After the legalization of hemp, Delta-8 emerged as a hero. People started trying out Delta-8 and loved it immensely, but with such great love, came questions from our consumers. And through our articles, we are trying to answer all the important questions related to the cannabis world, and today we will answer another very important question “Are Delta-8 Gummies Bad for You?” In short, NO!
Are Delta-8 Gummies safe to consume?
The simple answer to this question is “YES”. Delta-8 THC Gummies are safe to consume. Here are some of the facts that would help you understand it better-
Delta-8 THC gummies manufacturing process
Delta-8 THC occurs naturally in hemp plants; however, the amount is very small. Also, it can be made by isomerization, where CBD or Delta-9 can be converted into Delta-8 THC. So, Delta-8 THC is also a naturally occurring substance or is extracted from some naturally occurring substance, so it is safe. Delta-8 THC gummies are also manufactured like normal gummies, just they include Delta-8 THC as a primary substance.
Low levels of THC
THC is the major concern when using Cannabis products and most of the effects are produced due to THC. As for Delta-8 THC, only products that contain less than 0.3% of THC by dry weight are considered legal. So, there is no need to worry.
Other products such as Delta-9 contain high amounts of THC which leads to strong effects. As the levels of THC in Delta-8 are low the effects are also mild, making it safe to consume. All the gummies out there contain only 0.3% or less THC and are majorly made of different plant extracts and other stuff, so they are safe and won’t have any severe effects.
Most of the websites that sell products online ensure they are lab tested. Every batch is lab tested and you can find and go through the lab reports on the website. They provide reports for different tests such as potency tests, and ingredient tests to ensure there are no additives that could harm you.
And most of the products out there are free of additives and are only made from natural plant extracts, strains, and terpenes. And as there are no additives or chemicals, Delta-8 gummies are safe to consume, but not all the products are free of additives, and it is advised to conduct proper research before purchasing a product.
No risk of overdose-
This is one of the most important aspects. Delta-8 gummies don’t interact with the part of the brain that is responsible for respiratory functions, so you can’t lethally overdose yourselves with Delta-8 THC. But overconsumption may have side effects like discomfort and vomiting. But the risk of overdose is not associated with gummies.
Delta-8 THC is safe for you, but if you try to do anything unusual, then you can face the side effects. Here below is a list of precautions you need to follow to ensure that gummies are safe for you-
Buy from verified sources-
This means you need to buy Delta-8 gummies from authentic sources. These would be from licensed dispensaries and verified online stores. The state-licensed dispensaries make sure their products go through a quality check and are safe for you.
Also, the online website provides lab reports that would ensure the quality of products. So, gummies from licensed places are safe. But if you buy products from gas stations or local shops, then there is no assured quality and you may end up buying products that might be harmful to your health.
Consume adequate dosage only-
Make sure you consume limited sources and don’t go over limits. There are different ways through which you can figure out your dosage. You may start with a low dosage and then gradually build up your way. Also, if you go over the limit, you may experience harsh effects, so for the best experience, limit your doses. It would be best to consume one gummy at a time.
Consult your doctor-
Also, before consuming Delta-8 gummies it would be best to consult a doctor. As you may be on medications that can produce side effects if you consume Delta-8. So, it is best to consult a doctor. Also, if you are a first-time user, a doctor can help you to figure out your doses and the best product for you.
What are Delta-8 Gummies?
Delta-8 THC is an abbreviation for Delta-8- tetrahydrocannabinol, which is a minor cannabinoid found in cannabis plants- marijuana and hemp. Delta-8 is very similar to Delta-9 and also has similar effects, but the effects of Delta-8 are lighter as compared to those of Delta-9. As mentioned, Delta-8 can be extracted from Marijuana and Hemp, but only Delta-8 THC extracted from hemp is legal, provided it contains 0.3% THC by dry weight. You may experience euphoria or certain other effects after Delta-8 consumption.
Delta-8 gummies are perhaps some of the most popular cannabis products on the market. They fall under the category of edibles. Delta-8 gummies are also similar to regular gummies; they are just infused with Delta-8 and consist of Delta-8 as a primary ingredient. These gummies are soft and chewy, making them easy to consume. There are tons of flavours for you to choose from. Also, Delta-8 gummies consist of a specific amount of THC, which makes it easy to calculate consumption.
Are other Delta-8 products safe for you?
Yes, other Delta-8 products are safe for you as well. If taken in the right amount and right products, every product is safe and so there is no need to worry. Also, different products serve different kinds of needs, and sometimes some products can have side effects, so you just need to figure out which product would be good for you.
Some of the other Delta-8 products that you can try include vapes, tinctures, etc. You can also use Delta-8 topicals such as creams and lotions. And the best part is that Delta-8 products are available for your pets as well and are absolutely safe.