HHC is the newest addition to the wave of hemp-derived cannabinoids, including Delta 8, Delta 10, and THC-O.
We found that HHC is more effective than non-hydrogenated cannabinoids in a study. The game-changing cannabinoid has a significant impact on bioavailability, which means they efficiently attach to cannabinoid receptors in the body, triggering a reaction that restores balance to the body’s activities.
HHC has many of the same benefits as CBD, if not all of them, but it also produces euphoric feelings, which can benefit many users.
WHAT IS HHC?
HHC (Hexahydrocannabinoid) is a brand-new cannabinoid that has been available only recently. It’s also not only a naturally occurring cannabinoid with distinct properties. It refers to a procedure that could drastically alter how cannabinoids interact with the body.
Roger Adams, an American chemist, invented HHC in 1944 by adding hydrogen molecules to Delta 9 THC. THC is converted to hexahydrocannabinol by a process known as hydrogenation (HHC).
The following are some of the impacts of HHC:
- Strong mental abilities
- Sensations in the body
- Chilled Vibe
- Anxiolytic effects
- Pain Reduction
HHC and other natural and synthetic cannabis chemicals have been related to cancer patients’ tumors decreasing. That is encouraging news for HHC and its potential medical applications in the future.
HOW IS HHC CREATED?
It is a multi-step procedure. CBD is extracted from raw hemp, distilled, and then powdered. CBD extracted from hemp serves as the starting point for the chemical process that produces HHC.
This combination causes a chemical reaction that alters the cannabinoid’s molecular structure by imparting chemical characteristics that it lacks in its native state. Catalysts, such as nickel, speed up and activate chemical reactions without clinging to cannabis and tarnishing the end product. In the chemical form of CBD, a controlled amount of hydrogen is present.
It’s therefore transformed into a cannabinoid analog of its former self, allowing it to keep the features it’s linked with but altering the way they get into the body.
IS HHC A HIGH-INDUCING SUBSTANCE?
HHC, delta-8, and delta-10 are all hemp-derived compounds that contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient. So, in a nutshell, yes, HHC gets you high. It is entirely dependent on the product chosen. HHC vape juices, for example, can provide a three-hour high, edibles can last up to eight hours, and tincture oils can last up to an hour.
However, the effect of any HHC product depends on your body’s tolerance. People who use HHC products frequently develop tolerance, requiring greater doses to achieve the intended high.
IS IT SAFE TO CONSUME HHC?
The study of hemp-derived goods is still in its infancy. HHC, on the other hand, has not been linked to any adverse side effects to date. There have been no incidences of overdose reported. The primary source of concern is additional components that may be harmful to a person’s health.
HOW DOES HHC MAKE YOU FEEL?
Many of the effects of HHC are similar to THC’s, including euphoria, elevated heart rate, body temperature, and altered visual and aural experiences. Some HHC users compare its effects to delta 8 because they are more calming than stimulating.
HHC is sufficiently similar to THC that it could provide many of THC’s medicinal effects, but little research has looked into this. A rat study found that beta-HHC had significant pain-relieving properties, but further research is needed to assess HHC’s potential fully.
IS HHC LEGAL?
The legal status of HHC, as well as other cannabinoids like delta 8 THC, is unclear. Some vendors believe it’s lawful because it happens naturally, and there’s no law prohibiting it. However, because HHC does not occur in large quantities in nature, several chemical steps are required to obtain usable amounts.
Under the 2018 Farm Bill, DEA released an interim regulation to clarify the regulatory restrictions over cannabis and its constituents. “All synthetically produced tetrahydrocannabinol remain Schedule I controlled substances,” the order stated. As a result, the legality of HHC is primarily determined by whether it is a natural or manufactured molecule. If the Supreme Court rules that HHC is born, it is permissible in the United States as long as the end product is made from hemp and has less than 0.3 percent delta 9 THC. If it’s synthetic, though, it’s not allowed at the federal level, as with D9.
The truth is that HHC is somewhere in the middle — it’s a so-called “naturally-derived” version of THC, but existing hemp rules don’t allow for much nuance. It’s hard to say for sure whether HHC is lawful or not until a court rules or issues an opinion on the matter, so utilize it at your own risk.
WHAT IS THE HHC DOSE?
We determine the right amount of any psychoactive chemical by various parameters, including age, weight, and tolerance levels. You might not know your tolerance levels if you’re new to HHC, but its potency falls halfway between the mellower delta 8 (D8) and the more powerful Delta 9 THC (D9).
Start slowly until you understand what you’re doing and how your body will react. Dosing with Delta 8 is a common practice.
- 10–20 mg per serving is a low dose.
- 20–50 mg per serving is a moderate dose.
- 50–100 mg per serving is a high dose.
- If you’re a seasoned user of one or the other, starting with a similar or slightly lower dose of HHC is fine.
- If you’re entirely new to THC and related cannabinoids, start with a bit of dose, or perhaps a microdose (1–2 mg), and gradually work your way up to more significant amounts.
WHERE CAN I GET HHC?
The most severe issue with new cannabinoids, particularly those like HHC, is the potential for harm. Although most vendors do not currently sell HHC, there are a few indications that it will be available soon. The biggest problem is that because HHC is so unique, there isn’t yet a standard testing technique, so even companies that test their goods are unlikely to offer accurate results.
Each new cannabinoid brings something unique to the table. Only time will tell if HHC proves to be the long-lasting cannabinoid we never realized we needed. Still, it’s always a good idea to proceed with caution if you decide to try HHC or anything else that comes without investigation.