Delta-8 Tinctures

Delta-8 Tinctures Options

Delta-8 Tinctures Options

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Delta-8 Tinctures by Delta Flowers

Although delta-8 vape juices and flowers are popular, it’s getting easier to use delta-8 in many other forms. For instance, delta-8 tinctures have become increasingly popular with hemp shoppers. These liquid extracts offer many benefits to customers who don’t feel comfortable vaping or smoking hemp.

What Makes Delta-8 Tinctures Different From CBD Oil?

Today, it’s relatively common to see delta-8 tinctures listed alongside CBD oils. Considering these are the top two hemp cannabinoids, it makes sense most shops would sell both of them. However, new customers should know there are significant differences between delta-8 and CBD products.

For starters, delta-8 is a psychoactive cannabinoid. By contrast, CBD is non-intoxicating. Therefore, customers who don’t feel comfortable with intoxicating substances may not do well with delta-8 tinctures.

It’s always best for new hemp customers to start with lower-intensity CBD oils before moving up to delta-8 tinctures. When you feel ready to try delta-8, please be sure to use a smaller amount than you would for CBD. You’ll never need a lot of delta-8 extract to feel robust effects. In fact, you’ll probably feel a significant impact with less delta-8 than a CBD tincture.

Can Delta-8 Tinctures Get Users “High?”

You can get “high” while using a high-quality delta-8 tincture. Just because this cannabinoid comes from federally-legal hemp doesn’t mean it’s non-intoxicating. Unlike CBG or CBD, delta-8 lands on CB1 receptors, which means it can induce effects associated with delta-9 THC.

However, most experienced users claim delta-8 isn’t as potent as delta-9 THC. You’ll probably feel a relaxing “couchlock” sensation while taking delta-8, but it won’t be as “in your face” as a delta-9 strain. 

New users may experience side effects like panic attacks while taking delta-8 THC, but it’s not as likely as using a delta-9 extract. Just be mindful when dosing delta-8 THC to minimize your risk of severe adverse reactions. 

There are a lot of issues surrounding delta-8 legality in the USA. Unfortunately, some lawmakers don’t see delta-8 as a legit therapeutic alternative to delta-9. In states with restrictive cannabis laws, legislators likely view delta-8 as a sneaky way to “get high.”

However, at the federal level, delta-8 is technically covered in the 2018 US Farm Bill. Although this new standard didn’t say delta-8 is OK, it also didn’t say delta-8 is illegal. So, as long as extractors get delta-8 from hemp flowers with ≤ 0.3 percent delta-9 THC, DC doesn’t have a major issue. 

Just keep in mind that a few states have banned delta-8 THC extracts. Customers need to double-check their hometown’s current stance on hemp before ordering any delta-8 products online.

What's The "Proper" Way To Take Delta-8 THC Tinctures?

The most common way to take delta-8 tinctures is as follows:

  • Measure your preferred dose of delta-8 in a dropper. 
  • Place the delta-8 tincture under your tongue. 
  • Hold for about 30 seconds.
  • Swallow.

While you don’t need to hold a delta-8 tincture under your tongue, this simple step helps increase this cannabinoid’s potency. Interestingly, we have “sublingual glands” under our tongue that absorb compounds directly into our bloodstream. So, by using the above “sublingual method,” you’ll enjoy a virtually 100 percent delta-8 absorption rate. 

Although taking delta-8 tinctures sublingually is popular, it’s not the only way you could use this cannabinoid. For instance, you could swallow delta-8 mixed with water or juice for less intense effects. Some people have also begun using delta-8 in DIY edibles, infusions, and topicals.

Could You Vape Delta-8 Tinctures?

Please don’t mistake delta-8 tinctures for e-juices. You should never put a liquid delta-8 tincture into your vaporizer’s loading chamber. 

Vape carts and e-juices use a unique combination of chemicals like propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin to help them withstand high temperatures. If you put a standard delta-8 tincture in your vaporizer, you’re just going to end up with a big mess. 

Please only buy delta-8 tinctures if you’re interested in sublingual ingestion or mixing them into DIY edibles and topicals. For those who want to vape delta-8, be sure to check out fortified delta-8 flowers or vape carts.

Are Delta-8 Tinctures As Potent As Delta-8 Vape Carts?

If you take delta-8 tinctures sublingually, it could be surprisingly potent. While you may not get the immediate “hit” of a delta-8 vape cart, delta-8 tinctures can provide near 100 percent absorption and fast-acting effects. 

People who want to experience delta-8’s max effects without smoking or vaping will likely be impressed with how well tinctures work. However, please remember the only way to fully benefit from using delta-8 tinctures is to take them sublingually.

Should People Use Delta-8 Tinctures For Microdosing?

Delta-8 tinctures are arguably the easiest way to dose delta-8 THC. As long as you know the conversion between milligrams of delta-8 per dropperful, it’s easy to figure out how much you’re taking per day. 

Not only is it easy to measure your delta-8 intake, you can rest assured you’re absorbing 100 percent of your delta-8. As mentioned above, the sublingual glands absorb cannabinoids directly into the bloodstream. Unlike edibles or capsules, you don’t have to worry about delta-8 degrading before entering the digestive tract. 

So, if you want to microdose delta-8, you’ll have an easier time keeping track of this cannabinoid in tincture form. 

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