Is a tolerance break necessary for Delta-8? Is it true for all THCs?
How long should it last? When do I know that I need a break from Delta-8?
These are some of the most common – yet crucial – questions that cannabis users often wonder – or even ask.
With regular intake of Delta-8, you could develop a bit of tolerance over time. It could be frustrating and, for most, expensive, to find out that you need larger doses of the compound to have the same effect as you did with a smaller dose months ago.
It may so happen that you invest in a premium-quality Delta-8, but it fails to have the expected potency or efficacy as before.
But don’t worry. We have the best and the easiest solution for you.
In this article, we will tell you everything that you need to know about how taking a short break from Delta-8 could work magic in getting your body readjusted and experiencing the same ol’ efficacy of Delta-8.
So, what are you still wondering about? Go ahead…scroll down…and find out!
When To Take A Break From Delta-8
You must know exactly to impose self-restraint from Delta-8 products in order to break your tolerance to the compound.
Most tolerance breaks are self-imposed. But sometimes it becomes difficult for the Delta-8 consumers (read cannabis users) to put a complete stop to using their favorite cannabis product.
Here’s a list of signals that indicate it’s time for a break:
#1. Effects do not kick in the same way they used to…
If you find yourself unable to experience the same high and other usual effects after using the same or a slightly higher dose of Delta-8, you know it is time your body took a break from Delta-8 intake.
By this time, you can no longer feel the same effects or at least not at the same intensity as before. Sometimes using larger doses also does not seem to help.
The declining effects of Delta-8 indicate that your body needs to rewire.
#2. Fast-fading effects
The second indication is that the effects of Delta-8 wear off faster than usual. This sign needs a pretty high observation and, so, you need to watch carefully and closely.
Most users realize it when the effects last for about half the usual duration or much shorter than usual. This sign indicates that tolerance has built up pretty high.
#3. Use of a much greater dose to get desired/some results
The third sign is consuming a much higher dose of the Delta-8 product than what you would normally need to get the desired effects.
For example, it requires you to take 7 – 8 hits to reach the same level of efficacy as you previously did with a couple of hits. Maybe you need to consume about 5 – 6 gummies in place of 1–2 gummies in a single dose to have the same effect.
These are clear signs that your body has built a tolerance to this compound – and you need to rewire your receptors to receive this cannabinoid with its fresh potency level.
What Should Be The Duration Of The Break?
Now that you know the signs that could help you understand that your body needs a break from Delta-8, you must be wondering how long you should take these breaks until your body is back to its original receptiveness.
Although the duration is determined by your specific tolerance level, i.e., how long the individual parameters of your body govern the “recovery” process, we have come up with a short guide to help you find out.
Remember, your body requires to go through three levels of tolerance. Each level has an average duration for the Delta-8 break. So, look up and find yours.
#1. Beginner’s Tolerance Level: 7 Days
A low tolerance build-up mostly occurs among infrequent or irregular Delta-8 consumers.
Even some frequent users have low tolerance levels, thanks to their unique endocannabinoid system. But that’s another story altogether.
If you do not use Delta-8 frequently, you should have a low tolerance build-up and your break should last for about a week. That means, after a week, you should be able to get back to Delta-8 and experience the original benefits of Delta-8, i.e., the same way you once did.
#2. Intermediate Tolerance Level: 10 to 14 Days
This is the mid-level of tolerance build-up phase that is generally noticed among those who take Delta-8 a few times a week – but not daily.
If you take Delta-8 just to get better sleep, when you’re stressed, or simply to relax after a long day at work, you could probably need to take a brief 2-week break. After that, you should be able to experience all the benefits you expect from Delta-8. So, a 2-week break is quite tolerable and totally worth it.
#3. Advanced Tolerance Level: 21 to 30 Days
Okay, so this is the last level of tolerance, which is usually what occurs among heavy D-8 consumers.
Heavy consumers include daily D-8 consumers, i.e., who have incorporated Delta-8 into their daily routine.
Those with this kind of tolerance build-up will need at least 3 – 4 weeks away from Delta-8. Three weeks should be the shortest break for them. You could also take a longer break if you think you need it and you can handle the long break without any pain or anxiety.
Note: This is only a guide. The actual period for break depends on your physiological and mental capacity to withstand the break as well as the physical requirement for the break. While it’s best to wait longer, you may still be able to feel the effects of the break if you do not complete the full duration.
Tips For Delta-8 Break
While you are the one to decide on your Delta-8 break, here are a few tips that could come in handy while you are on it.
- Prepare a calendar for the break and tick off the days. This keeps you motivated and on track with your break routine.
- If you aren’t sure about the length of the break, start with a week-long break, and then increase, if you can take it and you think you may need it.
- Stick firmly to your regimen. The first few days will be the worst. This period requires a lot of grit and willpower.
- Stay positive. Eat healthy, exercise, and stay connected to friends and family to keep your mind engaged – in work or fun and games. Always remember that you are in control of your life – and keep moving ahead!
- Develop an action plan for each day to stay busy. Keeping yourself occupied helps with unlearning old habits.
- Rely on friends if the cravings get too intense. Interacting with them will help you take your mind off of whatever reason you were taking Delta-8 and get you through this period.
- Try using cannabidiol (CBD) instead of Delta-8 for the time being. CBD is known to help people wean off a lot of addictive/intoxicating substances, like nicotine, Delta-9, cocaine, etc.
- Once you are done with the break, start with a smaller dose of Delta-8. This would slow down the repeated tolerance build-up. Find out the exact doses for getting the desired effects and stick to your measurements.
Reaching the Finish Line
Once the “break from Delta-8” period is over, make sure you try a variety of Delta-8 products.
You can experiment with different edibles—gummies, chocolate, tinctures, brownies, or different flavors of vape juices that you haven’t tried before.
Rest assured that after the end of your tolerance break, there’s some amazing time awaiting you.
So, get ready to enjoy the Delta-8 effects – all over again!