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June 7, 2023 By Wild Orchard Co.

Can I Take Delta 8 Gummies with Other Hemp-Infused Products?

Delta 8 gummies are only becoming increasingly popular with time, as more people are discovering just how much they satisfy the need to mellow out and enjoy a super relaxing buzz for hours on end.  So, you can see why then, Wild Orchard Co. Delta 8 Gummies remain our best-selling products, offering up generous servings of delta 8 THC, infused into gummies that hit the spot with their sweet and juicy fruit flavor.

Now, if you’re looking to expand your hemp horizons, you might be wondering whether or not it’s wise to take delta 8 gummies along with other hemp products, whether they also contain delta 8 THC or another cannabinoid entirely.  We don’t blame you, as of course, it’s your body and your choice to feel as calm or euphoric as possible.

What are Delta 8 Gummies?

Delta 8 THC is a natural cannabinoid found in hemp, and it’s the result of oxidized delta 9 THC.  Delta 8 is about 30% less intoxicating than delta 9, which means that overall, the high is mellower – think of a nice buzz rather than a full-on high that totally takes you out of your experience.  With that being said, anyone with a low THC tolerance may find delta 8 to be very strong, but that usually eases up with repeated use.

Delta 8 THC is known for being calming, both to the body and the mind.  That’s the biggest part of its appeal, and it’s easy to see why – after all, who amongst us couldn’t go for some natural stress relief?  With delta 8 gummies, that effect can last for up to 8 hours, since edibles stay in the system for a long time.  Besides that, they’re delicious, and come in a variety of flavors and strengths.

Is it Dangerous to Take Delta 8 Gummies with Other Delta 8 Products?

Good news – there’s no reason why taking multiple delta 8 products together would be harmful in any real way.  Of course, there is the risk of getting way ‘more high’ than you intended, which users report may cause mild, ultimately harmless side effects such as:

  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Heightened anxiety
  • Grogginess

Otherwise, if you’re prepared for one or more of these potential side effects, then go ahead and take delta-8 in any product combination you choose.

Is it Dangerous to Mix Delta 8 with Other Cannabinoids?

Here’s the part where you’re wondering about taking delta 8 THC with other cannabinoids, whether they be psychoactive (delta 9, THC-P, THCV, HHC, etc.), or non-psychoactive (CBD, CBG, CBN, etc.).  Basically, mixing & matching cannabinoids is essentially harmless – in fact, we do it in some of our formulas here at Wild Orchard, like our 1:1 delta 9 to CBD edibles.  The key is making sure you consider how much you’re taking of each.  That way, you get the balance just right, and also avoid getting stronger effects than what you were seeking out.  Cannabinoids exist together in nature, so there is no risk of a negative interaction that could cause harm to the body. Everyone is different, start slow to know what works best for your body.

What are the Rules for Mixing and Matching Hemp-Infused Products?

Any user who is gonna consume delta 8 gummies along with another hemp-based product, should want to do so while keeping several main things in mind (i.e. dosing, and delivery method).  Let’s go over those specific “rules” to pulling off a mix-and-match sesh successfully, for the best results possible.

Rule #1: Dosing is Everything

Delta 8 gummies come in a variety of milligram strengths, as do other hemp products.  Obviously, the more you take of each product, the more you’re going to experience the effects of both products together.  For instance, consuming a 5mg delta 8 gummy and taking one puff off of an HHC disposable vape pen would be far less potent of an experience than taking 10x the amount of each.  Consider your tolerance, and dose accordingly.

Rule #2: Every Hemp-Infused Product is Unique 

We already talked a bit about the unique effects of delta 8 THC.  And, using another cannabinoid along with a delta 8 gummy is going to impact your ‘high’, as they will inevitably influence each other.  For example, taking delta 8 with CBD will mellow out the high even further, while having delta 8 with, say, delta 9 will supply a stronger and more balanced high that can be a bit more upbeat than delta-8 alone.  

Rule #3: Each Delivery Method Matters

Yes, that said delivery method is a factor to consider.  For instance, gummies have an onset time of 1-2 hours, with a duration of about 8 hours once the high kicks in.  Taking a delta 8 gummy and, say, a delta 9 gummy at the same time, therefore, would mean both are affecting you at basically the same time.  But, taking a puff of an HHC disposable at simultaneously as taking a delta 8 gummy means that the HHC high will kick in fast, and likely be well past its peak by the time the gummies kick in.

Rule #4: Know Your Limits

One of the most important things to do is be mindful of your personal tolerance, particularly to psychoactive cannabinoids.  If you’re a newbie to the world of cannabinoids, you may not be so froggy to dive into two full doses of different psychoactive products at once – simply put, that could overwhelm you and make you more edgy than blissed out.  If you still want to mix & match, consider half the recommended dose of each product, in order to get the synergistic benefits of 2 cannabinoids at once, without the risk of getting way higher than you intended.

Rule #5: Consider Other Substances That Might Be in Your System

One last thing to touch upon is that other substances can interact synergistically with cannabinoids too.  While no substances are known to interact dangerously, you want to consider whether you have something like alcohol or caffeine in your system, both of which can influence your ‘high’.  For instance, drinking while taking multiple cannabinoids could cause further impairment and make you even drowsier/dizzier, while caffeine could make your delta 8 THC experience less mellow and more focus-enhanced.  

Experience Your Favorite Intensely Potent and Delicious Delta 8 Gummies Alongside Other Cannabinoids 

Overall, there is no reason to not try delta 8 gummies with a side of another hemp-infused product – but, again, remember that dosing is an important thing to consider, especially for beginners.  Here at Wild Orchard Hemp, we have got an awesome variety of cannabinoids and formulations to choose from, so that you can mix and match to your heart’s content.  Check out our catalog to discover your new favorite cannabinoid combo or even trio today!