Combining Delta-8 and CBD. is it safe?
While taking careful precautions and considering some external factors, premium blends of Delta-8 (Δ-8) THC and CBD (Cannabidiol) are generally considered safe:
Quality and Source: Always buy Delta-8 THC and CBD (including all hemp-based products) from recognized manufacturers and brands that emphasize strict quality and purity control along with strict adherence to lab testing standards.
Dosage: Start with the lowest dosage possible and gradually increase the dosage to achieve the desired effects after allowing some hours to settle the effects and build an individual’s tolerance to cannabinoids.
Individual Sensitivity: Every individual’s mind and body act and react differently in the same environment or condition because everyone’s brain interprets stimuli differently based on their past learning, emotions, and environmental factors. That is why one person may perceive things that are difficult for another to perceive.
Like: For a student, failure can be a tool for motivation, but for another student who was consistently failing, a good performance review in front of a class instead of another failure can be a tool for motivation.
In the same way, the human body’s chemistry varies from individual to individual and reacts differently with the same substances due to numerous factors like genes (DNA), RNA, gender, other underlying diseases, etc.
Let us take an example: Iron is necessary to generate and maintain RBCs and Haemoglobin in the human body.
Take two people of the same gender (say male), one’s body stores too much iron and is diagnosed with Hemochromatosis, in which the body absorbs too much iron, which leads to iron poisoning. To neutralize a condition, a person must cut red meat, iron supplements, and vitamin C along with iron chelation therapy, and the person’s body absorbs too little iron and is diagnosed with a condition called anaemia (lack of iron). This person must increase the level of iron intake through supplements, vegetables, meat, seafood, etc.
In summation, for a person diagnosed with Hemochromatosis, a heavy dosage of iron supplement can be life-threatening, and for another who is anaemic (diagnosed with anaemia), a heavy dosage of iron can save his life.
Note: Females are not considered in this example only for ease of understanding the concept, because they already tend to have a lower level of iron in their bodies than males due to the biological nature of their bodies, such as menstrual blood loss, postpartum anaemia (excessive bleeding due to childbirth), and other postpartum disorders, etc., which in turn makes it difficult and complex to explain the above example if we add a lot of differentials to it.
Legal Considerations: The status of legality for hemp and hemp-based products differs from one jurisdiction’s regulation to another. Some states may have a specific adherence to hemp, and some may not.
Potential Side Effects: Both Delta-8 THC and CBD are generally well tolerated if not taken in excess, but even if taken in excess, they have some very common individual side effects: dry mouth, drowsiness, or changes in appetite.
But still, it is advised to consult your physician, especially if you are pregnant or are taking medication for any underlying diseases.
Can You Use Delta-8 and CBD Together?
The unique combination of Delta-8 THC and CBD offers a balanced experience of the potential euphoria along with relaxing and calming effects, besides many health benefits from CBD. It is always recommended to start with low dosages and gradually adjust them if needed.
It is always advisable to buy Delta-8 THC and CBD (including all hemp-based products) from recognized manufacturers and brands that emphasize strict quality and purity control along with strict adherence to lab testing standards.
Additionally, if you are pregnant or taking medicine for any underlying health conditions, it is highly recommended to consult with your physician before consuming Delta-8 THC and CBD to ensure their safety for your body.