You’ve probably heard about Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, which is actually THC, the most famous cannabinoid of all with psychoactive properties. In recent years, another cannabinoid has drawn a lot of attention: Delta-10 tetrahydrocannabinol. Delta-10 is a cannabinoid with alleged anti-cancer properties. In addition, Δ10–THC might be a potential medicine for the treatment of nausea, relief pain and anxiolytic properties.
We are going to tell everything you need to know about it, best way to use it and how it works.
Delta-10: What is it?
Delta-10 is another cannabinoid found in both hemp and cannabis. It is similar to Delta-8. So, what is Delta-10 exactly? Delta-10 is a psychoactive cannabinoid very similar to Delta-8. Delta-10 is extracted from hemp or cannabis, isolated and made into distillate. Hemp contains almost no Delta-9 (THC) and even less Delta-10.
Can I get High with Delta-10?
Yes, Delta-10 is psychoactive, which means you will experience similar effects as with Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. In addition, Delta-10 has small amounts of Delta-9 THC (approximately 0.03%).
The high produced by Delta-10 is sightly different than the high produced by Delta-9 or Delta-8. The variation in the chemical composition means different effects and experiences. However, most users have report similar experiences with Delta-10 as with Delta-8 THC.
What Kind of Products Contain it?
You can find a wide variety of products with Delta-10. For example, you can find tinctures, edibles, infusions, and cartridges available with Delta-10. Nonetheless, still CBD has more products available than Delta-10 or Delta-8 THC.
The most popular way to use Delta-10 THC is vaping. Most cannabis consumers prefer vape cartridges with Delta-10. Vaping high one of the highest bioavailabilities, it’s fast and easy to use. You can find both Delta-10 cartridges (refillable) and Delta-10 disposable cartridges.
The reason why vaping is so popular is because it has a fast absorption and it just take a few minutes to feel the effects.
Bioavailability is the proportion of a drug or other substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so can have an active effect. Depending on the method, the proportion of the substance which enters the circulation varies greatly. Furthermore, the way it enters the bloodstream is also different. For instance, vaping or smoking enter the bloodstream through the lungs while edibles are metabolized in the liver. Inhalation methods provide a faster effect than edibles as it reaches your brain faster.
How Does Delta-10 Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?
Both Delta-10 and Delta-9-THC have very similar chemical structures. The difference between these two cannabinoids is that Delta-10 contains a double bond on the 10th carbon chain whereas Delta-9-THC contains that bond on the 9th carbon chain.
As THC, Delta-10 mainly bounds with CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system. Many cannabis users report a clearer high with Delta-10, less anxiety and a milder high than with THC. Although they are called “minor cannabinoids” their contribution is not minor at all. For instance, many of these cannabinoids are extremely important in the effectiveness of a cannabis strain. We know at least the potential medical properties of eight minor cannabinoids (CBG, CBC, CBN, Δ8–THC, Δ10–THC and their acidic forms).