Are you wanting to experience the power of Delta-8 THC but your THC tolerance is too high? If you’ve tried regular Delta-8 THC products that offer a mere 25mg or less per dosage, I have just the remedy for you…literally! The product I’ll be reviewing today is a powerful 500mg Delta-8 THC tincture from The Remedy Co. (a brand from Herban Bud). This particular tincture is one of the strongest I’ve seen on the market and I’m excited to review this unique cannabinoid-infused product. If you’re not familiar with the Delta-8 THC cannabinoid or its effects, let’s briefly recap what this “diet/lite weed” is, what to expect, and why such a high concentration of this cannabinoid may be right for you.
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A Brief Overview of Delta-8 THC
If you’ve ever tried regular weed, you may have experienced a powerful high coupled with intense feelings of uneasiness, disorientation, and sleepiness. Traditional marijuana has a very high concentration of Delta-9 THC, the active compound that gets you “high.” That’s why Delta-8 THC was created: to offer a smoother and less-intense high that won’t render you couch-locked or incapacitated. Delta-8 and Delta-9 are nearly identical in their chemical structure; the difference lies in the double bond. Delta-8 THC has a double bond on the 8th carbon chain, whereas Delta-9 THC has the double bond on the 9th carbon chain (hence their names!). This slight variation allows Delta-8 THC to react with your body’s endocannabinoid system with smoother and less intense effects.
Unfortunately, many users who have used marijuana extensively tend to have very high tolerances for THC. The majority of Delta-8 THC products on the market contain a low amount of Delta-8 THC, usually between 15-30mg. This low amount of Delta-8 THC may not have any effect on experienced weed users, which is why more companies are starting to release Delta-8 THC products with very high concentrations of this psychoactive cannabinoid. I must caution you that if you’re new to Delta-8 THC or have a low tolerance for THC, be extremely careful not to consume too much in a single sitting. Taking too much Delta-8 THC in a single sitting can result in some unpleasant effects, such as intense dry mouth, heightened uneasiness, extreme drowsiness, and more. But if you’re looking to switch from your usual marijuana product to the federally-legal Delta-8 THC, you’re in for a treat!
The Remedy Co. (Herban Bud) 5000mg Delta-8 THC Tincture Product Review
This powerful tincture comes beautifully packaged in a dark green stained glass bottle with an imitation wood screw-off dropper. The packaging is very similar to the rest of the CBD tinctures but I immediately found fault with the instructions listed on the right side of the label. The recommended serving is 1 full dropper, which, according to the left side of the label, contains a whopping 178mg. This is more than 7x the amount of traditional Delta-8 THC tinctures! While I understand that this is a very strong tincture and intended for users with high THC tolerances, the sheer volume of this tincture shocked me.
After a brief pause to calculate what I deemed to be a safe amount, I gave the bottle a hearty shake and unscrewed the dropper from the bottle. My nostrils immediately detected a thick sweet scent that reminded me of black licorice blended with sweet mint. I observed that the liquid’s consistency did not separate even after vigorous shaking. I firmly squeezed the rubber nub on the dropper to suck up some of the tincture and noted that the color of the tincture was a dark yellow, very similar to olive oil. Upon closer inspection, I noted with great relief that the dropper’s glass was graduated to show specific amounts (i.e., 0.25mL, 0.5mL, etc.). I knew that consuming 0.25mL would still be a tad too much (44.5mg), so I released a small amount of the liquid back into the glass bottle. Once the dopper looked to be at about 1/8th full, I carefully released the liquid under my tongue.
My taste buds were instantly delighted with the smooth sweet flavor that perfectly matched how the tincture smelled. There was no noticeable hemp flavor while I held the liquid under my tongue for the recommended 60 seconds, nor was there any lingering aftertaste immediately after swallowing. There was a slight bitterness that became more pronounced about a minute after I had swallowed, so I recommend keeping a glass of water handy should you need to rinse out your mouth. I did not notice any filmy coating on my tongue or teeth. I made a mental note of the time and settled in to await the effects.
Within about thirty minutes, I started to feel a slight something. After the 45 minute mark had passed, I definitely felt the effects more noticeably. I felt warm and relaxed, along with a weighted sensation that felt as though a heavy quilt had been draped over my entire body. I noticed it was harder to keep my eyes fully open and my eyelids kept drooping. My mouth was slightly dry and I relished the sips of cold water I periodically drank as the high progressed. There was a light tingling in my hands, feet, and face and I experienced a mild couch-lock. I experienced heightened sensitivity to touch and taste, along with a sense of creativity.
Throughout the entirety of the high, I did not feel any feelings of uneasiness or discomfort, which was a relief as I wasn’t sure exactly how much Delta-8 THC I had consumed.While I did feel a slight case of the munchies, I didn’t have any reddened eyes or paranoia. At no point did I feel as if the high was too powerful. I remained comfortably high for several hours until I eventually gave in to the deep drowsiness and fell fast asleep. My chief complaint would be how I felt after waking up. I felt groggy and dizzy with heavy disorientation. I like to call this a “hangover high,” where the effects of the high carry over to the next day. The feeling of grogginess and drowsiness lingered for the next three hours. I’ve noticed this tends to happen a lot with tinctures, and not just high strength ones either. This may be due to the sublingual delivery method or it could be my specific experience; regardless of the actual reason, you should prepare yourself for the possibility of a longer high than you expected with the very likely chance that it will carry over into the following morning.
I was very surprised with the 5000mg Delta-8 THC Tincture from the Remedy Co. (Herban Bud), and with good reason. The tincture came beautifully packaged in a dark green bottle and both the flavor and the scent were mouthwatering. The tincture was silky smooth and was easy to hold under my tongue. The effects kicked in sooner than I expected and were long-lasting and euphoric. I was a bit fearful that I’d consumed too much Delta-8 THC in a single dosage and since I’m sensitive to THC, consuming high dosages is a very unpleasant experience for me. Yet I was relieved to be able to experience the power of Delta-8 THC despite consuming well below what the manufacturer recommends.
I always try to stress to my readers how important it is to start small. I love getting high as much as the next cannabinoid-user, but trust me when I say that it is definitely possible to have too much of a good thing! If you struggle to enjoy the effects from Delta-8 THC products, you may have great success with some of these products that offer a high Delta-8 THC content. I implore you to start off small and work your way up. My sweet spot is about 25mg, but more than 40mg is more than I can handle. I can’t fully embrace the manufacturer’s recommended dosage, as 178mg seems like an exorbitant amount for one sitting. But that decision rests solely upon the user, so use at your own risk!
If you do end up trying this delicious and potent tincture, please share your experiences with us in the comments below! High concentrations of the federally legal Delta-8 THC are becoming more readily available and I’m curious to see how it reacts in users with high THC tolerances. In my next review, I’ll be presenting my experiences with the THC-O Gummies from Galaxy Tretas. Check back soon for this and other full-blown product reviews; hope to see you soon!
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