How Do You Select the Best THC Gummies?
The psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant, THC, is well known for its psychoactive properties and the ‘high’ effects it causes on the people who consume it. THC has more to offer its users than another famous compound of cannabis- CBD, which mostly has therapeutic benefits. Along with the medicinal and recreational effects, THC also provides that on-the-spot euphoric feeling that washes away your stress and anxiety.
Studies show THC Gummies have neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, antiemetic, and analgesic effects. Due to its multiple therapeutic benefits, it is used as an add-on to increase the efficacy of the treatments.
After being aware of the health benefits and the market situation regarding THC products, it’s time you buy yourself some tasty THC gummies. Following are a few things you have to keep in mind.
● Third-party Tested
In such an unregulated market situation, the first and foremost thing to check while buying yourself THC gummies (or any other cannabis product) is the lab reports provided by the vendors. The reliable and trustworthy vendors get their products tested by a third-party state-licensed laboratory to prove the credibility of their products and claims. If they do not have a Certificate of Analysis(CoA) or a third-party test report, then it’s a sign that you should look for some other vendor.
Moreover, the cannabis plant is a bio-accumulator. It absorbs harmful substances like heavy metals and pesticides from its surroundings and stores it in its leaves and stem. So, you must buy only lab-tested products. The Certificate of Analysis will check the various profiles like cannabinoid profiles, heavy metals, and pesticide profiles.
● Your Ailments and Choices
While THC has many benefits, choosing the correct THC gummies according to your desired outcomes is essential. The gummies do not contain THC only; they usually contain other elements like CBD, CBG, terpenes, and various levels of isomers of THC like delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC, and more. Depending on the concentration of elements, you will come across many options like delta 8 THC gummies, delta 9 THC gummies, etc.
You should, therefore, choose the outcomes you desire from the use. While for some issues like anxiety and pain relief, a combination of THC and CBD can be more effective, a combination of THC isomers can be the option for other effects like relaxation and euphoria.
One reason one will choose gummies over any other form of THC available on the market is convenience—the convenience of taste and convenience of bringing them anywhere, eating them whenever suitable. Gummies have lower bioavailability and take time to get absorbed into the body. Moreover, gummies are mild compared to capsules, vape liquid, or oil.
Bioavailability of a substance is when it enters the bloodstream and gets absorbed into the body. Taking THC directly into the bloodstream or in the lungs can be intense as it has psychoactive effects. So, gummies seem like a safer and more suitable option than other forms.
Even while choosing regular gummies, a kid will have taste preferences, so why not you. If you take THC to relax and do away with all your stress, you must start right with a good taste, not some weird taste. It is not like vendors are unaware of how much of a factor flavor can be for a customer. That’s why many options with classic and creative flavors are coming up in the market. So, choose wisely.
● Source and Type
As already mentioned, the Cannabis plant is a bio-accumulator. Thus, it is important to grow your cannabis in a safe environment. To cut the cost of production, many vendors get cheap cannabis plants from other areas. These plants are usually contaminated with high pesticides and metal concentrations in them. The THC extracted is also contaminated and can be harmful. So, the vendor needs to disclose their products’ source and extraction process transparently.
Besides the source, another important thing is to know the type of cannabis plant used to extract THC. One can extract it from the leaves of the Marijuana plant (a drug-type variety of cannabis) or the hemp plant (a fiber-type variety of cannabis). Hemp has a lower content of THC compared to Marijuana, and people prefer it over Marijuana because of this very reason.
● Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC
Delta 8 THC is the isomer of delta 9 THC found abundantly in the cannabis plant. While both types of THC are found in the cannabis plant, the naturally occurring concentration of delta 8 THC is very low.
Delta 8 THC is famously known as the ‘nicer younger sibling’ of delta 9 THC for its relatively low adverse effects but the same efficiency of effects. It is a middle ground between CBD and THC. Compared to delta 9 THC, delta 8 THC has milder euphoric effects and leads you into a mellow, relaxed state. The euphoric effects of delta 9 THC are intense. So, choose accordingly.
● Regulate Your Intake
Regulate your THC intake. THC in high quantities can have strong psychotic effects on the users. Many potential risks and side effects can prove way more harmful than the benefits. So, it is always important that you avoid any low-quality product with an unnaturally high concentration of THC and other harmful substances. THC gummies are not as intense and fast as oil or vape liquid intake. It will take time to kick in.
So, one needs to be patient and not consume more than the suggested intake. The effect might take time, but once it hits you, you’ll find that the wait is worth it.
THC is used alongside CBD to treat mental disorders ranging from generalized anxiety and stress to social anxiety disorder (STD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The pain-relieving properties of THC are also well known. THC helps treat many chemotherapy-induced symptoms like nausea, vomiting, appetite stimulation, etc. THC gummies can be helpful for your anxiety, nausea, stress, and pain while simultaneously providing sweet euphoric effects and mellowing you down.