As the popularity of cannabis steadily grows across the country, new variants of THC, cannabinoids, and mediums of consuming them are constantly coming into the spotlight. In our previous posts, we have covered popular cannabinoids like delta 8, delta 9, and delta 10 in-depth. However, there is another delta that has risen in popularity recently: delta 11.
What Is Delta 11?
If you do a search online, you will probably find a few conflicting sources of information on what delta 11 exactly is. Some sources are most likely referring to delta-11-THC and others are discussing 11-hydroxy-THC. These are two very different things.
Delta 11 or 11-hydroxy-THC is a metabolite cannabinoid that is naturally produced when the body breaks down and processes delta-9-THC. This is simply a metabolite that occurs after already consuming delta-9, and is not an actual distinct product.
On the other side of things, delta-11-THC, what we are discussing today, is a rare cannabinoid that is starting to see a rise in popularity.
Delta 11 is essentially a stronger version of delta 9. While delta 9 is often known for having stronger psychoactive properties than delta 8 or 10, delta 11 is thought to provide a similar, yet slightly more intense and potent experience than delta 9. Delta 11 mimics an experience similar to delta 9 in terms of the types of effects you feel. However, delta 11 has a faster onset, is longer lasting, and typically maintains the intensity of its psychoactive effects more steadily throughout the experience than delta 9.
For people that use cannabinoid products holistically to assist with medical issues like insomnia, chronic pain, or seizures, delta 11 might prove to be more attractive than other delta cannabinoids. This is because its longer-lasting effects can result in patients having to use less over the same period of time while providing the same continuous psychoactive benefits.
Essentially, patients can consume less delta 11, and enjoy the same benefits as they would with a greater amount of delta 9.
How Is Delta 11 Usually Consumed?
Though delta 11’s existence has been known for multiple decades, its introduction to the cannabinoid market is relatively new due to its rarity. Delta 11 may be more difficult to find in stores than delta 8, 9, or 10. However, if you are able to find it, you will see that it is usually available in Indica or hybrid strains, similar to delta 8, 9, and 10.
Because it is a rarer cannabinoid at this time, it may be difficult to find delta 11 products in as wide of a range of mediums as delta 8, 9, or 10. Since delta 11 produces stronger psychoactive sensations than other THC cannabinoids, it is typically offered in product mediums where a smaller, concentrated amount can be used to its fullest. These mediums may include but are not limited to vapes, tinctures, or gummies.
Safety For Delta 11 Cannabinoids
Due to the relative newness of delta 11 products, it is understandable if you have some questions about its safety and the best methods of buying and consuming it. To ensure that you are having the best experience possible, make sure that you are purchasing your delta 11 products from a reputable retailer that is transparent about its manufacturing processes. A good retailer will be able to tell you where the product was grown and what safety standards it was manufactured with.
On the other hand, it is recommended that you avoid buying your delta 11 products from stores like gas stations or convenience stores that may cut corners in safety in order to sell you a cheaper product. If it seems too good to be true, chances are it is.
Because delta 11 could have a stronger psychoactive effect than delta 9 or other cannabinoids, it is recommended that you start by consuming smaller amounts at first to acclimate yourself and build up somewhat of a tolerance. After that, if you wish for a more intense effect, you can always consume a little bit more. It is always safer to start by consuming a little so that you avoid any unpleasant effects.
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