The New THC? Everything You Need to Know About Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC

For a long time, CBD has been the superstar of cannabinoids and THC, the bad boy, at least legally.  Recently, the discovery and analysis of other cannabis derivatives have shown there is more to THC than the infamous delta 9 THC.  Instant crowd favorites, the emergence of new Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC promise to revolutionize the cannabis industry.

What's the Difference Between Delta 8 THC and Delta 10 THC?

Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC are both found in the hemp plant.  These cannabinoids' chemical composition is similar to Delta 9 THC, the main psychoactive component in marijuana.

Hemp plant

The hemp plant is one of nature's miracles, providing a myriad of product ingredient options including D8 and D10

However, there are numerous differences.  Here is what you should know when considering these 2new  compounds:

Delta 8 Delta 10
Effect Profile
    • Relaxing without fogginess
    • Soothing
    • Mellow
    • Settles stress, anxiety, & sleeplessness
    • Promotes high quality sleep
    • Diminishes pain and inflammation
    • Improved brain health
    • Calming
    • Helps you unwind
    • Great for nighttime use
    • Body high
    • More "Indica"
    • Enhances experiences
    • Anti-nausea; can help alleviate hangover symptoms
    • Mood balancing
    • Mildly euphoric
    • Energizing
    • Uplifting
    • Improved alertness
    • Increased focus and creativity
    • Energy boost
    • Increased mood and feelings of sociability
    • A smooth high, making the user feel an uplifting euphoria
    • Mood balancing
    • Great for daytime or evening use
    • More "Sativa"
    • Mildly euphoric
Legality & Drug Testing Federally legal in most states; capable of causing a positive drug test Federally legal in most states; capable of causing a positive drug test
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D8 v. D10: Effect Profile

Most Delta 8 (D8) and Delta 10 (D10) THC users note differences in the effects each has on the mind and body.

Many people say that neither Delta 8 nor Delta 10 has the same potency as Delta 9 THC.  Imagine a more "manageable" high and far less likely to cause you to feel overwhelmed by the psychoactive effects.  Users also report that with the newly available Delta 8 and 10 THC they don't suffer from anxiety or paranoia caused by Delta 9 THC/marijuana.

Delta 8 THC is comparable to indica marijuana strains, typically creating more relaxed and sleepy feelings.  Delta 8 users might feel extremely chill or calm.  Wile certain users consume Delta 8 through out the day to help manage ADHD, many find that Delta 8 is perfect for use at night or after work.

Delta 10 THC is similar to sativa strains of marijuana.  Users note that it gives an uplifting feeling, increases drive and motivation, and boosts energy levels.

Proper Dosing

The standard dosage for Delta 8 THC and Delta 10 THC are the same: between 10 and 20 mg.  Some users may feel the desired effects with 10 mg or less, while others may want more.  The dose ultimately depends on your experience, tolerance, and desired effect.  Any psychoactive substance is more powerful for a beginner than for a regular user.

Shift Edible Delta 10 chocolates

Shift's Premium Delta 10 Milk and Salted Dark Chocolate edibles enhance any worthwhile experience.

Other factors also need to be considered, such as weight and size.

Shift Edibles are purposefully formulated at 10 mg/piece so you can start slowly and increase until you find your required dosage.

Delta 8 versus Delta 10: What Should I Buy?

Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC are both excellent options for those looking for a relaxing, uplifting, or psychoactive experience without the anxiety or paranoia of marijuana.  They are better options for many people given this reduced likelihood of triggering unwanted side effects and their legality in most states.

Those who want to feel relaxed and relieve anxiety or stress may be better off with Delta 8.  Delta 8 is mellow and soothing.

If you are looking for an uplifting energy boost and creativity or focus, Delta 10 may be your best bet.  Many users maintain that Delta 10 is great for morning, mid-day, or early evening use.

If you're unsure which you'll prefer, consider trying both the see which suits you better.  Some users think they'll enjoy one over the other only to find that the exact opposite is true.  Others enjoy having different options for different activities, moods, and experiences.


Shift Chocolates

While we can't speak to all edibles on the market, we can say that Shift Edibles are the highest quality.  Our new THC edibles are made with single-source, organically-grown, lab tested hemp with artisanal chocolate methods in a food grade facility.  Each batch is tested to ensure the safety and integrity of the edible.   And did we mention they are delicious??!!

Shift Edibles are sure  to help you level up your next experience. Get started today with our Fall Sale Discount Code: ilovefall at



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