It happens even to the most experienced smoker or vaper… too deep of a puff triggers a coughing fit right after the inhale, expelling thick clouds of smoke or vapor. In such instances, it’s clear that the intended destination – your endocannabinoid system – won’t receive much of the cannabinoids just consumed since most of it blew back into the open air.
Those who regularly consume edible products containing cannabinoids can attest to variations in effects; because of those differences, our Delta 8 Gummies page explains how to better optimize the effects of consuming edibles.
In both cases, we are talking about bioavailability, an issue chemists and pharmacists have struggled with for decades. In simplistic terms, bioavailability refers to the efficacy of a particular method of delivering drugs and medications. Excepting intravenous delivery (needle into the vein), every other delivery method must pass through another body part before reaching the bloodstream.
In the case of edibles, delivery begins in the stomach and must survive the acids used to digest some pretty tough materials. With inhalants, delivery occurs via the lungs, but when more smoke or vapor is exhaled more cannabinoids are also expelled back into the open space. In both cases, various factors can raise or lower the bioavailability rate.
The immediacy of delivery is another aspect considered in bioavailability. Beginning with the ultimate – intravenous delivery – effects are felt instantly. Smoking or vaping is also quite swift, with mental effects usually felt first as the bloodstream from the lungs reaches the brain quicker than other parts of the body. Edible products take longer since they go through the digestive system.
So the burning question at Fern Valley Farms remains – how do we boost the bioavailability of cannabinoid delivery (in this case, Delta 8 THC), making it work faster and more effectively?
MEET MICRONIZED DELTA 8!
When most of us discover a CBD hemp flower strain registering a 20% cannabinoid content, it catches our attention and motivates many of us to investigate that particular product further. With our Micronized Delta 8 THC, which has lab reports registering it at 20.3%, you will find the effects to be much more noticeable and effective.
This is because the micronization process reduces the size of Delta 8 particles to less than 50 microns. (In comparison, a grain of table salt measures 100 microns and a human hair is about 75 microns wide.) In terms of cannabinoids, this makes the particles 5 to 10 times smaller than usual, which also makes them more soluble and increases their absorption rate.
In other words, it measurably and perceptibly boosts the bioavailability of the Delta 8 THC, meaning you will feel more of it faster. Consequently, 20.3% of micronized Delta 8 THC can feel much stronger than the same percentage of non-micronized (regular) Delta 8 THC. And you will know it quite quickly!
As we always admonish, but this time with greater emphasis, please start low and go slow with this incredibly effective and potent Micronized Delta 8 THC!
DELTA 8 THC IS NOTICEABLY STRONGER THAN CBD OR CBG! Unlike CBD and other popular cannabinoids (such as CBG and CBN), this micronized product contains Delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound similar to Delta 9 THC, as they both trigger psychoactive effects. Typically, the effects of Delta 8 THC are less intense than Delta 9 THC, but caution should still be exercised when consuming Micronized Delta 8.
The first time you consume Micronized Delta 8, begin low and slow. The lab-tested 20.3% Delta 8 THC result can be deceiving since this micronized version can deliver more cannabinoids, thanks to their higher solubility and absorption rates. Because micronized cannabinoid particles are 5 to 10 times smaller than normal ones, expect bioavailability to be boosted significantly. A typical Delta 8 edible product has a bioavailability rate between 13% and 20%, meaning a 25mg edible product would deliver between 3.25mg and 5mg to your bloodstream. The same edible product using 25mg of micronized Delta 8 would likely deliver closer to the actual cannabinoids consumed, so expect as much as 15mg to 20mg to reach your endocannabinoid system.
When first consuming this product, please wait at least 30 minutes (preferably one hour) before consuming other Delta 8 THC products or other cannabinoids. By limiting your experience to Micronized Delta 8, you can better determine its bioavailability as it personally affects you. As with all cannabinoids, no two people have the same experience. Although the same effects may be common among most consumers, this does not guarantee you will experience the same results.
WORKING WITH MICRONIZED DELTA 8
Due to the minuscule size of these micronized Delta 8 THC particles, when you open your container it appears as a very white powder, with a consistency like flour.
Thanks to its high solubility, it blends well with warm or hot liquids. However, it can be equally effective and useful when mixed with flour or other dry ingredients used in baking. Micronized Delta 8 THC is already activated, so decarboxylation is not required. This makes it an excellent cooking companion for various cannabinoid culinary adventures.
WAYS TO CONSUME MICRONIZED DELTA 8
Micronized Delta 8 THC is intended to be ingested; in its powder-like form, it’s not suitable for smoking or vaporizing. While you may have your own plans, here are some common ways to consume our Micronized Delta 8:
- Cooking and Baking – because a little bit goes a long way, you don’t need to substitute this Micronized Delta 8 with another ingredient but just add a small amount to any recipe
- Orally – sprinkle on cookies, stir into soup, or otherwise add to any food you want to eat; for drinks, warm and hot beverages work best for blending
- Sublingually – place a small measure (⅛ teaspoon or less) under the tongue for even faster delivery and effects
Remember, what seems like a little is really quite a lot! Start low and go slow, since this micronized version of Delta 8 THC works fast and extremely well.
POSSIBLE EFFECTS FROM DELTA 8 THC
The initial and thus most noticeable effect produced by Delta 8 THC is psychotropic. This is often characterized by the feeling of a headrush followed by a distinguishable change in moods and behavior. Some may feel as if all their problems have sailed away with the wind while others might make new personal discoveries by becoming more meditative. Situations and surroundings may influence effects and results when consuming Micronized Delta 8 THC. Also, different consumption methods naturally produce varying bioavailability results. For instance, sublingual applications result in a higher bioavailability rate since the cannabinoids are absorbed through mucous membranes instead of navigating the highly acidic digestive system.
There is no discernable taste or flavor to Micronized Delta 8 THC. And thanks to its reduced particle size, it is easy to add to any food or drink without upsetting any texture or flavor balances. Essentially, any food or drink you want to liven up with Delta 8 THC just got magically easier for you with our Micronized Delta 8!
Did we mention yet that you need to start low and go slow? Please take it easy with this incredibly effective Delta 8 product!
EASING DELTA 8 THC EFFECTS
It can happen that Delta 8 THC produces more surprising and unexpected effects than other cannabinoids. If this occurs, there are many ways to offset overly strong effects produced by Delta 8 THC, such as:
- Breathing – closing your eyes and breathing can bring you back to earth
- CBD – a little bit of CBD can quickly ease THC effects (both Delta 8 and 9)
- Conversation – talking with someone else can get you back on a steadier track
- Hydrate – always keep fresh water on hand and drink it regularly
- Lemon Juice – the terpene limonene is found in lemon juice and can alleviate anxiety
- Pets – they may not speak our language, but they know how to soothe us
- Pine Nuts – a great way to calm down, as these are full of pinene, a natural relaxant
- Walk – a breath of fresh air can clear your head and lungs
Usually, it’s a mix of the above, and sometimes different methods work better. As one becomes more used to consuming different Delta 8 products and better understands the varying strengths each type offers, the need to offset Delta 8 effects will diminish greatly or disappear altogether.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DELTA 8 THC
Do you want to know more about Delta 8 THC? Check out our article “Investigating Delta 8 THC” to learn more about this incredible and popular cannabinoid. Many CBD consumers are incorporating Delta 8 THC into their daily wellness regimen with claims of excellent and improved results. We trust that with its growing consumption and popularity, science will soon announce new studies that reveal more benefits and possibilities offered by Delta 8 THC.
THIRD-PARTY LAB TESTED
This Micronized Delta 8 THC has been third-party lab tested for potency; these comprehensive tests also ensure that no unwanted materials, including microbial, mycotoxins, heavy metals and pesticides, or foreign matter, are found in this premium Delta 8 THC product.
Due to the increased bioavailability and higher efficacy of Micronized Delta 8 THC, Fern Valley Farms makes NO guarantee that any individual will be able to pass a drug test after consuming this product.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All products contain less than 0.3% Δ9THC.
All customer reviews are the opinion of the reviewer, have not been evaluated by the FDA, and do not represent the opinion of Fern Valley Farms or their employees.