8 Syrup Expire?
Yes, Delta 8 THC syrup can expire. Most D8 products can last from 6 months to a year if kept in a cool, dark place, like the refrigerator or a dark cabinet. Many D8 syrups are sold in dark glass bottles because this kind of packaging can help extend shelf life.
When considering expiration dates for D8 products, it’s important to keep other product ingredients in mind as well. Products with fresher ingredients like natural fruit flavorings will often have a sooner expiration date than products with more artificial ingredients (like citric acid) and may need to be stored differently.
Remember to read the label on your D8 products to learn about storing instructions, expiration dates, and more!
Where Can I Get Delta 8 Syrup?
Delta 8 THC syrup may be difficult to find in local shops since it’s such a specific kind of product, especially since it’s only recently become more popular. You’re much more likely to find it online with a bit of searching.
Online shopping will also make it easier for you to find a high-quality product. When shopping for any kind of D8 product online (and until more FDA approved research is held), we recommend paying close attention to the following variables:
- Ingredients. Great ingredients are always a good indicator of a great product!
- Price point. Lower prices can often mean lower-quality products.
- Third-party lab testing. This kind of testing helps showcase product quality and determine whether a brand utilizes food-grade hemp or industrial hemp to make its products.
- Brand reputability. If you’ve never heard of a brand that also has a badly-made website or no reviews, it might be good to be cautious in trusting them.
- Customer reviews. Good reviews can reveal a lot about a brand and help you decide if you want to try their products at all.
- Service policies. If a brand has good service policies (like free shipping, flexible return policies, etc.), they likely care a lot about customer happiness and the quality of their products.
Delta 8 Syrup Alternatives
Still skeptical, but want to enjoy the benefits of Delta 8? Many other D8 products on the market are much easier to find and offer just as much of a flavor-enhanced experience. We carry a handful of great alternatives at Hollyweed!
Delta 8 Gummies
Delta 8 gummies are a delicious and easy way to consume Delta 8 THC. Hollyweed’s D8 gummies come in cube and fruit shapes and are available in 750 mg and 1500 mg packs. Pop one into your mouth like a fruit snack to enjoy D8’s effects within 45 minutes to an hour.
Unit price: $59.95 – $99.95 per pack.
Delta 8 Oil
Delta 8 oil tincture is versatile and probably one of the best alternatives for D8 syrup. Hollyweed offers hemp-derived Delta-8 Oil in 300 mg, 600 mg, and 1200 mg bottles. You can consume it sublingually by applying it directly under your tongue or adding it to your favorite food or drink.
Unit price: $29.95 – $49.95 per bottle.
Delta 8 Flower
If you’re a fan of smoking, Delta 8 flower is an awesome alternative for you! Hollyweed carries 10 premium naturally-grown strains with unique flavor profiles and after-effects. Consider our one-of-a-kind classics like OG Kush. This strain’s zesty, calming effects will envelop you in bliss. Our brand this strain and all of the rest in 3.5-gram jars and 7-gram jars. Grind it up and pack a bowl, or roll into a joint to enjoy.
Unit price: $39.95 – $69.95 per jar.
Final Thoughts – Delta 8 Syrup
Delta 8 syrup is a fun and easy way to experience the effects of D8 THC, but it’s not the only way! If you’ve found it hard to locate D8 syrup or simply want to try out D8 in more ways than one, there’s a whole realm of D8 products available online on your mobile device for you to try.
Want to learn more about Delta 8 and all the different ways you can consume it? Visit our Blog today to keep growing your D8 knowledge with us!