Delta 8 gummies are growing more popular every day, especially for those who would like a THC product that they can incorporate into their schedule. It has psychoactive effects, but they are only about 60% as potent as those of delta 9 THC, its cousin.
While a lot of praises are sung for delta 8, there are still people who are cautious about it because they don’t know enough. A common question is ‘what are the side effects?’
In this article, we shall explore the most common delta 8 gummy side effects you should know about.
1. Dry mouth
Delta 8 can cause temporary dry mouth in some users. This does not mean your body is dehydrated, but rather that your salivary glands have reduced saliva production. The effects will wear off when the compound stops being active in the body.
2. Dry eyes
Another potential side effect for some users is the sensation of dry eyes. This is also a temporary effect and will wear off when the cannabinoids ceases to be active in the body. Dry eyes tend to appear red and might feel a little uncomfortable for some users. Eye drops can help to moisturize the eyes.
3. Anxiety when overdosing
Despite delta 8’s reputation as an anxiety reliever, some users may experience increased anxiety if they take too much. This is because different people have different levels of sensitivity to delta 8. It’s also why it is ideal to start small, especially if you’re a beginner.
4. Feeling groggy
Some people report feeling a little groggy when they take high doses of delta 8. This can come with the strong urge to sleep. Common other symptoms include a mild lightheadedness, fatigue, and foggy brain. These effects wear off with the delta 8, and are only likely if you overdose. Yet another reason to microdose at first.
5. Getting an intense body high
There are two types of high you can get from THC: a body high and a mind high. Delta 8 THC is famous for causing body highs. These are relaxing and soothing, but can be quite intense if you take too much delta 8.
Common symptoms of a body high include being overly aware of bodily sensations, which can lead to anxiety attacks, couch-lock, which makes it difficult to move, and a feeling of numbness. Even so, delta 8 does not induce the same intense anxiety as delta 9, and the effects go away as soon as the cannabinoid wears off from the body.
6. An intense mind high
While delta 8 is better known for giving body highs, taking a very high dosage can still induce a mind high. This can lead to a feeling of being either too much in or out of your head, depending on how your body particularly reacts to the delta 8.
While many people intentionally take THC for the mind high, some may not like how the altered state can interfere with their daily work. For that reason, you should take small doses of delta 8 at first until you find the right dosage for your body and mind.
7. Inability to work
Taking too much delta 8 while working can make it hard to work. This is because an overdose of delta 8 can cause an intense body or mind high, ruining your concentration and making it hard to coordinate yourself. It’s best to take very small doses while working, or just take it after work.
8. Inability to drive
Finally, delta 8 can also make it difficult to drive, due to the possible intense mind and body highs you might experience. This is why it is never a good idea to drive when you are under the influence of THC (or any other drug, really).
As you can see, many of the side effects of delta 8 pop up when you take too much, and they all go away when the drug wears off. That’s why you should always start with small doses and work your way up as your body gets accustomed to delta 8 THC.