We’ve all been there: we walk into a store or scroll the internet and are overwhelmed by the number of options at our fingertips. When it comes to the world of hemp products, the good news is that there’s no shortage of options; the bad news is: what do they all mean?
Today we’re going to do our part in making the world of THC products more understandable. So let’s dive into the topic of an increasingly popular product: Delta-8 distillates.
What is Delta-8 Distillate?
Delta-8 distillate is the most concentrated form of Delta-8 THC and often has a potency between 80 and 95 percent. This substance is extracted from the cannabis plant through a process of, you guessed it, distillation. This process eliminates all other plant materials and contaminants.
Delta-8 distillate can be described as a thick, sticky residue. Depending on how it’s processed, the color ranges from clear to amber, though the best product is said to fall in the middle. If the color is too dark, then it may be an indicator of impurities.
Some companies add some beneficial cannabinoids or terpenes back into the distillate for an added bonus. As with any product, do your research to check the potency and ingredients in your Delta-8 distillate to ensure an optimal outcome.
How is Delta-8 Distillate Consumed?
Delta-8 distillate can be consumed in multiple ways, such as edibles or dabbing. Dabbing, the act of inhaling concentrates with a dab rig or other device, typically provides higher potency. While a great option, the go-to method for many Delta-8 distillate experts is vaping.
The temperature controls on vapes make it a more appealing experience to many, with a notable difference in flavor and vapor produced.
We should note that Delta-8 distillate can’t be smoked due to its thick consistency. If you’re on team “smoke,” then this might not be the right product for you (or you can give vaping a try—one of our personal favorites).
And since vaping is a fan favorite, Delta-8 distillate is often found in the presentation of a prefilled cartridge. Keep scrolling to learn how this works.
How to Vape Delta-8 Distillate Cartridges
Cartridges come pre-filled with Delta-8 distillate, making it an easy process for new and longtime vapers. Some products come with a disposable battery, while others require a separate, reusable one. Purchasing a reusable battery is better for the environment and doesn’t limit the products you can purchase, making it an appealing option.
Vaping a cartridge is easy. Just follow these steps:
- Press the button on the device to heat the oil. This will turn the oil into vapor.
- Tip: You can adjust the temperature of your vaporizer to your personal preference. In general, low-temperature settings are related to flavor; medium offers a balance between flavor and a big vapor cloud; and high could sacrifice the quality of the Delta-8. You can try different settings to find the one that appeals to you the most.
- Now all you have to do is inhale with your lips around the mouthpiece, and that’s it!
What Are the Effects of Delta-8 Distillate?
It’s no secret that Delta-8 distillate became popular because of its potency. This means the psychoactive effect is the most notable (and appreciated) characteristic.
Similar to other THC products, Delta-8 distillate is often praised for inducing feelings of euphoria and relaxation. Some users have reported that it offers a gentle high that provokes calmness, which is often preferred over the intense high that is associated with its cousin, Delta-9.
Dry mouth, or “cottonmouth,” and red eyes are also possible side effects, but can be managed with a big glass of water and time.
Delta-8 distillate is the most potent form of Delta-8. Its thick, sticky substance offers users a “high” that’s typically considered more desirable and calm than Delta-9. While every individual should form their own opinion, a great starting point for new consumers is vaping.
Anyone interested in experiencing the effects of Delta-8 distillate should purchase a high-quality product, such as Vitality’s Delta-8 cartridge, which has been tested by a third party for potency and purity.