There are a few cannabinoids that have been making big waves among the canna therapy community, those being HHC, THC-O, and delta-10 THC. Whether you’re just now hearing of these or you’re lost as to what they are and what they can do, we at ZAR are here to clear up the confusion once and for all.
HHC, THC-O, and delta-10 are all distinct cannabinoids, just like delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC, and CBD. What makes them unique from delta-9 THC and CBD is that they’re synthetic compounds that can be made from CBD, preserving their legality with current legislation.
For many, these cannabinoids can provide the relief that would otherwise be unattainable as a result of those cannabinoids (like delta-9 THC) that aren’t widely available and legal. Here, we’ll dive into the specifics of each of these cannabinoids with novel interest and see how they compare to the cannabinoids you might be more familiar with like delta-8 and delta-9 THC.
HHC, TCH-O, and Delta-10 Quick Overview
HHC (Hexahydrocannabinol) - What It Is & What You Should Know
Like delta 8 THC, HHC is a cannabinoid that’s nothing new to cannabis. It’s long been a recognized cannabinoid, but it isn’t typically potent enough to be cost-effective to extract. Also similar to delta 8 THC, HHC can be made from CBD.
What are the Benefits of HHC?
First, know that the effects and benefits you’ll see from trying HHC can vary drastically depending on the amount of 9R HHC versus the amount of 9S HHC in it, the former of which binds well with your endocannabinoid system and the latter of which does not. So, to get the most out of your HHC, you’ll need to be sure to get it from a cannabis provider you can trust. While still under review, the benefits of HHC may include:
What Taking HHC Feels Like
HHC can produce similar effects to delta-8 THC. It is psychoactive and capable of producing a high similar to what one might experience with delta 9 THC as well, albeit with a higher dose. Being that HHC is psychoactive, it can offer particularly potent relief for those who use cannabis products for their psychological benefits.
HHC & Drug Tests
Depending on the test performed, it is possible that HHC would not show up on a drug test (unlike delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC). HHC may not convert into 11-hydroxy-THC, the substance that is commonly screened for to detect cannabis use (THC) in drug tests. Be aware actual results may vary depending on the test issued.
Is HHC Safe?
HHC has been in present in cannabis plants for quite some time, so if you’ve consumed a cannabis product before, odds are you also consumed at least trace amounts of HHC. If you’ve had full-spectrum cannabis products before without ill effects, HHC is likely a safe cannabinoid for you to try. But, in the same way that HHC is legal, it’s also not regulated by the same regulations you might find for federally-regulated medicinal drugs. While that may be good for availability, that also means brands aren’t required to test for purity. We at ZAR take it upon ourselves to have our products lab tested by a third party, offering you crystal-clear insight towards exactly what you’re getting when you get a canna therapy product from ZAR.
THC-O (Tetrahydrocannabinol Acetate) - What It Is & What You Should Know
Another cannabinoid that can be made from cannabis (and hemp) plants is THC-O, a psychoactive cannabinoid that can be synthesized from delta-8 THC. One thing that makes it unique from these other compounds is that it is not normally found in cannabis or hemp plants and is instead purely a derivative of them. Still, it is made from hemp plants.
What are the Benefits of THC-O?
More research needs to be done to know the full scope of canna therapy potential THC-O has, but some of the benefits it may have include:
What Taking THC-O Feels Like
Part of what makes THC-O unique is that, on its own, it is biologically inactive. In essence, THC-O doesn’t directly interact with your endocannabinoid system, making it what’s called a prodrug. It is metabolized in the liver to form delta-9 THC, so that means it feels essentially like how delta-9 THC feels.
Being that THC-O is so much more potent than delta-9 THC, it must be used with caution. Your needs may not require such a strong drug. As is consistent with drugs as their potency and power increases, THC-O may make more prominent the existing side effects of delta-8 and delta-9 THC.
THC-O & Drug Tests
Since THC-O is eventually metabolized by the body into delta-9 THC, it is likely to return a positive test result on a drug test. If that’s a deal-breaker for you, there are plenty of other products available to you that can help you realize the benefits of canna therapy without failing a drug test. Browse our selection of isolate products or speak with a canna therapy expert today about how ZAR can help you get the relief you deserve.
Is THC-O Safe?
When consumed at the proper dosage, THC-O hasn’t shown significant adverse effects compared to the cannabis and hemp products you may be more familiar with. THC-O is relatively new to the landscape of cannabis and hemp products, so there is still much research that needs to be done to determine the long-term effects of it (if there are any).
Delta-10 THC (Δ10 Tetrahydrocannabinol) - What It Is & What You Should Know
Unlike HHC and THC-O, delta-10 THC is a THC isomer. For reference, isomers are chemical compounds that share the same components, just structured differently. Delta-10 is naturally occurring in cannabis and hemp plants, but to an even lesser degree than delta-8 THC. So, just like delta-8 THC generally must be synthesized from CBD, generally delta-10 THC is as well.
What are the Effects/Benefits of Delta-10 THC?
As an isomer of THC, its effects bear a striking resemblance to those of delta-9 THC and delta-8 THC. Since delta-9 THC is not widely legal in comparison, delta-10 THC may be the best opportunity available to many to experience the healing benefits that can be seen from THC that aren’t seen in CBD alone (though CBD can do a lot). While insufficient research has been done about delta-10 THC to know the full spectrum of medicinal benefits it can provide, it’s likely to offer similar benefits as delta-9 THC which include:
What Taking Delta-10 Feels Like
Delta-10 is a psychoactive cannabinoid, so users will typically experience a “high” sensation given the right dosage. Delta-10 can be seen similarly to an indica strain, offering a more energizing and active high than delta-8 (which is more like a sativa strain). It’s mildly euphoric, promoting that happy-go-lucky attitude that’s often associated with cannabis use. Some have seen delta-10 to be less prone to the adverse effects that can be seen with delta-9 use (like paranoia), too.
Since delta-10 THC is an isomer of THC, it will produce similar results on a drug test as delta-8 THC. Drug tests look for THC metabolite, not delta-9 THC specifically, and each of the THC isomers mentioned will stimulate a THC metabolite response from your body. So, yes, delta-10 can cause a positive drug test.
Is Delta-10 THC Safe?
Similar to HHC, delta-10 has long been present in cannabis plants, so odds are you also consumed at least trace amounts of it if you’ve had other cannabis products. The same stipulation also presents itself with delta-10 THC not being regulated like other federally-regulated medicinal drugs. Reference our third-party lab reports for confidence in the delta-10 product you can buy from ZAR.
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