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Is Delta 10-THC Harmful For You?

Delta-10 THC is a relatively new THC isomer discovered accidentally by cannabis researchers in California. Although it has the same chemical formula as Delta-9 or Delta-8, it provides its users with a completely unique experience. This is due to the fact that Delta-10 has a different atomic structure than the other THC variants.

The “high” produced by this strain of tetrahydrocannabinol is milder compared to the effects of other cannabinoids. It is similar to a Sativa high which makes a person more energized and focused and uplifts the mood.

It has been made legal in the US and is useful in treating pain and anxiety. Consumers have also used it to improve their sleep quality.

However, it is pertinent to note that the use of Delta-10 THC comes with quite a few side effects.

Delta-10 THC Side Effects/ Harmful Effects

Here is a list of the most common side effects a user can experience after using Delta-10.

Lack Of Coordination

The Delta-10 is a psychoactive drug. Although it does not have a very strong disorienting effect, caution must be exercised when ingesting it. If taken in large doses, it can reduce levels of coordination in the user.

A user should therefore never be allowed to drive when under the influence of this chemical.

Dry Bloodshot Eyes

One of the Delta-10 THC side effects is that it reduces the moisture in the eyes of users. As a result, the blood capillaries in the eyes expand giving a bloodshot look to the eyes. This dryness and redness of the eyes is transient and fade with time. However, the experience of each individual is different.

Drying Of The Mouth

This drug binds with the CBD receptors in the salivary glands and so reduces the production of saliva in the mouth. This is why users have reported getting a dry and sticky sensation in the mouth leading to increased thirst. Like all other symptoms, the extent of dryness of the mouth varies from person to person.

Headaches

Headaches have been reported by users who have consumed large doses of the drug. People who have shown a low level of tolerance to the drug should use caution while consuming it.

It is interesting to note that Delta-10 THC is sometimes prescribed by doctors to counter headaches or migraines due to its ability to act on the related part of the brain.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations are likely to occur in people who use high concentrations. The higher the concentration, the greater the chance of visual or auditory hallucinations. These can range from mildly distorted images to more vividly impaired perceptions.

On the other hand, some users have a higher level of tolerance and can easily use Delta-10 just to seek pleasure and get a “high”.

Low Blood Pressure

There are conflicting reports regarding this. In some cases, CBD has been known to increase blood pressure. However, some users have reported a lowering of blood pressure after use.

It is important to note that the decrease in blood pressure is noted in individuals who are either stressed or have used the drug on an empty stomach.

Dizziness

Dizziness could be a result of lowered blood pressure. It could also be caused by an increase in the user’s heart rate after using the drug.

Confusion

There is a definite decrease in the ability to focus if this drug is taken in large doses. Users have also reported a decrease in attention span after prolonged use of Delta-10 THC.

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Impact On Mental Health

This drug is known to stimulate a euphoric mood in users and hence appears to help their mental health.

However, it is essential to monitor the dosage of the drug due to its psychoactive properties. It is known to produce adverse effects if not used with care. 

Drowsiness

People who use the drug on a regular basis have reported feeling extremely sleepy at odd hours of the day. Those who consume higher doses of Delta-10 have been known to sleep longer than normal.

Ways To Use Delta-10 THC

Delta-10 is ingested more or less in the same ways as other CBD products.

Here is a list of the Delta-10 products that are available in the market.

Oil Cartridges

Also known as Delta-10 carts, these are extremely popular due to their potency and ease of use. There are many brands of these cartridges available today.

Distillates

These are extracted from the hemp plant and are favored by consumers for everyday use.

Vapes

A variety of Delta-10 THC disposable vapes are available for users to choose from.

Edible Gummies

Available in fruity or sweet flavors, these Delta-10 THC gummies are low in strength.

Tinctures 

These are placed under the tongue by users and come in slightly higher potencies.

How Does Delta-10 THC Work?

Not enough research has been conducted to study how Delta-10 THC works on the human body. It is known to bind itself to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and to other parts of the endocannabinoid system.

The result is a triggering of mood changes in users, making them feel elated and happy. It induces a kind of “Sativa” high which is a relaxing and soothing sensation.

The effects induced by the drug depend upon various factors. These include the dosage, the mode of ingesting the drug, and how much tolerance an individual has for it.

What Is THC?

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is a chemical that is psychoactive in nature. It is one of the many cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. This chemical stimulates the human brain to release a hormone called dopamine that produces feelings of euphoria and elation.

How Much THC Is Found In Delta-10 THC?

The levels of naturally occurring Delta-10 THC in cannabis plants are very low. However, this cannabinoid can be manufactured in a lab using a conversion process. It is then refined to produce the different synthetic products of Delta-10 including gummies, Delta-10 THC disposable vapes, and oil carts.

This chemical acquired in labs with utmost care and precision has a very low concentration of THC, which is less than 0.3%. This low level of the compound ensures that the use of Delta-10 is considered legal in many US states.

Final Verdict

Delta 10 THC is a psychoactive compound that has many mind-altering characteristics. It uplifts the mood of its users, giving them a relaxed feeling. It is reported to make users more alert and focused. However, it has the tendency to cause a variety of harmful side effects that range from motor dysfunction, headaches to distressing hallucinations.

The decision to use any substance is purely subjective and is governed by many factors. Before making a final call, it is imperative to weigh the potential benefits against the harmful effects of the drug. Whatever a user chooses, it is always essential to practice caution and be mindful of the dosage being taken.

Kristie Leong
Kristie Leong is a medical writer, researcher and a blogger with 13+ years of experience. She maintains her own personal health blog as well. She owns knowledge base that covers a wide range of medical fields and she loves to express her health knowledge through her words. Expert in medical marijuana, CBD oil, Kratom, Kava, Matcha and other botanical.

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