Everyone has been obsessing over gummies over the last few years, but the recent buzz over HHC gummies just may be a total game-changer in the cannabis industry. So what’s it all about?
It’s time for another installment of Trendy AF and this time around we’re covering the hype around HHC, gummies, and a variety of HHC-related products. While we haven’t tried it yet, we’re breaking down what it’s all about, what the difference is between HHC and THC, and why so many people are going this route for a more subdued high. Ready to dive in?
HHC (which is short for Hexahydrocannabinol) is a psychoactive cannabinoid that is naturally processed from compounds that are found in legal hemp plants. According to some cannabis experts, it’s basically a hydrogenated form of the THC that’s naturally found in a variety of cannabis.
Why some folks prefer HHC to THC is that HHC is said have effects that are about 70% – 80% the strength of THC and the high is said to be more relaxing and sedating as opposed to energetic and euphoric.
When it comes to the recent buzz, people searching for “HHC” products in general has increased by more than 700% and those specifically searching for “HHC gummies” has increased by 600% over the last 6-months alone (at the time this article was first written). And you know that this is going to be all over TikTok, so it’s no real surprised that the hashtag on TikTok has received more than 22 million video views and counting.
Right now there aren’t really a ton of studies around this, but some claim that some benefits of HHC may include help with things like:
- May help with insomnia
- May help with anxiety and depression
- May help with appetite stimulation
- May help with some pain and some inflamation
Again, studies are few and far between so – as always – it’s always a great idea to chat with your doctor before you try anything, ever.
We’ve covered all the hype around infuser machines in the past and so HHC gummies are similar to that process where gummies are seamlessly infused with the HHC (go figure!). Those in the business always recommend to start with very low dosing to see how you’ll respond to HHC, whether it’s in the form of gummies, vapes, pre-rolls, edibles, tinctures – you name it.
At this time, the laws are little foggy when it comes to HHC being legal, where you can buy it, etc. But there are some companies that are pretty popular for a wide variety of HHC needs, with some of the top ones being:
- Exhale Wellness
As more information is released, we’ll keep you updated on all developments (the good and the bad).
We’re sure we’re going to get some blowback from this, but at this point since there really aren’t a lot of studies around HHC, including real benefits and real side effects, along with the thought that HHC doesn’t show up on drug tests it’s really tough for us to say “do it.” At this point we’re saying “screw it” until we know more.
However, if you’re already into the idea and like the thought that it’s less strong as THC and is said to give you a more relaxing vibe then the choice really is yours and we’re here to help you find a couple of places that are reputable and currently providing a variety of gummies, tinctures, and other products.
If you’re looking to give this a go, check out our picks for some of the best HHC gummies and other products (so far) in 2023.
EDITOR’S TOP PICK
1. Sour HHC Gummies
Tasty and sour, these gummies are said to provide you with an uplifting and motivating feeling all while giving you a totally calming feeling. This one comes as a bottle of 25 sour gummies, with 10 mg per gummy. The brand recommends just taking half and waiting up to 2-hours to experience the effects.
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2. Artisan HHC Tropical Cube Gummies
If you’re looking for a tropical yummy mix and more bang for your buck, check out the popular pick from the Artisan brand. These come as 50 to a jar and each contain 25 mg. If you’re not into the tropical mix flavors, check out some other popular flavors they offer like apple, blueberry, mango, watermelon, pineapple, and more.
BEST BUDGET PICK
3. HHC Watermelon Slices
While some can really be expensive, this is one of the most popular choices at a really decent price from the Sun State company. Each jar contains 30 delicious watermelon slices, which each piece containing 25 mg. These have been lab-tested for purity and quality and even made right here in the United States.
THE TINCTURE PICK
4. The HHC Tincture
If you’re not really into the gummy concept and want more of a faster tried-and-true version, check out Bindoid’s premium HHC tincture. It’s said to be very potent and to be used under your tongue – using only 1/4 to 1/2 drop and wait up to 1 hour to feel the impact. As always, if you’re new to this take it slow, start with less, and see how you do.
When it comes to gummies overall, we’ve covered a few different segments you may be interested in as well like prebiotic gummies, ashwagandha gummies, and overall CBD gummies. Check those out too if you’re interested!