Hydrogenated THC, or HHC, is a form of THC found naturally in cannabis varieties. It has been estimated to have around 70-80% the potency of regular THC, making it more powerful than other hemp-derived cannabinoids such as Delta-8 and Delta-10. Moderate doses of HHC can induce a psychoactive euphoric effect similar to that of THC, but it is often reported to have more relaxing and sedative qualities. A study on beta-HHC in rats indicated that it has significant analgesic benefits, but more research is needed to evaluate the full potential of HHC. It is believed to have approximately 70 to 80% the potency of THC, meaning it is more potent than delta-8 and delta-10. According to one school of thought, HHC is 80% more potent than delta-9-THC; people with a low tolerance to THC should use HHC with caution.
Both consumers and scientists note that HHC induces less potent and psychoactive effects than conventional delta-9.While HHC offers most of the same therapeutic effect profile as other forms of THC, it is still very new and there are not many studies available to evaluate its potential therapeutic effects. It is important to be aware that there are many products on the market claiming to contain HHC, but most of the time they are total scams with products that could contain any number of unknown and potentially harmful chemicals. Overall, HHC is considered to be approximately 80% more potent than THC (some suggest it's stronger), but otherwise it shares virtually identical characteristics. It is important to use caution when using this cannabinoid, as it can be quite powerful.