The Difference Between Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC

The cannabis plant has more than 400 chemical components.


The plant is extremely complex, and little is known about most of the chemical components present in the plant. Despite the complexity surrounding the cannabis plant, more research is being carried out on how these chemicals can benefit us.


Two chemical compounds that have sparked an interest among researchers are delta 8 and delta 10. Cannabinoids have gained popularity, and beginners can easily manage them; these compounds can also benefit your well-being significantly.


Let’s learn more about the delta 8 and delta 10 compounds below.


What are Cannabinoids?


Cannabinoids are the chemical components present in the cannabis plant. The plant has more than 400 chemical components. However, our primary focus is on the delta 8 and delta 10 compounds.


Delta-8 vs. Delta-10


Delta-10 and Delta-8 THC are cannabinoids, somewhat similar to Delta-9.


Between Delta-8 and Delta-10, Which Is More Potent?


Delta-8 is more potent compared to Delta-10 because of cannabinoid ratios. The Delta-8 potency is based on the compound’s CBN content- another cannabinoid that provides psychoactive effects.


Delta-8 usually lasts longer than the other cannabinoids because of the CBN content. CBN usually has sedative effects that are normally stronger compared to the other cannabinoids.


CBN can help you relax. It can also help deal with pain, which is why people use it specifically for medical purposes. Delta-8 usually releases slowly; however, it will last longer since it has psychoactive properties, which normally get stronger when you feel the effects for a prolonged period.


How Delta-10 and Delta-8 THC are Made


There are different ways that Delta-10 and Delta-8 THC are made. The Delta-8 is usually manufactured to include high levels of CBN content, whereas Delta-10 includes more CBC, THC, and CBG content.


CBC and CBG ensure Delta-10 has a prolonged onset time, which is another reason why the compound is less potent than Delta-8.


Some companies manufacturing cannabis oil also use hexane when manufacturing their products. Hexane is, however, not listed on most dispensary labels since it is not included in each final product.


Delta-8 is made using hexane during the manufacturing process whereby Delta-9 is produced. The hexane solution will help to produce Delta-8 after it is added to Delta-9.


How Does the Endocannabinoid System Affect Delta-10 and Delta-8?


Delta-10 and Delta-8 usually affect the cannabinoid receptors in the human body. THC usually produces some psychoactive effects since the CB1, and CB2 receptors in the brain will be activated after consuming cannabis products.


Delta-10 and Delta-8 will affect the Endocannabinoid system similar to other cannabinoids. As a result, you’ll feel more relaxed after you consume each of these compounds. The main difference between these two compounds is that Delta-8 will substantially affect the CB1 & CB2 receptors since it is more psychoactive than Delta-10.


Some cannabis oil manufacturers add other cannabinoids to their products to create a suitable ratio. For people looking for a more intense experience, some cannabinoids that can be added to Delta-8 include THC, CBG, and CBC.




Delta-10 and Delta-8 usually react with the endocannabinoid system similarly to how it does with CBD and THC. However, their chemical makeup is different so they will have different effects than the other cannabinoids. Delta-10 and Delta-8 usually have a weak effect compared to Delta-9, with few side effects.


Delta-8 is the strongest compared to Delta-9 and Delta-10. People who have used Delta-8 have reported a sleepy and relaxed feeling, making this cannabinoid suitable for use in the evening.


Delta-10 can be likened to the marijuana Sativa strain and offers an uplifting feeling. Some users have reported that Delta-10 offers increased motivation and energy.




Cannabinoids are classified based on psychoactivity. There are those cannabinoids that are more psychoactive than others. Most people are familiar with THC, and the cannabinoid is associated with psychoactivity. CBD, on the other hand, cannot induce psychoactive effects.




Delta-10 and Delta-8 are becoming increasingly popular since they’re suitable for new users and are also readily available. The Delta-10 and Delta-8 currently available in the market are derived from hemp, which is legal in most states in the U.S.


Final Thoughts


The major difference between Delta-8 and Delta-10 is that the former is stronger than the latter. Delta-8 usually produces an effect similar to the Cannabis Indica strain. Delta-10, on the other hand, usually has an effect similar to the Cannabis Sativa strain. Each of these compounds can be used by a new user, and they can produce a euphoric effect without paranoia or anxiety, so there is no need to worry about any psychoactive effects.



Written by Taylor Thompson, a Digital PR Specialist representing Ghost Kitchen 901.

Taylor Thompson

A Digital PR Specialist representing Ghost Kitchen 901. DISCLAIMER
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