What is HHC?
HHC is hexahydrocannabinol, a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the seeds and pollen of the cannabis plant. It’s a hydrogenated THC analog, meaning that it’s chemically identical to delta 9, with the addition of one hydrogen atom. It’s also incredibly shelf-stable because it’s hydrogenated.
How is HHC Made?
HHC exists in such a trace amount of the plant material that its extraction would be extremely costly and time-consuming. Instead, the molecules in CBD (cannabidiol) are rearranged to convert CBD into HHC. This process, known as isomerization, is standard in the hemp industry, and comes from the fact that all cannabinoids share the same molecular makeup through their parent cannabinoid, CBG (cannabigerol).
Can I Get High Off of HHC?
HHC is an intoxicating cannabinoid. It’s potentially slightly less intoxicating than delta 9. Otherwise, however, people say that their highs feel basically identical. This means that HHC can potentially offer feelings of euphoria, calm, and full-body relaxation.
Where Can I Learn More About HHC?
HHC is actually a pretty new discovery, made possible through advancements in cannabis technology. But, because it’s so new, there haven’t been any clinical studies on its effect yet. Luckily, there’s still a wealth of information available that you can read about online, including lots of anecdotal information about its effects.
Does HHC Offer Any Benefits?
Because no clinical research has been published about HHC’s effects, we don’t know what kinds of potential benefits it can offer with any level of certainty. But, HHC is so structurally similar to delta 9 that we believe it offers a lot of the same potential benefits as well, like effects related to nausea, inflammation, mood, sleep, and more. And, lots of HHC users have reported these benefits for themselves.
Is HHC Chemically Modified?
More and more chemically modified/semi-synthesized cannabinoids are popping up on the market these days, which have been extremely popular. HHC, however, does not fall into this category. While it’s made through a process of isomerization, like the majority of cannabinoids sold on the hemp market, its chemical structure is not modified in any way once it becomes HHC.
Does HHC Go Bad?
HHC is incredibly shelf-stable, but if it’s not stored properly, it can lose its effectiveness relatively quickly. Please keep your HHC products in an airtight seal, and make sure to store them in an area away from light, heat, and humidity, such as a cabinet or closet in your home.
Is HHC Legal?
HHC is legal on a federal level, because it complies with federal law which permits all hemp products to be sold as long as they contain no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC. But, 19 states have banned intoxicating cannabinoids including HHC:
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
Is HHC Safe?
HHC has not been associated with any harmful side effects that require immediate medical attention, nor any overdoses. HHC is nontoxic, as it’s a cannabinoid, and the adult human body can tolerate it just fine. No reports of dangerous side effects have been reported from taking HHC.
Are There Any Side Effects Caused by Taking HHC?
HHC may cause mild, short-lived side effects, just like other cannabinoids. The side effects associated with HHC are no different from those of other cannabinoids like delta 9 THC and delta 8 THC. They include:
- Dry mouth (“cottonmouth”)
- Dry eyes/bloodshot eyes
- Reduced blood pressure
- Impaired motor skills
- Increased appetite
Are Elyxr’s HHC Products Lab-Tested?
Elyxr has all products thoroughly tested by a third-party laboratory before they’re sold. This process is performed by a state-registered laboratory, and tests the samples of HHC products for impurities, contaminants, potency, legal compliance, chemical composition, and overall safety. Our lab reports are easy to find through our website so that you can learn more.
Can I Drive While High on HHC?
Driving under the influence of any intoxicating substance is illegal, and extremely dangerous to both you and others. Please do not drive after taking HHC, because your driving can very well become impaired. Allow the high to wear off before driving a vehicle.
May I Fail a Drug Test After Taking HHC?
HHC may cause a failed drug test, but no one knows for certain. We don’t know exactly how HHC metabolizes, but if it converts into THC-COOH like other forms of THC, then that means that you will fail a test, as THC-COOH is what’s picked up in common drug tests. It’s best to be on the safe side, and avoid HHC until you’re not at risk of being tested.
Can I Take HHC with Another Cannabinoid?
HHC can be taken with other cannabinoids. There’s no risk of a negative interaction when taking cannabinoids together. At Elyxr, we offer some products that combine HHC with other cannabinoids, to offer a totally one-of-a-kind experience to our customers.
What if I’m Not Happy with the HHC Product I’ve Purchased?
Contact us! We handle refunds and returns on a case-by-case basis. In the event that you’re not satisfied, you can get in touch with us within 30 days of receiving your order, and we will work to find a satisfactory solution. Our team of customer service specialists are always ready to help you with any questions you may have.