What Is HHC (Hexahydrocannabinol)?


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Currently, the cannabis and hemp space is going full steam ahead, with it seems like new help-driven alternatives to delta-9 THC and CBD; HHC is one of the current newcomers.

The effects of consuming HHC gummies & edibles are similar to that of Delta-8 THC, with it being slightly more potent of a "high" but not anywhere near as intense as THC-O products. A few notable points about HHC are that there seems to be some low-level amount of evidence that it does not show up on a drug test (not officially confirmed, so DO NOT take this as saying so), and HHC is also the most stable form of THC boasting a longer shelf life.

Hexahydrocannabinol aka HHC is a hydrogenated form of THC. The process in which this takes place is natural, but only in tiny amounts. The "hydrogenation" process, as it's known, is similar to how it's done when turning vegetable oil into margarine by adding hydrogen atoms to its chemical structure, thus stabilizing it. The process requires a catalyst such as nickel or palladium to produce a usable amount of HHC.

A significant benefit to this process is how stable the THC becomes when altered into HHC. With HHC being so stable, it does not lose potency over time, whereas most THC-related products oxidize and degrade to roughly 10% potency. Even when exposed to UV light and heat, HHC retains its potency.

Speaking of potency, what does it feel like to consume HHC? It is quite similar to THC-9, with potentially slightly altered visual and auditory perceptions and a feeling of euphoric calm that helps ease anxiety. Many say it is in the middle of the traditional high associated with smoking marijuana and the chilled-out vibes from consuming Delta-8 THC.

The possible side effects are also akin to traditional marijuana use, such as dizziness, dry mouth, increased appetite, paranoia, rapid heart rate, and red eyes.

The appropriate dosage really will vary from person to person depending on a few key factors such as age, weight, and current THC tolerance levels. However, since it is similar to Delta-8, it is recommended to use a dosage akin to Delta-8's, which would be to start small! A low dose is 10-20mg, a moderate dose is 20-50mg, and a heavy dose is 50-100mg or more!

While, again, this information is not verified, the anecdotal evidence suggests that HHC consumption does not show up on a 12-panel drug test. The reason is that HHC does not metabolize 11-hydroxy-THC, the primary THC metabolite responsible for triggering positive drug tests. BUT this is not verified, so use HHC products at your own risk.

We now offer a growing collection of HHC gummies and edibles at the Best Buds CBD Store. Check out our collection today; like always, we only source the absolute best quality, you may find sites with more product options, but we can assure you ours are the best on the market.