Ready to try delta 8 THC for the first time? Lucky for all of us, delta 8 is available in all kinds of forms: tinctures, oils, capsules, flower, and delta 8 edibles. Hands down, delta 8 edibles are a popular option, and that is not without reason. If you care to try delta 8 edibles, you will want to get a closer look at the advantages below.
First, Why Delta 8 Edibles vs Other Types of Delta 8 THC?
So, you have access to a 100mg Delta 8 Cosmic Krispies from Galaxy Treats. Why would you opt for this treat or some delta 8 gummies over something like vapes, capsules, or tincture? All delta 8 products essentially offer the same effects in the end, but the experience can be different when it comes to the timing of effects, how long effects last, and more.
One good reason to go for edibles is there is no real learning curve to speak of. We are all good at eating something that tastes good, and consuming a D8 edible is just like eating something tasty. Beyond this, though, there are quite a few good reasons to go for delta 8 edibles.
The Pros of Delta 8 Edibles
- Easy and enjoyable to consume
- Simple to dose compared to other products
- Discreet if you want to dose inconspicuously
- Slower-acting effects that may also last a bit longer
- Doesn’t involve smoking or vaping
The Effects of Delta 8 Edibles
Delta 8 THC delivers a unique set of effects. The cannabinoid is intoxicating, so it does produce a high or euphoric state similar to what you would expect with delta 9 THC. However, delta 8 THC is said to be about half as potent as delta 9 THC. For this reason, the euphoric experience is milder, and coherent thoughts and focus are not hindered quite so much. Most people feel happier, less stressed, and more relaxed than usual. You may also find your stream of consciousness a little more creative.
The milder euphoria with delta 8 edibles makes it a good alternative to delta 9 for those who prefer THC for therapeutic purposes. For example, if you need help with sleep, delta 8 THC lulls you into the desired relaxed state without being overly intoxicating. Delta 8 is said to have antiemetic, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties, according to the National Cancer Institute.
How Long Delta 8 Edibles Take to Kick In
Delta 8 edibles take longer to kick in than some other forms of delta 8. Instead of hitting you all at once, you will feel the effects settle in slowly over the course of 30 to 60 minutes. This is why it is always recommended to start with a minimal dose of edibles in the beginning and wait several hours before deciding the dose was not enough.
Keep in mind, the time-to-onset of effects can differ according to the individual. Factors that can affect time-to-launch include:
- Your personal body chemistry
- How tolerant you are to cannabinoids
- Whether you consume delta 8 on an empty or full stomach
- How much delta 8 you consume
Why do edibles take a little longer to kick in?
Delta 8 edibles take a little longer to kick in due to simple biology. When you inhale THC, the cannabinoid is absorbed through the blood vessels in your lungs and gets straight to the endocannabinoid system where it takes effect. Therefore, the effects hit pretty intensely after just a few minutes. By contrast, when cannabinoids are eaten, the molecules go through the stomach and digestive tract before they are broken down. Therefore, it can take a bit longer for the cannabinoids to get to the endocannabinoid system.
Even though delta 8 takes a little longer to affect you when eaten, this also brings along some noteworthy advantages. For one, the effects settle in slowly instead of all at once, which means there is less of a chance that you feel overwhelmed. Secondly, eaten delta 8 THC delivers more lingering effects. In other words, it takes a little longer for the cannabinoid to be processed by the body and metabolized, so the experience can be a little longer.
Ready to Take Off with Delta 8 Edibles?
Are you convinced that delta 8 edibles are the way to go for you? If so, be sure to check out the collection of edibles at Galaxy Treats. From Moon Babies D8 Gummies to Cosmic Krispies, we’ve got you covered with lab-tested, deliciously made edibles you can count on. If vaping is still your go to, try and get ready to blast off with our all-new hemp-derived vape carts. Available in 3 cannabinoid blends–Delta 8, THC-O, and Knockout (Delta 8, Delta 10, THC-O and HHC)–and 6 signature flavors.