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What are THC Gummies?

There have been a lot of new methods for consuming Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products recently, but the one that has surely captured the loyalty of many people is THC gummies. You remember gummies, right? The chewable sweet with tasty flavors, in different colors, shapes, and sizes that you couldn’t get enough of in your childhood? Your favorite gummy has now found its way to the CBD and THC space where it’s infused with both cannabis-based ingredients. In fact, gummies, along with capsules, salves, and soft gels are all the rage in the THC market right now.

These different products have helped THC reach new customers. THC gummies continue to gain momentum and are picking up the pace to become one of the all-time favorite THC products of consumers. Even though gummies have always been a part of the sweet and confectionery industry, their significant acceptance in the CBD and THC space is really proving to be second to none. But what exactly are THC gummies? Let’s find out, shall we?

What are THC gummies: An Introduction

THC gummies are candies infused with THC, the main psychoactive element in the cannabis plant. It is because of the presence of THC that you feel a euphoric high after taking the THC gummy. THC gummies usually look like regular candy that is chewy, soft and infused or coated with THC, one of the most prevalent and recognized cannabinoids extracted from the hemp or marijuana plants under the Cannabis genus. 

THC gummies provide you a delicious opportunity to consume your cannabinoids in a chewable form and give you easier access to experiment with THC and CBD products

How to Take THC gummies?

The best way to take a THC gummy is by putting it in your mouth, chewing slowly, savoring all the ingredients present in the gummy and then finally swallowing the gummy. This slow enjoyment allows the capillaries under your tongue to come into play and absorb the cannabinoids that either coat or are infused in the gummies. The cannabinoid (THC) then enters your bloodstream and reaches the endocannabinoid system, which helps promote and maintain balance in your bodily systems. 

However, if you directly swallow the gummy before allowing your capillaries access to  the THC infused in it, it will take longer to feel the effects. This is only because the gummy will have to pass through your digestive tract before it can make any significant effect on you. Hence, it’s always better to take your time while chewing THC gummies. 

A pile of berry colored gummies

How Many THC Gummies Should You Take?

The experience of taking THC gummies should be a pleasurable one for every person. Therefore, if you are a new consumer, getting up to speed with the whole parade of CBD and THC products, it’s always advised to start with just a half or a single gummy once a day. When you test your capacity or limit and feel that you can take more, you are free to increase your dose if needed.  

Try to stick with this new regimen of taking THC gummies for a week and see how it affects you. Take note of your mood or overall health and even write a daily journal to document any changes that you might be experiencing. This will help you see whether THC gummies are benefiting you. If you feel the need to increase your dose, do it steadily. The idea is to enjoy the THC product and incorporate it into your lifestyle with little hassle.

If you still feel skeptical about taking just THC gummies, you can always mix them up with different THC products such as creams, gels, salves, and oils and create a regimen that caters perfectly to you.  

Do THC gummies expire?

Like any other food product available in the market, THC gummies also come with a shelf life. Despite excellent storage facilities, THC gummies come with a predetermined time limit for consumption. It’s not necessarily about going rotten, but after a certain amount of time the active ingredients can begin to degrade and become less effective. Suggested shelf life for THC gummies is about one year on average, but if you’re taking good care of them, THC gummies can last longer. If you notice that they are not working as well, checking the expiration date can be a guide that helps you figure out if your dosage needs a change or if the product is just old.. 

If you have bought THC gummies from a local dispensary, it is important to keep a check on the bottle and look for any color disfigurations or foul smells in the gummies. If that’s the case, it’s pretty clear that the gummies are not good for use. 

How long does it take for THC gummies to work?

When you are consuming THC gummies, know that your body will take up to one hour or sometimes more to digest and absorb them before you can fully feel their effects. That changes significantly when you consume THC in oil form. Since THC-infused oil is taken sublingually, it enters your bloodstream quicker than THC gummies and therefore produces felt effects more quickly. 

Do Regular Gummies Made from Hemp Have THC?

As per the 2018 Farm Bill, only 0.3% THC is permitted by the federal government in hemp-based products. Regular, full spectrum gummies made from hemp are usually way below this threshold and therefore even though they contain THC, it will be in extremely low quantities. That means they don’t give you that euphoric high which is usually associated with THC. Now if you add more of that naturally occurring THC from the hemp plant into a gummy so that the ratio of THC is higher, yet still within legal limits like our Delta 9 Gummies, then you can start getting psychoactive effects. Gummies made from marijuana plants possess naturally higher levels of THC that are likely to give you a sense of euphoria. 

A hemp field in the sun

Are There Side Effects of THC gummies?

It clearly depends on your dosage, but if you are new to the THC space and have recently started taking THC products, it’s always advised to start slowly. However, the side effects of THC gummies are limited in nature. Some can experience:

  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Changes in Appetite
  • Changes in Weight
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Fatigue

Hence, it is better to check the metabolism of your body and its capacity to break down THC. The effects may vary from one person to another, but if you dive too quickly into the land of THC products, the above effects might befall you. 

Where to Buy THC Gummies?

The best way to find THC gummies near you is to do a quick internet search. You'll be able to locate physical locations of brick-and-mortar stores, and after a brief search, you'll also find online stores delivering THC gummies right to your doorstep. 

But before buying THC gummies, there are some crucial things that you need to look out for. Firstly, you’ll need to find out where the brand sources its hemp from and see the extraction process used by them to bring out the THC from the hemp plant. You’ll also need to look at the type of ingredients used in the manufacturing of the gummies and the brand's reputation among its customers. 

Closing Thoughts

To err is human. This is the philosophy that guides us to use the trial-and-error method for anything new that we’re trying for the first time. The main thing is to try something for yourself and see if it works for you. Every person will have their own story to tell about their experiences with CBD and THC products. It’s best to be patient and do your research to find the best, most suitable THC gummy that lives up to your expectations.