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Delta 8 Tincture Effects – What To Expect
Several delta 8 THC products are available on the market, and each has different effects on consumers.
The effects of delta 8 THC tinctures are different from the other delta 8 THC products on the market so it is understandable for a user to wonder how the product will affect them.
In this article, we explore the effects of delta 8 tinctures on a user. Are the effects entirely different from other forms of consumption?
Let’s find out!
What Are The Delta 8 THC Effects?
To better understand delta 8 THC tincture’s unique effects, let’s look at the common effects of delta 8 THC products in general.
Delta 8 THC is a minor cannabinoid found in hemp plants and the cannabis plant. It is an analog of THC or what people usually refer to as delta 9 THC, the main compound in cannabis or marijuana with psychoactive properties.
According to prevailing research, delta 8 THC is about 30-50% less potent than delta 9 THC so its psychoactive effects aren't as intense as delta 9 THC.
It also has fewer side effects compared to delta 9 THC.
Cannabis users also confirm what research says about the potency of delta 8 describing its mild high as a clear-headed high, mellow and smooth without side effects like stress.
What Are The Effects Of Delta 8 Tinctures?
Consuming quality delta 8 THC tinctures will give you the psychoactive effects and benefits of the delta 8 THC compound. However, many people find that the health benefits of delta 8 are even more beneficial.
Delta 8 tinctures help to manage minor pain and soothe inflammation. They also help with stress and enhance sleep quality. Due to their impact on brain functioning and metabolism delta 8 tinctures also help with weight loss as well as appetite management.
A tincture can either be taken sublingually, placing it under your tongue to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream or adding a few drops to food or drink, say a cup of coffee or tea.
Both methods of consuming a tincture produce psychoactive effects associated with delta 8 THC - smooth and mellow with little to no side effects.
However, when you add delta 8 THC tincture to food or drink, its effects change to that of an edible and it can become a little bit more potent when it passes through your digestive system.
How Long Does Delta 8 THC Tincture Take To Show Effects?
Delta 8 THC tinctures take 15-30 minutes to produce psychoactive effects. This makes it a good choice for those needing a delta 8 THC experience within this time frame. Although taking a tincture sublingually is an advantage, these effects don’t last as long as consuming cannabinoids in the form of edibles.
Tinctures get absorbed by your mouth’s mucous membrane when placed under the tongue. As a result, the product avoids passing through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream to bind with the cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system. This is the main reason for its fast-acting effects.
Alternatively, if you add the tincture to food or drink, you can expect its onset of effects to be similar to that of edibles, which is up to two hours. This is because the food or drink you added the delta 8 THC tincture to will have to be metabolized by the liver before the THC content can begin to show its effects. Delta 8 THC consumed this way may have a slow activation time but the effects can last longer.
How Long Do Delta 8 THC Tincture Effects Last?
Generally, the effects of delta 8 tinctures can last up to 3 hours or in some cases more than that. However, if you consume quality delta 8 tinctures as edibles, the effects can last up to 8 hours before they wear off completely.
The duration of delta 8 THC tincture effects also depends on other factors:
These factors also affect how long the product will take to show effects, making the delta 8 experience and common effects different for everyone.
How Long Will Delta 8 THC Tincture Stay In Your System?
The duration the THC metabolites in your system will take to leave will depend on factors like the product's potency and how often you use delta 8 THC. For once-off users who take low doses, it can last a few days to a few weeks but if you are a heavy user and you take a break, the metabolites can be detected for up to a month or more.
Will Taking Delta 8 THC Tincture Make Me Fail A Drug Test?
Standard drug tests only test if there are THC metabolites in your system. They don’t differentiate between delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC so you will fail a drug test after taking delta 8 THC. Also, the delta 8 products on the market contain some amount of delta 9 THC (usually below 0.3%, the legal limit allowed in delta 8 products) and the test will also detect this.
Taking delta 8 tinctures will produce the same benefits and psychoactive effects as the delta 8 THC compound. Tinctures are mostly taken for the potential health benefits of the delta 8 compound such as, relief from chronic pain and inflammation, enhanced sleep and weight loss.
Tinctures placed under the tongue to be directly absorbed into your bloodstream have fast-acting effects ( between 15-30 minutes) but the effects don’t last as long as taking edibles.
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Clayton is a Senior Content Specialist, researcher, and holistic healthcare practitioner. Having been in the supplement industry for more than 15 years, Clayton brings a wealth of experience to the delta 8 space. His publications include alternative therapy, stress and coping, and alternative health.