Delta 8 gummies are becoming increasingly popular, and many new people are trying them. We are frequently asked how long it takes to feel the effects of the Delta 8 in the gummy.
This is a great question with a complicated answer: every person will have a unique experience, but there are some general guidelines.
Before answering the question, a few things must be considered when consuming a Delta 8 gummy:
- How much Delta 8 is in the gummy
- The quality of the Delta 8
- A person’s tolerance for Delta 8 (how much have they consumed in the past)
- Metabolic rate
- The current contents of your stomach
It is also important to note that consuming Delta 8 in other forms, like smoking or vaping, will have different timelines on how long it takes for Delta 8 gummies to kick in.
How does the Body Metabolize Delta 8?
When you eat a Delta 8 gummy, it is first metabolized by the liver before it can enter the bloodstream and create psychoactive effects. This process is known as first-pass metabolism.
The impact of Delta 8 is blunted by first-pass metabolism compared to other forms of consumption because it breaks down some cannabinoid compounds before entering the bloodstream.
As a result, Delta 8 gummies will not produce as much of a “high” as other methods of consuming Delta 8 like smoking or vaping.
After it enters the bloodstream, Delta 8 will bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body and create psychoactive effects.
Delta 8 Gummy Effect Timeline
As a general rule, the effects of a Delta 8 gummy will be felt about 60 to 90 minutes after consumption.
It takes the body a while to digest and absorb the Delta-8-THC in the gut, which means the effects will build slowly and last for a few hours.
The amount of time it takes to feel the effects depends on your unique biological factors.
The sensations peak shortly after that and last approximately three to eight hours.
The Effects of a Delta 8 Gummy
The effects of Delta 8 are often reported as being relaxing, euphoric, and a body high.
We recommend properly hydrating before, during, and after consuming Delta-8 gummies.
With high doses of Delta 8, some people report feeling tired or a lack of energy.
Can You Consume Too Much Delta 8?
Thankfully, cannabinoids do not contribute to concerns about a fatal overdose when too much is consumed because they don’t interact with the regions of the brain that control respiratory function.
Side effects may include, especially if you consume too high of a dose:
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
- Rapid heart rate
If you are eating a Delta 8 gummy for the first time, check out this handy guide about how to do it safely and for maximum enjoyment.
How Long Does Delta 8 Stay In Your Body?
The primary factor is how quickly your body can metabolize the cannabinoid – your Base Metabolic Rate (BMR).
Another consideration is how often you consume Delta 8 and other cannabinoids. Below are some general guidelines for how long Delta 8 compounds will remain in your body:
- For first-time users, the Delta 8 will be flushed out of your body within 1 to 3 days.
- For people who consume Delta 8 a few times a week, Delta 8 can remain in your body for up to seven days.
- Daily users can expect the Delta 8 to remain in their bodies for up to two weeks.
- For chronic users who consume Delta 8 multiple times a day, cannabinoids can stay in your body for up to 30 days.