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Combining Delta 8, Delta 9, and Delta 10 THC: Why Mix Cannabinoids?

September 05, 2022 4 min read

Combining Delta 8, Delta 9, and Delta 10 THC: Why Mix Cannabinoids?

Combining Delta 8, Delta 9, and Delta 10 THC: Why Mix Cannabinoids?

Combining cannabinoids isn't new, but more research is still needed as fewer people try this out. Delta 8, 9, and 10 are related compounds as they are isomers, although each has its effects. But what happens when you mix them up? This article discusses these products, why they mix up cannabinoids, and the benefits of mixing delta 8, 9, and 10.

The cannabis plant has proven to be a deep source of resources that can be beneficial as scientists find out more about the plant. CBD and THC are very popular compounds and dominant, unlike delta 8, 9, or 10. Many people normally don't know these compounds, but you might have come across them without noticing. This article looks at the possibility of mixing these compounds and using them together.

Introduction to Delta 8, 9 & 10

Over one hundred compounds are present in the cannabis plant, each with different effects. Delta 8, 9, and 10 are compounds of THC, and many people view Delta 8 and 10 as the analogs of Delta 9, which is the popular THC. You can find many other compounds of THC, including THCA and THCV. Delta 8, 9, and 10 are considered to be cousins to each other and are very similar in the molecular structure of each compound. Although these compounds are very similar, their structures are also slightly different.

Delta 8 THC has a double bond carbon bond in the 8th carbon ring, while Delta 10 has one on the 10th. Delta 9 has one bond, too, on the ninth chain. This molecular structure difference affects how these compounds react to the body. Delta 8 and 10 are normally considered to cause fewer side effects than Delta 9, and these products are less strong. Delta 9 is the strongest of the compounds, followed by delta 8 and then Delta 10; they are considered 50% and around 30% less powerful than Delta 9.

Why Mix Up These Cannabinoids?

Delta 8 THC has been on the rise in popularity amongst cannabis enthusiasts for its various claimed benefits. This is because it can interact with the receptors in the body to give various effects; Delta 8 and Delta 9 are elevating as they both interact with the CB1 receptor cells and might often affect the mood in the normal intoxication effect of THC. Delta 10 is considered more energizing and is usually thought to be beneficial in improving the user's motivation and creativity. However, it has very low potency compared to Delta 8 and 9.

Combining cannabinoids has been an issue for a while now, with different companies even doing so to help make these compounds have a specific therapeutic effect they are targeting. Cannabinoids usually combine when smoking or taking cannabis products. This mixture of cannabinoids might even work more efficiently than a normal full-spectrum compound. Much like the entourage effect in full-spectrum compounds, the ensemble effects refer to the combined benefits that may come up when different cannabinoids are combined. Are there any special benefits when mixing these compounds, and what will it feel like?

Benefits of Blending Delta 8,9 and 10

Delta 8 and 10 offer fewer but more enjoyable high effects than Delta 9 and can be a great choice for a THC beginner. These products offer a unique ability and highness. What about mixing them up? Some might prefer to combine these compounds for a more lifting or targeted feeling and effect according to their preference and moment. Delta 8 can boost concentration and improve mood and focus while reducing anxiety levels, as Weber et al. (2020) and Kruger & Kruger (2022) revealed. Delta 10 is said to feel a little more like you have just had some little beer with a heightened 'head buzz' feeling, but that is less than Delta 9.

Combining these compounds can improve concentration and might help you enhance some activities such as gaming, creative work, and even exercise. Because most of these claims are nocturnal, there is much research on how combining these compounds might affect your health. Do they elevate Delta 8 medical properties, or will Delta 9 overshadow the effects of these compounds combined? The effects may differ from person to person depending on their genetics, tolerance, and physique. When these compounds are combined, it's different than when using them separately.

What Is the Legality of These Compounds?

The legality of these compounds is complicated; in some states, it is legal to use Delta 9 for medicinal use, and in others, the law might be a little different. The legality of these substances is somehow vague and can depend on where you are, so it is always a great idea to check up on the laws of your area before trying out anything that feels illegal.

Abernethy (2019) found that according to the Farm bill of 2018, Delta 8 and 10 are legal when they both meet the legally acceptable THC level of about 0.3%. Because synthetically derived cannabis is considered a controlled substance, it might be great to pause the isomerization of CBD to make delta 8 and 10 compounds. So as more research is taking place, the legality of these substances is still open to interpretation. However, some states allow the usage of these products for medicinal use.

Conclusion

The cannabis plant is full of wonders, and although there are more than 100 compounds, more research has been discovered about the plant. Delta 8, 9, and 10 are products of the THC cannabinoid in cannabis, and each compound has its benefits. This article has discussed that combining different cannabinoids has not been new. Companies usually do this to give off certain therapeutic effects on their products as they desire. Combining these compounds will give you a different type of feeling than what you normally would if you used each separately; you are open to trying this out.

References

Abernethy, A. (2019). Hemp Production And The 2018 Farm Bill. US Food And Drug Administration.

Kruger, J. S., & Kruger, D. J. (2022). Delta-8-THC: Delta-9-THC's Nicer Younger Sibling?. Journal Of Cannabis Research, 4(1), 1-8.

Velez, S. What Does New Cannabis Research Tell Us About The Entourage Effect?

Weber, J., Schley, M., Casutt, M., Gerber, H., Schuepfer, G., Rukwied, R., ... & Konrad, C. (2010). Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9-THC) Treatment In Chronic Central Neuropathic Pain And Fibromyalgia Patients: Results Of A Multicenter Survey. Anesthesiology Research And Practice, 2009.