If you have tasted delta 8 or delta 9 THC gummies, you know they come with many potential benefits. This includes easing anxiety, improving mood, and promoting a sense of calm. Now there is a new entrant into the cannabinoid scene: HHC.
HHC gummies have become increasingly popular for their potential benefits, which include everything from easing anxiety to improving mood.
But what are HHC gummies? Here’s a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about HHC gummies.
Looking for an unforgettable HHC edible? Delta Munchies has you covered.
What is HHC?
Hydroxyhexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a cannabinoid found in very small amounts in the cannabis plant. It occurs naturally, just like other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD.
HHC is a psychoactive cannabinoid, meaning that it can produce feelings of euphoria and relaxation. However, its effects are much milder than those of THC. In fact, it is about 70-80% as potent as THC.
So far, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that HHC has any therapeutic benefits. However, anecdotal reports suggest that it may help to relieve pain and anxiety.
HHC gummies are, therefore, a type of cannabis edibles that contain this cannabinoid. They are a popular choice among those who want to experience the milder effects of THC without the high.
HHC vs. HHC-O Cannabinoids
Both HHC and HHC-O are similar, only that the latter has an acetate added to the hemp-derived hexaydrocannabinol. An acetate is basically a carboxylic acid, which is derived from acetic acid. This makes HHC-O more potent and psychoactive than HHC.
These two cannabinoids come with a wide range of potential benefits, including pain relief, anxiety reduction, and improved sleep. However, more research is needed to confirm these benefits.
The main difference between them is potency. In fact, HHC-O is made to be stronger than delta 9 THC, which is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Its effects include euphoria, relaxation, and increased appetite.
It could also alter your motor skills and make you feel paranoid or anxious. You should, therefore, be careful when using this cannabinoid.
How is HHC Made?
HHC was discovered by Rodger Adams in the early 1940s. He did this by adding hydrogen to THC, therefore altering its structure. He used a process known as hydrogenation, described in a 1947 patent document.
Hydrogenation is the process of adding hydrogen to an unsaturated compound. This process is used to make many products, including vegetable oils, margarine, and shortening. In the context of HHC gummies, hydrogenation is used to make the THC more potent.
This is how hydrogenation works:
The THC molecule has a double bond, which is an area where two atoms share electrons. This double bond makes THC less stable and more reactive.
When hydrogen is added to the double bond, it replaces it with two hydrogen atoms. This makes the THC more stable and less reactive.
Hydrogenation improves resistance and stability to thermo-oxidative breakdown. It does this by reducing the amount of oxygen that can interact with the THC molecule. The result is long-lasting potent gummies.
Is HHC Natural or Synthetic?
Something worth noting is that just like other cannabinoids, HHC occurs naturally in cannabis plants. However, since they are found in very low concentrations, extracting them naturally can be a lengthy and expensive process. This is why most HHC is synthetically produced.
Is HHC the Same thing as THC?
THC is the main psychoactive component in cannabis that gives the “high” sensation. It works by binding to cannabinoid receptors mostly found in the central nervous system and brain. This alters the neurotransmitter release in the brain, which leads to changes in mood, perception, and behavior.
HHC, on the other hand, is a hydrogenated form of THC. Hydrogenation alters the physical and chemical properties of THC. This means that instead of the double bonds in the THC molecule, two hydrogen atoms bond the carbons together. This makes HHC more stable, which gives it longer shelf life.
However, this also means that it is not as potent as THC and does not produce as strong of a psychoactive effect.
Are HHC Gummies Safe?
Generally, HHC gummies are safe for most people. However, there are situations where they may not be recommended. They include:
Expectant and Lactating Mothers
HHC gummies are not recommended for expectant or lactating women. This is because HHC can cross the placenta and enter the fetus. Additionally, it can be passed through breastmilk to infants.
People with Mental Health Conditions
HHC gummies may worsen some mental health conditions. the reason being that HHC can alter the neurotransmitter release in the brain. This can lead to changes in mood, perception, and behavior. Therefore, people with mental health conditions should avoid HHC gummies.
People Under Medication
HHC gummies can interact with some medications. This is because HHC can alter the way the liver metabolizes certain medications. As a result, it can either increase or decrease the levels of these medications in the blood.
It is important to seek a medical professional’s advice before taking HHC gummies if you are under medication.
HHC Gummies Effects
Even if HHC is not the same as THC, it can still produce some psychoactive effects. The most common ones include:
HHC gummies can cause a feeling of euphoria. This is because HHC binds to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. This leads to the release of neurotransmitters which alters mood and perception.
HHC gummies can also cause anxiety. This is because HHC can increase the levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate. This is the neurotransmitter that is responsible for excitatory signals in the brain. Too much of it can lead to anxiety.
HHC gummies can also cause paranoia. HHC can increase levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. This is the neurotransmitter that is responsible for the “reward” sensations in the brain. When there is too much of it, it can lead to paranoia.
Drowsiness is defined as a state of sleepiness or tiredness. It can be caused by a lack of sleep or an underlying medical condition. HHC gummies can also cause drowsiness. This is because HHC binds to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. This leads to changes in neurotransmitter release, which can cause drowsiness.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. HHC gummies can cause insomnia. This is because HHC can increase the levels of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is a stimulant and can keep people awake.
HHC gummies may also increase anxiety levels, making it difficult to fall asleep. If you are taking HHC gummies and having difficulty sleeping, talk to your doctor about other options.
How Long Do the Effects Last?
Just like THC, the effects of HHC gummies can vary from person to person. This is because each person metabolizes HHC differently. Additionally, there are a few other factors that affect how long the effects last, including:
- Amount consumed: the effects of HHC gummies will last longer if a higher dose is consumed.
- Metabolism: the effects of HHC gummies will last longer in people with a slow metabolism.
- Age: the effects of HHC gummies will last longer in older adults.
- Weight: the effects of HHC gummies will last longer in people who weigh more.
The half-life of HHC is also shorter than that of THC. The half-life of HHC is about two hours. This means that the effects of HHC gummies will peak in about two hours and then start to wear off. However, the effects may last longer if a higher dose is consumed.
Remember, edibles hit harder because they take longer to kick in. Start with a low dose (e.g. half a gummy) and see how you feel before taking more. And always give edibles plenty of time to work before considering taking more.
Best HHC Gummies
At Delta Munchies, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest quality HHC gummies. We source our HHC from the best growers in the world to ensure that our products are of the utmost quality.
If you’re looking for a delicious and potent way to consume your HHC, look no further than Delta Munchies. We offer a variety of flavors and potencies to suit every need.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite HHC gummies from our portfolio. All of the products on this list have been lab-tested for purity and potency.
With a blend of sugary melon and light notes of green apple, Melon Dreams are perfect for anyone looking for a delicious and refreshing gummy. With 625-1,000mg of total HHC in every package, these gummies will produce long-lasting effects.
The Blue Razz gummies are a fan favorite for their potent effects and delicious taste. They are made with a perfect blend of luscious blueberries and raspberries, giving them a tart and sweet flavor. They are perfect for those looking for a tasty way to consume their HHC.
Fruit Punch, just like the name suggests, is a potent and delicious punch of fruit flavor. It is perfect for those who want a powerful HHC gummy with a burst of strawberry and ripe cherry notes that will tantalize your taste buds.
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