What is it and Where Does it Come From?
Similar to Delta-8, they are both isomers of THC, and both bind to our CB1 and CB2 receptors (the receptors that cause reactions in our bodies). When THC enters our systems, it binds tightly with our CB1 receptors, causing a “high”. Delta-10 and Delta-8 also bind to it, but less so than THC.
The CBD is extracted from hemp similar to how Delta-8 is made, but because Delta-10 is in smaller amounts, it requires more refining, thus making it rarer and more expensive than D8.
Delta-10 also, is NOT synthetic! Even though some science is required to extract it, it’s a natural cannabinoid that appears in the plant.
How Does it Make you Feel?
THC is the most psychoactive because of its strong ties to CB1 receptors. Delta-8 comes in next with about half the potency of THC, followed by Delta-10 which is slightly less potent than D8.
And while THC can have adverse side effects both mentally and physically, D8 and D10 won’t cause the more extreme side effects like anxiety and paranoia.
Also, while Delta-8 is more linked to an Indica high (relaxing and calming), Delta-10 is much more like Sativa strains (uplifting and energizing).
Because of both Delta-8 and Delta-10 similarities to THC, they include some of the common side effects as well including; dry mouth, red eyes, headaches, and lightheadedness.