The last time I mentioned this particular cannabinoid, there hadn’t been too much more information on it. Within the last few months, it’s grown in popularity so I thought it deserved a closer look. (Plus I recently purchased some HHC gummies.) Research is one of my favorite activities besides writing about it. I’m a self proclaimed nerd and I love to learn so I was determined to find out more about HHC. I know trying to keep up with all the different cannabinods can be overwhelming and kind of confusing. I know I was both. With that being said, I’m glad you stopped by to read this post; I will do my best to reintroduce you to HHC.
Chemically, HHC is known as this extremely long difficult to pronounce word “11-nor-9B-Hydroxy -Hydrocannabinol.” It was first discovered by chemist Roger Adams in 1944 when he added hydrogen atoms to Delta 9 THC. It’s a similar process used to turn vegetable oil into butter or margarine called Hydrogenation.
How does HCC make you feel?
HHC is known to have similar effects of Delta 8 & Delta 9. Some users say HHC has a relaxed and euphoric feeling. My experience with HHC came in the form of a gummy, 30mg, and I must say I felt very relaxed but not to the point of falling asleep. I can also see where some users were feeling “euphoric”; I seemed to remember feeling extremely happy. I’ve also read where users say they sleep better. Keep in mind, everyone if different. What is super strong for you could be super weak for someone else and vice versa.
The way HHC & Delta 8 differ is mainly in their molecular structure. HHC lacks double bonds – just like Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 has the opposite structure. These double bonds (or not) affect how each compounds interacts with you brain and your body’s ECS. The change in THC’s structure makes it a lot more stable since it is in it’s natural form. THC is highly susceptible to oxidation and degradation. HHC doesn’t lose it’s potency anywhere near as quickly when exposed to air. It is also resistant to heat and UV light.
In closing, most research does suggest that HHC is a more intense experience that Delta 8. Long term effects have not been thoroughly researched but potential side effects include body temperature increase, increased heart rate as well as altered vision and auditory perceptions. I think I may have laughed inappropriately during Apollo 13 (you know with Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon and Gary Sinise). When buying HHC, as with anything I’ve discussed here, look for companies that require third party testing. That way you know that what you are getting is free from contaminants. It’s always best to buy from US, I must say, that way you know you’re getting a good quality product!
I hope this article was a little bit more informative than the last. I appreciate those of you that take the time to read our blog! It does mean a lot to us!
Come see us if you are interested in HHC or any of the many cannabinoids we carry! We would be more than happy to help.