If there were a golden age of hemp, ladies and gentlemen, we would be in the middle of it. Thanks to recent federal legislation and a surge of public interest, the market for hemp products is at an all-time high––meaning we can now reach an all-time high. Within the last few years, scientists have discovered several secrets cached inside the hemp plant––secrets in the form of naturally-occurring compounds that offer exciting cerebral effects.
HHC, also known as Hexahydrocannabinol, is one of the newest––and most exciting––cannabinoids to debut on the market. This compound’s molecular makeup is similar to THC, the famous psychoactive molecule, but offers lighter effects. In fact, users who’ve grown up with standard THC-dense cannabis claim HHC is THC-lite, a moniker that has helped the cannabinoid find its own audience.
But is HHC, more specifically HHC syrup, right for you? In your quest for the best hemp-derived products, you might be on the fence about HHC. First, you’d like to know what it is, what it does, how to use it, and where to find it. This viscous, HHC-filled product is decadent and delicious, but is it the best introduction to this wonderful, new cannabinoid? Let’s find out.
When you imagine the effects of cannabis (you know that quintessential “high” feeling?), you’re picturing the influences of THC on the endocannabinoid system. Alongside CBD, THC is one of the most abundant cannabinoids in the hemp plant. But to comply with the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp growers must keep the THC level in their plants below 0.3%––a relatively minuscule percentage compared to hemp’s botanical sibling, marijuana, which has upwards of 30% THC levels.
Now, with that said, how does that relate to HHC? The HHC compound is a hydrogenated form of THC; that’s a scientific way of saying HHC is just THC with an added hydrogen molecule. Because of this simple addition, HHC is an entirely different compound altogether, but it carries similar cerebral effects to THC. And since cultivators formulate HHC from hemp extract with less than 0.3% THC, their final products are federally legal.
Because HHC is so molecularly similar to THC, its effects on your central nervous system parallel THC’s. So, you can expect heightened creativity, a surge of cerebral euphoria, and the occasional munchies.
If you’re looking to experience HHC for the first time, or have already fallen in love with this cannabinoid, HHC syrups should be at the top of your list. These viscous, sweet drinks are rich in HHC and fruity-fresh flavors. If you’ve never had an infused drink, you might be unaware that it absorbs in your body like an edible.
After you drink it, the HHC syrup travels through your digestive tract before reaching your liver. Here, the liver absorbs the cannabinoids and ushers them into your bloodstream, taking them straight to your body’s endocannabinoid receptors. That’s when you start to feel HHC’s euphoric effects.
In all, this process can take a couple of hours to complete.
For those new to the world of infused drinks, you might not know how to start. Instructions for edibles might be fairly easy to follow, but knowing how much to drink and dealing with a specific measurement of milligrams can be a little confusing––especially if you’ve already taken a gulp or two!
So, let’s help. First, read the directions. They should tell you how much to take and a simple way of finding the right dose. Many companies make their bottle cap a little measuring cup. Once you have measured a proper dose, stick with it. The golden rule of edibles also applies here: Wait 45 minutes before returning for seconds. We all have a story of taking one too many edibles and ending up uncomfortably high. So, start low and go up slowly.
A popular way of enjoying HHC syrup is by making mocktails. You can add this syrup to other drinks like sparkling water, lemonade, or a number of other drinks to enhance the flavor. When concocting your own HHC mocktail, consider combining various fruity flavors with the sweetness from the syrup. Adding this to other drinks will help prolong its effects.
If you’ve tried other HHC products, chances are it was an HHC vape product. Along with HHC edibles and syrups, vapes have become a standard go-to for many cannabis users. These come packed with HHC-rich vape juice. Cultivators make this potent HHC vape juice from cannabis oil––it’s, in fact, the same oil used to infuse syrups and edibles. But because it’s been mixed with propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG), it can now be vaporized and inhaled.
When you inhale cannabinoids, they filter through your lungs and enter your bloodstream rather quickly. After a couple of seconds, you should feel the effects of HHC. Instead, with an HHC syrup, you won’t feel the effects for around an hour––a distinction that might make or break your buying decision.
Like every other type of cannabis product, HHC syrups come with their own unique set of pros and cons. This list might help you finally make the leap and secure your first HHC bottle or gently usher you toward a product more aligned with your needs.
Now, we can’t tell you all about HHC syrup without guiding you to a brand spotlight! Since the cannabinoid is so new, many brands are still catching up, still in the laboratory fine-tuning their HHC-filled formulas. But there is one brand that’s been ahead of the pack for quite some time––a brand that’s known for their decadent dank creations. That brand is TRĒ House.
TRĒ House’s first HHC syrup was Purple Stuff. A 1000mg HHC grape-flavored drink that has quickly become a staple on our online shelves. Along with the other HHC products in their collection, Purple Stuff touts the noticeable benefits and effects of HHC while also being tasty, sweet, and borderline divine. TRĒ House’s line of decadent dank also includes vapes and edibles––the perfect pairings for all your cannabis needs. Check out their HHC syrup and the rest of their collection of products.
Reading what others say about HHC syrup might be helpful before pressing “ADD TO CART.” Many say they were surprised that HHC syrup is now their preferred method of enjoying HHC. Others say the drink was a nice break from the status quo. Many agree that you must stick to the recommended dose before adding more to your cup. Some are surprised to see that syrup is super easy to take––just add a little to a glass of sparkling water or soda, and boom! You have a cocktail potent in HHC.
If you’re interested in HHC syrups, check out our selection! We are proud to have the best in the industry, and we are even prouder to be able to deliver it straight to your door!