The Complete Guide to Delta 10, What is it, and What Are the Benefits of Using It

The Complete Guide to Delta 10, What is it, and What Are the Benefits of Using It

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Delta 10 THC is a new and exciting compound that recently has surfaced on the market as writing this blog post. It’s a type of cannabinoid that has many benefits. D10 is an extract from cannabis Sativa plants (hemp plant), and it contains different cannabinoids than for example its precursor D8-THC, which is also available as an extract. This blog will teach you what this new product can do for you!


What is Delta 10 THC?

D10-THC is one of the hundreds of similar cannabinoids found in hemp products and cannabis.

Unlike D9-THC, however, D10 appears in such small quantities that you’d be wasting an extreme amount of time and plant material trying to extract it from a natural strain. According to a recent article in Extraction Magazine, labs often misidentify D10 for CBC or CBL when using standard High-Performance Liquid Chromatography methods.

D10-THC is a newly discovered compound that has become the subject of many studies for its ability to help in various areas such as; anxiety, fight bad cells, and other known conditions such as increased mood, raised energy levels, higher brain activity. D8 and D10-THC are two variations in the chemical structure of Tetrahydrocannabinol, both worth examining.

How Does Delta 10 THC Affect The body?

Although D10 doesn’t have psychotropic effects on users like D8 and D9 THC, it does cause what some might relate to as a “high” feeling that is still very enjoyable. There’s very little research so far that the potency of this cannabinoid isn’t well understood, yet.

D10 is a minor cannabinoid, but researchers are learning more about it every day.

D10-THC is likely to interact with the endocannabinoid system similar to other THC compounds like D9 and D8. These have binding affinities towards CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous system and produce varying psychotropic effects. It seems that D10 shares similar properties and we’re excited to explore it even more.

Potential Health Benefits – Is Delta 10 THC safe?

Delta 10 is known as the “mood elevator” from what we know so far. It’s important to understand there’s no concrete scientific evidence showing how this compound affects humans. However, reports showcase it can help you feel happier with more energy. It also stimulates appetite in people who have eating disorders so they’re less likely to skip meals or overeat!

Contrary to popular belief, D10 products appear to be safe. Whether you vape, smoke, use oils or chew the gummies, but again, we can’t say anything definitive about its effect.

THE BELOW LIST SHOWS THE BENEFITS OF D10 FROM WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:
  • Relaxation And Relief
  • Mild Euphoria (if taken one dosage)
  • Burst of Energy
  • Creativity, Clear Mind, and Focus
  • Increased Mood
  • Great For Day Time Use
  • Overall Well-Being And Health

There have been many studies over the years showing important benefits in using THC-related products and the D10 compound is no different. However, that being said, this new compound is still so new that we do not know a lot of it, and the above list stems from various studies found online plus the feedback we are getting from our customers.

Short History Lesson of Delta 10.

The story goes that Delta 10 started in California. Fusion Farms, a company based in Adelanto, CA, went to purchase some cannabis. They unknowingly bought a fire-retardant-contaminated product that made strange crystals start to form after distillation–it had a different structure than other cannabinoid crystals. It turned out to be tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Thanks to this happy accident and Fusion Farms, we now have D10. With that said there’s also evidence that it goes in further back to the first time it was discovered. There is however evidence that shows it was first developed in a lab back in 1980 according to Wikipedia.

Does Delta 10 THC Get You High?

D10 can get you high, but the ultimate impact is different from Delta 8 or Delta 9-THC. Because it has a less potent effect on your brain, it offers a different type of experience. Don’t get us wrong, d10 is THC and will act accordingly as one if you take enough of it.

Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC have all showed to be highly psychoactive when smoked or consumed. Still, more research is needed to establish potency and psychotropic activity for Delta 10 THC especially when consumed as an oil, edibles, and such.

Delta 10 is a compound that does not bind with any receptors because there are no receptors present where they would activate, so it does not release the same effects D8 or Delta 9-THC have. However, there is some research that indicates that it does bind to the CB1 receptors, but only time will show how this new fascinating compound can really assist in overall health for our bodies.

Delta-10 THC Dosage Guidelines – Where Should You Start?

D10 dosage guidelines are based on weight, tolerance to cannabis, and desired effect. Even if you have tried any of our delta 8 products you can somewhat gauge from that. For those with a higher tolerance or looking for more intense results, try doubling your dose! For people who have never tried D10 before, it would be best to start with a small dose, one gummy. In about 30 minutes, you will likely see how your body reacts. If you desire more, then add another. Also, if you reach out to our customer service team, they can assist with additional details on proper dosages.

If You Take Delta 10 THC Will You Fail a Drug Test?

D10-THC will be present in a urinalysis. Telling the difference between D8 and D9 is complex, and it could get you down a long rabbit hole. Users of Delta 10 products have found it doesn’t achieve the same effects as the other types of THC. D10 THC can make you fail a drug test, so be wary when using this type. In other words, it’s better to be safe and not take the chance.


What’s The Difference Between Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC?

D8 and D10 are two of the newest psychotropic compounds.

Both come from hemp-derived sources, which makes them both legal, for now (when they’re extracted from hemp).

D8 has recently taken over the cannabis community by storm, becoming a ubiquitous product that can be found in oils, edibles, vapes, and more.

D10 is still relatively new, but it’s making its way onto the market as well.

One of the main differences that we have found is that d8 works more as a relaxant and seems to have a higher effect on pain relief. Some would say d8 is more on the Indica side, whereas d10 is more of a Sativa feel. One thing to remember is with d8, you get a higher concentration of THC, whereas d10 (as of right now) comes with all 3 THCs (D8, D9, and D10), CBD, and CBN, along with other minor cannabinoids when extracted. That doesn’t necessarily mean d10 will work less, but it has a different effect on your body.

So far, we have registered users saying it helps with energy, boosts the mood, and clears the mind, and keeps it more focused. But just like delta 8, it does offer a mild euphoric body high too. What we found to be even more interesting is when you combine one of our delta 8 gummies with our delta 10 gummies, you boost the overall experience.

What’s The Difference Between Delta 9 and Delta 10 THC?

Delta 9-THC which has to be less than 0.3% to be legal nationwide is the most commonly known form of THC. D10 falls in line with the other D9 forms, differing only by placing a double bond at carbon 6 and 8, making it along the spectrum. The D9 term implies that these are all 9th carbons to hydrogenated forms of THC. Delta 9-THC is the more psychoactive form of THC because it hits CB1 receptors in the brain, while D10 doesn’t seem to be as active on these CB1 sites.

D10-THC falls somewhere in the middle of D9, and CBD hemp strains on a potency spectrum. It shows some terpenoid differences as well as some different effects. D10 has a lower boiling point than D9, which is a crucial factor in the chemical process of THC-Acid being converted to THC on heating.

There are more hydrogen bonds with the double bond at carbon 6 and 8; thus, extracting it requires more heat. This means that heating marijuana containing both D9 and D10-THC will pull both instead of heating marijuana with CBD strains that may only extract cannabidiol.

D9-THC has a more sedating effect, while D10 seems to be slightly “happier.” D10 is less sedating overall because it doesn’t interact as strongly with CB1 receptors in the brain.

D10-THC doesn’t seem to be as potent as 9 THC delta; however, it has shown anticonvulsant properties similar to CBD. When you extract d10 you not only get d10 but also d8, d9, CBD, CBN as the main cannabinoids, which genuinely makes this compound a potent blend; in other words, you get to experience what we like to call the trifecta effect.

How Does Delta 10 Compare to Delta 9 and Delta 8?

In short here are the main differences between D8, D9, and D10 side by side. The current studies for dD10 are still very limited but here’s what we know so far:

Delta-9Delta-8Delta-10
Major cannabinoid. Exist in marijuana.Minor cannabinoid and does not naturally exist in a larger amount. Scientific extraction methods are needed.Minor cannabinoid and does not naturally exist in a larger amount. Scientific extraction methods are needed.
It comes in both Sativa, Indica, and hybrid versions.So far, customer feedback has shown this to be more of a sedative effect, aka Indica feeling.With limited research, current feedback indicates this works more as an energy booster, so we’ll put this as a Sativa feeling.
Many effects depend on the strain it’s coming from.It has been shown to work as a relaxant, with a calming effect and mild body high. Customers report back it also works toward relief and better sleep.Current feedback is more energy, clarity, and mood enhancer.
This is the strongest of them all and will get you high because of its potency.It’s been reported this can also get you a high feeling; however, it’s much less potent than delta 9, which is why it’s gained so much in its popularity.The same goes here; this is less potent than d9, and d8 as it also contains CBD and other minor cannabinoids, plus research shows it’s not attaching to CBD1 as much as the rest.

What’s The Difference Between Delta 10 and CBD?

CBD balances out any cannabinoid that causes a buzz. Differences between CBD and D10 include:

  • D10 tends to cause a psychotropic high because it has higher THC content than CBD does.
  • Both compounds are extracted from hemp plants; however, their methods of extraction vary significantly.
  • Both substances are lawful in the United States per the time this blog post was published.
  • Both substances enhance an entourage effect by working with cannabinoids naturally found in our bodies; more research still needs to be done on D10.

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a popular choice for consumers, whereas D10 has just begun to gain ground in the market. We’re not sure if it will go on to match the benefits offered by CBD; it’s still too early to assess.

What Type of Delta 10 THC Products Can You Buy?

  • When Delta 10 THC products first hit the market it was mostly as liquids like delta 10 tinctures and vapes. But since you can now also get it as edibles, injected into hemp flowers, and even pre-rolls. We are excited to follow the market as it keeps growing.
  • Delta 10 Vape Pen – Vaping or inhaling D10 will have the quickest onset time and last the least amount of time.
  • Delta 10 Tincture – D10 Oil can be used in a few different ways. You can mix it in your food or drink or place it sublingually under your tongue for 20 minutes before swallowing.
  • Delta 10 Distillate – If using a distillate product, you should swallow it right away.
  • Delta 10 Edibles – Consumables such as delta 10 gummies will take the most extended amount of time to reach their peak after taking them due to having to make their way through your digestive system. However, they will last for 8 hours.
  • Flower and Pre-Rolls- We have seen a few places online that are offering D10 rich hemp flowers. These products are made by spraying hemp flowers.
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How To Avoid Buying Low-Quality Products.

  1. Buy from trusted suppliers- BiowellnessX is a reputable and great company to buy from when deciding where to purchase your Delta and CBD needs.
  2. Buy directly from the maker – Currently, companies like BiowellnessX have made it easy for you to buy your products online and have them shipped right to your door.
  3. Beware of unlicensed shops – If you are buying from an unlicensed shop, then who knows what you are going to get. But suppose you happen to live in a state where cannibis is permitted, California, for example. In that case, rest assured that the products you buy from a licensed store have been quality tested and have met manufacturing requirements. “All cannabis products must meet California cannabis manufacturing and testing requirements.”
  4. Check the Certificate of Analysis– Always check for a CoA and make sure that it is original.


How Can I Be Sure The CoA is Original? 

A CoA or Certificate of Analysis, as it’s called, is a document associated with cannabis-derived products. This document (CoA) gives a complete lab analysis for the cannabinoid’s potency and other materials related to the product. The CoA will have a recent date on which the report was done; it will have the 3rd party lab listed, the name of the product, and a batch number.

What Is The Difference Between Delta S and Delta R on the Lab Report?

When testing delta 10 its has been discovered that this compound comes in two variations; basically, there are two versions of delta-10-THC, (6aR,9s) and (6aR,9R), which is referred to as stereoisomers in scientific terms. In other words, imagine how your hands fit into a glove or how your feet fit into your shoes. You only put your left foot into your left shoe, and not versa visa.

When we think about the body’s receptors, like the CB1 receptor, which THC binds to when producing the intoxication, it works like how your left and right hand or foot fit into the gloves or shoes. For THC, one receptor serves better vs. the other, and in this case, THC works with CB1 vs. CB2. There has not been enough research yet to determine which of the two isomers (6aR,9s) and (6aR,9R) works best on your receptors. Still, we know that D10 does not attach to the CB1 as easily as D8 or D9, which is why you experience less of the “high” feeling you usually get from THC. But that’s also what makes this compound so interesting. You get all the benefits but without that intense high feeling many arents looking to get.

How is Delta 10 Made?

D10 is not a naturally occurring cannabinoid, and it would take a tremendous amount of plant material to extract it. Labs around the nation mainly produce D10-THC by using CBD isolate, along with a very complex method and controlled conditions to create this compound.

How Does The Future For Delta 10 THC Look Like?

D10 THC is another new molecule designed for the psychoactive experience, like its sister’s D9 and D8-THC. D10-THC has a weaker effect than either of them.

For effects, D10 is the ideal form of THC for daytime use as explained earlier in this post. D8 should be used in the evening hours due to its sedating properties. Delta 9 falls somewhere between both isomers as it produces intense highs and long-lasting drowsiness.

THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that produces a euphoric high. It was discovered in 1984. Contemporary interest in D10 stems from its lack of scientific research.

We expect the booming D10 THC industry to explode over the coming years, with more people seeking out new angles of the classic THC experience. The stimulating and creativity-enhancing benefits this cannabinoid offers are in high demand, propelling it to become popular among the mainstream public. Regulations will come as D8 and D10 are gaining more popularity. We hope the government regulations will be more towards how this compound is produced vs. where it can be sold.

IS Delta 10 THC Legal in The United States?

As we’ve seen so far, Delta 10 products can be unlawful. But, under the 2018 Farm Bill, it is technically lawful if it is made from hemp.

If derived from marijuana, D10 THC is illegal, and anything extracted from it is unlawful. 

BiowellnessX uses CBD extracted from hemp to produce products that contain the THC Delta 10 version of the molecule.

 The Drug Enforcement Administration has stated that “All synthetically derived tetrahydrocannabinols remain Schedule I Controlled Substances.” The loophole that hemp gets through in that statement is where the DEA doesn’t define what constitutes “synthetically derived.” 

 BiowellnessX creates safe and lawful D10 THC products by deriving our cannabinoids from hemp.

Is Delta 10 Legal In My State?

Those who follow cannabis know that there is a rapidly growing movement to legalize it. So far, 20 states have passed legislation allowing the medical use of cannabis, and two states have legalized it for recreational purposes.

Laws regarding the possession, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis vary from state to state. The U.S. Federal government defines a drug as ‘illegal’ if classified as a Schedule I or II substance. Cannabis is currently included in both categories — making its possession, use, and sale federal crimes. However, enforcement of cannabis laws has not been strict at the national level. As a result, state governments have been able to pass legislation regarding the possession, use, and distribution of cannabis within their jurisdictions. With the laws constantly changing, be sure to check with your state for updates.

States with unfavorable Hemp CBD, or Delta 8 and Delta 10 laws:

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. Arkansas
  4. Colorado
  5. Delaware
  6. Idaho
  7. Iowa
  8. Mississippi
  9. Montana
  10. New York
  11. North Dakota 
  12. Kentucky
  13. Rhode Island
  14. Utah
  15. Vermont 


Delta 10 friendly/gray states:

  1. Alabama
  2. California
  3. Connecticut
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Hawaii
  7. Illinois
  8. Indiana
  9. Kansas
  10. Louisiana
  11. Maine
  12. Maryland
  13. Massachusetts
  14. Michigan
  15. Minnesota
  16. Missouri
  17. Nebraska
  18. Nevada 
  19. New Hampshire
  20. New Jersey
  21. New Mexico
  22. North Carolina
  23. Ohio
  24. Oklahoma
  25. Oregon
  26. Pennsylvania
  27. South Carolina
  28. South Dakota
  29. Tennessee
  30. Texas
  31. Virginia
  32. Washington
  33. West Virginia
  34. Wisconsin
  35. Wyoming


Final Thoughts

Current research on D10 is still immature, and products are still being tested. It is uncertain how the future will play out for this cannabinoid, and you may see D10 as a preferred option with less risk than other related THC products. One thing is for sure, we are very excited about this new compound as it offers so many health benefits.

Ready to try some d10 products? Here’s a few suggestions:

Additional Resources:

D10 Effects: https://www.academia.edu/23017075/

2018 Farm Bill: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-17356.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions

Does D10 THC get you high?

Delta 10 provides psychoactive effects. The type of high one receives from Delta 10 may vary depending on the person consuming it. So the answer is yes.

What is the difference between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9-THC?

One of the primary differences between D8 and D9 THC is that D8 has less psychoactivity. Products with a high concentration of D8 have an increasingly gradual effect, whereas products with mainly D9 can experience a sudden onset of effects.

What is D10 THC?

D10 = Delta 10 THC. Delta 10 is an artificial cannabinoid formed by converting D9 or other cannabinoids using a catalyst. The most common method of making D10-THC is to use fire-retardant. Still, companies are beginning to look into more ecologically sound methods for creating food additives as catalysts.

How Long Does It Take For Delta 10 Gummies To Work?

Delta 10 gummies are edibles used for recreational purposes. They can be found in the form of either small cubes or long strips and come in a variety of flavors.

The effects will vary depending on how much you consume, but it typically takes about 30 minutes to start working. When the effects do kick in, they can last anywhere from 4-6 hours.

To avoid any possible side effects, make sure you eat these with food and drink lots of water throughout the day.

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