Delta-10 is known for its mild psychoactive effects, but also for giving a THC buzz that’s unique from other THC products. The energizing euphoria is perfect for socializing, maintaining focus, or sparking creativity and isn’t nearly as hazy and sedating as Delta-8. But for some people, that’s a caveat–they want the uplifting buzz to be just a bit stronger. So, what type of Delta-10 is the strongest? Are they all the same?
It often boils down to potency, but you’ll be happy to know that different THC dosing methods perform differently, and pairing Delta-10 with other uplifting hemp-derived THC products like THC-O) can help to increase its potency without limiting its lift.
Here, we’ll take a look at different Delta-10 formulas and product types to help you decide which is the best option for the buzzy effects you’re after. Let’s dive in:
We want to start by saying that the strength of a Delta-10 product mostly depends on how much Delta-10 it contains. Delta-10 is notoriously milder than other THC products. In fact, it’s only thought to be about half as potent as Delta-8-THC, which is only about half as potent as Delta-9-THC. So, Delta-10 is roughly 25% as potent as traditional marijuana-derived THC products.
That means that a 10 milligram dose of Delta-10 is equivalent to roughly 2.5 milligrams of Delta-9-THC. In other words, a standard 10-20 milligram dose of Delta-10 produces a mild and functional high.
So, if you want to amp it up, you have a couple of options. You can:
We’ll discuss all three:
If you’re experienced with THC and found that you didn’t feel much after taking Deta-10, it may be because your tolerance is too high. Delta-10 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-10-THC.
The most obvious way to reap stronger effects from your Delta-10 dose is to increase the amount you take. Take it low and slow. You may start by adding just 5 milligrams of Delta-10 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-10 Should I Take?” to learn more.
You can also mix up your dosage routine to change the onset and strength of effects, potentially without taking more Delta-10 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:
Just like other THC products, there are a few different Delta-10-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-10 dosing styles:
Edibles, like baked goods or candies, that are infused with Delta-10 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 Delta-10 itself, and this potent THC metabolite is what makes it into the bloodstream.
Delta-10 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.
Delta-10 vapes and concentrates meant to be vaporized and inhaled 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.
Tinctures are an edible dose that’s meant to be taken sublingually, which means you drop them under the tongue to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Sublingual edibles are similar–hard candies that are dissolved in the mouth instead of chewed and swallowed.
This sublingual absorption can produce stronger effects per milligram because it prevents some of the THC from being filtered out by the gut, a phenomenon called “first pass digestion.”
Tinctures take effect more quickly than standard edibles, and the effects can last 4-6 hours.
One of the best ways to reap stronger effects from Delta-10 is to pair it with other THC products. This also offers an added benefit–you can fine tune the effects to meet your needs. Here are some examples:
Delta-8 is slightly more potent, but also has more sedating, relaxing, body-oriented effects. A combination of Delta-10 and Delta-8 will be slightly more potent and relaxing than Delta-10 on its own.
Delta-10 can be paired with hemp-derived Delta-9, a highly potent cannabinoid that produces significant euphoria and balanced effects. This combo will be much more potent, but still may be a bit more sedating than Delta-10 on its own.
THC-O is thought to be 2-3 times more potent than traditional THC. That means that a small THC-O dose can significantly increase the overall effects of a Delta-10 dose. The best part is that THC-O’s effects are similar. They are often penned as energizing and uplifting. So, a Delta-10 + THC-O dose may be the best way to increase the potency of a Delta-10 dose without straying from the buzzy high you’re after.
The most important step in choosing a Delta-10-THC product is ensuring that you choose a high-quality, uncontaminated product.
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