HHC and Delta-8 are both popular cannabinoids regarded highly for their natural ability to help relax. Since both serve the primary purpose of relaxation, consumers confuse themselves regarding what to choose. Also, since HHC is newer and supposedly more potent, we often get one question from our buyers - is HHC better than Delta-8?
Today, we will answer your most-asked question and help you decide on the right cannabinoid for your daily dose of tranquility.
What is HHC?
Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is hydrogenated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It is a natural phytocannabinoid occurring scarcely in Cannabis Sativa plants. Some manufacturers create HHC from cannabis extracts using the hydrogenation process.
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What is Delta-8?
Delta-8 THC is the second or third most-demanded cannabinoid in the hemp industry. Like HHC, it is also available in trace amounts in Cannabis Sativa plants. It binds to the body’s CB1 receptor to create effects.
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How Do HHC and Delta-8 Differ?
HHC is a natural phytocannabinoid, whereas Delta-8 is a THC analog. HHC is only available in trace amounts in Cannabis Sativa, whereas manufacturers can produce Delta-8 synthetically. Although both cannabinoids bind to the CB1 receptor, Delta-8 has a low affinity.
Is HHC Sativa or Indica?
Many cannabis strains are originally Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid. Companies may combine HHC with Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid-scented terpenes.
Is Delta-8 Sativa or Indica?
Similarly, manufacturers can combine Delta-8 THC with Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid strain terpenes.
Does HHC Get You High?
HHC does not produce the effects of Delta-8 THC. But it interacts with the brain’s cannabinoid receptors to create different effects like relaxation and euphoria.
On the other hand, Delta-8 THC has psychoactive effects and can cause anxiety in high doses. It interacts with the brain’s CB receptors to create the effects.
So, HHC has low potency and not the psychotropic effects of Delta-8 THC. However, it produces mild euphoria. We do not consider anyone better or worse than the other. You can look at it this way: if you want intoxicating effects, Delta-8 is perfect for you. If relaxation is your primary objective, HHC is great.
You may try both cannabinoids to determine which works best for you. Either way, we recommend starting with a low dose and gradually increasing it to attain your desired dose while preventing undesirable effects.
Is HHC Stronger than Delta-8?
No, Delta-8 THC is more potent. HHC produces a mild euphoric sensation. But consuming it in high doses can bring about a few negligible side effects like anxiety, dry mouth, paranoia, and red eyes, just like Delta-8.
So, you can use HHC in low doses to enjoy its beneficial effects without any possible side effects.
How to Buy HHC or Delta-8 THC Products?
While they are different cannabinoids, the factors to consider before buying them are the same. Before placing your order, consider these:
What is the cannabinoid extracted from?
Ensure the brand derived the hemp extract from organic, non-GMO farms. These significantly affect the quality of the product.
What extraction method did they use?
Different manufacturers use different extraction methods, and each produces different results. The best procedure is CO2 extraction because it gives a more potent, pure product.
What does the product cost?
Delta-8 THC and HHC products have different price ranges. Since you want something within your budget, compare the prices before placing the order. Just remember that cheaper or higher prices do not signify bad or good quality. Research and take enough time to determine what you want.
How Does HHC or Delta-8 THC Benefit the User?
Both cannabinoids offer various wellness benefits. They are equally effective in relieving inflammation and pain and improving mood. Likewise, they help boost appetite and help gain a healthy weight. Those who suffer from chronic insomnia may find HHC or Delta-8-infused products equally beneficial.
While we need more scientific research to claim these benefits, anecdotal evidence and reported user feedback to allow us to believe these hemp-derived cannabinoids work fairly well.