11 Hydroxy THC vs THC

Jul 7, 2022

Ever wondered about the difference between 11 Hydroxy THC vs THC? If you answered yes, then this blog is for you.

An early study examined the effects of THC versus 11-hydroxy-THC. Researchers found that 11-hydroxy-THC produced a stronger psychoactive experience than THC when administered intravenously to volunteers in equivalent doses of one milligram per compound.

The study also showed that oral administration of cannabis produces more 11-hydroxyl-THC in the body than when cannabis is inhaled. That could explain why cannabis edibles may feel stronger and more psychoactive than an equivalent dose of cannabis that has been smoked or vaped.

11 hydroxy thc vs regular thc

Edibles create a very powerful experience in the body. Even just a bite can send some people off into a tale spin.

  • What makes eating cannabis-infused foods so much stronger than inhaling smokeable cannabis products?
  • What makes eating cannabis-infused foods last longer than inhaling smokeable cannabis products?
  • When THC breaks the blood-brain barrier, what actually happens in the body?

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THC converts into 11 hydroxy metabolite, 11-OH-THC, in the stomach lining. That conversion and the way 11 hydroxy becomes bioavailable gives cannabis edibles their distinctive power.

People smoke, but taking edibles, and in turn, leveraging 11-OH-THC, could be a great smokeless option. 

The potent, sustained effects of edibles mean they may not suit all occasions. However, if you find some free time, perhaps give it a shot.


One theory suggests that 11-hydroxy-THC functions as a metabolic byproduct of THC passing through your liver and GI tract. Metabolic enzymes modify or break down the compounds found in the food we eat. This process produces metabolic byproducts less bioavailable than the original molecule. In the case of 11-hydroxy THC, however, the metabolite actually functions more powerfuly than its progenitor THC.

11 hydroxy thc

Cannabis Testing: Take a Look with Confidence

Although edibles are a safer and more discreet alternative to smoking marijuana, some new users may turn away from the intense experience. This is especially true if you rely on guesswork to determine how much cannabis an edible contains or if the product was purchased in an unregulated marketplace. It is crucial that users have accurate information about potency. Our customers can puff with confidence using reliable potency testing and labeling.

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