Since the Farm Bill 2018 was passed, there has been an incredible increase in demand for various cannabinoids, and two of the most popular ones on the market are HHC and Delta 9 THC. As the states are making cannabis legal for both medicinal and recreational purposes, there has been a surge in the studies of cannabinoids and their effect on the human body.
There are dozens of differences in HHC and Delta 9 including structural changes, effects changes, and many more. While Delta 9 THC is well-known for its psychoactive properties, HHC is a relatively new discovery used for different purposes like pain relief. HHC is considered to be less potent than Delta 9 THC. So, let’s deep dive into this topic and understand the ins and outs of these two cannabinoids.
What is HHC?
HHC or hexahydrocannabinol, is a relatively newly discovered cannabinoid. HHC shows some similar psychoactive properties to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the primary psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. HHC is the hydrogenated derivative of THC.
HHC is a synthetic cannabinoid that is structurally very similar to THC. HHC binds to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body to show different effects on the body. Some studies suggest that HHC is less potent than THC but may have potential therapeutic uses.
Benefits of HHC
Well, there is still much research needed to be done on the potential benefits of HHC but some studies suggest that HHC may have some potential benefits. As HHC interacts with our endocannabinoid system which regulates many bodily functions so it may show some benefits including.
- Pain relief
- Enhance appetite
- Improves mood
- Boost energy
What is Delta 9?
Generally, Delta 9 refers to Delta 9 THC. THC is responsible for the “high” effect that people enjoy when they consume Delta 9. Delta 9 THC interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the human body, which is involved in regulating a wide range of physiological processes, including appetite, pain sensation, mood, and memory.
When Delta 9 THC is consumed, it binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain, causing a release of dopamine, which can produce feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and other effects. Delta 9 THC is typically consumed by smoking or vaping cannabis flowers, but it can also be consumed in edibles, oils, or tinctures.
The effects of Delta 9 THC on the body can vary depending on the dose, method of consumption, and individual factors such as age, weight, and tolerance. While Delta 9 THC can produce a range of positive effects, it can also cause negative side effects such as anxiety, paranoia, and impaired judgment.
Benefits of Delta 9
Here are some potential benefits of Delta 9
- Pain relief: THC present in Delta 9 binds with the cannabinoid receptor in the endocannabinoid system to block the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Additionally, it can also stimulate the release of dopamine in the brain, which can help in reducing pain.
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Delta 9 THC acts on the endocannabinoid system in the body which regulates immune response and inflammation. Delta 9 THC has been shown to inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory, molecules, and increase the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines, molecules that suppress inflammation.
- Appetite stimulation: Delta 9 THC binds to and activates the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and gastrointestinal tract, which can increase feelings of hunger and food intake. It has also been shown to stimulate the release of the hormone. Additionally, Delta 9 THC can enhance the taste and smell of food, making it more appealing and enjoyable to eat.
- Improve mood: Delta 9 activates the CB1 receptors in the brain, which can affect the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. Delta 9 THC has the ability to reduce anxiety and stress levels. Delta 9 THC’s effects on mood can vary greatly depending on the individual and the circumstances surrounding its use.
|Properties||Delta 9 THC||HHC|
|Psychoactive Effects||Known for its strong psychoactive effects, which can cause feelings of euphoria and altered perception.||Mild psychoactive effects and is believed to have a calming effect on the mind and body.|
|Legality Status||Illegal at the federal level in the US, but legal for medical or recreational use in several states.||Legality of HHC is a bit complicated. HHC is legal in some states but restricted in states like Arizona, New York, etc.|
|Medical Use||Have potential medical benefits, such as pain relief, appetite stimulation, and nausea reduction.||Limited research has been conducted on its potential medical uses but may be useful in pain relief and may help in enhancing mood.|
|Route of Administration||Typically smoked, vaporized, or ingested orally through edibles or tinctures.||Ingested orally through edibles or smoked.|
In conclusion, Both HHC and Delta 9 have some similarities as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant but also have some major differences including structural differences and effects on the body. While there is still much research needed on HHC and may we uncover some more differences and benefits of these cannabinoids.
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