How Long Does HHC Stay in Your System?

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Before you get into the specific characteristics and effects of HHC, you first need to understand exactly what it is. 

HHC, or scientifically known as Hexahydrocannabinol, is a chemical compound derived from hemp. It can be taken in various manners, including via gummies, vapes, tinctures, and oils, and is considered to deliver relief for all its consumers.  

While HHC is considered a semi-synthetic compound, all available research so far indicates that it is just as safe as THC and CBD. Whether you are a fan of edibles like the Fruit Punch Gummies, or you prefer vaping with the Grandaddy Purp 1 Gram Cartridge, there are HHC options for every user. Below are some of our best selling HHC products:

 

To learn all about HHC – how it works, how long it stays in your system, and what to be wary of – read on. 

 

Will HHC Show Up on a Drug Test?

The available answer is – probably. This is because HHC is a new hemp-derived product that is still in the process of research and development. As a result, there simply isn’t enough data to make a scientific conclusion. 

That being said, there are certain factors that we can look into that will help us understand how HHC might look on a drug test. The relation to THC is the most important aspect of the research that is currently in progress. HHC is a hydrogenated THC analog that has a similar form to the molecule of THC, which is why it produces similar effects, though not as strong.

However, due to the limited research that produced conflicting findings, nobody can say for sure that HHC will or will not show up on a drug test. So, while pure HHC products might not show up on a drug test, consuming products with trace amounts of THC, delta 8, or delta 10, increases the possibility of a positive drug test.

That said, the type of drug test you do can majorly influence the results you get.
For example, blood and urine tests are considered the most effective as well as most accurate tests. On the other hand, saliva and hair tests are also used for drug testing. The saliva test is most similar to the blood test because it can detect traces of HHC (or THC) for up to 48 hours. 

In contrast, a hair drug test, which is considered to be the least accurate, can detect substance traces for up to 90 days. However, it is very unreliable and can show false positives.

 

Drug Tests Don’t Detect HHC…Yet

Since HHC is so new to the world of cannabinoids, the world of drug tests has not caught up yet. All the drug tests that analyze blood and urine are aimed at detecting THC metabolites, which means that HHC will most likely go unnoticed.

Drug tests screen for THC or 11-hydroxy-THC, a metabolite that can linger in your body for up to 90 days. Because HHC and THC molecules are not the same, there is no definitive research that can verify that HHC converts to 11-hydroxy-THC metabolites.

This implies that HHC will not show up on a drug test.

According to all the recent findings, HHC leaves the body much quicker than THC, which means that you will need less time before you’re ready for a drug test. 

If you want to guarantee that the HHC product you consume won’t cause you to fail a drug test, it is best that you take HHC-only products like the Melon Dreams HHC Gummies.

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Does HHC Have THC?

No, it does not. HHC and THC are similar in nature, but they have a major molecular difference. 

HHC is a natural component found in the hemp plant, but only in very small amounts. And, to be able to create enough HHC for commercial use, it’s being bonded with hydrogen molecules, which structurally alters the content.

Therein lies the main difference, and the reason why HHC holds a major legal advantage over other CBD products. Because it consists of hydrogen molecules, in addition to its natural elements, HHC is essentially a chemically altered THC – which no longer makes it THC.

So, while HHC will provide you with a similar experience as THC, it is important to note that it doesn’t actually contain any THC.

 

How Long Does HHC Stay in Your System?

At this point in time, there is simply not enough research to say exactly how long will HHC stay in your system. However, due to its chemical similarity to delta 8 and delta 9, assumptions can be made. 

All in all, the HHC sticking around in your system will depend on your age, metabolism, and the dosage used. And while there is no one-size-fits-all answer, the estimate is anywhere from 2 to 30 days.

There are several factors that influence how much time HHC will stick in your system.

Repetition

HHC is stored in the body’s fat cells, instead of the bloodstream, which means it will take longer for it to leave the system. So, the more often you consume HHC, the more the substance will accumulate in your fat cells. 

As a result, your body will have lesser power to remove it as fast as it would other substances. If you happen to use HHC once or twice a week, your body will be clear of the substance after about a week.

Age 

A major factor that plays into the time that HHC remains in your system is your age. Younger people have faster metabolisms- that’s just a rule of biology. So, the younger you are, the faster your body will be able to process the HHC. 

For example, the same amount of HHC that a 27-year-old takes 3 days to process, will take a 67-year-old about a week.

Metabolism 

Younger people have faster metabolisms than older people. But every person is a separate individual and each body has a different reaction to HHC. How fast HHC leaves your system will entirely depend on your liver and kidney function. 

Two 27-year-olds who take the same amount of HHC might have different process times because they have different metabolic rates. One could take 3 days, and the other 7 to eliminate the same quantity of HHC.

Quantity

It is logical that the more HHC you consume, the harder it will be for your body to process. It’s your liver’s job to process and eliminate substances like HHC from your body. So, it follows that if you overwhelm your liver with high doses of the substance, it will take more time to process it. 

However, doubling your dose will not make that much of a difference. If you take a double dose compared to your usual, your system will need an additional hour or two to work it out of the body.

Consumption Method

How long the HHC sticks around depends very heavily on how you consumed it. So, if you consume it through smoking or vaping with the help of a device like the Maui Wowie 1 Gram Cartridge, the HHC will stay in your system for a very small amount of time.

The body takes a very small amount to process HHC that was absorbed through the lungs, because of its direct path to the bloodstream. Once your lungs have absorbed it, they send it to the bloodstream in minutes, and the liver starts processing it immediately.

On the other hand, if you ingest HHC by ingesting products like the Blue Razz Gummies, it will first need to pass through the entire digestive system, which moves slowly. Only when that is finished, will the liver starts processing it. 

Body Weight 

Because the HHC is stored in the fat cells, the higher your body fat percentage is, the more likely it is that your system will take longer to expel it. However, you shouldn’t put much stock into this factor, because the difference it makes is negligible. 

Medication Use 

The liver can only process so much stuff at one time. So, if you’re taking any kind of medications that require the same metabolic resources, your body will take much longer to eliminate the HHC. 

This is bad news for two reasons. 

First, there is a bigger chance you’ll fail a drug test. Second, all meds will be processed more slowly, which makes them more potent- and more dangerous. 

While we still know very little about HHC, especially how it reacts to medication intake, the best bet is for you to avoid using it while on medication.

 

How Long Does HHC Stay in Your Blood?

While there is no conclusive evidence that proves HHC will be evident on a blood test, THC blood tests can be indicative of its presence. If you consume THC, or in this case HHC, it is safe to assume that the substance will be evident in your blood for up to 36 hours.

If you’re worried about getting a positive test, there are some things you can try to move the cleansing process along. First, stop taking HHC products immediately. It doesn’t matter whether they are ingestible, edible, or tinctures. Second, start consuming foods high in fats and antioxidants to get rid of toxins and substance traces faster. 

 

How Long Does HHC Stay in Your Urine?

Compared to blood tests, urine tests are slightly more complex with the results they generate.
If you are an occasional or moderate HHC user, you are likely to receive a positive test for up to 15 days since the consumption. On the other hand, if you are a frequent user, your urine test will stay positive for up to a month. 

The results of a urine drug test are also highly dependent on the method of consumption. If you only take edibles, the HHC will usually stay in your system for about a week. But, if you prefer smoking or vaping devices, or even using essential oils, the urine test will be positive for much longer.

To speed up the elimination process, and make sure your urine test is negative, stop taking HHC until the test is done. Also, try increasing your daily water intake, and eat hydrating foods like fruits and vegetables to flush out any remainders.

 

Where to Buy HHC?

While research is a work in progress, HHC is here to stay. As the newest addition to the cannabinoid family, it is gathering more and more hype from consumers. 

And while trustworthy providers of HHC products exist, you need to make a smart purchase since not everyone boasts the same HHC quality. 

If you want to find high-quality HHC products turn to Delta Munchies. From fruity gummies and vaping cartridges to tinctures, we offer a wide assortment of the best HHC products to keep you high – and in great spirits. 

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