Hollyweed Delta 8 Dosage Charts
Delta-8 Dosage Chart
1 gummy = 25mg
|1/2 gummy = 12.5mg||1 gummy = 25mg||2 gummies = 50mg|
1 gummy = 50mg
|1/2 gummy = 25mg||1 gummy = 50mg||2 gummies = 150mg|
|160 lbs||40mg of CBD = 20 Drops||80 mg of CBD = 40 drops|
|200 lbs||50mg of CBD = 25 Drops||100mg of CBD = 50 drops|
|240 lbs||60mg of CBD = 30 Drops||120mg of CBD = 60 drops|
|280 lbs||70mg of CBD = 35 Drops||140mg of CBD = 80 drops|
|320 lbs||80mg of CBD = 40 Drops||160mg of CBD = 100 drops|
1 soft gel = 10mg
|1 soft gel = 10mg||2 soft gels = 20mg|
1 soft gel = 25mg
|1 soft gel = 25mg||2 soft gels = 50mg|
1 soft gel = 50mg
|1 soft gel = 50mg||2 soft gels|
Delta 8 Dosage Chart
We generally recommend between 10 mg (Regular Dose) to 100 mg (Strong Dose).
Delta 8 Dosage Chart
To ensure you have the best Delta 8 experience imaginable, you want to get the right dose, but how much is right for you? Our Delta 8 Dosage Chart has all the answers! Determining the proper dose of Delta 8 depends on many factors, including the Delta 8 product in question, your own biology, and your personal preferences.
We always encourage people to start with low doses to determine how they react to Delta 8. You may have a lower tolerance than you realize! It’s easy to increase your dose as you go, but you can’t undo what’s already happened. Now, let’s get into the details.
What Amount of Delta 8 Should You Take?
Your correct dosage of Delta 8 THC depends on a number of factors, including:
- Type of D8 product (flower, gummy, vape, etc.)
- Your body weight
- Your age
- Your metabolism
- Your tolerance level
- When you last ate
- Medications you take
- Your desired results
Some of these, like your age and when you last ate, are so simple, you might wonder why we bother bringing them up. Other factors are more complex. You may need to consult a doctor for accurate information about your metabolism, and if you aren’t used to taking Delta 8, your tolerance level could be a total mystery.
To be on the safe side, we recommend starting low. A single dose could range from 10 mg for newcomers to 150 mg for those with a high tolerance. Start on the small side, then gradually increase the dose until you feel the desired effects.
Is Dosage For Delta 8 the Same As CBD Dosage?
No. Delta 8 and CBD both come from hemp plants, but they have very different effects. D8 has a more noticeable effect than CBD, and they impact the body in different ways. If you are used to CBD, we do not recommend taking the same amount of D8 on your first try. Consider your D8 dose independently.
Basic Guidelines – Delta 8 Dosage Chart
It’s difficult to create a universal Delta 8 dosage chart because people are unique and will have varied experiences. How much Delta 8 you need largely depends on individual factors like your age, weight, and tolerance level. If you have never tried Delta 8, you probably have a low tolerance, so you should start with a beginner’s dose. Let’s go over general doses for different tolerance levels.
If you are just venturing into the Delta 8 world for the first time, you should start with a very low dose of Delta 8. We recommend trying 5-15 mg your first time to determine how D8 affects you. In such a low quantity, there is little to no risk of undesirable effects. Once you know how your body reacts to Delta 8, you can try a higher dose.
A standard dose of Delta 8 could be anywhere from 10-50 mg, depending on your personal preferences. If you take Delta 8 THC products regularly over a sustained period, you will inevitably build up a tolerance, meaning it takes more D8 to achieve the same effects you’re accustomed to.
The average single dose is somewhere around 15-45 mg for most people with a medium tolerance. If your tolerance elevates, you have a couple of choices. You could try a stronger dose, which we’ll describe in a moment, or you could take a tolerance break. If you stop consuming Delta 8 THC for a week or two, you’ll find it feels much more potent when you return.
For advanced Delta 8 lovers, a good dose could be anywhere from 20-150 mg. We only recommend this for experienced consumers who know their tolerance well. If you plan to increase your D8 dose, go slowly, and don’t just jump from 20 mg all the way to 100. It only takes slightly higher doses (increasing by 5-10 mg increments) to notice a big difference.
Let’s say you took a single dose of Delta 8 THC, and you don’t feel the effects as strongly as you’d like. How soon can you take another dose? The ideal frequency varies based on the consumption method.
Different D8 products act at different speeds. For example, smoking or vaping is the fastest way to enjoy Delta 8 because it passes from your lungs into your bloodstream in mere seconds. On the other hand, edibles can take upwards of an hour to kick in because they have to be metabolized by the body.
If you take one dose of an edible and only wait a few minutes before taking another, you haven’t given the edible nearly enough time to work. Taking more at this point could easily send you past your tolerance level in a couple of hours.
Dosing frequency strongly depends on the time it takes for the D8 to kick in and the time it takes to wear off after. Here is a breakdown of the most popular D8 consumption methods, their onset time, and their duration period:
- Sublingual – Onset: 15-30 minutes. Duration: 4-6 hours.
- Inhaling – Onset: 30-90 seconds. Duration: 3-4 hours.
- Topical – Onset: 1-15 minutes. Duration: 2-4 hours.
- Oral Ingestion – Onset: 45 minutes-90 minutes. Duration: 6-8 hours.
Dosing frequency also depends on your personal motivation for taking Delta 8. If you need it to help you sleep, you should take it once at night before you get into bed. If you take D8 to soothe discomfort, you should dose as the need arises. If you take it simply for the pleasure and creative power it offers, then dosing frequency is entirely up to your fancy.
Can You Overdose From Taking Too Much Delta 8?
While it is possible to overdo your dose of Delta 8, there is no such thing as a lethal D8 overdose. Nothing of that nature has ever been reported. The worst that can come of exceeding your recommended dose is a few mild side effects, which may include.
- Dry mouth
- Red eyes
- Upset stomach
- Trouble concentrating
Fortunately, these side effects are quite temporary and typically pass within a few short hours. You may be more sensitive to potential side effects if you have a low tolerance for Delta 8 THC. However, you can easily avoid this by taking a low dose, paying close attention to the milligram strengths on the product label, and starting with a short-lived delivery method like flower or vape carts, which wear off faster than other products.
Of course, accidents can always happen. You may overestimate your tolerance, and that’s nothing to be afraid of. You might feel some unpleasant side effects, but they pass quickly. A good nap and plenty of water should set you back on track in a flash!
Delta 8 Potency – How It Works
Different Delta 8 products have different potency levels because the body processes them differently. If it takes longer for the body to process the D8, it will take longer for you. to feel the effects, but the effects will also last longer. Let’s break down how this looks in action with each D8 consumption method.
When you inhale Delta 8 smoke or vapor, your lungs fill with particles of D8. The lungs are filled with capillaries – tiny blood vessels that link your veins and arteries. D8 enters the capillaries in your lungs, and from there, it gets sent throughout the entire body. This all happens in seconds, making inhalation the fastest way to feel the effects of Delta 8.
Despite its near-instant effects, inhalation is the shortest-lasting consumption method. The flow of blood through your lungs is constant, and inhaling plain air will gradually clear your blood of Delta 8 THC. As the concentration of D8 in your body goes down, the effects diminish.
We mentioned the capillaries in your lungs. Well, guess what? The underside of your tongue consists of a mucous membrane that is absolutely packed with capillaries! They offer the same fast route to the body that the lungs do, a few drops of D8 oil under your tongue work in mere minutes.
Sublingual (under the tongue) administration bypasses the respiratory system, so it takes a bit longer to kick in, but it lasts longer as well. No wonder Delta 8 THC oil continues to be a best-seller!
Ingestible Delta 8 products take the longest time to kick in. These include gummies, capsules, homemade edibles, and even D8 oil (if you swallow it instead of taking it sublingually). Why the long wait? Ingestible D8 products break down in your digestive system just like regular food. It takes a while for your body to extract all the nutrients it can from your daily meals, so naturally, it’s going to take a while for it to extract the Delta 8 as well.
When you ingest Delta 8, it must pass through the digestive tract, from the stomach to the intestines to the liver. The liver processes chemicals absorbed through your intestines, including Delta 8. You won’t feel the edible’s effects until it’s already been broken down in the intestine and the D8 has reached your liver.
The liver converts Delta 8 into a compound called 11-Hydroxy-THC, which can cross the blood-brain barrier more easily than Delta 8 THC. 11-Hydroxy-THC is much more potent than D8, which is why the effects of edibles seem stronger than other methods of consumption. 11-Hydroxy-THC also lasts longer in the body, so a D8 edible can sustain you up to 8 hours!
“Transdermal” refers to the method of applying adhesive skin patches infused with D8 to targeted areas for relief. These therapeutic patches quickly treat the specific area with D8 and slowly enter the bloodstream through the skin, so they bypass the digestive system to provide a strong dose. They are meant to be used for several days to provide a slow and steady dose that targets the exact area you need.
Is Dosage The Same With All Products?
No. Each delivery method is unique. All Delta 8 THC products should list a milligram amount on the packaging, but this could have a different significance for each product. Oil tinctures are easy to measure with a milliliter dropper, while edibles come in pre-measured doses, and inhaling is something more abstract altogether.
Products like hemp flower, pre-rolls, and vapes should list their D8 potency on the label. For example, Hollyweed vape carts come with 900 mg of Delta 8 THC in each. That cart should give you roughly 100-300 puffs, depending on the size of your hits. Each puff should give you somewhere between 1-10 mg of Delta 8.
We know that’s not very precise, but inhaling is by far the most difficult method to calculate the dosage for. Everyone’s lung capacity is unique, and we all have our own preferences for how big of a hit we enjoy. Fortunately, inhalation is the fastest-acting method, so if you start low, you’ll quickly find out whether you need to take another hit.
Dosing can differ between inhalable products. Delta 8 isolates and concentrates are much more potent than flower, so you need a lot less to feel the effects.
Edibles make dosing easy because they come pre-measured with a precise dose of Delta 8. Depending on your tolerance, you can take multiple edibles or cut a single dose in half. Of course, cutting up edibles isn’t the most precise of sciences, so you would be wise to air on the safe side and take a smaller dose than you think you need at first.
Since topical products do not enter the bloodstream, you can’t really overdo them. There’s no risk of grogginess from using too much lotion. Use however much lotion or salve you need to cover the affected area. If your discomfort returns, just reapply the topical.
Oil tinctures come with marked droppers so you can easily measure out a dose. The potency is measured in milligrams while the dropper measures in milliliters, so a little conversion is necessary here. Don’t worry. It’s simple. Just divide the mg of Delta 8 by the total ml volume of the bottle.
For example, Hollyweed sells 30 ml bottles of Delta 8 oil in potencies of 300 mg, 600 mg, and 1200 mg. A single dose of the 600 mg tincture would come out like this:
600 mg D8 ÷ 30 ml bottle = 20 mg/ml
In this case, a 1 ml dropper full of tincture would contain 20 mg Delta 8 THC. That’s a pretty strong dose, so if you have a lower tolerance, you might want to take half a dropper or buy the 300 mg tincture instead.
Which Type Of Delta 8 Product Is For You?
The best Delta 8 product is a matter of personal opinion. You should ask yourself these questions:
- Why do you take Delta 8?
- How soon do you want the effects to kick in, and how long do you want them to last?
- What method is most convenient for where you are going/what you are doing?
- Do you want to be discreet about your D8 consumption?
- Do you like the taste of hemp?
- Do you want to share your Delta 8 with others?
Delta 8 flower and hemp oil have distinct tastes and smells that some people love and others don’t. If you’re not a fan, try fruity gummies or a flavored vape cart instead. If convenience is your top priority, try an easily portable product like a vape pen. Capsules and gummies are more discreet options for those who desire.
It’s all about your personal preferences. If you aren’t sure which Delta 8 product would suit you best, why not sample them all and find out for yourself?
Legalities of Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC is legal in all U.S. states and territories. The 2018 Farm Bill (Agricultural Improvement Act) made hemp and hemp-derived products legal, including Delta 8. There is one stipulation to consider: the Farm Bill states that hemp and Delta 8 products are legal as long as they contain no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. Delta 9 THC is the primary compound in marijuana.
Are Delta 8 And Marijuana The Same?
Delta 8 and marijuana have a lot in common, but they are not the same thing. Marijuana is a form of cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. As we just explained, that makes marijuana federally illegal, although certain states have legalized it.
Delta 8 THC comes from hemp, a form of cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. That means hemp plants are 100% legal in all 50 states, and so is Delta 8. Delta 8 has blissful effects but fewer heavy side effects than marijuana, which can leave people paranoid in a cloud of brain fog.
Delta 8 Dosage Chart – Final Thoughts
Quantity and quality aren’t the same, but they are closely linked. The highest quality Delta 8 experience depends on taking the right dose. With our Delta 8 Dosage Chart, you can easily determine how much of any given product you need.
No matter what method of consumption you choose, keep the same rule in mind: start low and go slow. Try different D8 products to find out which ones you like best. It’s a big world out here in Hollyweed. Now, start your exploration!