Exhale Delta-8 Dosage Charts
We generally recommend between 10mg (Regular Dose) to 100mg (Strong Dose).
Exhale Delta-8 Oil Chart
1mL = 10mg
|0.5mL = 5mg||1mL = 10mg||2mL = 20mg|
1mL = 20mg
|0.5mL = 10mg||1mL = 20mg||2mL = 40mg|
1mL = 40mg
|0.5mL = 20mg||1mL = 40mg||2mL = 80mg|
Exhale Delta-8 Gummies Chart
1 gummy = 25mg
|1/2 gummy = 12.5mg||1 gummy = 25mg||2 gummies = 50mg|
1 gummy = 50mg
|1/2 gummy = 25mg||1 gummy = 50mg||2 gummies = 150mg|
Exhale Delta-8 Soft Gels Chart
1 soft gel = 10mg
|1 soft gel = 10mg||2 soft gels = 20mg|
1 soft gel = 25mg
|1 soft gel = 25mg||2 soft gels = 50mg|
1 soft gel = 50mg
|1 soft gel = 50mg||2 soft gels|
Delta 8 Dosage Chart
Any experienced cook knows that sometimes even a classic recipe can use a little tweaking. Add a little more butter here, a pinch more of salt there, maybe three more cloves of garlic than good ol’ Wolfgang or Chef Ramsey recommends. These adjustments can take your meal from pretty good to mouthwateringly delectable. In the same way, you might follow a recipe, a Delta 8 dosage chart works the same way. Sounds weird to say, but it’s true!
Starting with the recommended dose and adjusting the dose to perfect the formula to your tastes is exactly what you should do.
But where to start? What is your recommended dose? That’s what we’re here to help with.
How Much Delta 8 Should You Take?
To start, you should know that Delta 8 (D8) dosage is calculated using your body weight. When calculating your dose, we must consider:
- The amount of D8
- Product type
- Your weight
- When you last ate
- Reason for taking Delta 8
Sometimes these factors can be hard to determine. Metabolism and tolerance level, for instance, may be a mystery to you until you take Delta 8 THC. This is why we recommend using this Delta 8 dosage chart as a starting guide until you learn your preferences.
For a starting dose, aim low. A single dose can be anywhere from 10 – 150mg, depending on your tolerance level and the D8 form you choose.
Is My Delta 8 THC Dose the Same as My CBD Dose?
Although Delta 8 and CBD come from the same plant, you should not base a D8 dosage on the amount you take for CBD. D8 is far more potent and affects the body differently than CBD does. Because of this, it is not recommended that you follow the same amount for both products.
Delta 8 Dosage Chart – Basic Guidelines
Although it should not be considered a definite amount, there is a guideline to give you an idea of where to get started with Delta 8. These numbers are based on an average, which means they vary from person to person. So how much do you take?
First, answer these two questions: “Why do you want to take Delta 8?” and “How do you want to take it?” We’ll get into those answers a little later on. But first, here are loose recommendations for each D8 tolerance level.
A general starting point begins with an extremely low dose for those just venturing out on their journey with Delta 8 THC. Starting low and working your way up as needed can help you find what works for you without risking side effects. Remember: start low and go slow.
5 – 15mg is just low enough to ease your body into taking Delta 8 THC yet strong enough to understand how it will affect you. This dosage range has little to no risk of undesirable effects.
A standard dose can range from 10 – 50mg for a consistent D8 consumer with a medium tolerance. Consuming Delta 8 regularly will build your tolerance up, which means the more often you take Delta 8, the more likely you will need to increase the dose to feel your desired effects.
The average single dose is closer to 15mg to 45mg. If your tolerance has built up past this point, you might want to try slightly higher doses. Or, stop using Delta 8 for some time before starting again. This will decrease your body’s tolerance to feel the same effects at the same dose you are used to.
For advanced consumers, the dose can range anywhere from 20 – 150mg. This level is only recommended for those that are very familiar with their reaction to Delta 8 THC. If regular dosing amounts are not strong enough, this level might work better for you.
Remember to always gradually increase your Delta 8 THC dosage. If you’re used to taking 30mg, for example, but you find your tolerance going up, increase the amount by 10mg at a time. Don’t jump too far ahead, or you risk negative effects such as lethargy or nervousness.
Depending on your method of consumption, the dosing frequency will vary. For example, an edible might take a few hours to metabolize. If you take one dose and don’t feel anything after a few minutes and decide to take more, you have increased your dosage. This might take you past your well-tolerated limit. By the time the D8 kicks in, you will be feeling its effects more strongly than you expected.
The frequency also changes depending on your reason for taking Delta 8. If you take Delta 8 to help you sleep, for instance, you would only take it at night before bed. If you are seeking relief from discomfort, then you would want to take Delta 8 more often.
Dosing frequency depends on the amount of time it takes for the effects of the Delta 8 THC work and then wear off:
- Inhaled: 30 – 90 seconds to kick in. Effects last 3 – 4 hours.
- Topicals: 1 – 15 minutes to kick in. Effects last 2 – 4 hours.
- Oral Ingestion: 45 minutes – 1 hour to kick in. Effects last 6 – 8 hours.
- Sublingual: 15 – 30 minutes to kick in. Effects last 4 – 6 hours.
You should not take another dose of Delta 8 until you are sure the effects have worn off. To be sure, you may want to start with only one dose every day (24 hours) until you know how it affects you.
Can You Overdose On Too Much Delta 8?
It is possible to overdo the amount of Delta 8 you take, but it won’t be lethal. Going over your recommended dose can cause undesirable side effects like dry mouth and eyes, nausea, nervousness, grogginess, dizziness, or poor concentration. However, these are temporary and will wear off in a few hours.
Each person’s tolerance is unique, which means some will be more sensitive to Delta 8 THC than others. Those with a low tolerance are more likely to develop unwanted side effects when taking higher doses. This can be combated by taking a low dose, paying attention to the milligram strengths on the product label, and starting with a short-lived delivery method like vaping, which wears off sooner than other methods. Another piece of advice is to only take one dose per day and avoid taking Delta 8 while on certain medications or mixing it with intoxicating substances like alcohol.
Of course, accidents happen. If you find yourself taking too much Delta 8 to handle, all you have to do is wait for the unpleasantness to pass. A long nap and some water will do you a lot of good!
How Does Delta 8 THC Potency Work?
Potency levels vary for Delta 8 products because of how the body metabolizes things. The longer it takes the body to metabolize D8, the longer you will feel its effects. Each route affects you in different ways and in different amounts of time due to the body’s internal processes.
Inhaling Delta 8 works the fastest because of the lung’s direct line to the rest of the body. When you use a vape pen or joint, you are inhaling particles of Delta 8 along with oxygenated air. This mix of air and Delta 8 smoke/vapor is absorbed by the blood passing through the lungs, which is then rushed to all parts of your body.
Our blood is always pumping, and our lungs are always breathing, so there is a constant blood flow through our bodies. This is why inhalation is the fastest working route.
You will feel the effects of Delta 8 working almost immediately when smoking or vaping. However, this method is also short-lived. Inhaled Delta 8 will leave the body much faster. Inhaling clean air will clear your blood of the Delta 8, reducing its concentration in your body, and weakening its effects.
“Transdermal” is absorption by the skin. Topical D8 products like creams and salves are absorbed by the skin and can react with endocannabinoid receptors in the skin. While this can cause a soothing sensation, it will not have any euphoric effects on the body. This is because topicals are not absorbed into the bloodstream.
Topical Delta 8 THC products will affect the immediate area they are applied to in a matter of minutes and last a few hours. After this time, your skin expels the product, so it must be reapplied for you to feel its effects again.
Products that are eaten take the longest to work. This includes edibles like gummies, oil, capsules, or homemade D8 treats. Foods have to break down slowly before the body can absorb and nutrients and convert them into energy. Delta 8 is digested and absorbed the same way.
Edibles are first broken down by the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and more. Once they are metabolized in the liver, you can start to feel the effects of Delta 8. As the liver processes Delta 8 THC, it converts it to a compound called 11-Hydroxy-THC, which can more easily cross the blood-brain barrier.
This new converted compound is far more potent than D8, which is why the effects of edibles can be felt more strongly than other methods of consumption. It is also why the effects of edibles last longer.
Oil tinctures dropped under the tongue are taken through the sublingual route (sublingual = “under the tongue”). Substances are absorbed directly into the bloodstream through capillaries (small blood vessels) soft tissues of the mouth’s mucous membranes. This rapid absorption allows for near-instant effects, just like inhalation, except they last longer. Because this is a direct route to the bloodstream that bypasses both the respiratory and digestive systems, the potency is stronger than vaping or edibles.
Is Delta 8 Dosage the Same for All Products?
Each delivery method determines how many milligrams of a product you should take. Not all products are measured in milligrams directly or allow for exact measurements, so adjustments should be made if a product uses different units of measurement.
Products like vapes or rolls will specify their potency on the packaging. This will give you an idea of how potent the product is. For example, Exhale Well vape cartridges come in 900mg sizes.
Each 900mg cartridge offers roughly 100-300 puffs, depending on the size of the hits you take. Every puff will give you dosing of anywhere between 1 – 10mg of Delta 8.
The amount of Delta 8 you get per puff is difficult to calculate precisely because of lung capacity and how deeply you inhale. A puff may take in even less or even more than that 1 – 5mg range for some users. And of course, for products available in larger sizes, the potency will be even stronger.
Because most topical Delta 8 products are not absorbed into the bloodstream, you can be more liberal with their application. You can use enough cream or salve to cover the affected area and simply reapply when you feel the sensation of discomfort returning.
This follows the same rule for patches, except you would reapply another patch instead of reapplying a cream or salve.
Depending on the type of edible, you will need to make adjustments in dosing. Some edibles are solids and can be cut to adjust their amount. For example, if one whole gummy is 50mg, but your single dose is 25mg, cutting the gummy in half would give you the dosing you need. This is also not a precise science, so it’s best to take a little less than you think to ensure you do not go over your dosage amount.
Potency also changes greatly when working with concentrate products like isolate or shatter. These products are pure Delta 8, so you need less to get your desired effects.
Tinctures and oils are by far the easiest to measure dosage size. They come with droppers that allow you to better control the amount of Delta 8 you consume. A single dose is calculated by dividing the amount of Delta 8 per product in milligrams by the number of milliliters the product contains.
For example, Exhale Well Delta 8 oil comes in 30ml bottles with 600mg of D8:
600 ÷ 30 = 20mg
For this product, there is 20mg of Delta 8 per serving in a full dropper. If you need less than this amount to get your recommended dose, simply don’t completely fill the dropper. For instance, if you needed a 10mg dose, you would fill the dropper halfway!
Which Delta 8 Product is Right for You?
The best Delta 8 product for you is going to depend on a few things:
- Why are you taking Delta 8?
- Do you mind the taste of Delta 8 oil?
- What method is more convenient for you?
- Do you like a variety of flavors and scents in your Delta 8 products?
- Is discretion important to you?
For those that dislike the earthy taste of Delta 8 oil, gummies offer more palatable flavors. Or, if convenience is valued most, portable options like vape pens allow you to carry your Delta 8 with you wherever you go and provide you with a variety of flavors to choose from. Edibles like capsules are considered discrete for public consumption, while a tincture may be more fast-acting for the busy consumer on the go.
Before buying a product, consider what you value most from your Delta 8 products.
Delta 8 THC Legalities
The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the controlled substances list, making all hemp-derived products an agricultural good. Delta 8 is one of these hemp-derived products. The Food and Drug Administration regulates Delta 8, making it a federally legal substance so long as the Delta 9 THC content in a hemp product makes up 0.3% or less of the total product. Delta 8 does not contain more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC.
Is Delta 8 THC the Same as Marijuana?
Delta 8 is not the same as marijuana. While Delta 8 is a type of THC, it is not the same as Delta 9 THC, the primary compound in marijuana that causes a “high.” Delta 8 does not cause the severe side effects and intense feelings of intoxication that Delta 9 THC might.
Besides molecular differences, Delta 8 is also considered much more stable than marijuana. Hemp-derived Delta 8 is also considered federally legal, while marijuana is not.
Final Thoughts – Delta 8 Dosage Chart
While dosing for Delta 8 may seem complicated, understanding the product types first can eliminate some confusion. First, ask yourself why you want to take Delta 8. This will help you narrow down choices and settle on your preferred method of consumption. Depending on product type, you will have to adjust your dose amount and frequency. From there, you can determine your dosing size. Starting with a small dose and working your way up will help you understand how your body reacts to Delta 8 and find a comfortable medium.
Using this Delta 8 dosage chart, you can easily calculate a dose that will lead you to a more enjoyable and smoother Delta 8 experience.