Cannabis users have historically favoured THC edibles. Edibles, like the rest of society, have come a long way since their early days, dating back to Indian “bhang” as early as 1000 BC to the more contemporary “Hashish Fudge,” published in The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book by the author of the same name in the 1960s. Although THC edibles have undergone an unfathomable evolution in recent years with the cannabis market in full bloom, you may be aware of the famous pot brownies of stoners’ past. You no longer need to spend hours slaving over the oven to get an enormous buzz because there are now cannabis drinks and savoury appetisers that are high in THC. THC gummies are one of the most well-liked—and efficient—ways to consume THC right now. But what precisely are these little candies? And what are the advantages for their users?
How Do THC Gummies Work?
THC gummies are precisely what they sound like: edible gummy candies infused with THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Chocolate bars, chocolates, pastries, brownies, and even some drinks may be other edibles that include THC. THC gummies are best kept in a secure location because they resemble regular gummies. This is especially crucial if there are young children present.
The Upsides of THC Gummies
Some of the advantages and beneficial effects of THC gummies are exclusive to edibles and are not present in other THC products like vapes or flowers. Let’s go over some of these distinctive qualities that make THC gummies a desired and well-liked product among users before we discuss the actual advantages of THC.
Let’s first discuss how our systems digest THC Gummies in a simple manner. THC affects you almost instantly when you smoke or vape it because it enters your bloodstream through the lining of your lungs and travels to your brain within a few minutes. On the other hand, the path for gummies is a little more complex and requires a few additional steps.
THC must pass through the digestive system after consumption to get to the bloodstream and the brain.
Your food must pass via the oesophagus and enter the stomach, where it is disassembled into constituent parts. Next, the THC travels to the liver, converting it into 11-hydroxy-THC, a metabolite far more potent than pure THC. The component in your cannabis edible, 11-hydroxy-THC, is not present in cannabis. Instead, it is a healing molecule that your body produces as THC is broken down. According to some research, the euphoric effects of 11-hydroxy-THC are roughly four times higher than those of THC.
The effects of THC persist longer and feel more potent as a result of this conversion from THC to 11-hydroxy-THC than they would otherwise. Users frequently report experiencing euphoric effects for up to eight hours when taking edibles. Your THC gummies won’t work immediately, as they must first be digested. Be prepared to wait over an hour for the effects to start since it will take your body some time to break down the edible before the THC can enter the bloodstream. However, the power and duration of the high that you will experience make the wait worthwhile.
Additionally, manufacturers enjoy making THC candy as much as consumers do. These products are among the most precise and simple to dose because producing gummies needs accuracy and a consistent process throughout. When using a vape pen, you don’t always know how much THC is in each puff. Therefore, dosing might be challenging because you could take a big or small hit. Because a THC gummy contains predetermined amounts of THC, the dosage is significantly more straightforward and precise than other forms of consumption.