The Delta Challenge: Delta-8 Delta-9 & Delta-10 THC Battle it Out on CBD Vendor Reviews.
For those who love the idea of CBD and all of the purported benefits it can provide, the natual progression of it was to make it more accessible to those who needed it, and more enjoyable to those who consumed it.
And thus the “Delta’s” were born.
As of this writing – although we are quite confident that there will be even more clever science in the future which will create even more “blends” of Delta products – Delta-8, Delta-9 and Delta-10 THC are the most popular choices. But what exactly are they?
Drawn from this very informative article from the fine folks at Joy Organics, Delta 8 THC is an analog version of Delta 9 THC, the compound commonly known to produce the psychoactive high associated with cannabis use. While it has many of the same traits and benefits as Delta 9 THC, it seems less likely to cause paranoia while also remaining federally legal. Delta 8 THC has grown in popularity as a legal alternative to marijuana and a stronger alternative to CBD. Let’s take a closer look at Delta 8 THC and what the hype is all about.
There are thousands of cannabinoids in cannabis plants, but there is a growing understanding about the differentiations between them. Although all cannabinoids start off as CBGA (cannabigerolic acid), the enzymes in cannabis plants synthesize it into more commonly known forms that include CBD, THC, CBC, and CBDV.
Delta 9 is the form of THC that is first created, whereas Delta 8 is a result of its degradation. As Delta 9 oxidizes, it turns into the less potent Delta 8 form.
Delta 8 THC is often marketed as the form of THC that won’t get you high, but this can get confusing. Also referred to as the second face of THC, Delta 8 is an analog of the better-known Delta 9 THC. This means that it has close to the same molecular structure with just a subtle difference.
Referred to as a minor cannabinoid, Delta 8 only makes up about 0.01% of a hemp plant and must be extracted and concentrated to be readily available. In comparison, Delta 9 THC has been found in concentrations as high as 30%. This means that Delta 8 can be difficult to extract legally and must be derived in other ways.
Okay….got it. So what is Delta-10 THC?
According to another one of our most highly rated and trusted vendors – Diamond CBD – Delta 10 is a cannabinoid present in minor amounts in the hemp plant. But experts can extract a more significant quantity from the hemp plant in a lab. They process it from hemp-derived CBD, which is now legalized for use in all 50 states.
Delta 10 has a chemical structure that is similar to Delta 9 THC. However, the location of the double carbon bonds in their carbon chain is different. The position of the double bond determines their names. Delta 10 has its double carbon bond on the tenth carbon chain and Delta 9 on the ninth.
Does the location of the double carbon matter? Yes, it does. It provides the answer to the question above — what is Delta 10? The location of the double carbon affects how the THCs (Delta 8, Delta 9, and Delta 10) interact with the drug receptors in the body. It also affects how much “highness” the user experiences (and who doesn’t love the “highness?”).
Another difference between the famous — or infamous — Delta 9 THC and the newly introduced Delta 10 THC is their psychoactive effects. The potency of Delta 10 is not as great as that of Delta 9.
Let the Battle Begin . . .
So now that we’ve got the whole bookworm blah-blah-blah out of the way in terms of what Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, and Delta-10 THC represent, let the fun (The Battle) begin!
We’ve been fortunate enough to have several products to compare from Delta Extrax, Diamond CBD, Joy Organics, Pure Craft CBD and The Hemp Doctor.
Delta Extrax Euphorica 40mg Delta 10 THC Gummies Tropical Punch:
From the Vendor: Delta Extrax introduces our Tropical Punch Premium Delta 10 THC Gummies as part of our Euphorica Collection. These little guys pack a punch and leave you with both cerebral focus and an ultimate body high. At 40mg per gummy, these are perfect for use at any time of day. Take a gummy before bed or eat one to get your morning started for the ultimate addition to any day. You’ll enjoy the well-balanced blend of Delta 8 THC that has been enriched with Delta 10 THC. The sweet tropical punch flavor is enhanced with the natural hemp oil that we use to create a unique experience.
Day 1: Delta-10 – as mentioned above – is a relative newcomer in the “Delta” marketplace. We were intrigued by its niche positioning of not having the adverse effects (for those who are prone to feelings of paranoia or anxiousness) of Delta-9, while also not having the sedative and/or relaxing properties of Delta-8. First and foremost for any gummy is taste, and these did not disappoint. Albeit slightly chewy, they still had a very good taste that was easily recognizable as the advertised “Tropical Punch”. We also appreciated the fact that they didn’t seem to take forever to chew as some Gummies do. Grabbing the remote with plans for a Streaming Marathon of something sizzling (any recommendations?), it didn’t take long to come to the realization that this was most definitely *not* a “Couch Lock” gummy. Inspiration first started nuzzling and then became very pronounced, so it was up off the couch and onto projects that were greeted with enthusiasm and optimism. As one of our contributors put it, “I started tackling tasks that I had been purposely putting on the backburner for longer than I can remember.” A bounce in your step. A song in your heart. Whistling while you work. Whatever happy cliche you can think of, it was probably on the descriptive card of at least one of our contributors. Fast forward 3 hours and the enthusiasm hadn’t waned. Bottom line? When called upon, this is the Delta gummy we’re going to turn to first. It checks all the right boxes for those times when you want the right results without having to choke down a nasty taste to get there. And please? At only $14.99 per package of 10, it’s one of the best bargains out there.
(Diamond CBD) Chill Plus CBD & Delta-8 Extreme 1250x CBD Gummies Fruity Mix:
From the Vendor: Things are about to go a little crazy with new Chill Extreme Delta-8 Gummies Tropical Mix. We’re taking things to all-new heights and making the buzz a bit buzzier with this all-new, world-class cannabinoid with a psychotropic high that’s completely legal. You’ve never had a high this extreme before. Delta-8 is a derivative of its more famous cousin, Delta-9 THC, though it’s only found in trace amounts in the cannabis plant. Now, we’ve isolated and extracted it, creating our most extreme Delta-8 Gummies ever. You’ll experience a powerful buzz thanks to 1000mg of Delta-8. So call up some friends because, with Chill Extreme Delta-8 Gummies, you’re going to have a good time.
Joy Organics Budder 5mg Delta-9 THC Gummies Beach Buzz:
From The Vendor: Skip your evening cocktail and get lightly toasted with Budder’s full spectrum beach-themed gummies. They’re specially formulated for enhanced relaxation and bliss, with 25mg of hemp-derived cannabinoids, and either 2.5mg or 5mg of Delta-9 THC gummies. This product can cause an intoxicating effect, so if you’re new to THC, we recommend starting with half a gummy or less and working your way up. Remember to always wait at least two hours for the full effect before ingesting additional gummies. Take a gummy during the day for a calming effect or in the evening to support a good night’s sleep. Every jar contains 20 gummies in three natural and tropical flavors: Blueberry Lemonade, Orange, and Pineapple. Budder’s gummies undergo rigorous third-party testing to ensure purity and potency.
Day 2: Okay…what have we got here? While virtually all the other vendors are shouting about how *much* Delta-9 THC, Joy Organics has gone a completely different route and purposely (at least we assume that is the case) put *less* Delta-9 THC in their gummies. Mad Genius move on their part; or epic fail? Let’s see. The typical amount of Delta-9 THC we see in Gummies is 25mg. Joy Organics has 5mg. The Delta veterans in our midst immediately scoffed at this number and began ratioing these right away. Wait a second though. Isn’t the whole point of this Challenge to actually sample them before showing them the hand? Exactly. Any gummy review worth its salt has to start with taste. It’s the first thing you notice and – at least for us – tends to (pardon the pun) plant the seeds in our minds of how ultimately good or bad they are going to be. First of all, many vendors claim a flavor and yet we often end up having to really concentrate on the chewing process to find the slightest little tinges of “Oh yeah, there’s some of that flavor” within them. We’ve found that some cough syrups taste better than some of these CBD and Delta gummies. With all that said, these forking gummies are excellent! The entire group chew-nodded their agreement that these Beach Buzz Gummies have a great flavor. We found them easy to chew as well; without feeling they took all day to finally get down. And the mind and body experience? On their Web Site, Joy touts these as a “Booze-Free Buzz” and to be honest, sometimes you’ve just got to recognize greatness and leave well-enough alone. We could gush and glow (pun intended!) as to just how great these were, but Joy already did the writing for us. And as for those ratios about the lack of milligrams? Gone in 60 minutes. These are a winner! And for the icing on the cake? You can Shop Now & Save An EXTRA! 20% with our EXCLUSIVE Coupon Code: CBDVR20
Pure Craft CBD 25mg Nano Delta 8 Vegan Gummies:
From the Vendor: Would you like to experience something new? Wanting a little more than Broad Spectrum CBD. Try Pure Craft CBD’s 5-star rated Vegan Gummies infused with Nano-Optimized Delta-8. These gummies are sure to please anyone who is looking for a little more kick! Unlike our Broad Spectrum CBD gummies, these are slightly psychoactive and you may feel a mild and relaxing high without the anxiousness or paranoia sometimes experienced with Delta-9 THC.
The Hemp Doctor 5mg Delta 8 THC Bombs Chewy Candy:
From the Vendor: These hard-shelled chewy candies will have you reminiscing of your favorite Skittlez. These fruity delights have 5mg of Delta-8 per piece, and each pack contains an assortment of Orange, Grape, Lemon, and Strawberry.
Day 3: If Delta-8 THC products were sorted like school grades, these would be the “Kindergarten” of pretty much every other similar product out there. And while on the surface, comparing it to that might seem like an insult, it’s definitely not. Just like school, you don’t start out in high school. You have to acquire a foundation of knowledge and experiences before you get that far. That’s where these The Hemp Doctor Bombs come in. They are the perfect way to get started in Delta-8. And it doesn’t hurt that everyone on the Comparison Team thought they compared to a Skittles-like candy in their texture and goody-goody taste. Since they only contain 5mg of Delta-8 THC per Gummy, you can start with one and see how it goes; then slowly graduate (Ha! We see what you did there!) every other day up to 10mg, 15mg, etc. etc. until you hit your own personal sweet spot. From there, you can determine what works best for you as you move on to some of the other Hemp Doctor products. For example, the never-too-much of you can try out the “Are You Kidding Me?!” 60mg Per Piece Green Apple Gummies while the majority of us would probably opt for the 30mg Per Piece Gummy Bears which also taste delicious. Either way, like your first day of school, you’ll probably never forget these Bombs Chew Candy and how they got you started on the path to your Delta-8 THC Personal Education and Learning.