The Ultimate Guide to Using CBD and Delta 8 Products: Dosage, Consumption, Storage and More (Part One)

Delta 8

CBD and Delta 8 are two of the most popular and widely used cannabinoids available. They offer a range of potential health and wellness benefits, including reducing anxiety, inflammation, and insomnia. However, not all CBD and Delta 8 products are created equal, so let’s talk through what works best for you.

Cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 8) are two of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant. They belong to a class of substances called cannabinoids, which interact with our bodies’ endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for – among many other things –  regulating mood, appetite, pain, inflammation, sleep, and memory. 

You’ve probably learned in our other posts that CBD is one of the most abundant and well-known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It’s non-psychoactive, so it doesn’t cause a high or impair your cognition in your day-to-day activities. Bonus? CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-seizure, neuroprotective, and analgesic properties. It can also modulate the effects of other cannabinoids, such as THC.

Delta 8 is a less common cannabinoid that has recently gained popularity due to its unique effects. It’s a minor variant of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9), the main psychoactive component of cannabis. Delta 8 has a slightly different molecular structure than Delta 9, which makes it less potent and more stable. 

Here’s the difference: It can produce a mild psychoactive effect that is less intense and more clear-headed than Delta 9. It can also have anti-nausea, anti-anxiety, appetite-stimulating, and pain-relieving effects.

Both CBD and Delta 8 come from hemp or marijuana plants. 

Dosage Guidelines

Finding the right dosage is one of the most challenging aspects of using CBD or Delta 8 products. There’s no right answer. You may have heavy anxiety, need it for a medical condition, or simply want to relax.

The experts have spoken. Get ready: 

A general rule of thumb is to start with 1 to 5 milligrams (mg) of CBD or Delta 8 per 10 pounds of body weight. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, start with 15 to 75 mg of CBD or Delta 8 daily. You can divide this amount into smaller doses throughout the day or take it all at once, depending on your preference and the product type.

Monitor the effects of each dose and adjust it accordingly. If you feel little to no effects, increase the dose by 5 to 10 mg until you achieve the desired results. If you feel too many effects or adverse effects, decrease the dose by 5 to 10 mg until you feel comfortable. You should also consider the onset and duration of each product type when dosing. For example, vapes have a fast onset but a short duration, while edibles have a slow onset but a long duration.

Finding your ideal dosage may take some time and experimentation, so be patient. This is key. Don’t exceed the recommended dosage on the product label or take more than 100 mg of CBD or Delta 8 per day without consulting your doctor. We also recommend that you avoid mixing CBD or Delta 8 products with alcohol or other substances that may enhance or interfere with their effects.

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