You may have been reading more about delta-9 THC lately, although it’s far from a new discovery.
Delta-9 THC is the chemical compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive effects and has been taken for hundreds if not thousands of years, both for ceremonial and therapeutic purposes.
As the cannabis industry continues to expand, and laws keep changing to make it more accessible, we’re seeing an influx of studies on the various compounds in cannabis, more than ever before.
As research continues to expand, more information is becoming widely available on delta 9 THC and its various effects.
The legal status of delta 9 is complicated, to say the least. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take in its properties through legal means.
Today we will cover how to take delta 9 THC daily as part of your wellness routine, so that you can experience all the potential benefits that this fascinating compound is capable of.
We now know that there’s more to this cannabinoid than just its ability to get you high – like CBD and all other cannabinoids, THC has some properties that can be quite helpful if you’re trying to promote optimal wellbeing.
Taking it Legally
First off, when we’re talking about taking delta 9 THC, we’re talking about taking it through legal means.
This means taking the amount in the hemp plant that is permitted by federal law, or if you live in a medical or recreational cannabis state.
For the sake of hemp products, federal law states that a hemp product can contain no more than 0.3 percent delta 9 THC in order to be lawful.
Now, this may sound like such a low amount that you might as well not take any.
But, that’s not actually true, thanks to something called synergy.
Synergy is when two or more cannabinoids work better together to help balance your endocannabinoid system.
We now know that when you take the trace amount of THC that’s found in the raw plant material or a full spectrum hemp extract, you experience the entourage effect.
This means that you’ll be getting a more potent and well-rounded experience as you’re consuming all of the compounds together, as they would occur in nature.
What that means for delta 9 is the trace amount of THC in hemp can do more for you when consumed as part of the whole plant than when consumed all on its own.
Tips for Incorporating Delta-9 into Your Daily Wellness Regimen
Once you have a fitness/wellness routine setup or have gotten into the flow of one for quite some time now, these tips could be used to ease delta-9 into that regimen.
Tip #1: Speak with a Doctor
It’s important to talk to a doctor before starting a new daily wellness regimen, whether it involves taking hemp or something else entirely.
Make sure they know your medical history and be explicit about any medications that you may be taking.
Tip #2: Explore the Various Delivery Methods Available
Full Spectrum CBD oil products containing delta 9 THC come in a wide range of delivery methods, as you may already know.
Each delivery method affects you in a unique way, due to the manner in which it absorbs into the body.
For instance, edibles take the longest to take effect, but offer a longer-lasting peak, and have a more systemic effect that may not be felt potently but is hard at work supporting the role of the endocannabinoid system. However edibles can last 6-8 hours.
Vaping products work very quickly and are felt the most potently, but don’t last for that long in the system. Effects typically taper off in 1-3 hours.
Topicals, meanwhile, only really provide effects to the area of application, making them great for those dealing with more localized issues.
Knowing what each delivery method does can help you figure out the best product to incorporate into your daily routine, based on its ability to address your more specific needs.
Many people take multiple delivery methods at different points of the day, as each type of delivery method addresses something unique.
Tip #3: Select the Appropriate Milligram Strength
It’s also important that you get the milligram strength right when picking out a product containing delta 9 THC.
The milligram strength of a hemp product doesn’t just refer to the amount of CBD in the product, but the amount of hemp extract as a whole.
So, the higher the milligram strength, the more THC you’re consuming, of course as long as you're consuming a full spectrum CBD oil product.
The higher the milligram strength of a product, the more potent it is. Bear this in mind and consider which one is best for you based on your unique needs.
Tip #4: Take it Daily for the Best Results
So, how important is it to take hemp with delta 9 daily?
Here’s the thing: the endocannabinoid system is a complex bodily system that’s in charge of regulating every bodily process to promote a sense of homeostasis throughout the body.
To use cannabinoids effectively, the endocannabinoid system must receive a steady supply.
Therefore, taking it daily is the best way to keep the endocannabinoid system operating properly for maximum wellbeing.
Tip #5: Set an Alarm if You’re Forgetful
Considering the fact that it’s ideal to take cannabinoids like delta 9 THC daily, you want to make sure that you stay on top of your daily routine.
The best way to do this is to set an alarm that goes off each day in order to remind you that it’s time for your daily dose.
It’s not like missing a dose is dangerous, as hemp does not cause a physical dependency.
Nor does this imply that if you miss a dose here or there, you’re going to lose any potential positive effects you’re getting from it.
Still, many of us are forgetful, which is why it’s best to do what you must to remind yourself.
Tip #6: Take it at Various Points of the Day for Different Effects
Many people ask us what time of day is best to take their daily dose.
There is no right or wrong answer, as everyone is different.
In fact, a lot of our customers take it at different times during the day for different purposes.
For instance, they may take a tincture before working out, as it may give them a boost. Then, they may apply a topical in the evening to ease sore and aching muscles.
Someone who works on nightshift doing a demanding physical job will need to dose their cannabinoids different than someone who has inflammation in the mornings and goes to work at 6 am.
Tip #7: Time Your Dosage So it Peaks When Needed
One thing that’s good to keep in mind is that timing matters.
Each delivery method has its own onset time that you need to consider when planning your doses.
Now, let’s say that you’re taking delta 9 for sleep. You want to take your dose at a time that ensures it will peak right when you wish to go to bed.
If you are dosing an edible, an hour or two beforehand is best.
If it’s a vape, taking it at bedtime is ideal as it peaks within minutes.
If you’re going with a tincture, 15 to 45 minutes prior to hitting the hay is a good idea.
Tip #8: Consider Experimenting with Your Regimen Regularly
One of the great things about delta 9 THC, and hemp in general, is that it allows us to experiment with various forms, formulas, strengths and more, so that we can really personalize our routine to not just suit our needs, but our preferences as well.
You should be fully open to experimenting until your routine works for you.
Finding your ideal use for delta-9 THC in your wellness routine may take trial and error.
Yes, Delta-9 THC May Have a Complicated History…
But what we do know is that various scientific studies have found that it may be useful enough to make it worth taking daily.
If you’re taking a full spectrum hemp product or using the full plant, then you’re already reaping the potential benefits of this fascinating cannabinoid.