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What Is Delta 11 THC? A New Cannabinoid On The Horizon

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Introducing Delta 11 THC (11-hydroxy-delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol)

If you are an avid THC or hemp derived THC user and tend to cruise the Delta 8 Reddit you have likely heard the buzz beginning to form around this rare and unique hemp derived cannabinoid. You may also be a bit confused as to what this new cannabinoid is. If you simply search Delta 11 in google what you’ll likely end up with is a lot of information about 11-hydroxy-THC. Delta 11 and 11-hydroxy-THC are two entirely different cannabinoids.

In short, Delta 11 is a naturally occurring phytocannibinoid coming from the hemp plant. 11-hydroxy-THC is a highly potent THC metabolite that is released into the bloodstream when eating a Delta 9 THC edible due to the “first pass” metabolism method before it turns into traditional Delta 9 THC. In this blog we’ll go over the differences between these two substances, how they are created, and even link you to the first Delta 11 product we have been able to get here at Great CBD Shop!

What Is 11-hydroxy-THC?

As we mentioned above 11-hydroxy-THC is entirely different from Delta 11 and can only be metabolized from traditional Delta 9 THC. 11-hydroxy-THC is produced when orally eating Delta 9 THC. When eating an edible Delta 9 has to be processed through the liver, during this process called the “first pass” metabolism process is when 11-hydroxy-THC is released.

This is what causes Delta 9 THC edibles to be that much more potent than inhaling them. Although some 11-hydroxy-THC is released when inhaling Delta 9 as well it isn’t nearly enough to cause the potent effects it does when metabolized through the liver.

11-hydroxy-THC is known to be much more psychoactive than Delta 9 THC as well as boasts a 1.5 to 7x stronger potency.

Why Don’t We Have 11-hydroxy-THC Products In The Cannabis Space?

As we mentioned above, 11-hydroxy-THC is naturally metabolized in your body when consuming THC products. The scientific way to produce 11-hydroxy-THC is highly complex and very costly to create. It just doesn’t make any sense for cannabis producers to create this when all THC naturally metabolizes into 11-hydroxy-THC.

What Is Delta 11 THC?

Delta 11 is a rare naturally occurring phytocannabinoid. Similarly to 11-hydroxy-THC it is mainly produced during the breakdown of other cannabinoids such as Delta 8 THC. Any time you eat a Delta 8 THC edible as it passes through the liver it produces 11-hydroxy-delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol. Though it is entirely different from 11-hydroxy-THC we can assume that it functions in a similar manner within the body. That being said in theory it should be more psychoactive and have a higher potency than Delta 8 THC itself.

What Are The Expected Effects Of Delta Eleven?

Although D11 isn’t necessarily new, it has just started to hit the market as of recently so there are no anecdotal references to suggest what kind of effects this new cannabinoid will produce. It was first discovered in 1974, and further researched in 1990 but nothing since then.

That being said we know much about 11-hydroxy-THC and how it acts within the body and how it is processed. Delta eleven is processed similarly to its cannabis counterpart 11-hydroxy-THC except it is hemp derived.

Based on current reports Delta eleven should have very similar if not higher psychoactive properties than traditional Delta 9 and Delta 8 THC as well as a higher potency ranging from 1.5 to 7x stronger. It is also reported to have a much faster onset of effects.

Where Can I Purchase D11 Products?

Ghost Hemp Delta Eleven Disposable 2g

Ghost Delta 11 Disposable 2g.

Great CBD Shop is proud to be one of the first to bring you D11! As this cannabinoid is brand spanking new, there aren’t many products yet available. Let us be the shop that brings you all the new products first! Ghost Extracts is known for their potent cannabinoids ranging from Delta 8 all the way to THCP.

Cali Extrax Live Resin THC-H | D11 | D8 Gummies 2500mg

Cali Extrax Live Resin THC-H | D11 | D8 Gummies 2500mg

Now that Delta 11 THC has been around for awhile, there are many more products. Most of these Delta 11 THC products focus around blends. These Cali Extrax Gummies are a high-potency blend of Delta 11, THCH, Delta 8 THC, and live resin terpenes. These tasty gummies are manufactured by industry giant Delta Extrax.

Delta Extrax HXY-11 | D8 | D10 Hemp Flower

Delta Extrax HXY-11 | D8 | D10 Hemp Flower

If users haven’t noticed, Delta Extrax loves to pave the way with innovative products. This hemp flower is the first on the market to have been infused with Delta 11 THC!

Happi THCH | THC-P | D11 Happy Hour Disposable 3g

Happi THCH | THC-P | D11 Happy Hour Disposable 3g

Happi Blends THCH, THCP, and Delta 11 with tasty and unique terpene flavor profiles. This device is button-activated and USB-C rechargeable.

The Takeaway

Although there still isn’t very much information on this new cannabinoid hitting the hemp derived marketplace we feel as though it could be promising. With the current hemp derived THC climate of a new cannabinoid popping up every week it can be hard to navigate which have promise and which don’t. Time and time again you hear Delta 8 THC is Delta 9 THC’s weaker cousin, but in edible form comes close to traditional THC. After researching D11 and how it is processed in the body we can conclude this may be the secret as to why that is the case. Looking for an edible feeling, with quicker onset? This could be the future! We are excited to see even more D11 products hit the market. If we had to guess….this is what Delta Extrax is hiding from us!