Strongest Delta-11: How to Choose Between D11 Formulas

by Kat Austin July 31, 2023 5 min read

Strongest Delta-11: How to Choose Between D11 Formulas - Vida Optima™

Delta-11 is known for potent, heady effects that are up to three times stronger than traditional THC, but not all hemp THC products are made the same. In the case that Delta-11 is mixed with a less-potent cannabinoid, like Delta-10, it may not give you the intent head high you're after. So, if you're in the market for the strongest Delta-11 products, here's what you need to know about different formulas, potencies, and dosing methods:

Table of Contents
Delta-11 Potency
Increasing Delta-11 Dosage
Which D11 Dosing Style is the Strongest?
Mixing Delta-11 with Other Hemp-Derived THC Products
Where to Buy Hemp-Derived THC


Key Takeaways

  • Delta-11 is highly potent, some combination cannabinoid products have less potent effects.
  • Delta-11 edibles may provide more significant effects because of the way they are metabolized.
  • Increase dosage and experiment with new, stronger cannabinoids slowly so that you don’t accidentally overdo it.

Delta-11 Potency (When Delta-11 is Used Solo)

A dab of delta-11 concentrate balanced on the end of a dab tool

We want to start by saying that the strength of a Delta-11 product mostly depends on how much Delta-11 it contains. Delta-11 is notoriously more potent than other THC products. In fact, it’s only thought to be nearly three times as potent as Delta-9-THC, the traditional form of THC associated with the psychoactive effects of marijuana.

That means that a 10 milligram dose of Delta-11 is equivalent to roughly 30 milligrams of Delta-9-THC. In other words, a standard 10 milligram dose of Delta-11 produces an intense, euphoric high.

That's not all. The effects of Delta-11 are often described as being more sedating and euphoric than similar THC products, like THC-O. This brings up a good point, because you may find that you want to alter or intensify the effects of Delta-11. You can do so by:

  • Taking more Delta-11.Increasing your dosage is a fail proof way to increase the potency of effects.
  • Trying different dosing methods.Some Delta-11 products hit harder or faster than others.
  • Pairing Delta-11 with other cannabinoids. Some other hemp THC products are more or less potent and may pair nicely with Delta-11 to increase (and alter) the effects.

We’ll discuss all three possibilities:

Increasing Delta-11 Dosage

If you’re experienced with THC and found that you didn’t feel much after taking Deta-11, it may be because your tolerance is too high. Delta-11 and other THC products have a cross-tolerance effect. That means that if you have a tolerance to other THC products, it will also affect your tolerance to Delta-11-THC.

The most obvious way to reap stronger effects from your Delta-11 dose is to increase the amount you take. Take it low and slow. You may start by adding just 2-3 milligrams of Delta-11 to your current dose. Eventually, you’ll work out a dosage that meets your needs. Be careful not to overdo it. Taking too much THC can cause unwanted side effects, like paranoia or headaches.

You may want to read “How Much Delta-11 Should I Take?” to learn more. If you believe that you've taken enough Delta-11 and still aren't feeling the impact, you may also want to read "Delta-11 Not Working? Here’s What’s Wrong."

You can also mix up your dosage routine to change the onset and strength of effects, potentially without taking more Delta-11 each time. Different dosing styles have a different onset and duration of effects, and some products may even produce stronger effects because of the way they are absorbed. Let’s explore this more:

A variety of Delta-11 flower and candies to show examples of the different Delta-11 products available.

Which D11 Dosing Style is the Strongest?

Just like other THC products, there are a few different Delta-11-THC products available, and each offers a unique dosing experience. To put it frankly, edibles may provide stronger effects, but inhaled doses may hit faster and harder. The best dosing method for you will depend on the effects you’re after.

Here are the most popular Delta-11 dosing styles:

Delta-11 Vapes and Concentrates

Delta-11 vaporizers and concentrates are the most common form of Delta-11 you’ll find in today’s hemp market. These products are meant to be vaporized, and inhaled products take effect almost instantly. That means that you can take a dose, wait only a few minutes to feel the effects, and then stack on another dose. Keep stacking doses slowly to your heart's content. In effect, you end up with a stronger dose that is perfectly tailored to your dosing needs.

Inhaled doses kick in faster, but they do wear off more quickly. You can expect inhaled doses to last 3-4 hours.

Delta-11 Edibles

Edibles, like baked goods or gummies, that are infused with Delta-11 are a great way to reap potent effects. Many sources agree that the effects from edibles are stronger because of the way that they are digested.

When THC is digested in the gut, it’s metabolized into 11-hydroxy-THC (and some other minor THC metabolites). 11-hydroxy-THC is more potent than traditional THC, and this potent THC metabolite is what makes it into the bloodstream.

Delta-11 edibles may take longer to kick in (around 90 minutes) because they need to be at least partially digested before they take effect, but the effects are more potent and long lasting, sometimes lasting 6 hours or more.

Mixing Delta-11 With Other Hemp THC Products

Delta-11 is likely the strongest hemp THC on the market, and pure Delta-11 is strong enough for nearly any experienced cannabis consumer to enjoy a heady, euphoric high. So, mixing other cannabinoids with Delta-11 isn’t necessarily about increasing its potency, rather this method is used to alter the effects.

In many cases, the cannabinoids mixed with Delta-11 are actually les potent, which may result in a product that’s not quite as strong as pure Delta-11 distillate. THC-O, however, is another hemp THC product that has a similar potency, but with very different effects.

Here’s how different Delta-11 combinations can help you fine tune the effects to meet your needs. Here are some examples:

  • Delta-11 and Delta-8: Delta-8 is much less potent, but also has unique sedating, relaxing, body-oriented effects. A combination of Delta-11 and Delta-8 will be slightly milder, but Delta-8 comes with several advantages (like anti-nausea effects or enhanced sleep) and can create a euphoric concoction when paired with Delta-11.
  • Delta-11 and Delta-9: Delta-11 can be paired with hemp-derived Delta-9, another highly potent cannabinoid that produces significant euphoria and balanced effects. This combo will be much more potent, but may actually be a bit less sedating than Delta-11 on its own.

Where to Buy Hemp Derived THC

The most important step in choosing a Delta-11-THC product is ensuring that you choose a high-quality, uncontaminated product.

Whether you’re looking for a hemp THC vaporizer or hemp THC edibles, you can buy hemp-derived THC products online from any state where Delta-11-THC is legal.

If you want to experiment with different hemp THC doses, check out our Elev8 Collection. All Vida Optima products are made according to the industry’s highest standards and are 100% Farm Bill compliant.

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