What is HHCP?
HHCP, or Hydrogenated Hexahydrocannabinol, is a synthetic cannabinoid that is gaining attention in the cannabinoid world due to its reported effects. While THC and CBD can be extracted from Hemp, HHCP is created through the hydrogenation of THCp.
So, what makes HHCP so unique?
To understand this, it's vital first to understand HHC or Hexahydrocannabinol. HHC is a naturally occurring compound found in Hemp that is created when Delta-8 THC is hydrogenated through exposure to heat. This process makes the mixture more stable by adding a single hydrogen atom to "saturate" the cyclohexane ring, creating a more rigid chemical structure.
How Strong is HHCP?
Users of HHC have reported that it is more potent than Delta-8 THC and almost as potent as Delta-9 THC. HHCP, on the other hand, is the hydrogenated form of HHC with two additional carbons added to its alkyl chain. This increased length of the alkyl chain is believed to allow HHCP to have increased bonding to cannabinoid receptors, such as CB1, in the brain, similar to that of THC-P.
Is the HHCP cannabinoid Natural or Synthetic
It's important to note that HHCP distillate is a synthetic compound, unlike THC and CBD, which naturally occur in Hemp. While the effects of HHCP are still being studied, it's crucial to approach it cautiously and only use products from reputable brands that rigorously test for purity and potency.