Know Your Cannabinoids: What is HHC?

1 comment Apr 18, 2022

At first glance, HHC, or hexahydrocannabinol, is a hemp-derived compound that exists only in extremely low amounts within the hemp plant and is a hydrogenated form of THC.

With so many different hemp products popping up and breaking into the market, we can undoubtedly say that we are officially in the era of alternate cannabinoids. THC-O (which has been shown to be a more psychedelic compound than Delta-9-THC) and Delta-8-THC (which has been shown to be a less potent version of Delta-9-THC) are becoming more popular by the day. Let's now talk about HHC.

But let’s explore further. What exactly is HHC and how does it differ from other cannabinoids? Follow along with this blog for some more currently available information about this exciting compound.

HHC: The Most Stable Form of THC 

Firstly, the key to understanding the effects of HHC is in the structure of the molecule. According to DailyCBD: "By saturating this organic compound with hydrogen atoms, the stability of the compound and the overall shelf-life is extended substantially without affecting the effect profile too much."

However, due to the available concentration of HHC being too small to make products from the natural process alone — a more common practice is to hydrogenate THC — which changes its molecular weight and geometry, and ultimately designates the HHC products we see on the market today as semi-synthetic.

"HHC is a truly apocalypse-ready cannabinoid. This stuff will remain viable for many, many years. When it finally comes time to colonize mars, HHC is likely the cannabinoid astronauts will choose to take with them."  DailyCBD

Safe Consumption of HHC & Other Hemp-Derived Products 

It’s important to note: there are no regulated safety studies for HHC to date, therefore any information regarding the safety of this compound should be taken speculatively. HHC is still a very new compound, so there are also lots of unknowns about its potential qualities — but as of now, this cannabinoid seems like it could offer very similar therapeutic effects as other forms of THC.

Subsequently, while the safety of HHC and other new cannabinoids is unclear, there is no evidence to suggest that it is dangerous for consumption. Mild and moderate doses of HHC could likely show effects of euphoria, visual distortions, impairment, and physical sensations. Whether or not these symptoms are overwhelming to the user is also unclear. 

Hemp-Derived Products & Dosages

Always be sure to start with the smallest recommended dosage of any hemp-derived product and take it from there. Not rushing the experience is important as well as paying attention to how your body reacts, so be sure to increase or decrease dosages based on what is most comfortable for you.

Stay Tuned for New Mellow Fellow HHC Products 

Finally, we're thrilled to announce that our HHC selection is being released soon, and we can't wait for our loyal customers and newcomers alike to check out our new products! 

If you haven't yet, be sure to keep following our blog and our social media channels (IG, Twitter, Facebook) for the latest Mellow Fellow news and updates.

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1 comment

  • Jill S. May 3, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Very informative and well-written!

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