Since the 2018 Farm Bill came into effect, fans of hemp’s many cannabinoids have had the time of their lives. You can now comfortably enjoy many cannabinoids and their unique effects, legally. For the first time, it feels like we're truly experiencing the benefits that the hemp plant can offer. Just as you were settling in with Delta 8 THC products, another cannabinoid called HHC arrives, bringing a new dimension to benefitting from the hemp plant.
As always, at Koi CBD, we’ve made it our business to deliver the most innovative and effective ways to enjoy your favorite cannabinoids. And if you’re looking for HHC, you want to learn about our HHC carts. But first, have a dig at HHC and get to know more about it.
What is HHC?
Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC for short, is a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in small quantities in the hemp plant. Scientists have also discovered how to create HHC safely and effectively from hemp’s more abundant cannabinoids, allowing products like HHC vape carts to exist.
HHC is present in the hemp plant. So, if you’ve tried other hemp plant products, such as full-spectrum CBD, chances are you’ve already consumed some HHC. Just not in high enough quantities to experience its clear-minded, uplifting effects or benefits.
HHC has a close relationship to THC in that it’s simply THC but in a hydrogenated form. At the chemical structure level, THC has a double bond whereas HHC’s double bonds have been broken and replaced with hydrogen. This difference also influences how the two compounds interact with the body’s systems and the intensity of their effects.
HHC is thought to have similar benefits as conventional THC, but its effects are generally not as intense. It also tends to deliver more clear-minded benefits so you can stay present. HHC is also more stable, meaning it has a longer shelf-life than THC products because it’s naturally more resistant to heat, light exposure, and oxidation.
HHC’s stability is one of the reasons consumers have welcomed it with open arms. But it’s the compound’s unique effects and benefits that have generated much of the attention, as you'll see. And today, you have choices when it comes to HHC.
Where Does HHC Come From?
While HHC has only recently gotten attention, it’s been around for many years. It was in 1944 that HHC was first synthesized, as scientists combined Delta 9 THC with hydrogen molecules using a process commonly known as hydrogenation.
The same process has been used with other consumer products, like vegetable oil conversion into margarine. You can think of HHC to THC as margarine is to butter.
Today, the HHC you find is made by manipulating CBD from hemp to turn it into HHC. The process is complex and requires sophisticated equipment like CBD supercritical extractors and distillation equipment. Therefore, HHC products are made using HHC that's been converted from CBD.
Benefits of HHC
Since HHC is so closely related to THC and can be made by converting CBD, you may wonder whether that means it produces the same effects and benefits. While everyone can have different experiences with cannabinoids, generally HHC has similar yet distinct benefits from its 'parent' compounds. More research is needed, and there’s still much to learn about the benefits of HHC. But animal studies and anecdotal stories suggest that HHC has some exciting benefits that are worth your attention.
People who have used HHC say that the cannabinoid can deliver a sense of relaxation yet keep the mind clear. Other reports indicate that HHC can provide a range of other beneficial effects such as:
- Promoting relaxation
- Stimulating a sense of creativity
- Enhancing creative focus and a feeling of being in the moment
- Quieting a racing mind
The benefits and effects of HHC vary with each person. There's a strong likelihood you will experience these same types of benefits, but how the cannabinoid interacts with your body is influenced by several factors. As more people continue to add HHC to their wellness routines, we’ll learn even more about the range of benefits it provides. And by trying it yourself, you’ll get a clearer picture of how you will feel after taking HHC.
HHC Vs. Delta 9 THC
HHC is a derivative of Delta 9 THC and it is found within the hemp plant. That makes HHC very similar to THC.
But most who have used HHC share that it has less-intense uplifting effects, which can be ideal if you’re just starting with cannabinoids that have euphoric properties, or if you simply are looking for a milder experience to help you unwind. HHC has a more clear-headed, uplifting effect without the brain fog that can sometimes come with the more potent effects of Delta 9 THC.
Also, there are some availability differences between HHC and THC. First, as a hemp derivative, HHC is federally legal in the US. THC, on the other hand, is tightly controlled in some states.
HHC Vs. CBD
HHC and CBD might occur in the same plant but are very different. CBD isn’t psychoactive and instead is used to promote balance in the body and deliver an overall sense of calm. HHC, on the other hand, has some noticeably uplifting effects that will help you relax, clear your mind, and be more focused.
Like HHC, CBD is also legal under US federal law and easy to access. We also have an expansive range of CBD products that you can consider if you prefer a compound designed for everyday wellness promotion and without any uplifting effects.
HHC Vs. Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 THC shares the most similarities with HHC. They are both relatively newly available hemp compounds.
Both compounds also have a mild uplifting effect that makes you feel relaxed, although HHC is less potent than Delta 8. Products with delta 8 tend to be used for relaxation, while HHC has a gentle calming effect that can be pleasant for friend get-togethers, creative projects, and more.
How Does HHC Make You Feel?
Every person has a unique HHC experience. The type of effects you get from HHC depends on several factors, such as:
- The concentration of your HHC product
- How much HHC do you consume
- Your past experiences with HHC and other cannabinoids
- Your body makeup
- And other factors
Some people report feeling focused and energetic after taking HHC, while others feel more soothed and relaxed. You can also expect to feel a mild uplifting effect after taking HHC.
Many fans of HHC are turning to vape as their preferred method of enjoying their HHC. Vaping delivers HHC to your body’s systems quickly for the fastest onset of effects. Shortly after pulling the clouds of HHC-filled vapor into your lungs, the compounds reach your bloodstream where they can elicit their relaxing, clear-minded benefits.
Another reason people are turning to vaping HHC is the convenience it offers. With HHC carts, you can bring your portable HHC vape with you wherever you go.
What is an HHC Vape Cart?
An HHC vape cart or vape cartridge is a small capsule that comes filled with HHC and your choice of favorite terpene strain. Depending on the HHC you choose, the container may be ceramic, glass, or plastic, but they serve the same purpose.
An HHC vape cart is an excellent choice for seasoned vapers lucky to have found their preferred battery and only want the cartridge to attach to the device. Although the detailed features of the cart vary, most of them will have the same components:
- A mouthpiece for inhaling the vapor
- A cart tank or chamber that holds the HHC vape juice
- A heating element that once powered heats up the HHC vape juice to create vapor
- 510 threading so you can easily attach the HHC vape cart to most vape battery devices
Benefits of HHC Vape Carts
Vaping is the fastest way to experience HHC and its benefits. While HHC gummies are also delicious and effective, the effects don’t kick in for 30 to 60 minutes or more. When you vape using an HHC cart, you feel the effects within a couple of minutes.
For many, vaping is also a better alternative to smoking. Vaping doesn’t involve combustion and its harmful byproducts like smoking do.
If you're considering trying out HHC, using our HHC vape carts provides a host of benefits that will enhance the experience and effects you get from HHC.
Convenient and easy to use
Vape carts are surprisingly easy to use. In a few seconds, you will have the device assembled and ready for your first vape, enjoying draw after draw. HHC carts eliminate the most daunting challenge of vaping – refilling and maintaining the vaporizer. The vape cart comes pre-filled with your favorite HHC and terpene blend and is ready to vape. Once the cartridge is depleted, you can replace it with another one.
Lightweight and discreet
Vape carts are small and compact. They are easy to carry everywhere you go without taking up too much space. You can carry multiple carts when going on a trip without sacrificing too much or walking around with a bulge.
When vaping, the carts only produce a mild odor, and it dissipates quickly. Because the clouds and their scents don't hang around, HHC carts are an ideal option for HHC vapers who either want to maintain a low profile or prefer to not bother anyone who may be nearby.
It’s hard to get tired of vaping HHC using vape carts. Carts come in various strain profiles and types of effects, so you can choose the blend and flavor that pleases you most. The diversity of HHC carts allows you to better customize your experience.
Vaping gives you more control over your HHC serving. With vape carts, you can easily control the amount of HHC you consume. You can minimize the number of draws and stop when you feel you have achieved the right effects.
Provided your vape battery is charged, HHC carts will deliver the same quality draws from the beginning to the end. The draw is consistent, and the amount of HHC you vape is also consistent and high quality.
Why Koi CBD HHC Vape Carts are the Best
If you've been around the cannabinoid market long enough, you know that not every brand puts enough effort into the quality and purity of their products. The same is the case with HHC carts. It's crucial to find vape carts from a reputable brand that cares about you. Koi CBD has been in the cannabinoid industry since 2015. We have dedicated our knowledge, resources, and expertise to help our customers get the most out of the plant they love. We have quality hemp products, and you will find our HHC carts are the best in the industry.
With our HHC carts, you don’t need to worry about whether they meet federal regulations. Our HHC carts conform to the requirements of the 2018 Farm Bill. They are made with hemp-derived HHC and contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight.
We have developed different HHC cart strain profiles. Each strain has a unique flavor and provides a different experience. So, you’re not only teasing your taste buds but also giving your body a unique experience.
We don’t cut corners with our HHC carts. The cartridges don’t have any additives, fillers, or cutting agents. We keep the ingredients list short, so you have the best possible experience. We use only the best ingredients to maintain high standards of performance and safety in our HHC vape juice.
The carts are also made from quality materials that can stand up to the heat without any problems and don’t produce harmful chemicals that could affect your health. We have closely inspected every part of our HHC carts to ensure they deliver the best experience and performance to every person seeking the benefits of HHC.
We believe quality begins with sourcing the best raw materials. That's why we work with experienced partners that help us source from the best USA-grown hemp grown in the most fertile and pristine conditions with the perfect cannabinoid profile. Then, the hemp is thoroughly tested to ensure it meets the highest agricultural standards before we use it to make HHC.
Third-party lab tested
Before packaging our HHC carts and shipping them out, we ensure every batch is tested for purity, potency, quality, and composition by the ISO-certified labs we work with. Third-party lab testing is a good manufacturing practice that every leading cannabinoid brand follows to verify the safety of their consumers and the quality of their products.
Our HHC carts undergo numerous tests, and we have certificates of analysis for them available on our website. The CoAs provide you with vital information like the concentration of HHC in the cartridge and show they are free of any contaminants.
We value quality and consistency in our products. That’s why we utilize automated processing to minimize human error and produce the same high-quality HHC carts, every time. Using a state-of-the-art processing line also reduces cross-contamination and preserves the purity of the HHC.
How to Use HHC Vape Carts
Using a vape cart is straightforward. To use an HHC cart, you will need to obtain a 510-thread vape battery that is compatible with standard 510 cartridges.
Once you’re ready, here are the steps you should follow to set up the cartridge and start vaping:
- Start by reading the packaging to confirm you have you’re preferred HHC strain profile, among other instructions from the manufacturer.
- Remove the cartridge from the packaging and connect it to your 510 battery or vape pen.
- If the battery device has a power button, click it 5 times to turn it on. Some feature auto draw functionality and will turn on automatically when it detects you taking a pull.
- When inhaling, you may need to press and hold a button. However, this method of operation might vary depending on your device. You can refer to the user manual for your device if you need more clarification.
- Start with small draws, pulling the clouds fully into your lungs and holding for a second or so before exhaling. If you’re new to vaping, you may experience some coughing.
- Allowing 3-5 minutes between draws to observe the intensity of the effects before deciding whether you want to proceed. This will help you dial in on an optimal number of draws for you.
- Experienced HHC users can try larger and more frequent draws.
How to Vet HHC Carts Before You Buy
Purchasing an HHC cart is not something to take lightly. Some brands are not diligent with their manufacturing processes and often cut corners. You could easily end up with an ineffective HHC vape cart or, worse yet, one filled with fillers and artificial additives that could negatively affect your health. Consider these factors when buying a new HHC cart to ensure you land on a good-quality option.
Reputable brands take time to design and produce their HHC carts to the highest standards. The carts have been put through all the necessary third-party lab tests with CoAs readily available. If you need more clarification, check customer reviews and only go for brands that have been around for a few years. You will easily find reviews for such brands.
Independent lab testing
Look for HHC carts that have undergone independent lab testing. The cannabinoids market needs more regulations, and sometimes shady brands can offer low-quality products without any questions. That’s why you should only purchase products that have gone through third-party lab testing, and from a manufacturer that makes these certificates of analysis readily available for you before purchase.
Hemp farms in the US maintain high agricultural standards. The hemp should also be tested and grown using organic methods. The quality of the hemp determines the quality of the extract and, consequently, the quality of the HHC you will get in the cartridge. Buy from brands that are keen on the source of the hemp for safety and quality reasons.
If you’re ever in doubt about any HHC carts, look at what other customers are saying about them. You can check the reviews on the company’s website, third-party review sites, or social media. These are great places to source honest reviews that will shed light on the quality of the HHC carts and the expected effects.