Who can benefit from HHC, and who is it not suitable for?

No two people are the same. HHC brings a lot of great benefits to our lives, but for some it may not be particularly suitable. In our article we summarise what you can expect from the substance and in what situations you can derive a lot of good from it. However, we will also discuss when to avoid HHC products.


When HHC is the right choice

HHC, or hydroxyhexahydrocannabinol, is a relatively new player in the field of cannabinoids and many people today are curious whether this substance is suitable for them. If you are looking for an alternative to THC that offers fewer psychoactive effects, HHC might be the one.


Many users report feeling a slight “high” after taking HHC, but without the intense euphoria or disorientation so typical of THC. It may be suitable for those seeking relaxation and stress relief without strong side effects. On the other hand, if you are sensitive to cannabinoids or else are looking for a powerful psychoactive experience, HHC is unlikely to be your first choice.

What benefits does HHC offer you?

Whether you reach for HHC vaping pens or joints, or for sprays and oils, you can look forward to several pleasant effects:


  • Pleasant relaxation and a feeling of light euphoria
  • Pain relief, or help with nausea
  • A sense of wellbeing and increased sensory perception


These effects explain why HHC products are popular for their ability to improve sleep and rest and why users can enjoy a pleasant evening after a hard day at work or a hard sports training. However, the effects are individual, and it depends entirely on your own body how it processes HHC. Therefore, definitely do not exaggerate your dosage and start using HHC with caution.


Consider other side effects – such as increased appetite – and whether they might be counterproductive. And definitely do not get behind the wheel or do anything that demands a similar type of focus. HHC is still a psychoactive substance, albeit much less effective than THC.


Who is HHC not suitable for?

Although HHC is considered a less psychoactive alternative to THC, there are groups of people who might be at risk of taking it.


  • Persons predisposed to psychological illnesses: As with other cannabinoids, taking HHC could exacerbate psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression or psychosis, especially in individuals with genetic predispositions.


  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women: Since there is not enough research on the safety of HHC during pregnancy or lactation, consumption is best avoided.


  • People taking certain medicines: HHC may interact with some drugs, especially those metabolised in the liver. Therefore, we strongly recommend consulting your doctor before combining HHC with any medications.


  • People with liver disease: Cannabinoids can affect liver function, which can be particularly problematic for people with existing liver diseases.


  • People with cardiovascular problems: Although HHC may have less intense effects than THC, there are still potential risks for people with cardiovascular problems. Cannabinoids can cause your heart rate to rise or your blood pressure to fluctuate.


Research on HHC is still at an early stage and may not be complete. It is therefore always a good idea to exercise caution, and if you belong to, or think you might belong to, the above groups, consult your doctor.


Remember that HHC is first and foremost about pleasant relaxation, so do not spoil it, and carefully explore the whole HHC world before experimenting.