THC gummies are a delicious, convenient way to consume cannabis. But not all of these gummies are created equal. For example, let’s say you weigh 100 pounds and decide to eat one gram of delta 9 THC gummies. That product could have anywhere from 25-150 mg of it (depending on how strong the potency is).
If you’re new to edibles, that variation could mean between feeling nothing and being pleasantly buzzed for hours! The method of consumption can also influence your experience: eating an entire baggie full at once might not be as fun as taking smaller doses throughout the day to prevent them from kicking in too quickly or wearing off before bedtime.
Here Are The 6 Major Factors That Influence The Daily Dosage Of THC Gummies
- Body Weight
When consumed, THC is metabolized into 11-hydroxy-THC and 11-nor-9-carboxy-THC in the liver. Both of these compounds are more potent than regular THC. The amount of tetrahydrocannabinol that is processed depends on your body weight; for example, if you are underweight, less of it will be processed by your body.
Your body will also process more or less THC depending on how much food you’ve eaten that day and whether it’s been a long time since you last ate and drank water to stay hydrated. The latter causes more water to be pulled from stores inside cells into circulation where it can be used elsewhere in the body—like muscles—which means there won’t be enough inside cells to perform critical chemical reactions with cannabinoids as they need to.
The best way around this problem is to drink plenty of water before eating any edibles, especially since most people don’t feel high immediately. Once again, though: when consuming edibles, always wait at least two hours before trying another dose – no matter how strong it seems.
The older you get, the less likely you are to experience the full effects of THC. Studies show that even young people have a much lower tolerance for it than their seniors. If you’re in your 60s or 70s, chances are good that eating a single edible could be too much for you—even if it’s just one gummy bear.
For example, young people absorb more of it into their bloodstream than older adults after consuming an equivalent amount of edibles containing 10 milligrams each (roughly 2 milligrams per gram). The result? Their blood levels were nearly twice as high.
This indicates that when choosing between two products with similar milligrams per serving amounts, it may make sense to choose one with higher content for younger users versus those who are older because it will deliver better results without consuming more gummies than necessary.
You need to know your body, and it’s essential to understand that gender plays a role in how you should consume THC. Women have higher fat content than men, so their bodies are more capable of absorbing it through fat tissue than muscles. In addition, women have water percentages that are higher than those of men. This can dilute the potency of the edible and make some people feel sick if they consume too much.
As you can see, many factors are at play when determining your dosage for THC gummies or any other edible cannabis product, for that matter! Which factors affect you most daily will determine how much you need/want to take to get what you want out of your experience with edibles.
- The Concentration Of THC In The Product
The concentration of THC in the product determines how much THC you will consume. A low-concentration gummy will make you feel intoxicated, but it won’t strongly affect your body or mind. A high-concentration gummy will make you feel more intoxicated than usual, and it will also have a more substantial effect on your body and mind.
- Tolerance To THC
Your tolerance to THC is the body’s ability to adapt to the effects of THC. In other words, your body has learned how much THC it can handle and will do everything it can to normalize your neurological processes again once you stop consuming cannabis products.
The most common way people build up tolerance is through the long-term use of both CBD gummies and THC gummies. This happens because these cannabinoids affect bodily functions differently—CBD does not cause psychoactive effects like euphoria or anxiety. In contrast, THC produces these feelings as well as sleepiness, paranoia, and lack of coordination when consumed in high doses over a long time.
The more often you consume edibles with high levels of either compound, the higher your risk for building up a resistance against their effects becomes over time—and this means it may take even more gummies than before just to get “high” again.
- Method Of Consumption
There are several therapeutic effects of cannabis and you can consume it in many ways. One is through smoking, which involves burning the flower of a cannabis plant and inhaling the resulting smoke into your lungs. The second way is vaporizing—vaping—which uses heat to turn THC-containing oils or dried flowers into a vapor you can inhale into your lungs with an attached mouthpiece.
A third standard method of consuming cannabis is eating it, although not everyone prefers this option because you don’t get quite as strong a high from ingesting pot instead of smoking or vaping it.
To figure out what works best for you when consuming weed gummies, consider how they make you feel after each method of consumption and which gives you better results based on factors like dosage or cost.
Some people may find that edibles work best when taken sublingually (under the tongue), but others prefer inhalation due to their ease in titrating doses and finding precisely what works best for their bodies at any given moment.
Summing It Up
Our advice is to start with a low dose and work your way up gradually. This will help prevent unwanted side effects like nausea or dizziness that some people experience due to overconsumption of THC gummies.