When it comes to using gummies to enhance the quality of your sleep, many first-timers have a number of important questions. It is always beneficial to seek out information on any product you are using to improve your health, be it a new multivitamin, a pain reliever, or a gummy to help you catch those nighttime Zs.
Everyone has their own unique health concerns, and educating yourself about what you put into your body will help you make the most informed decisions about what is right for you.
One of the most common questions we receive when it comes to Delta 9 gummies is, “How long does Delta 9 stay in your system?” Read on for the answer as well as everything you need to know about the benefits of Delta 9.
What Is Delta 9?
Even if you have never used a gummy as a sleep aid, you have probably heard of Delta 9 by now. Once it became legal to purchase Delta 9 THC after the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, we began hearing more about its widespread use, although there are still some common misconceptions about exactly what Delta 9 is and how it is used.
Delta 9 is a variant of the cannabis plant but far from the only one. The cannabis plant boasts 100 different cannabinoid molecules. When we talk about Delta 9 THC, we specifically refer to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (if you just tried to sound that out, you know exactly why we simply say “Delta 9” instead!)
Delta 9 has become the gold standard for THC because it is found in much higher concentrations in the cannabis plant than cousins Delta 8 and Delta 10. Additionally, it is easy to extract through a natural process.
When you manufacture a product such as a gummy with Delta 9, you need fewer additives than you would if using Delta 8 or Delta 10. So it is preferred by many users for its effectiveness and natural benefits, especially those who pay close attention to the “ingredient list” for anything they ingest.
More Than Just a High: The Benefits of Delta 9
At certain quantities, Delta 9 may be best known for producing a “high.” However, more and more people are also looking to Delta 9 for a wide range of benefits, including:
- Reduced anxiety
- Increased ability to relax and rest
- Improved mood
- Sharpened perception
- Pain management
Delta 9 has also been used to help some patients battling particularly serious concerns, such as seizure disorders or nausea often associated with chemotherapy for cancer patients.
Statistics show that sleep deprivation and sleep disorders lead to a wide variety of physical and mental health concerns and affect large portions of the population. Delta 9 can be used to improve sleep and—by extension—improve the overall quality of life for many people.
How Long Will Delta 9 Stay in My System?
While Delta 9 can provide the tremendous benefits described above, it can also be challenging for those who need to consider whether using Delta 9 gummies would affect drug testing for employment or other reasons.
Delta 9 THC may stay in your system for certain periods of time that depend upon the amount you use and the frequency of use. Specifically, it may be detected in your blood, urine, and hair, so we will look at each of these categories below.
Delta 9 and Blood Tests
If you use a small amount of Delta 9 and/or use it infrequently, it will likely flush from your bloodstream quickly. Blood tests generally would not detect Delta 9 after 24 to 48 hours of use. Consistent, habitual users of Delta 9 may have it in their bloodstream longer.
Delta 9 and Urine Tests
Urine tests are frequently used in drug testing for employment, and if you have only used Delta 9 a few times, it will likely be out of your system quickly. In most cases with urine testing, Delta 9 would not be detected within two to four days of use.
On the other hand, frequent and consistent use of Delta 9 may mean that the THC is detected for 30 days or even longer in a urine sample.
Delta 9 and Hair Tests
Hair tests are the ones that can be the trickiest if you do not want your use of Delta 9 to be detected. THC stays in your hair much longer than your blood or urine. It is possible that a hair test would detect Delta 9 up to three months after you use it.
Can I Flush Delta 9 Out of My System Before a Drug Test?
There is no guaranteed way to remove Delta 9 from your system before a drug test. If this is a serious concern for you and you know that you will be tested on a specific date and the presence of THC in your system will yield negative consequences, your only guaranteed success in passing the test comes from abstaining.
Many people find that focusing on hydration will help to clear your system and dilute your urine, but this would not necessarily help in the case of a hair test. Drinking plentiful amounts of water certainly cannot hurt since hydration is key to maintaining optimum health, but you cannot rely on this “flush” method to work every time.
Delta 9: Final Thoughts and Takeaways
Snoozy Delta 9 gummies for sleep are a trusted, organic, all-natural product that greatly relieves many who suffer from sleep deprivation. In addition to their effectiveness in helping users sleep, they are also delicious, thanks to organic extracts from raspberries!
When used according to directions, Delta 9 gummies have been shown to improve overall sleep quality and leave users feeling relaxed, refreshed, and recharged after a deep and uninterrupted sleep. Users should consider whether THC testing will make using Delta 9 gummies for sleep a risk for their specific circumstances.