Is There Synergy Between Delta-8 and Delta-9?

Is There Synergy Between Delta-8 and Delta-9?

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Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or have little experience with cannabis products, you've likely heard of hemp’s most popular and most prominent compounds, CBD and THC.

These cannabinoids offer a plethora of diverse effects on their own, but many consumers are unaware of the magic that may exist when using not just one, but multiple cannabis compounds. When this happens, anecdotal evidence and scientific research suggest that will synergistically work to incite the Entourage Effect.

But you're here because you're wondering—do Delta-8 and Delta-9 yield this effect when used simultaneously? Read on to find out more.

What is the Entourage Effect?

If you've ever smoked or vaped hemp flower, you might be familiar with its varying effects on a session-by-session basis. Sometimes, you feel like lying around in your pajamas after, while other times, you have this urge to get work done or do a fun activity. Have you ever wondered why this was?

The fact of the matter is that each inhale contains not only THC and CBD, but also several other cannabis compounds, such as minor cannabinoidsterpenes, and flavonoids. Interestingly, each flower has a unique combination of these, with some that provide the perfect balance—this is called the Entourage Effect.

This theory states that when a cannabinoid is consumed independently, you miss out on hemp’s full potential. However, when a product contains various compounds, they will interact to induce different effects. Although there is still more clinical research necessary to validate this hypothesis, individuals have recorded their experiences, allowing us to identify this as a widespread phenomenon.

What Are the Effects of Delta-8 and Delta-9?

Before we focus on hemp-derived Delta 9 and Delta 8 together, let’s focus on the effects that these compounds can induce on their own. After consuming Delta-8 edibles or using Delta-8 tinctures, an individual may experience mild euphoria and be more motivated than usual, according to anecdotal reports.

On the other hand, enthusiasts associate an array of different effects with Delta-9 THC, including:
  • Uplifting euphoria
  • Increased appetite
  • Deep relaxation
These effects, of course, vary from individual to individual due to idiosyncrasies in the body's Endocannabinoid System

Naturally, hemp-derived Delta-9 and Delta-8 are often compared because they’re both forms of THC, but what happens when we bring these compounds together?

Can Delta-8 and Delta-9 Incite the Entourage Effect?

There isn’t much research available on whether the combination of Delta-8 and Delta-9 can bring about the Entourage Effect. While some connoisseurs have reported a synergistic effect between these two compounds, there are not enough studies to support this claim. The primary subjects of research regarding this phenomenon have been THC and CBD, but there is evidence that indicates the Entourage Effect even exists between different species of mushrooms or different spices.

Hemp Products that Encourage the Entourage Effect

scientist investigating hemp flower

Wait, some products are made specifically to encourage the entourage effect? Yes! Hemp products such as hemp flower, CBD oil, gummies, and other forms of edibles contain multiple compounds that have the possibility of inciting this effect.

High-quality Hemp Flower

Smoking high-quality flower may be the most natural way to experience the Entourage Effect. When shopping for flower, pay close attention to the shiny crystals on the surface, known as trichomes. The number of trichomes on a flower will typically indicate the strength of the strain, so if you are looking for an authentic cannabis experience, choose the flower with the most noticeable crystals.

In comparison to other methods of consumption, prepare for almost immediate results. From the moment you inhale the smoke, you can expect the effects to feel noticeable in a matter of minutes.

Full-Spectrum CBD

Suppose smoking flower isn’t your ideal choice, no worries! Full-spectrum CBD is a wonderful alternative for those looking for accurate measurement, convenience, and total discretion. Compared to CBD isolate, this type contains multiple cannabinoids and other compounds, including up to 0.3% of hemp-derived Delta-9 THC.

Select Spectrum

select spectrum gummies

Similar to full-spectrum CBD, our line of Select Spectrum products encompasses not only gummies but baked goods as well. Each product is infused with a 1:1 ratio of CBD to hemp-derived Delta-9 THC to offer a balanced, smooth experience.

Our Balance Gummies come in three flavors (MangoStrawberry, and Pineapple) to suit any palette. In every pack, you receive ten gummies, each infused with 10mg of CBD, 10mg of hemp-derived Delta-9, and other naturally occurring cannabinoids that blend to encourage the Entourage Effect.

If you prefer a more indulgent treat, we offer gourmet Cereal Bites that have been hand-crafted by a local Texas bakery, infused with our Select Spectrum blend, and individually wrapped for convenience. From Cinna Crunch to Fruity Rainbow, these gooey, crispy edibles are as delicious as they sound. But even beyond the layers of sweet cereal and marshmallows, you will be impressed to find that each piece has 20mg of CBD and 20mg of hemp-derived Delta-9. This combination of cannabinoids is formulated to provide a well-rounded mind and body experience.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

For those who hope to experience the Entourage Effect without the psychoactive properties of THC, we suggest broad-spectrum CBD. This type of CBD product is almost identical to full-spectrum, but it primarily consists of CBD with the addition of other cannabinoids, except THC.


The entourage effect is just one of hemp's many mysteries. While there is still much to be learned about the synergy between compounds, we know that multiple cannabinoids are more powerful than one, which has undoubtedly been one of the most exciting discoveries of cannabis research.

FDA Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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