There’s a new product on the market. Introducing: HHC.
HHC has been reported to have some unique effects. Although HHC is not a THC compound, HHC provides a THC-like experience. And many users say it feels like a Sativa.
So what does that mean exactly? Let’s dig in:
Just like Delta 8 and Delta 9, HHC interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, triggering its range of effects. Users say that HHC’s effects can feel like a hybrid of Delta 8 and Delta 9 THCs. It is said to deliver the psychoactive, euphoria of Delta 9 with an “energy-like” feel, but may also deliver an overall sense of calmness like Delta 8 does.
However, unlike Delta 8, users have reported that it does NOT make them feel groggy/tired.
HHC users have reported feelings of euphoria and mental stimulation, and others have also reported they found mental clarity, pain relief, and felt more energized. While there is still a lot unknown about HHC, there have been no reports of adverse effects or overdose amongst users.
Remind me. What does HHC stand for?
HHC stands for Hexahydrocannibinol.
What is HHC?
HHC is a cannabinoid found in the seeds and pollen of the hemp plant. Its chemical compound is different from THC, though it does give users a THC-like experience.
Since HHC naturally occurs in small concentrations, most of its products are manufactured in a laboratory. During hydrogenation, THC is converted into HHC when a hydrogen molecule is saturated, altering its chemical structure to Delta-9 THC. HHC is thought to be 70-80% of the strength of THC, meaning it’s slightly more potent than Delta-8 and Delta-10.
This cannabinoid is here to stay as it is semi-synthetic, which makes it a perfect federally legal hemp extraction.
But how are users trying HHC? Keep reading to find out:
What is the best way to take HHC?
Just like most other cannabinoids, HHC can be consumed by ingestion (an edible) or inhalation (a vape). With inhalation, it’s usually done through HHC vape cartridges which come in many flavors and are easier to use than liquids.
How long will your HHC high last?
The onset of effects is almost immediate compared to edibles. HHC gummies are the most popular form of edibles, and effects take about 30-45 minutes to fully kick-in. Similar to Delta 8 or Delta 9, the effects felt from edibles tend to last much longer than a vape product.
You should plan to feel the effects of edibles from anywhere between 2-6 hours depending on dosage, tolerance, body weight, and other factors.
What Are the Reported Effects of HHC?
HHC is thought to be 70-80% of the strength of THC, meaning that it’s more potent than both Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC. The HHC cannabinoid is still very new on the market, so there aren’t currently any studies available that evaluate its potential long-term effects.
However, right now it seems that HHC offers very similar benefits as other forms of THC Sativas.
What are the Benefits of HHC?
Some of the early reported user benefits of HHC can include:
- An energy-like euphoria
- Enhanced mood
- Enhanced senses
- Eases nausea and vomiting
- May increase appetite
What are the Potential Side Effects of HHC?
Side effects of HHC may include:
- Sleep disturbances and insomnia
- Reduces Blood Pressure
- Rapid Heart Rate
- Red Eyes
- Dry Mouth