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How to Use Delta 9 Gummies for Pain Management

How to Use Delta 9 Gummies for Pain Management

Apr 25, 2024 | 0 comments

What is Delta 9 THC?

Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol is more commonly known as Delta 9 THC. But a lot of people simply call it D9, for short.

Delta 9 THC is the primary psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant. In other words? It’s what gets you high. Delta 9 is the same compound that’s found in weed. 

Essentially, you can think of Delta 9 and weed as synonymous.

But not all Delta 9 has to be consumed by smoking. And that’s where Delta 9 gummies come in!

Bottles of Moonwlkr Delta 9 THC gummies in flavor Sangria

What are Delta 9 gummies?

Delta 9 gummies combine the power of D9 THC with delicious gummies which makes them easy to dose, consume, and take with you on-the-go. 

Wondering about traveling with Delta 9 gummies? We have a complete guide on traveling with D9 here

What makes Delta 9 so special?

THC, specifically Delta 9 THC, is immensely popular for its potentially-potent effects.

Folks who take Delta 9, whether by smoking, vaping, or edibles, might experience feelings like  euphoria, pure relaxation, and even sensory alteration.

But that’s not all.

Delta 9 is well known among naturopaths for its possible therapeutic benefits. Especially when it comes to pain management. 

Unlike CBD (cannabidiol), which is non-psychoactive, Delta 9 THC interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system in a way that can alter mood and perception. We’ll talk more about the differences between CBD & Delta 9 for pain in a bit. 

How do Delta 9 gummies help with pain relief?

Can Delta 9 really work for pain management? How does it work, exactly. You’ve come to the right place. Delta 9 THC, like other cannabinoids, interact directly with our body’s endocannabinoid system. 

If you’re like us, and you don’t have a degree in science, no worries. We’ll break it down for you:

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a complex network of receptors that regulate various physiological processes including pain, mood, appetite, and memory. 

The ECS consists of two primary types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. 

CB1 receptors are predominantly found in the central nervous system, whereas CB2 receptors are more commonly located in the peripheral nervous system and immune cells.

Delta 9 THC primarily binds to CB1 receptors, which are key in modulating neurotransmitter release and can affect pain perception directly. By activating these receptors, Delta 9 THC is thought to help reduce the intensity of pain signals sent to the brain.

When our brain receives less pain signals, it can help reduce our overall sensation of pain. 

And we’re not just talking about physical pain, either.

Delta 9 THC, and delta 9 gummies specifically, may be able to provide relief from various types of pain, including neuropathic pain and inflammation-related pain.

What research has been done on Delta 9 and pain?

Scientific studies have shown that THC can help alleviate chronic pain, one of the most common uses of medical cannabis. 

For example, cannabinoids have been found to be effective in reducing pain in individuals with multiple sclerosis and for those undergoing cancer treatments, where traditional pain management strategies are often insufficient. 

The use of medicinal marijuana for cancer is well researched. Just check out this guide from WebMD.

One study showed promising results for the treatment of chronic central neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia patients. 

A supplemental delta 9-THC treatment as part of a broader pain management plan therefore may represent a promising co-analgesic therapeutic option. 

Delta 9 gummies and inflammation-related pain

When THC binds to CB2 receptors, which are predominantly found in immune cells, it modulates the immune response and reduces inflammation. This action helps in decreasing the production of inflammatory cytokines and inhibits the activation of key immune cells, leading to a reduction in swelling and inflammation

As inflammation is often a direct cause of pain, especially in conditions like arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, THC’s ability to lessen inflammation can significantly alleviate pain. 

By addressing both the perception of pain via CB1 receptors and inflammation through CB2 receptors, THC offers a dual approach to pain management, enhancing its therapeutic potential.

The reality is, more research is desperately needed to explore the full scope of how cannabinoids and the ECS interact. But nevertheless, early scientific evidence – and user anecdotal evidence – supports the role of Delta 9 THC as a valuable and effective component in pain management strategies, especially for those who are inadequately served by conventional treatments.

A man with neck pain and bottles of delta 9 gummies

Embracing the entourage effect: combining Delta 9 gummies with other cannabinoids

Delta 9 doesn’t have to fight the pain-fight on its own. 

In fact, you might see improved pain management benefits by using D9 in combination with other cannabinoids and terpenes, in what’s known as the “entourage effect,”.

Our Endocannabinoid systems are complex, and various cannabinoids stimulate various aspects of that system. 

Chemically, Delta 9 THC binds primarily to the CB1 receptors located in the brain and central nervous system, which is how it exerts its psychoactive effects. 

This interaction is also what contributes to its pain-relieving properties, as it can modify the pathways that signal discomfort and pain to the brain, thereby providing relief.

But Delta 8 THC, another cannabinoid derived from hemp, is also well-known for its potential pain management benefits. And you may have heard of CBD for pain relief as well. 

Here’s a complete guide on how Delta 8 edibles compare to Delta 9 edibles if you want to learn more.

Delta 9 vs Delta 8 vs CBD for pain management

A chart comparing the usage of delta-9, delta-8, and CBD for pain management

How to use Delta 9 gummies with other cannabinoids for pain management

To maximize the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids for pain management, using Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 THC, and CBD synergistically can be particularly effective. Here’s how to use them together:

Delta 9 THC and CBD for pain management

Combining Delta 9 THC with CBD can enhance pain relief while mitigating some of the psychoactive effects of THC, making it more tolerable. CBD also enhances the anti-inflammatory properties of THC, providing comprehensive pain management. 

This combination is perfect for folks who struggle with chronic pain accompanied by inflammation.

Delta 8 THC and CBD for pain management

For those who prefer a less intense psychoactive experience, combining Delta 8 THC with CBD can provide moderate pain relief with reduced psycho-activity. You might like this combo if your goal is to manage milder pain conditions. Best of all, depending on your Delta 8 dosage, you may find that you can combine these two throughout day without significant impairment.

High doses of Delta 8 can still significantly hinder your ability to perform daily tasks. Never take any psychoactive cannabinoid and drive!

Now that you have an idea of how Delta 9 gummies can help with pain, let’s talk about how to get started.

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How to take Delta 9 gummies for pain management

The first step whenever you’re exploring a cannabinoid for pain is to loop in your doctor. While Delta 9 THC is generally considered safe for most people, it may interfere with medications, treatments, or your unique body composition. 

Here are some tips on how to get started taking Delta 9 gummies for pain:

1. Start low and slow

We really cannot stress this enough, especially if you’re a new THC user. We highly recommend beginning with a lower dose. A common starting dose is between 2.5 to 5 milligrams of Delta 9 THC per gummy. What does that mean for you?

Gummies are perfectly portioned for ideal measurement. Start by cutting your gummy in half or into fourths. 

Assess how your body reacts to this initial dose. It’s important to wait and observe the effects because edibles, including gummies, take longer to start working compared to inhaled forms of THC.

Our best advice? Use a journal or your Notes app to keep track of your dosage vs pain symptoms. 

2. Gradually start to increase your dosage 

If the initial dose does not provide sufficient pain relief and you experience no adverse effects, consider gradually increasing the dose. But don’t just jump right in. Wait several hours before you consider taking an additional dose. 

It’s typical to increase in small increments, such as adding an additional 2.5 to 5 milligrams.

Pull out that journal and keep careful track of the dosage and its effects on your pain levels and overall experience. This can help you determine the most effective dose for your needs without exceeding what is necessary.

If you’re wondering how long Delta 9 stays in your system, we’ve got you covered in our science-backed guide.

3. Consider the time of day you take your D9 gummy

Timing may be an important factor for you to consider. It may take anywhere from 15-90 minutes for you to feel the effects. If you have a high tolerance, ate a large meal, or are a larger person, it may take even longer before you feel any effects. 

Take gummies at a time of day that aligns with when you need pain relief the most. 

For chronic pain, this might be before a time of day when pain typically escalates.

For example: do you struggle with pain first thing in the morning? Or is it more potent at night? 

Depending on your pain management needs, Delta 9 gummies can be taken once daily or multiple times a day. Please remember that Delta 9 is psychoactive. You will feel high when taking a Delta 9 gummy. So that should be an important factor in the duration of effects, which can last several hours per dose.

4. Remember that effects may be delayed for you

Delta 9 gummies take longer to begin working because they are processed through your digestive system. Effects can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to manifest.

The effects of Delta 9 gummies can last between 4 to 8 hours, which is generally longer than inhaled forms of THC. 

5. Be aware that they may have side effects unique to you

Delta 9 is not without potential side effects. (Remember to loop in your doctor!) Side effects of delta 9 gummies for pain may include dry mouth, dizziness, altered perception, and in some cases, anxiety or paranoia at higher doses.

Remember to be cautious of potential interactions with your other medications. 

Consult with a healthcare provider if you are taking other prescriptions, especially those with sedative properties. Delta 9 THC should not be combined with opioids, sedatives like benzodiazepines or sleep aids, some antidepressants, anticholinergic pain meds, and CNS depressants. Using THC alongside NSAIDs (like ibuprofen) may lead to stomach upset as well. 

Your doctor and pharmacist can help you determine whether you’re at increased risk of side effects. 

6. Consider the legality of Delta 9 gummies in your state

Ensure that consuming Delta 9 THC is legal in your state, and be aware of any possession limits. Always double-check your local laws. 

And, of course, it’s incredibly important to keep gummies out of reach of children and pets, and store them in a cool, dry place to maintain their efficacy.

7. Consult your healthcare provider

We’ve said it once, we’ve said it twice, and we’ll say it again! Before starting any new treatment regimen, especially one involving psychoactive substances, consult with your healthcare provider, particularly if you have pre-existing health conditions or use other medications.

Do Delta 9 gummies work for pain?

Don’t just take our word for it. Here are what some of our customers are saying about Delta 9 gummies for pain. 

Delta 9 gummies for pain reviews

Helps my arthritis - 5 star Delta-9 gummies review for pain relief

Helps my arthritis

It helped me relax and really knocked my arthritis and bone spur pain down several notches. And, the taste was like a real candy instead of denatured alcohol.

Elaine F. 

DELTA 9 GUMMIES — METEOROIDS

Love these - 5 star Delta-9 gummies review for pain relief

Love these

These made me mellow and took the edge off my pain.

Heather N. 

Works for me - 5 star Delta-9 gummies review for pain relief

Works for me

I think I have found the one. I’m on my 3rd bottle and these just work great for pain and insomnia without feeling sluggish in the morning. Also it’s more affordable than other brands and just as good as any I’ve tried.

Alice R. 

Delta 9 Moonwalkers - 5 star Delta-9 gummies review for pain relief

Delta 9 Moonwalkers

I use this when nothing else works for pain! This is just enough to make it so I can stand it without getting too high. Helps me sleep.

Nancy F. 

Delta 9 gummies - 5 star Delta-9 gummies review for pain relief

Delta 9 gummies

I really love the product. It helps me relax and also helps me with joint pain from arthritis. I really enjoy the overall feeling of relaxation.

Yalaunda G. 

Chronic pain relief !! - 5 star Delta-9 gummies review for pain relief

Chronic pain relief !!

Tried a sample pack of these gummies a few months ago and ordered 3 bottles for an up coming back fusion surgery !! These are definitely the same strength as the prescription medical marijuana !! Only use Moonwlkr brand !!

John L. 

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