How much Delta 8 Should I Take?

Are you new to Delta 8? Maybe you’re new to hemp products, in general. Either way, if you’re here you’re probably wondering "How much Delta 8 should I take?".  That's a great question, everyone starts somewhere, here you will learn just how different everyone’s serving sizes may be. You can also check out our Beginners Guide to Delta 8 if you are looking for even more information about Delta 8. 

Understanding Potency 

Different companies use different strengths and concentrations in their products. For example, some sell Delta 8 in strengths of 25mg per gummy, while others may offer 12.5 mg per gummy. The same pattern applies to tinctures, vapes, and other forms of D8.

If you want to figure out the number of milligrams of Delta 8 in a single serving look at the products packaging. Reputable companies will provide their serving recommendations on the product’s label so that new users can easily estimate how much Delta 8 they need to achieve their expected results.

Some would say that Delta 8 is around half as potent as Delta 9 THC. There have been cases of people who have taken too much Delta 8, and it hit them too hard, making them not in full control of themselves. The best way to find the right delta 8 dosage is to try a little, then keep increasing until you feel satisfied with the effects. This baby steps approach when you are fist trying Delta 8 can help you avoid overdoing it and getting unwanted effects. 


Things to consider

The consumption method used is an important factor because it determines the product’s bioavailability and the duration and onset of effects.

The reason why we are covering each consumption method is simple; each of these affects your body in a slightly different way. For example, edible take more time to absorb, while vaping tends to hit you only after a few minutes.

Everyone is Different

Humans have skeletal, muscular, and other bodily systems. One bodily system you may not be as familiar with is our endocannabinoid system, also called the ECS. Every person’s ECS responds differently to phytocannabinoids. 

Everyone's body makeup is different, that's why there is no established dosage amount that’s perfect for everyone. Cannabis products can interact with everyone’s body very differently, there’s no set amount that will always be right.

With that in mind, we want to cover this Delta 8 dosage guide with caution. We cannot guarantee our recommendations will be perfect for you. Our goal is to help you find your ideal serving size using our suggested strategies. 

Only after time, consistency, and experimentation are you likely to find your perfect Delta 8 dosage. Just keep in mind, what works for your friend, partner, or anyone else, may be different than what is right for you.


Personal Factors to Consider

Body mass – those with a greater body mass may need a higher amount of Delta 8 than smaller users. 

Delta 8 THC tolerance – the tolerance to Delta 8 can increase relatively fast, so you may need to keep that in mind. Some people have a naturally higher tolerance to certain substances. If you have a moderate to high tolerance to Delta 9 THC, the chances are that your tolerance to Delta 8 will reflect that.

Your goals – What is your purpose for using Delta 8 THC? Are you looking for a little encouragement to relax and unwind or do you want to have an unusual Delta 8 experience?


What Dosage of Delta 8 Should I Start With?

Keeping the factors above in mind, here is a general guideline to help you determine a good starting point with Delta 8.  


  • Beginners (for new users with low tolerance): 5–15 mg per serving
  • Intermediate (occasional users with medium tolerance): 15–45 mg per serving
  • Advanced (experienced users with a high tolerance): 45–150 mg per serving


Delta 8 Vape Dosage

Everyday Delta carries two types of Delta 8 vapes: Disposable vape pens and vape cartridges. Dosing is the same regardless of the format for vaping. Every product will have their suggested use on the package. We recommended using these manufacturer suggestions as a baseline when determining how much to use.

An average single dose of vaporized Delta 8 is one to three puffs, with one being the best starting point for new users and three being an average for experienced users. Factors like the depth of your inhalation and how much vapor you can draw into your lungs at once will affect the strength of your high.

We recommend starting out inhaling for 3 seconds, after that you can expect it to kick in within 5-15 minutes. From there, you can decide if you want to take another hit for stronger effects or wait a while. Experienced users may take up to 8 hits for a stronger effect.

Recommended Delta 8 Vape Dosage

Delta 8 Vape Dosage

Delta 8 Gummies Dosage

Edibles, like Delta Munchies delicious Delta 8 Peach Rings come with a standard dosing. All of the edible products we carry will list their specific dosage on the packaging as well as on our website. We suggest starting off by taking ½ of a gummy and waiting 30-45 minutes for it to kick in. Remember you can always take more Delta 8, but you cannot undo what has been done.

In the event that you overdid it, here are a few tips and tricks on how to get unhigh.

Recommended Delta 8 Edibles Dosage

Delta 8 Gummy Dosage

Delta 8 Tincture Dosage

Delta 8 tinctures are absorbed through the tiny blood vessels found under the tongue. A standard serving is anywhere between 20–40 milligrams. To calculate this, you would need to divide the amount of delta 8 per bottle by the number of milliliters, you will then know how much Delta 8 is in a single serving for that particular product.

Once again, we suggest starting out with less initially, until you've accessed your tolerance. Depending on how you use your tincture will dictate how long it will take to kick in. If you ingested it directly from the dropper you can expect it to kick in faster, around 10-15 minutes. If you consume it any other way, it may take up to an hour to kick in. For example, when mixed in foods or drinks. 

Recommended Delta 8 Tincture Dosage

Delta 8 Tincture Dosing

Final Thoughts

While this can all be a bit challenging to determine at first depending on body composition, prior experience, and other factors, understanding the different consumption methods will make it easier to determine the right amount for you.  Everyday Delta offers a variety of different methods for you to choose from so that, if you're new to Delta 8 or HHC, you can pick the right method according to your needs. 

Always start small and work your way up, with any Delta 8 or HHC products, no matter the consumption method or brand you choose.