THC Strips: what they are and how they work

What are THC strips, how do they work?

Everything you need to know about thc strips

What are THC strips and how do they work?

If you’ve decided to open this article, it means that you’re curious about it too, but you still need clarification about it.

In this article, we have collected the preliminary information that every interested person should read.

THC strips

What are THC strips, and what are they used for?

THC strips are small squares of edible ‘paper’ that dissolve in contact with water or, if taken in countries where it is permitted, with saliva.

But what are they used for?

THC strips are used to take a dose of this cannabinoid (or even cannabidiol) discreetly in comparison to other methods of intake.

These strips are just one in a long line of cannabis dosing methods that include smoking, dabbing, edibles, tinctures, waxes, oils, shatters, and anything else you can think of.

It also has a place in the medical field.

In what way?

Simple: doctors often prescribe sublingual drugs to ensure that they are correctly absorbed and have a rapid effect.

And indeed, sublingual administration is also a significant innovation in the world of marijuana.

But how does it work, and why is it so effective?

THC, a fat-binding (lipophilic) molecule, passes quickly through the connective tissue layer and into the underlying capillary beds of the oral cavity.

This allows the chemical to enter circulation quicker than edibles or cannabis-based drugs.

The molecule eventually crosses the blood-brain border, binds to CB1 receptors and increases dopamine levels.

But more on this in the next section.

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THC strips versus other edibles

THC strips are consumed through the mouth like other edibles, but the similarity ends there.

Let me explain.

When you ingest a cannabis edible (like brownies, for example), your gastric juices must break it down before the cannabinoids can be absorbed through the lining of your stomach or intestines. Once absorbed, they pass through the liver before entering the bloodstream and being transported to the brain.

As you may have guessed, all this takes time.

This long journey through the digestive system and liver filter remove some of the potency of the ingested THC. This concept is known as bioavailability.

Essentially, edibles provide less bioavailability due to their stomach and liver-destroying properties. On the other hand, THC strips provide greater bioavailability because the cannabinoids are absorbed directly into an artery (sublingual) that is one step away from the brain (where THC takes effect). From the sublingual artery, unfiltered THC travels to the external carotid artery, to the internal carotid artery and then to the brain.

Understand that the journey from under the tongue to the brain is relatively short because the sublingual absorption of THC ‘skips’ the extra passage through the stomach and liver before reaching the bloodstream.

benefits of THC-strips

What are the benefits of sublingual THC strips?

Many marijuana users can take advantage of the many benefits of THC sublingual strips, again in countries where their sale is permitted by law.

We list some of them below for information purposes only.

THC strips are easy to use: in fact, it is not necessary to grind the marijuana, load the bong or bake a cake, but remove the wrapper and place the strip under the tongue.

Another advantage, according to users, concerns the effects of the strips, which are said to be similar to those of smoking and vaping, with the difference being that the results are more immediate.

Finally, the THC strips have precise doses: they contain precisely measured amounts of THC, although in some cases, it is possible to adjust the amount taken to reach the optimum point.

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This article has tried to give an overview of THC strips and how they work. Taken lingually, THC would have a more immediate effect than taking edibles such as brownies or biscuits.

However, it should be noted that there are strict rules on purchasing these products in Europe. That is why our advice is to only go to certified outlets such as Justbob, the portal offering legal marijuana and CBD of the highest quality.

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