Delta 8 vs. Delta 9: Benefits, Differences, Uses and What You Can Expect

Delta 8 vs. Delta 9: Benefits, Differences, Uses and What You Can Expect

Madison Williams on Nov 3rd 2022

Whether you are new to hemp products or are a seasoned user, it’s normal to get confused about which product is best for you. We get a lot of questions about our Delta 8 and Delta 9 gummies, and oftentimes, customers don’t know which one to try first.

Although they seem similar at first glance, users will have different experiences with each substance.

In this article, we want to shed light on the differences between Delta 8 and Delta 9, what you can expect, benefits, uses and more. If you’ve been curious about trying something new or just want some more information on two of our popular products, keep reading to learn everything you need to know!

A General Breakdown of Delta 8

What is Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 has a similar molecular makeup to Delta 9, however, the atoms are arranged differently, causing each substance to have different properties. Delta 8 has been nicknamed “diet weed” or “cannabis light,” as it offers a psychoactive experience with fewer cognitive effects than traditional cannabis.

Some people say that Delta 8 is half as strong as Delta 9, so it’s a great place to start if you are a beginner just starting out with hemp-derived psychoactive products.

What does Delta 8 feel like?

Delta 8 makes users feel relaxed like they’re resting on a big squishy couch. The effects of Delta 8 are more lightweight as the “high” focuses on the body more than the mind. However, always keep in mind that your Delta 8 experience will largely depend on the dosage.

Taking a small amount can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety while elevating your mood for a mildly stimulating experience. If you up your dosage, you may experience feelings of drowsiness and deep physical relaxation, which is why it’s a great substance to take before bed.

Our customers frequently use Delta 8 to help with falling asleep and staying asleep through the night. We also have plenty of people that love taking half of a gummy to simply have a good time!

Here are some more potential benefits of Delta 8 that may give you insight into how it can support your goals!

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Neuroprotective properties
  • Elevated mood
  • Reduced nausea
  • Deeper sleep
  • Reduced pain and inflammation

Delta 8 Dosage Recommendations

We don’t recommend taking Delta 8 during the day or when you have anything pressing to get done as it can make you sleepy. If you are a newbie, start with ¼ a gummy about 40 minutes before going to sleep to help with winding down. Men might need to increase their dosage to ½ a gummy before bed, as everyone metabolizes the substance differently. In our opinion, half of a gummy feels like 2 glasses of wine on an empty stomach.

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A General Breakdown of Delta 9

What is Delta 9 THC?

As we briefly covered earlier, Delta 8 and Delta 9 are both found in hemp but have slightly different chemical structures. Delta 9 is also a psychoactive substance, often known for creating a more intense experience than its sibling product Delta 8. This is the molecule in cannabis that creates a feeling of being “high” for users, best known for its therapeutic and mind-altering properties.

What does Delta 9 feel like?

Delta-9 creates a more intense euphoric feeling than Delta-8, similar to sitting on the edge of a couch you might find yourself energized, giggly, and happy. Some users report dry mouth after taking Delta 9 gummies, but this can be reduced by staying hydrated.

Some short-term effects of Delta 9 are an altered perception of time and events, and increased focus and relaxation. It’s normal to feel giddy and a little munchy, with some users feeling encouraged to slow down and chill.

Delta 9 is most commonly used as an alcohol replacement for anyone looking to have a good time while feeling groovy and nostalgic with 100% legal gummies. A major upside is that there is no Delta 9 hangover, and the substance is easy on the liver, so it’s a great swap for any time you might want to have a little fun.

Here are some more potential benefits of Delta 9 that may give you insight into how it can support your goals!

  • Reduced anxiety
  • Increased appetite
  • Reduced insomnia symptoms
  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Reduced nausea
  • Elevated mood

Dosage Recommendations for Delta-9

If you are just starting out, take ¼ a gummy to start and wait 40 minutes before deciding if you want to up your dosage. Remember when trying a new substance, always start low and go slow.

Everyone will have a unique sweet spot when it comes to dosage, and it’s better to need more than to overdo it. In our opinion, ½ of a 10 mg gummy feels similar to taking two glasses of red wine on an empty stomach. If you take ½ of a 20mg gummy, it’s similar to taking two shots of tequila.

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Delta 8 and Delta 9 Disclaimer

Since Delta 8 and Delta 9 are psychoactive substances, make sure to store them in a safe place away from kids. Similar to alcohol, these are adult-friendly substances! Please don’t drive under the influence of Delta 8 or Delta 9 and be smart when you are just starting out. We want you to have a positive experience, so start with a slower dosage in the comfort of your home.

Additionally, we wanted to touch on the fact that some people are not impacted by taking these substances. What this could mean is that they have low levels in their endocannabinoid system, causing little to no effects. If you are struggling with this, we recommend taking a CBD tincture daily to bring your system back to a place of balance.

While we covered our dosage recommendations, some of our users find that taking a full gummy works best for their needs. Every person has their own journey of finding the right products and dosage. You know your body best, so hopefully, this information helps guide you towards a positive, beneficial experience with our products.

Lastly, always keep in mind that a variety of factors can impact how someone reacts to Delta 8 or Delta 9. For example, hydration levels, stress, nutrition, predisposition to medication and more. This is another reason why managing your dosage accordingly is so important!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Delta 8 and Delta 9 federally legal?

Yes, our hemp-derived Delta 8 and Delta 9 gummies are federally legal but they aren’t legal in all 50 states. Our products have 0.3% or less of THC in every batch, meeting the requirements stated under the 2018 Farm Bill.

Will I fail a drug test by using Delta 8 or Delta 9?

Due to the psychoactive nature and molecular structure of the substances, it’s likely you’ll test positive on a drug test after taking Delta 8 or Delta 9. We recommend avoiding these products if you have a drug test you need to prepare for in the near future.

Are Delta 8 and Delta 9 safe to use?

These substances are safe to use, however, we always recommend you use proper judgement depending on your personal relationship with certain substances. If you have preexisting health conditions or are currently taking medications, always seek assistance from a medical professional before trying our gummies.

How old do you have to be to use Delta 8 or 9?

We require that individuals are 18 years of age or older to buy Delta 8, and 21 years or older to buy Delta 9.

Where can I learn more about the science behind these substances?

Here are some links to helpful research-based articles!

Where can I buy Delta 8 and Delta 9 products?

Shop a wide selection of gummies from Lake Country Growers online today! Don’t forget to check out our brand-new seasonal flavor of Delta 9 gummies coming soon.