WHAT IS A TOLERANCE BREAK?
A “tolerance break” is when you stop using THC to give your cannabinoid receptors time to recuperate. Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) composed of endocannabinoids, enzymes, and receptors. It is a complex cell-signaling system that controls and balances many processes in the body, such as the immune response, cell interaction, appetite and metabolism, memory, and more.
Ingesting phytocannabinoids is like topping off your body’s supply of natural cannabinoids. However, over time, phytocannabinoids can overwhelm the entire ECS, and instead of helping the system, they may cause a disruption. CBD, Delta-8, and other THC isomers are not meant to supply or replace cannabinoids. Rather, they are intended to enhance ECS.
So taking a break allows your ECS to start baseline. It prevents your body from being too dependent on cannabis dosages.
HOW LONG DOES A TOLERANCE BREAK LAST?
Estimating how long a tolerance break should depend on your existing current level, and other individual differences like metabolism, etc.
Here are some pointers to help you get going.
Routine THC users tend to have a high tolerance. People in this group need to take the most extended tolerance break possible to give their endocannabinoid system time to reset. Your tolerance break may need to last between 3 and 4 weeks.
If you only use Delta-8 or Delta-9 a couple of times a week instead of daily, you might be a user with a medium tolerance. Your tolerance break could run anywhere from 10 days to 2 weeks.
People who use cannabis occasionally and have a low tolerance can benefit from a shorter tolerance break. You can maximize the effects of THC products by waiting a week between uses if you don’t use them too frequently.
HOW TO RESET CANNABIS TOLERANCE
Most people don’t know that CBD and THC have a long and complicated history together. To put it simply, there is a lot of interaction between THC and CBD. In the language of chemistry, they are chemical opposites. More CBD lowers the THC present in your body and vice versa. In fact, one of the remedies you can do when you get too high is to use CBD.
Here are some tips for an effective tolerance break:
You might think that a small dose can’t ruin the entire thing, so you may try a tiny bit. That is not the case, though. Even minute doses absolutely add up. When going on a tolerance break, it is all or nothing.
Don’t get tempted.
Get rid of the things that make you want to microdose or stray from committing to your tolerance break. Not that we are saying you should dump your hemp products, mind you. Instead, you may have a buddy keep your stuff until you get back from your weed abstinence. This friend could also help you stay on track.
Give CBD a try.
In the meantime, you can try using CBD or other non-psychoactive cannabinoids to get some of the same calming effects that Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC provide. Most people don’t know that CBD and THC have a long and complicated history together. To put it simply, there is a lot of interaction between THC and CBD. In the chemistry language, they are chemical opposites. More CBD lowers the THC present in your body and vice versa. In fact, one of the remedies you can do when you get too high is to use CBD.
Thus, people who use only CBD-rich products are not likely to need a T-break. And, venturing out to CBD might just be what you need to tame the THC buildup in your body. But if you use Delta-8 or THC for medicinal purposes, you should probably inform your doctor before switching cannabinoids.
Do things that naturally boost your ECS.
Taking a break from Delta-8 is also the best time to supplement your ECS with other natural ways. Spare some time to do meditation, yoga, or exercise. You can speed up the recovery process of your ECS by eating healthy and getting adequate sleep. Also, if you are using Delta-8 or other THC derivatives for inflammation, try to stay away from booze and cigarettes as they may worsen the condition.
When you are used to something that dramatically improves your mood or well-being, it can be difficult to suddenly quit using it. But, of course, everything needs a break once in a while. Even the body cells in charge of cannabinoids need some days off from work to prevent burnout. Rest assured, after a certain timeframe without any Delta-8 or THC, the sensation you get of that comeback hit will be all the more rewarding.
You can do a few other things to make sure you get the most out of your cannabis products besides taking a tolerance break. Here are a couple of ideas:
- Try out different kinds of products.
It’s worth trying Delta-8 edibles if you’re a regular vaper. When comparing the two, it is clear that they have significantly different outcomes. You may find that taking gummies for a time helps you get a better high. On the contrary, if you regularly consume edibles, a Delta-8 vape could help you get high more quickly.
- Take only high-quality products.
Be picky in getting your products. Always choose cannabinoids from a reliable source. Some companies may be misleading in their labeling, and their goods may not contain as much THC as they claim. To avoid this, make sure to only purchase hemp products with a certificate of analysis available online that details the amounts of THC and other ingredients.
At DENEX, we only sell products with the exact amount of potency on our labels. Each final batch has passed multiple and strict quality and safety tests. Quality does not mean costly. Thus we make products that have topnotch quality that also meets consumer affordability.
In the long run, a tolerance break will benefit you more. You’ll be back to your old self, chasing that high in little time at all.