Delta 8 distillate, although it was always a cannabis compound, is kind of the hot new thing on the market right now. And with novelty often comes trial and error. But because of its potency and psychoactive nature, we want to avoid any possible errors. Here is your guide to delta 8 distillate.
1. Ensure the product’s quality
With every trendy product comes ill-intentioned practices from people who won’t put as much emphasis on quality. For this reason, you want to make sure of the traceability of the product you buy.
If you buy from a third party, make sure they are an authorized distributor of the brand. (Direct Delta 8 Shop is a proud partner and an authorized distributor of every brand we offer.)
When looking up a product, always make sure the COA (Certificate of Analysis) is available. The presence of a COA is in and of itself a sign of the will for the seller to provide a quality product. But if you want to look into it further: Here is how to read a COA.
When it comes to vapes, tinctures, or other forms of delta 8 THC oil, avoid clear liquid. Those tend to be treated with harsh chemicals like bleach and acids to take away the natural amber color of the oil.
2. Try different forms of delta 8
Like CBD and other holistic forms of health supplements, there is no one-size-fits-all form of treatment or dosage. You may need to poke around and establish what works best for you.
Vaping is a great solution if you already vape on something throughout the day. It enables you to better pace your consumption as the effects are almost instantaneous. It’s easy to take on the go and fits in your pocket.
Edibles are great for a long-lasting high, but there is a kickback! They are usually yummy and it can be hard to resist eating more than one, but if you are not sure of the dosage yet, taking one or part of one will more beneficial. It will last longer but can also take up to 2 hours to set in, so keep this in mind.
Softgels and oils are easier to pack on the go (if you aren’t taking a flight). Once you have figured out your optimal dosage they can be a very convenient way to get your delta 8. Plus, with oil, you can add it to your coffee or other favorite drink to kill two birds with one stone, or try a delta 8 seltzer.
Distillates are extremely concentrated extracts of delta 8 and should be reserved for delta 8 veterans.
As with CBD, the efficiency of delta 8 lies in regular use. Whatever works best for you will work great if you take it regularly.
3. Try mixing delta 8 and CBD
Yes, it doesn’t sound like a great idea at first glance. But because they come from the same plant and nature’s work is complex and harmonious and beautiful, the effects brought by delta 8 coupled with CBD are not necessarily more powerful, they are just more complete and efficacious.
4. The don’ts of delta 8
Delta 8 is completely federally legal but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get in any kind of trouble by using it. Here are some other things you should keep in mind on your delta 8 journey.
If your position makes you subject to random drug tests or involves you operating heavy machinery or any other vehicle, delta 8 can make you fail a test and will hinder your ability to drive any vehicle.
Keep in mind that delta 8 and delta 9’s smell is essentially the same. If you smoke delta 8 in public or put yourself in a situation where police could think you are consuming marijuana, they will have to investigate it as they would with delta 9. Be smart and don’t put yourself in a position that might bring you down.
Because delta 8 distillation is long and precise, the prices of delta 8 can get pretty high. Make sure you keep that in mind while choosing what product will work best for you in the long run. Again this is all about routine and regularity! (Pro tip: Peep the daily deals page for great quality/value ratios.)
We love to keep you in the loop of the latest word on dd8 street, be sure to check our previous blogs for more info about your new favorite cannabis product.