As we know there are many forms of THC in the hemp Plants. Some of these forms are Delta 8, Delta 9, Delta 10, THC-P, THCV and the list goes on and on. Each THC form has a different effect on the mind and body. Now there is a new THC hitting the market and it is called Delta 11 THC.
What is Delta 11 THC (HXY11-THC)?
Delta-11 THC, or 11-hydroxy-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is a chemical compound produced in the liver after your body processes THC. It’s the main metabolite of THC, which means it’s what your body turns THC into after you ingest it. While Delta-11 has similar effects and binds to many of the same receptors as Delta-9, its unique structure means that it acts on different parts of those receptors. For example, both molecules can bind to CB1 receptors, but Delta 11 (11-OH-THC) binds more strongly to CB2 receptors which can have pain relieving effects similar to CBD.
Is there Delta 11 THC in the Hemp Plant?
The answer is yes. In fact, hemp can contain all of the cannabinoids found in cannabis. But it’s important to understand that Delta-11 THC is not psychoactive in the same way that Delta-9 is. This is because it binds to CB2 receptors, which affect things like inflammation and pain.
That means you can use hemp products as an alternative if you want its health benefits without getting the high.
What are the benefits of Delta 11 THC?
The main benefit of Delta-11 THC is that it’s a more potent version of THC. In fact, it binds to receptors in the brain more easily than THC does—so much so that some studies have suggested that it might interact with other drugs like benzodiazepines (which are used to treat anxiety) and barbiturates (used to help people sleep).
The Delta-11’s most notable effects are anti-inflammatory rather than psychoactive and can last longer because Delta-11 is produced through edibles. When you eat cannabis edibles, the THC is metabolized by your liver before entering your bloodstream. This means that it takes longer for you to feel the effects of eating a cannabis edible (about 30 minutes), but that those effects may last longer once the THC has entered the bloodstream.
The effects of edibles on the body vary based on how they’re consumed. They can range from feeling relaxed and happy to becoming sleepy and sedated — sometimes all at once! The time it takes for the edible effects to set in is determined by the amount of THC in the meal and how much you eat all at once.
Edibles that have been infused with THC are more potent than other methods of consuming marijuana because they contain concentrated amounts of cannabinoids like THC and CBD. These compounds pass through the stomach lining and liver before being metabolized into Delta-11 THC (11-OH-THC), which is more psychoactive than regular THC.