R.A. Royal presents our HHC Cannabinoid Guide. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill came an explosion of hemp-derived cannabinoid products. This has led to a dizzying selection in the availability of cannabinoids for us in the United States, such as CBD and Delta-8 THC. Some are even more obscure, such as HHC. We at R.A. Royal are proud to offer gummies formulated with this rare cannabinoid, and are looking at new ways to create more diverse products. But what is HHC? Read on to find out.
What is HHC?
HHC stands for hexahydrocannabinol. It is a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in cannabis plants within the seeds and pollen. However, it was first synthesized in 1944 by the American chemist Roger Adams. He added hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC derived from cannabis. This process, called hydrogenation, is used in many food products. However, creating HHC nowadays does not involve using Delta-9 THC, pollen, or seeds. It takes a specially-equipped laboratory to produce HHC from hemp-derived CBD isolate.
While it is essentially THC with a hydrogen atom added, hexahydrocannabinol is not a form of THC. It is also not a synthetic cannabinoid, since it naturally exists within cannabis.
What is HHC's Effect?
HHC, like most other rare cannabinoids, produces an effect milder than Delta-8, 9, or 10. It has an effect similar to delta-8, but with users reporting a more active, clear-headed mental state. Some users report that HHC soothes aching muscles, as well, making it a good avenue of pain relief for daytime use. Our selection of HHC gummies feature additional terpenes for Indica or Sativa effects, so note this while you browse.
Will it Show up in a Drug Test?
Some have made anecdotal claims that HHC evades detection from drugs tests. However, this does not mean there is any certain guarantee one way or the other. Do not risk your job by taking HHC if you are subject to THC tests. Instead, try our CBD isolate products, like our gummies, vape carts, or muscle cream.
We hope you have learned much from our HHC Cannabinoid Guide.