What are HHC gummies?

HHC is a new terminology within the hemp industry that is fast gaining popularity. This compound is infused in different products, including gummies. This article highlights all you need to know about HHC gummies, including their legality and how to determine the best HHC gummies.

The cannabis world is growing rapidly, and better, more potent, and safer alternatives of delta 8 & 9 THC and CBD are emerging rapidly. HHC is among the latest cannabinoids. However, its side effects are similar to that of THC. Unlike THC, HHC doesn’t show in a drug test. However, this is an unconfirmed claim. HHC is the most stable state of THC, resistant to heat, oxidation, and UV light. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about its degradation or loss of potency. This article highlights HHC gummies, their legality, and what future they hold as a new cannabinoid.

What is A HHC Gummy?

The word gummy might be familiar to nearly everyone, but what of HHC? HHC is also called hexahydrocannabinol, a hydrogenated form of THC. Hydrogenation is a process involving hydrogen atoms in any chemical structure to stabilize it (Ghosh et al., 2022). This process is common in turning vegetable oil into margarine. Obtaining HHC might not be easy and only occurs in traces of higher potencies. Obtaining usable amounts of HHC involves a critical process of saturating THC with hydrogen atoms under high pressure using palladium or nickel as catalysts.

This process breaks THC’s duo chemical structure and replaces it with hydrogen, and retains the potency levels and efficiency. Currently, over 10 known isomers of the hydrogenated form of THC exist. The process seemingly alters the effectiveness of THC, making it more potent by increasing the chances of THC binding affinity for B2 and B1 endocannabinoid receptors. HHC is infused in gummies for convenience. Gummies are soft candies meant specifically for chewing. HHC gummies have different potency levels, colors, shapes, and sizes. Besides, HHC gummies are in various flavors, making them the most appropriate way of evading the awful natural taste of the hemp plant.

Are HHC Gummies Legal?

The legality of HHC gummies is yet to be determined. Unlike other elements in the hemp plant, the 2018 Farm Bill did not base much on HHC. However, we can use the general regulations on the hemp plant by the 2018 Farm Bill to determine their legality. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-based products are only legal if their THC levels are below 0.3%. Besides, the bill legalized hemp-based products in the USA, although under the federal government, as suggested by Abernethy (2019). The bill mandated the state governments to regulate the use of hemp-based products within their boundaries. As a result, some states legalized hemp-based products, and others prohibited them. Only 35 states have legalized hemp products; 15 have yet to. Some of the 15 states are Idaho and Texas. Therefore, before moving with HHC gummies from one state to another, you should confirm their legality to avoid getting in trouble or going against federal laws. However, unless the court rules out the legality of HHC, it remains unclear. This also means that users should take HHC gummies at their own risk.

How Do I Determine the Best HHC Gummies?

The suggested health benefits of HHC gummies can only be accrued if they are of good quality. There are various factors to consider in determining the best HHC gummies in the market. Some of the tips include;

Cultivation Process of the Hemp Plant

HHC is a chemical compound derived from organic hemp plants. Therefore, HHC gummies’ purity levels begin from the cultivation practices of the hemp plant. The best HHC gummies manufacturers obtain their organic hemp plant from either Colorado, Kentucky, or Oregon, widely known for their soil fertility for sustainable cultivation of organic hemp. Some of the best HHC gummies manufacturers have a team of agricultural experts who oversee the cultivation practices from the seed levels of the hemp plant until it’s ready for harvesting, ensuring only organic practices are involved.

Other Elements

HHC gummies are blended with various elements to improve their taste, color, and effectiveness. The best HHC gummies are manufactured using organic ingredients to avoid contamination and the lower chemical reaction that might interfere with effectiveness and potency levels. According to Bridge-Comer et al. (2021), artificial elements such as potassium used as a sweetener can disrupt your metabolism and sexual activeness. Consider HHC gummies with an organic element such as MCT oil suitable for improving effectiveness and raspberry or strawberry for enhancing taste. Sandupama et al. (2022) noted that MCT oil or coconut oil is an organic element suitable for improving HHC gummies’ absorption rate.

The Lab Results

Although there are no standard measures for HHC gummies because they are yet to be legalized, lab results remain a mandatory necessity for HHC gummies. Avoid HHC gummies without a COAs report. There are two parts of the lab results you should pay attention to; potency and purity levels

Potency Levels

The potency levels of any HHC products, including gummies, are important to avoid overdosing. Therefore, each time you buy HHC gummies, confirm the potency levels from the COAs report. Avoid depending on the labeled potency levels since they might be misleading. Some brands offer wrong potency levels exposing you to higher risks of overdosing on HHC and harming your health.

Purity Levels

HHC gummies are likely to be contaminated during processing. Heavy metals and chemical solvents are likely to infiltrate the gummies at the manufacturing stage, lowering their effectiveness and increasing the potential risks. Heavy metals can be alarming and cause havoc to your general health. Therefore, each time you buy HHC gummies, ensure they are void of heavy metals and chemical solvents for safety. You can access the COA’s report online or scan QR codes on the labels.

Conclusion

HHC gummies are yet to gain popularity among other hemp-based products. Most brands are yet to offer them because of the potential risks. However, you can easily access them online from various vendors and manufacturers. Gummies are the most effective way of taking HHC since they are in various flavors, making it possible to evade the awful natural taste of the hemp plant. Besides, they are convenient since you can easily carry them by pocketing them everywhere you go. However, before traveling with HHC gummies, confirm whether hemp-based products are legal in your destination. Some states, such as Idaho, are strict on hemp products for therapeutic and recreational use. Lastly, HHC gummies are not found on Amazon since it restricts all hemp-based products.

References

Abernethy, A. (2019). Hemp Production & 2018 Farm Bill. US Food And Drug Administration.

Bridge-Comer, P. E., Vickers, M. H., & Reynolds, C. M. (2021). Intake Of The Artificial Sweetener Acesulfame-Potassium Alone And In Combination With A High-Fat Diet Leads To Differential And Sex-Specific Effects On Metabolic Function In Mice.

Ghosh, A., Banerjee, S., Debnath, T., & Das, A. K. (2022). Dehydrogenation Of Ammonia–Borane To Functionalize Neutral And Li+-Encapsulated C 60, C 70 And C 36 Fullerene Cages: A DFT Approach. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 24(6), 4022-4041.

Sandupama, P., Munasinghe, D., & Jayasinghe, M. (2022). Journal Of Future Foods. Journal Of Future Foods, 2(1), 41-52.

 

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