HHC is short for “Hexahydrocannabinoid. HHC is a cannabinoid that is naturally found in the seeds and pollen of a hemp plant, It is non-psychoactive and contains no THC, but still contains cannabinoids, such as THC does and has similar potency and effects. Hexahydrocannabinoid is a semi-synthetic cannabinoid Derivative, an isomer of THC. This type of structure means that the HHC molecule has a minor difference from the one of THC. The difference is in one of the double carbon bonds of THC that breaks during the hydrogenation process to result in HHC. HHC does not occur in nature, it’s a hydrogenated form of a cannabinoid, which is achieved using a specialized process, by sealing the cannabinoid in a pressurized container with hydrogen gas (H2). During the specialized process the hydrogen reacts with the target molecule by breaking the double bonds of carbon atoms and leaving them as single bonds. The process may dramatically change the way in which cannabinoids interact with the human body, in a great way.
HHC binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors in a very tight bind, which means it’s a potent cannabinoid both in Vivo (medical study or experiment in a living organism) and in Vitro (medical study or experiment in a laboratory).
HHC has 3 forms, scientists call these different forms “chiral centers”, they are essentially exact replicas of each other, and they’re called enantiomers. These different forms have varied effects of the human body, all depending on which chiral center they bind to.
The differences between the three enantiomers of HHC are important because they show that HHC can bind to two different receptors (CB1 and CB2), however it can only activate CB1 and CB2 one at a time. This means HHC is potentially a compound that can treat two conditions at once, it can heal conditions related to CNS (Central Nervous System), such as Epilepsy, Bell's Palsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's Disease. The HCC compound could also potentially treat immune related conditions as well as cardiometabolic disorders.
HHC effects are very similar to THC, but HHC does have some differences. Some people claim it gives them the same euphoric feeling, pain-fighting, and anti nausea/vomiting effects that THC does. Most users just enjoy the more happy, mellow and uplifting Buzz.