Researchers have discovered many forms of THC for the last few decades called isomers. The common, well-known THC found in cannabis is called delta 9 THC. Other isomers are delta 8 THC and delta 10. Isomers refer to compounds with a common identical chemical formula but are arranged differently. Delta 10 THC was discovered accidentally. It was discovered by fusion farms in California while extracting THC distillate from a batch of contaminated cannabis with a fire retardant. It formed mysterious crystals that were first misidentified as the cannabinoid CBC and CBL and later properly identified as delta 10 THC. Today, delta 10 is produced using a similar process similar to that used in the production of delta 8 concentrates.
This article will discuss what delta 10 THC is, the benefits and the side effects, and the possible ways to avoid these effects.
Can Delta-10 THC Get You High?
Absolutely yes. Delta 10 is a form of THC, so it has the potential to get you high. Delta-10 high is less intense compared to delta 8 and delta 9. Delta-10 THC also has a weaker affinity for binding to the CB1 receptors. These results in milder effects. The users say delta-10 effects are more akin to sativa high than an indica, typically with less anxiety and paranoia.
Sativa strains have effects that tend to be more uplifting and cerebral. These make them better for daytime application. Compared to delta-8 gummies, which provide more sedative and couch locking effects associated with indica strains. Delta 10 THC has the potential to make you fail a drug test. Most of the testing facilities used cannot distinguish between various THC Isomers. These can come up as positive for Delta 9 THC; any time you are subjected to a drug test, you should avoid delta 10 THC.
Where Can I Get Delta 10 THC Products?
The availability of delta 10 products is limited at the moment. The delta-10 market is similar to the present delta 8 THC market. It includes delta 10 gummies, disposables, tinctures, and other edibles, oil, and capsules. Delta 10 is within the realm of possibility soon. Please stick to the brands you have built trust on, more so to the one that provides comprehensive certificates of analysis for all their products.
Is Delta 10 THC Legal?
Delta 10 THC is currently in the legal grey area now. It is considered to be legal when it is derived from hemp. It means that it must come from a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC. However, it is not that simple. According to DEAs, this can potentially apply to delta 8 THC isomers.
Benefits Of Delta 10 THC
Researchers have known Delta 10 THC for quite some time, But there hasn’t been much lab research focusing on this particular cannabinoid for some reasons. Because it occurs in negligible amounts naturally, it was not even included n the radar for most cannabis researchers until recently. There is much to be done regarding its effects. Here are some of the reasons you can try using it.
- It is produced from plants that contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC
- It is purchased online in most states
- The products are tested and screened for contaminants, residual solvents, pesticides, vitamin e acetate, etc. It makes the safer option over THC cartridges sold on the streets.
- It provides a new experience to cannabis users from the traditional delta-9 high, mostly when combined with various cannabinoids. And terpene profiles.
- Has more psychoactive experience than CBD.
- Invigorating sativa-like effects that are good for daytime consumption.
Severe Delta 10 THC Side effects
We can now discuss the potential side effects for delta 10 THC after having enough information about its relation to delta 8 and delta-9.
Dry eyes are one of the common side effects of THC compounds. Laine et al. (2002) noted that it has a way to do with how these cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors according to the eye moisture levels. The results to some people have bloodshot eyes after using THC.
It is a common side effect with many types of THC compounds because tetrahydrocannabinol binds the cannabinoid receptors within the salivary glands.
Low Blood Pressure
According to Kaufmann et ai (2020). THC temporarily reduces a person’s blood pressure, resulting in lightheadedness, increased heart rate, and dizziness. In rare cases, this temporary drop can cause faintness; It is more likely for a person to experience low blood pressure after using delta 10 THC if they have not eaten.
Inability To Drive
One should not drive after taking delta 10 or any THC compound. Any intoxicating substance can impair a person driving.
Can Cause Interactions with Some Medications
Other cannabinoids like CBD and Delta-8, and delta-10 can interact with certain medications. These cannabinoids can suppress levels of enzymes in the body. The enzyme performs the functions of metabolizing many prescribed medications to accumulate in the body some serious consequences. explained in depth how THC in Delta 10 suppresses the enzymes in the body, causing adverse effects when used with prescribed medication. Users are advised to consult the physician before using Delta 10 with any other medication.
Why Does Delta 10 THC Have Side Effects?
Ashton (1999), noted that Delta-10 THC is a cannabinoid derived from hemp and is a cannabinoid its non-toxic to the human body. Endocannabinoid in the body is responsible for utilizing and processing cannabinoids from the hemp plant in a way that prevents toxic buildup in the body system but has adverse effects, as discussed above.
It is good to know that delta 10 potential side effects can be different for everyone, and some people may never experience any. Side effects depend on the dose and the body’s tolerance to THC products. Other factors can include bodyweight and overall state of health.
Delta 10 is still in its introduction stage into the market. It can make a huge impact on the industry soon. However, it is important to know the potential side effects before taking it. These enable you to make a decision when it comes to how to take the cannabinoids for a pleasant experience. Once you take the suggested dosage amount according to a product’s label, it is not easy to experience these side effects as described above.
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