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What is Delta 10?

hemp plants bloomingWe've all heard about THC, like the kind found in most weed strains. Otherwise known as Delta 9 THC, this cannabinoid is responsible for the psychedelic effects you feel.

But is there a difference between traditional THC (delta 9) and the newest THC to hit the market - Delta 10? Of course, we also have some other THC derivatives, like Delta 8. 

But in this article, we're focusing on one question: what is delta 10 THC? To help clear away confusion, we'll dive deeply into delta 10 - what is it? What is delta 10 like? What are delta 10 benefits vs. cons?

Keep reading to discover the facts about delta-10 THC.

What is Delta-10?

Delta 10 cannabinoid is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp. When we ask the question: what's delta 10? We're really asking about THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. Delta 10 is a derivative of THC, or delta 9.

You'll find delta 10 in trace amounts of cannabis, hemp plants, and other cannabinoids, such as CBD. Unlike Delta 9 THC, delta 10 is much less potent. 

Delta 10 is processed from hemp, the legal (and much less potent) variety of cannabis. Like all cannabinoids, delta-10-THC triggers your ECS or Endocannabinoid System

Once your ECS receives signals through CB1 and CB2 receptors, several potential benefits occur within your body.

What's Delta 10 THC vs. Delta 8?

Both delta 10 and delta 8 are processed through the same variety of cannabis (CBD-based hemp). As discussed, as long as the hemp is under 0.3% THC, both delta 8 and delta 10 are legal.

hemp leaf and delta 10 jointResearch on delta 10 is limited, and the FDA urges caution when using delta 8 (primarily because of lack of regulation). When buying delta 10, look for companies that supply a lab report - ensuring quality and potency.

Delta 10 is less potent than delta-8 thc, making it one of the lowest THC varieties legally available. An excellent way to look at the differences in THC is the following: Delta 9 is the strongest THC available (not legal). While Delta 8 is the next most potent.

And lastly, delta 10 is the least potent of the bunch. Many prefer delta 8 because it's stronger than delta 10 but legal.

What Is in Delta 10?

Delta 10 THC is one of over 140 cannabinoids but occurs in such small amounts it's challenging to extract. Like all cannabinoids, delta-10 THC contains elements of flavonoids and terpenes. 

All plants, including hemp, contain flavonoids and terpenes and are responsible for the plant's aromas and colors. Another benefit is they also contain potent antioxidants, which may slow cancer cell growth, among many other benefits.

Is Delta 10 Good For Beginners?

Delta-10 products are a great option for beginners - provided you buy from reputable manufacturers that offer lab reports. Delta 10 will most certainly make you high, but not as intense as delta 9 THC.

One thing to look for is how your company extracts delta 10 THC. For example, chemical extraction can leave behind unwanted residues and potentially more THC than advertised.

CO2 extraction, conversely, leaves a purer product, and you're ensured about getting an unwanted high. When looking at lab reports, check out the batch number and THC content for maximum safety.

Is Delta 10 THC Legal?

Yes, as long as it's derived from hemp. Nationally, delta-10 THC is legal, while some states have enacted measures making delta-10 illegal. That's primarily because delta 10 will absolutely get you high (just not as intense as delta 9).

delta 10 cart next to hemp leafAs marijuana, cannabis, and hemp laws evolve, we'll see things change. But for now, the following states have laws outlawing delta-10:

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah

Delta-10-Tetrahydrocannabinol Benefits

All cannabinoids, like delta-10-tetrahydrocannabinol, play a role in helping reduce inflammation and certain diseases. The National Cancer Institute, for example, posted that cannabis and cannabinoids display anti-tumor effects.

Other potential benefits include the following:

Relieves Stress

THC and cannabis work by helping your stress responses. Because it's less potent, delta 10 is a better option for those wanting to take the edge off without experiencing as many side effects.

Provides Calmness

Because of its milder effects, delta 10 provides a calmer, more relaxed feeling than traditional THC. You'll also see things "clearer" and, in many cases, have more creative energy.

Less Euphoria

Unlike Delta 9, delta 10 THC has fewer euphoric feelings. That means less paranoia and other unwanted euphoric effect.

Gentle High

As discussed, delta 10 is a good start for beginners. Provided you buy high-quality delta-10-Tetrahydrocannabinol, you'll experience a more "gentle high" with fewer extremes.

Insomnia Relief

A recent study found that cannabinoids and THC may aid sleep. Not only will delta 10 potentially help you fall asleep faster, but you may also sleep longer!

Delta 10 Tetrahydrocannabinol Side Effects

vape cart next to hemp leavesWhat is delta 10, and can it give you side effects? That depends on a few factors. As mentioned, the quality of your delta 10 is the most essential factor.

Secondly, everyone reacts differently to THC - even the moderately low version of delta 10. That's why starting small is critical and working your way up once you're comfortable. Some of the following side effects may disappear once your body has time to adjust.

That being said, look for the following potential side effects:

  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Increased appetite
  • Red eyes 
  • Dry mouth
  • Short-term memory loss

Can Delta 10 Make Me Fail a Drug Test?

You're much less likely to test positive with delta 10. You can absolutely fail a drug test with delta 8 or delta 9. That being said, if you buy a product that's not derived from hemp, you run the risk of hemp plant and delta 10 chemical nametesting positive.

Final Thoughts: Delta-10-Tetrahydrocannabinol

Even though some states ban delta 10, you can still use it with discretion. We're still learning about new laws, and more are sure to follow.

One important thing to note is that delta 10 is one of the lowest level 'highs' money can buy - provided you've seen the lab report. The FDA seems to be more concerned with Delta 8, and the jury's still out on delta 10.

But if you're looking for the mildest of highs, delta 10 is the way to go.

 *These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Any medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.

All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers, or doctors not directly affiliated with EHDelta.

Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking any Delta products. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new Delta treatment or medication that is not FDA-approved.

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