What is HHC (hexahydrocannabinol)?


Exploring Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) and Its Potential Benefits

Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC, remains relatively unknown in the Czech Republic as a cannabinoid derived from hemp plants, much like several other health-promoting compounds. While HHC is not as widely recognized, its potential benefits in areas such as acute pain, appetite suppression, nausea relief, and stress management have garnered increased interest. Let's delve into what HHC is and the potential advantages it can offer.

The History and Formation of HHC

HHC was discovered by American chemist Roger Adams in 1944 when he successfully added a hydrogen molecule to delta-9 THC, transforming THC into HHC. This process, known as hydrogenation, is commonly employed in industries, such as solidifying plant-based fats into margarine.

One of the methods to obtain HHC is synthetic, but this form is illegal in many countries since it derives from THC, which is often regulated or completely prohibited by legislation. Therefore, it's necessary to acquire this cannabinoid naturally from the hemp plant, specifically from CBD hemp, where HHC naturally occurs in the seeds and pollen of these plants. This natural form is entirely legal and can be used for further processing into various products.


Chemist- Roger Adams

Differences Between HHC and THC

The effects of HHC closely resemble those of THC, including feelings of euphoria, increased heart rate, and mood enhancement. However, HHC is often described as a more relaxing cannabinoid than a stimulating one.


HHC and Its Impact on the Human Body

Discussion on the Effects of HHC within the Scientific Community

The discussion about the effects of HHC within the scientific community is still divided. This disagreement can be explained by the fact that the final product in the synthesis of this cannabinoid is a combination of two molecularly distinct types of HHC, namely, 9R HHC and 9S HHC.

9R HHC is capable of efficiently binding to the body's naturally occurring endocannabinoid receptors, while 9S HHC, due to its slightly different molecular structure, does not exhibit this property as strongly. "The one that binds better has similar effects" to THC, but it needs to be administered in much higher doses, says Richard Sams of KCA Laboratories. In other words, HHC can induce effects on the mind and body similar to THC, but HHC is less potent than THC.

The industry has not yet found an economically efficient method to separate highly active HHC from its less effective counterpart, so commercial HHC—a mixture of both variants—may pose a challenge for customers. Nevertheless, HHC exhibits significant effects.

All information about the effects and side effects of HHC is currently informal. However, users report similar side effects to delta 9 THC: anxiety and paranoia, dry mouth, red eyes, and increased appetite.

Function and Benefits of HHC

Absence of scientific studies means that potential benefits and effects of the HHC cannabinoid are primarily anecdotal. Users report that the effects of HHC are similar to THC, including feelings of euphoria, altered auditory and visual perception, and changes in reality perception. In general, the effects are expected to be more reminiscent of THC in a relaxation context. Some users, however, report feeling more energetic and having clearer thinking.

A 2007 study examined HHC in mice and found that it extended sleep duration by 80 to 700%. Researchers also noted that the cannabinoid had similar effects to THC in mice but with less intense pharmacological effects.

A 2007 Japanese research paper describes the fascinating ability of HHC to block pain. However, it is premature to conclude that HHC is a promising therapeutic drug.

In addition to its potential ability to relieve pain, HHC may offer the following benefits:

  • Relief from anxiety
  • Euphoria and relaxation
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Alleviation of nausea and vomiting
  • Improved sleep quality

Did you know that HHC has approximately 80% efficacy compared to THC? Therefore, it is advisable not to increase the dose beyond 3 - 5 mg until you understand the effects of HHC on your mind and body.

Is HHC Legal?

The legality of cannabinoids like HHC or THC is the subject of debate. Whether HHC is of natural or synthetic origin is an important question. If HHC is of natural origin, its presence is limited to the flowers and seeds of hemp.

The final product is considered legal if it contains less than 1% THC, and the original material comes from industrial hemp or CBD hemp. In this case, it is legal on the onefeel.eu website.

We always recommend verifying the manufacturer and seller offering HHC products. Otherwise, use these products at your own risk.

Will HHC Be Detected in Drug Testing?

The answer is no. HHC is not a variant of THC, so it can be used without restrictions.

Information supporting the claim that HHC is not detected in testing is mostly unofficial, although preliminary research suggests that HHC does not metabolize into 11-hydroxy-THC, the main metabolite of THC responsible for positive test results. We are cautious in this regard and recommend restraint and responsible behavior if you are driving or undergoing a medical examination.

What Other Possibilities Can HHC Offer?

HHC is relatively new, so we should approach it with caution. This means that researchers have not had enough time to analyze these cannabinoids and discover their clinical use, as is the case with CBD and THC. In fact, we have no reliable studies that examine the effects of HHC on the human body.

However, people who have actually tried this cannabinoid confirm generally positive experiences. It is not surprising, therefore, that HHC offers effects similar to THC. Many people talk about how HHC products help them with physical discomfort, appetite problems, nausea, mood swings, sleep, and other issues.

Again, it is worth noting that every individual is unique and may perceive cannabinoids differently. In the end, if you enjoy what THC offers, HHC is a great legal alternative.

What HHC Products Can We Offer You?

Onefeel.eu offers various products containing hexahydrocannabinol (HHC). HHC is a chemical analog of THC and is known for its psychotropic effects on the human body. HHC is legal in many countries, including the Czech Republic. Like THC, HHC also has potential therapeutic effects without the need for smoking.



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