How much THC is right for me?

Aug 16, 2022
Betty's Eddies

How Much THC is Best for Me?

We know that each person’s body has different levels of the enzyme that breaks down the THC found in edibles, but those enzyme levels may be impossible to detect.

The best thing we can do is to start with a low dose, and if you decide to increase your dose, do it slowly. You may have heard your budtender say “start low, go slow.”

This term has been effectively memorable and helped serve as a reminder for many cannabis users, whether they’re trying edibles for the first time or even seasoned edibles consumers trying a new product.

Finding the optimal dose may take several sessions. After inhalation cannabis flower or a vape, you may begin to feel the effects of THC within minutes or seconds, but edibles are broken down through our digestive systems, and therefore take longer to kick in.

Depending on your metabolism, you may begin to feel effects in as little as 20 minutes, or it may take up to two hours. Based on this average it is recommended to wait at least one hour before deciding to increase your dose, and no more than your original serving. The effects of cannabis can last anywhere between 2 hours to 12 hours, dependent on your metabolism.

Edibles label their dosage by THC in milligrams, and the legal cannabis market offers a range of doses as little as 2.5mg to as much as 100mg per serving. Some people may consume several servings to achieve their desired effects. A commonly recommended starting dose is 2.5mg or 5mg THC. Before you know how edibles affect you, make sure that you have no pressing responsibilities planned for the rest of the day, do not operate a vehicle and stay in a comfortable, familiar environment. We offer a wide variety of options when it comes to low-dose confections, browse our offerings !

Betty’s Eddies are unforgettably tasty, and aside from a whole lotta love, they are made with a secret ingredient to make your eddie more effective. Sunflower lecithin is a binding agent that is used to bind the full-spectrum cannabis oil to the coconut oil used in our recipe. This binding agent is a great teammate for your body because when you eat your eddies with food, the fat-soluble THC infused coconut oil may attach to the fat in your food, which would allow your body to achieve the maximum possible absorption of THC.

Although it is physically impossible to die from an overdose of cannabis, consuming too much cannabis can cause potentially uncomfortable side effects like dizziness, fatigue, dry mouth, increased appetite, increased heart rate and disorientation. You may want to keep a supply of water and healthy snacks near you to minimize these potential side effects. Many users have reported several other ways to help soothe adverse effects that include taking a shower, calling a loved one to chat, taking a walk, or sleeping. You can also try to shift your focus away from the discomfort by pursuing a creative endeavor; play music, watch a favorite show, practice gentle yoga and deep breathing.

“Chewsing” the Best Eddie for You

One of America’s most popular edibles, Betty’s Eddies, are full-spectrum cannabis infused confections reminiscent of salt water taffy. They are made in small batches, are hand-crafted, vegan, gluten-free, dairy free and have a relatively low sugar content (~7g per chew). Made with all natural ingredients that are free of chemical dyes and animal-based additives, Betty's Eddies are not only delicious, but are lab tested, precision-dosed and ethically produced.