What Is THC-O?
THC-O has been making headlines recently as one of the latest exciting compounds to gain popularity within the legal hemp market in the United States. With the seemingly endless array of new cannabinoids and other compounds being introduced with each year, our team at Mellow Fellow wants to make sure that our customers are informed and up-to-date on all the latest info related to hemp-derived self-care and wellness.
So, what exactly is THC-O? Follow along with this blog to find out about the compound: what it is, how it's derived, and other important details.
Know Your Cannabinoids: What is THC-O?
Firstly, while THC-O is a cannabinoid just like ones you may already be aware of, the main difference between it and the phytocannabinoids THC, CBD, and CBG is that unlike these compounds, THC-O does not occur naturally within the hemp plant, and therefore needs to be man-made. According to CannabisTech, THC-O is actually produced by using specific chemicals to acetylate the THC compound.
Another main difference between THC-O acetate and other hemp compounds is that is takes longer for its effects to be felt by the user: "The reason for the delay is that THC-O-acetate is a prodrug of THC, meaning it needs to be deacetylated by enzymes in our bodies before the THC becomes active enough for us to feel the effects."
THC-O: The Psychedelic Cannabinoid
There’s something else that sets THC-O apart from some of the other natural and synthetic cannabinoids available today:
With a potency estimated to be about 300% that of THC, the acetate version of the drug is considered to be very psychedelic and introspective. But, like other isolates, due to the processing required to make this substance, all the other beneficial compounds found in the plant have been stripped away.
For those hemp and cannabis enthusiasts wanting to take their experiences to the next level, THC-O may potentially be the liftoff you've been searching for!
Coming Soon: Mellow Fellow THC-O Products!
There are lots of things happening in the MF world, and we've got some exciting news to share with our fam! We're thrilled to announce that Mellow Fellow will soon be releasing a line of THC-O products for your enjoyment. Stay tuned this month for all the latest updates on which products we'll be offering and many more juicy details!
Conscious Consumption of THC-O & other Cannabis/Hemp Products
Lastly, it’s very important to understand and respect the hemp plant and to be knowledgeable about any products or extractions that you may be putting in your body, and how you're doing it. Therefore, in addition to making sure you're getting your products from trusted sources — as always, be sure to start with the smallest recommended dose and take it from there.
By not rushing your experience, you'll be doing your due diligence in paying attention to how your body reacts, and increasing or decreasing dosages as you see fit.
As we mentioned above, we're working on lots of exciting things for our Mellow Fellow family - so be sure to keep following our blog page and our social media channels (IG, Twitter, Facebook) for the latest news and updates!
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