When it comes to cannabis, many different compounds can be found within the plant. These different compounds can interact with our bodies in various ways, providing different effects. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at three specific cannabinoids – delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10. We’ll compare and contrast these cannabinoids, looking at their individual properties and how they differ from one another.
Before we get into the three Deltas and what they do, let’s first take a look at how cannabinoids work in general. Cannabinoids interact with our bodies by binding to specific receptors, the two most well-known being CB1 and CB2. The most well-known cannabinoid receptor is CB1, which is found primarily in the brain and nervous system. CB2 receptors are also found throughout the body, but they’re more prevalent in the immune system.
When cannabinoids bind to these receptors, they can produce various effects. For example, CB1 activation often produces the signature effects of marijuana such as euphoria as well as sleep regulation. CB2 activation, on the other hand, is more to do with the therapeutic effects of cannabis as it is said to play a role in inflammation and the immune system.
Cannabinoids are classified according to their structure, and the three Deltas mentioned all fall under the category of ‘unsaturated fatty acids.
Learning more about the Deltas can help individuals better understand how these compounds work within the body and what potential effects they may experience when using products that contain them.
Here’s a look at each one:
Delta-8 is a cannabinoid that can be found in smaller quantities within the cannabis plant. It is an analog of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the most well-known cannabinoid found in cannabis. Delta-8 THC works to activate the CB1 receptors in your brain to produce an effect. It’s similar to THC in terms of its effects, but it’s less potent and doesn’t last as long.
Delta-8 and 9 have similar structures, but 8 is less potent than delta-9. Additionally, delta-8 THC has been shown to provide anxiety relief without causing paranoia, which is a common side effect of delta-9 THC. Dispensaries offer delta-8 in the form of cartridges, edibles like gummies and cookies, tinctures, and more.
Delta-9 THC is the most well-known cannabinoid found in cannabis. It has a stronger effect than both delta-8 and THC, and it’s also the compound that is responsible for the ‘high’ associated with marijuana use. Delta-9 THC is also known to cause side effects such as anxiety and paranoia but offers benefits such as feelings of happiness and improved sensory perception. Dispensaries offer delta-9 in the form of buds, oils, pre-rolls, topical lotions, and edibles.
Delta-10 is a less well-known cannabinoid that’s similar in structure to delta-8 and delta-9. However, delta-10 is even less potent than delta-8, meaning it’s not likely to produce any psychoactive effects. Delta-10 doesn’t activate CB1 receptors as delta-8 does, but it still produces a small psychoactive effect.
Additionally, delta-10 has been shown to provide some anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, as well as an uplifting and relaxing effect that doesn’t cause intense emotions of paranoia or anxiety.
Dispensaries offer delta-10 in the form of cartridges, oils, and tinctures.
How to choose a cannabis product?
When it comes to choosing a cannabis product, it’s important to consider what you’re hoping to achieve.
If you’re looking for a potent psychoactive effect, delta-9 THC is likely your best bet. However, if you’re looking for anxiety relief or pain relief without the high, delta-8 or delta-10 may be a better option. It’s also worth noting that some people may be more sensitive to certain cannabinoids than others. So, if you find that delta-9 THC causes anxiety or paranoia, you may want to try a product with delta-8 or delta-10 instead.
All three deltas can be matched with RELEAFYTECH vape products. However, delta-9 is the most common cannabinoid found in vapes, as it’s the easiest to extract from the cannabis plant. Delta-8 and delta-10 are less common, but they can still be found in some vape products on the market.
If you’re interested in purchasing a vape with delta-8, delta-9, or delta-10, it’s important to do your research.
Not all products on the market will list the specific cannabinoids that are present, so you may need to reach out to the manufacturer directly to find out. Once you’ve found a product that contains the cannabinoid you’re looking for, be sure to read the label carefully to determine how much delta is present. Some products may only contain trace amounts of Delta, while others may have a higher concentration.