Is delta 8 THC tolerance a real thing?
Should you take breaks, and if yes, how often?
No matter what kind of cannabis you’re using, tolerance to its active ingredients builds over time.
As tolerance builds, the effectiveness of the delta 8 THC start to diminish, and they wear off faster. If you take a break for a few days your body will reset — allowing the full effects of delta 8 to return.
When you take any drug and experience the effects of that drug, your body is constantly forming and breaking connections to receptors in your brain. When this happens repeatedly, and with high usage, your brain starts to adapt. So if you continue to use the drug without stopping it, you will experience more desired highs with fewer side effects (i.e., tolerance). Every time you visit Papas Cloud, be prepared to jump into uncharted territory.
Here are ways on how delta 8 builds a tolerance to delta 9
- Better delta 8
Delta 9 THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, is unstable and becomes delta 8 through decarboxylation. Delta 8 is slightly less psychoactive and has a greater chance of being broken down by your body than delta nine. So if you have a higher concentration of delta 8 in your system, even for only a short time, you will build up less tolerance to delta 9.
- Cycle with CBD
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis that does not have psychoactive effects. However, one of its other properties is that it can bind to the same receptors as THC and prevent tolerance from building up. Using CBD every few days while using THC can help prevent the build of tolerance.
- Try low doses
Every time you take a drug, you experience a temporary and unnatural state of being. Your brain is not used to functioning with any chemical it is not evolved to handle, so once the effects wear off, your brain goes back to normal. If you take too much marijuana, it will take longer for your body to adjust to its natural state, which could make for uncomfortable side effects. If you use marijuana often, your tolerance can build up faster, and you will spend more money trying to achieve the desired effect than if you try it less often and in smaller doses.
- Try high doses
The only way to build up tolerance is to consume large doses of the drug, but at the same time, it will take longer for your body to adjust and cause some uncomfortable side effects. For example, many people believe that building tolerance takes a few days or weeks, but it takes a few days or weeks after your last drug dose before you can start using lower doses. So if you use marijuana frequently, you will likely build up even more tolerance after a week or so of not using it.
- Get high more often
Some drugs with intense effects can help you build up a tolerance faster. For example, if you use cocaine every day and smoke crack every other day, your body will adapt to both drugs relatively quickly because of their intense effects. The same is true for hallucinogens, such as LSD and angel dust.
- Get a higher cannabinoid content
Many people think that the type of THC determines whether marijuana will build a tolerance to it or not. Most marijuana strains contain only delta 9 THC, while most street strains contain delta nine plus 8 THC. Still, the cannabinoid content does not affect the tolerance-building process.
CBD will help prevent you from building up a tolerance to delta eight and delta 9 THC, especially in the beginning stages of using these products. However, if you use cannabis frequently and are used to high doses of delta 8, you may struggle to get high again because the high will be less intense than with higher doses of delta 8.
Once you’ve made it through your tolerance break, make sure you use different types of delta 8 and delta 9 THC that we offer. Switching between edibles is one way to lessen the chances of your body getting accustomed to certain doses of D8 and D9. Of course, at the end of the break, you’ll be able to enjoy the full effects.