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Can I Take Delta 8 THC with CBD?

As more people are starting to try delta 8 THC to see what kinds of effects it can offer, it’s inevitable that we are hearing many people compare this cannabinoid to the effects of another popular one that comes from the hemp plant, which is cannabidiol (CBD).  CBD and delta 8 are easily the two most popular and federally legal cannabinoids in the country right now and are both relatively easy to find on the market in all kinds of forms and delivery methods.

Each compound offers something unique to the body that can be extremely useful to our daily routines.  But, what happens when we take them together?

Delta 8 THC and CBD: Two Cannabinoids with Many Things in Common

Delta 8 THC and CBD certainly have some key traits in common.

  1. Since both are cannabinoids, they work directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system to bind to cannabinoid receptors throughout the body to help regulate our overall functionality, by balancing out the processes that inform how we feel, such as cognitive abilities, mood, pain tolerance, and more. Ultimately, these two cannabinoids bind with different sets of cannabinoid receptors, thus yielding slightly different effects.
  2. Both of these cannabinoids come from the hemp plant.
  3. You might be surprised to learn that they are isomers of one another, which means that they share the same molecular makeup but different organizations of molecules.

Where Delta 8 THC and CBD Differ

Of course, the biggest difference between these two compounds is that delta 8 THC is a psychoactive compound, while CBD is not.  Basically, taking delta 8 will get you high.  Now, while the high is milder than that of marijuana, it’s something you need to consider before trying it.  Meanwhile, cannabidiol is completely non-psychoactive, and therefore, does not intoxicate in any type of manner.

Taking Delta 8 and CBD Together: Is It Advisable?

Well, just know that it is not considered dangerous to combine these cannabinoids.  They are complementary to one another as each comes from the same plant.  Both are non-toxic to the body.  Hence, combining them would not lead to some form of toxicity in the blood.

Why Effect will you get Combining These Cannabinoids?

As it turns out, you may find that taking CBD and delta 8 THC together actually gives you the most positive experience possible.  This is especially true for beginners.  All cannabinoids share a synergistic relationship with one another- taking more than one cannabinoid at the same time can yield a unique response in the body that’s largely desirable.

Many people say that taking CBD and delta 8 at the same time offers a more balanced type of experience in which the CBD takes the “edge off” of delta8’s intoxicating properties, promoting a better sense of calm and mental clarity than taking delta 8 alone.

Both CBD and delta 8 seem to have some type of anxiolytic activity which means that a blend of these two cannabinoids could potentially be helpful to those who use hemp specifically for stress, or even sleep.  Also, if you are a first-timer to delta 8 who is a bit nervous about the high that it can cause, simply taking it with cannabidiol could make things a bit more grounded.

How Should You Take Delta 8 THC and CBD Together?

One way is to simply take half of a dose of a delta 8 product and CBD product in the same delivery method and milligram strength.  Let’s say you enjoy gummies.  If you have a jar of 25mg CBD gummies and a jar of 25mg delta 8 gummies, take half of a gummy from each jar.  This way, you’re still taking 25 milligrams of hemp.  This is considered a standard dosage amount.  Still, you’re getting a blend of the two compounds in the system rather than a potent dose of just one.

Another example would be vaping.  If you have two vape cartridges, one with CBD and one with delta 8, then simply take a puff off of each.

Finding a Product That Contains Both Cannabinoids

Alternatively, you could purchase a product that already does the hard work for you by offering a balanced blend of CBD and delta 8 THC.  A lot of companies/manufacturers create products that offer active levels of both of these cannabinoids because combining the two together is that popular.  Just pay attention to what the label says to know how many milligrams of each cannabinoid you’re getting.

As a beginner, you’d ideally start with a 2:1 or 1:1 CBD to delta 8 ratio so that there is enough cannabidiol to have an effect on the intensity of the delta8’s psychoactive properties.

Overall, both CBD and delta 8 THC can promote effects in the body and mind that help us get through our day.  Or, even help us mellow out at night.  The good news is that you can take these two compounds together.  And, even after you build up a tolerance to delta 8, you may find that combining them gives you the most blissed-out experience.

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