Hexahydrocannabinol: a revolutionary cannabinoid
HHC oil is today very often used as ‘the legal replacement for THC oil’.
Cannabis enthusiasts can now look beyond CBD and THC. One of the most important lesser-known cannabinoids in our opinion is HHC. This substance was only discovered in the 40s, but due to a lot of misunderstandings about HHC it remained out of mainstream. So let’s take a look at what is known on the latest insights about this form of cannabis oil..
What is Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC)?
HHC can be found in hemp seeds and hemp pollen, but those are such small numbers that the dust can hardly be traced. HHC has therefore become popular in a completely different way: by producing the substance in a laboratory. This is done on the basis of natural cannabinoids, or with a cannabis extract. In any case, these components are used to increase the production of HHC. And as a result, HHC oil can ultimately be made from it.
That is also the reason why HHC is referred to as a semi-synthetic cannabinoid. The HHC that is popularly known is almost always that artificial form. The first time HHC was man-made was in America in 1944 by Roger Adams, who then experimented by adding hydrogen to delta-9-THC, resulting in HHC oil.
Despite Adams’ invention, virtually nothing happened to it. It took decades for HHC to come back into the limelight. In the first instance, this was not because people started to appreciate the effect of HHC. It was mainly an alternative to supply people who actually wanted THC. HHC has now also proven itself as an independent substance, which is why HHC oil has now become so popular.
What is HHC oil good for?
HHC is an alternative to THC, and the benefits of HHC seem to be somewhat similar to those of THC. Like THC, HHC also affects the cannabinoid receptors in the human body. This would allow the user to experience different effects such as euphoria. In addition, relaxation, reduction of hunger, fighting migraines and combating other aches and pains are sometimes mentioned. However, HHC does not have the same great psychoactive effects as THC. The psychoactive effect – the ‘high’ that is often spoken of – is called strong with THC, and mild with HHC.
So, for those people who get paranoid from getting too high on THC, the HHC is the best choice once you have reached your limit, but
the occasional top-up is desired. On the other hand, if paranoia from THC is evident, then HHC becomes to go-to choice to medicate.
HHC comes in several forms. There are HHC gummies, or candies. There are HHC flower buds. One company already offers HHC as a pre-roll. And the HHC vape is a popular option, especially with office workers. But as far as we are concerned – hence our offer – HHC oil is the most sensible choice.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to recommend a fixed dose for everyone. The effect of HHC differs per person, as is often the case with cannabis. It is therefore best to find out for yourself which dosage is most suitable for you. We recommend starting with a very small amount and building up the dose from there.
Do this in really small steps, so that you can check exactly what the effects of the HHC oil are on your body and mind. A handy rule of thumb is this: first use the same dosage for a while, and only when this dosage starts to get boring, it is time for the next step.
Ok we are delighted to see how one of our suppliers has been preparing to produce HHC Oil in the 10 ml injectors. Will keep our peeps informed on the spin.
THCP (tetrahydrocannabiphorol) – Scientists Discovered a New Cannabinoid 30 Times Stronger Than THC
There‘s a reason why we call cannabis a miracle plant. Besides the two best-known cannabinoids THC and CBD there are around 500 other chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. A new Italian medical cannabis strain grown exclusively by the Italian military has shown unusual chemical signatures. They soon succeeded in identifying and isolating two previously unknown cannabinoids, THCP (tetrahydrocannabiphorol) and CBDP (cannabidiphorol). The “new” cannabinoid THCP is almost identical to THC, but has a few extra carbon atoms.
Those extra atoms seem to be what makes THCP so much more potent than THC.
THC, CBD, and all other cannabinoids work by binding to two receptors in our body called CB1 and CB2 receptors. Through those receptors, they interact with our endocannabinoid system to regulate all kinds of bodily functions, heal us, or get us high. According to the study, THCP binds 30 times stronger to the CB1 and CB2 receptors than THC. The researchers tested THCP on mice and found that a tiny dose of 5mg/kg was enough to intoxicate them.
THCP could be the reason that there is so much variety in terms of effects from different strains of weed, which could help us get a better understanding of how cannabis affects humans. The presence of this new phytocannabinoid could account for the pharmacological properties of some cannabis varieties difficult to explain by the presence of the sole THC.
The problem is that nobody has ever searched for these two compounds in cannabis. Maybe, the identification of THCP in other varieties could account for inexplicable effects not ascribable solely to THC. A lot more research is needed to get a better understanding of THCP and CBDP, as well as how they interact with our metabolism and other cannabinoids.
Our main goal now is the importance to evaluate the exact chemical profile of a new cannabis-based medicine and know each time the exact concentration of all active principles. Let’s hope this new discovery will lead to more funding for cannabis research and more great discoveries in the future.