Recently, HHC has become the focus of many individuals looking for alternative ways to achieve well-being and health. But, as with many new and rapidly developing products, there are also many myths and misconceptions surrounding HHC. Why? This is often due to lack of education, regulatory confusion, and being mistaken for other cannabinoids such as THC or CBD. People can also be influenced by prejudices, misinformed opinion, or half-truths from the media. In today’s article, we delve into these myths to clarify what is true and what is not.
1) HHC is a psychoactive substance like THC
One of the biggest myths around HHC is the notion that it is just as psychoactive as THC. Although HHC and THC are chemically related and both belong to the cannabinoid family, their effects on the human body differ significantly. THC is known to cause euphoria, increased sensitivity, and other typical sensations of being “high”.
HHC, on the other hand, can offer some of the relaxing and calming effects of THC without producing a strong psychoactive effect. This difference in effects is the result of the interaction of these cannabinoids with the endocannabinoid system in the body. While THC has a high affinity for CB1 receptors in the brain, causing its psychoactive effects, HHC interacts with these receptors in a different way, resulting in less pronounced psychoactive manifestations.
2) HHC is perfectly legal everywhere because it is a CBD derivative
When HHC first started being talked about, many people automatically assumed that it was just another form of CBD, and should therefore be legal wherever CBD is legal. But how is it really?
The assumption that HHC is legal wherever CBD is legal is inaccurate. Legislation on cannabinoids is often complicated and can vary across regions and even within a single country. In some places, HHC is regulated differently from CBD, mainly due to its close relationship to THC and potential psychoactive effects, although it is significantly less psychoactive.
3) HHC is as well studied as CBD or THC
Whether you are going to try HHC flowers, oils, or sprays, keep in mind that any expected effects are based solely on user experience, not scientific studies. There have been too few studies so far for us to say anything with certainty. In contrast, CBD and THC have been studied for decades and there is extensive literature on them.
4) HHC is for recreational use only
Many people may associate HHC primarily with recreational use due to its relationship to THC. But the potential of HHC extends much further. For many, HHC can be a tool to promote well-being, reduce stress, or treat various health conditions, highlighting its wider use beyond the mere recreational sphere.
Its greater use in health care or cosmetics is quite possibly only a matter of time. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the benefits of HHC products at your convenience. For example, the beneficial effect on sleep is confirmed by hundreds and thousands of users.
5) HHC is just a weaker version of THC and has nothing unique to offer
Many people tend to perceive HHC as a “light” version of THC due to its milder psychoactive effects. In fact, while HHC may share some properties with THC, it may also have its own unique effects and potential benefits. For example, some preliminary studies suggest that HHC may have pronounced analgesic and anxiolytic properties.
Crucially, each cannabinoid has its own chemical structure and interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system in its own way. Therefore, do not be afraid to penetrate the mysteries of HHC world, it can have great potential for each and every user. Carefully try, experiment, and observe what your body thinks.