Delta-10-THC (delta-10-tetrahydrocannabinol) is a relatively new cannabinoid that has gained popularity in recent years. It is a psychoactive compound found in cannabis, similar to Delta-9-THC, but with a slightly different chemical structure.
As with any new cannabinoids that’s hit the market, consumers have questions, including “How much Delta-10 should I take?”
To answer this question effectively, we need to first ask (and answer) a few other questions. How potent are Delta-10’s effects? And how strong do you want the effects to be?
In this article, we'll explore these topics to help you determine how much Delta-10-THC you should take. Here’s what you should consider:
Delta-10-THC is even less potent than Delta-8-THC, one of the most common hemp THC products on the market. Delta-8 is known for being about half as potent as traditional Delta-9-THC according to one pediatric study.
It’s hard to say exactly how much less potent D-10 is compared to D-8 or D-9, so we can’t really quantify the effects in a mathematical way. But it’s important to know that the effects are more mild than most other hemp-THC products, which brings us to a few important points:
Often when people try Delta-9-THC for the first time, they take doses as low as 5 mg (and sometimes even lower). Delta-9 has very potent effects and just a few milligrams is more than enough to incite a potency psychoactive experience for those with no THC tolerance.
You may find that the suggested starting doses for Delta-10 are a bit higher, but it’s because the “potency” of Delta-10’s effects is lower, so don’t be alarmed. Most products containing Delta-10 start with doses around 10 milligrams.
Because Delta-10 is so much less potent than traditional THC products, it may not be the best option for those who already regularly consume Delta-9 products. The two cannabinoids produce cross-tolerance effects, meaning that if you have a high tolerance to Delta-9-THC, you’re unlikely to feel much when taking small or moderate doses of Delta-10.
This can be overcome with time, like after taking a tolerance break, but its something to keep in mind when experimenting with Delta-10 dosages. Still, we don’t recommend that you just jump straight to large doses until you know how Delta-10 may affect you.
Different types of Delta-10 products may have different effects. Some accounts suggest that edibles produce more potent effects than inhaled products, so you may consider taking a smaller dose of edibles. Most importantly, the dosage method plays a big role in how long the effects of Delta-10 will last and how quickly they take effect.
Now that you know the potency and dosing factors that may affect your Delta-10 dosing experience, lets jump to the point:
If you’re just starting out with Delta-10, you may want to consider a beginner dose. Our low potency products start at doses around 10 mg of hemp THC, which we think is a great place for beginners to start. Some products can even be cut in half (think gummies or caramels) to try a smaller dose if you want an even gentler start.
A medium potency products may contain around 20-25 milligrams of Delta-10, which is a middle-ground dose for users who have some experience with THC products. Most people enjoy this dosing range for a mental and physical lift that is steady and manageable.
Experienced THC consumers may enjoy larger doses. For instance, our high potency products contain 50 mg of hemp THC, which is a substantial dose meant for experienced THC users. You don’t have to be a THC connoisseur to use high-potency products, but we suggest starting with a lower dose to get a feel for Delta-10’s effects first.
Delta-10-THC is typically measured in milligrams, and many dosing methods (like gummies and candies) offer the convenience of pre-measured doses, but there’s no industry-wide standard for how the potency is portrayed on the label.
It’s important to understand exactly how to read the label on the product you choose so that you know how much Delta-10 you’re actually ingesting in each dose.
In order to determine how much Delta-10-THC is in your product (and each dose), you first need to determine whether the labelled potency refers specifically to Delta-10 content or total hemp extract content.
Some products may contain other cannabinoids and terpenes and the labelled potency may refer to the total amount of hemp extract. If the hemp extract is only made up of, say, 60% Delta-10, then the product might actually be much less potent than the label implies.
Fortunately, many products are formulated with pure Delta-10-THC, or they display the exact potency of all cannabinoids on the label.
To ensure that you know exactly how much Delta-10-THC is in your product, look for third-party lab results. These test results should reveal the actual potency of Delta-10-THC that was found in the batch sample and will closely relate to the actual amount of Delta-10 in each product in that batch.
The Delta-10-THC dosing method you choose can affect the onset, duration, and intensity of the effects you experience. It also affects how Delta-10 is measured and how easily you can adjust your dose each time. Let's take a closer look at the dosing options available for Delta-10 products:
Delta-10-THC edibles usually come in pre-measured doses, so there's no need to measure your dose each time. You can find candies and chews that are individually packaged or gummies that come in a multi-count bottle, with each gummy representing a single dose. Our collection of hemp THC edibles includes a range of potencies to suit different needs.
For beginners, we recommend trying our Elev8 Gummies, which contain 10 mg per dose. For stronger effects, we offer Caramels and Hard Candies with dosages as high as 50 mg. While it's possible to adjust the dosage by breaking or cutting edibles, it may be easier to purchase edibles at the potency you need or to try a different dosing method, such as a Delta-10 tincture.
Delta-10-THC tinctures come in liquid form and are usually packaged in glass bottles with dropper lids. Each dropper holds 1 mL of Delta-10-THC oil when full. Check the label to determine the potency of the tincture.
Tinctures are a convenient dosing method since you can adjust your dosage in small increments as long as you understand the potency and how to measure it accurately.
For example, our Elev8 Tincture contains 1,000 mg of hemp Delta-8-THC in 30 mL of oil per bottle. That means a 1 mL dose contains 33 mg of Delta-10-THC, or you can measure a ½ mL serving for a 16.5 mg dose of Delta-8. To get even more precise dosages, one drop is approximately 0.05 mL, so there are 20 drops in a 1 mL serving. At 33 mg per mL, that means there is approximately 1.65 mg of Delta-8-THC in each drop of our Elev8 tincture.
Measuring the dosage of Delta-10-THC oil in vaporizers is not an exact science since it's difficult to know exactly how much oil you're inhaling with each puff. However, vapes are a convenient dosing method since they take effect quickly, and doses can be easily adjusted until you reach your desired effects.
A Delta-10 vaporizer should take full effect in 10 minutes or less. You can take one puff at a time and wait a few minutes to see how you feel before increasing your dose. Over time, you'll become more familiar with how much you need to inhale to achieve the desired effects.
Dosing hemp flower is pretty much identical to the way that you measure a Delta-10 vaporizer dose. If you’re unsure how much Delta-10 to take, start with one or two puffs at a time until you feel the boost you’re after.
The onset time for feeling the effects of Delta-10-THC can vary depending on the type of product used.
Delta-10 vaporizers and flower tend to produce near-instant effects, with the peak effects of each dose being felt after about ten minutes.
On the other hand, Delta-10 edibles take longer to take effect since they need to pass through the digestive tract before they can be metabolized by the liver. It can take an hour or more for the effects to kick in, and they usually reach their peak around two hours after dosing.
For sublingual dosing, Delta-10 tinctures take effect relatively quickly, typically within 30 minutes. This is because they are designed to be dropped under the tongue, allowing the Delta-10 to be absorbed through the mucous membranes in the mouth and bypassing the digestive system.
Similarly, sublingual Delta-10 edibles that dissolve in the mouth, such as candies, caramels, and chews, follow the same path as sublingual tinctures. Because these types of edibles are meant to be slowly dissolved in the mouth, they can be absorbed by the mucous membranes and take effect relatively quickly.
You may also want to read “How Long Does a Delta-10-THC High Last?” for more information about what to expect from different dosing styles.
In conclusion, the amount of Delta-10-THC you should take depends on several factors, including your body weight, metabolism, tolerance, and the form of delta-10-THC you're consuming. It's important to start with a low dose and gradually increase it until you achieve the desired effects.
Remember that everyone's body is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. Start low and slow for the best effects. With the right dose and product, delta-10-THC can be an enjoyable way to experience the effects of hemp THC products.
For new users who want to experiment with how much hemp THC they should take, we recommend trying a hemp THC tincture. Our Elev8 Tincture can be measured in small increments to give you ultimate control over your THC dose so you can ease your way into a pleasant experience.
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