Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a relatively new, hemp-derived cannabinoid taking over the industry by storm. Roger Adams first discovered HHC in 1947 by combining delta-THC molecules with hydrogen, a process known as hydrogenation.
While most HHC products typically contain the synthetically-derived form, research shows hexahydrocannabinol is available naturally in trace amounts. The compound has mild intoxication effects compared to THC. With limited research on HHC, most of the evidence presented about the psychotic effects is anecdotal.
Edible experiences differ from other consumption methods, such as vaping or smoking. The high from HHC edibles, such as HHC gummies, can feel more intense and last longer. Keep reading to learn more about HHC gummies, how long it takes for the high to kick in, how long it lasts and recommended dosages.
How Long Does It Take For The HHC Gummies To Kick In?
HHC gummies, like all edibles, have longer on-set times. This is because the gummies have to be digested and absorbed in the gut, and metabolized in the liver before the HHC is available to interact with the endocannabinoid system. This process can take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on several factors.
Some of the factors that affect the onset of the HHC gummies’ euphoric effects include:
Your metabolism refers to the bodily process that facilitates the breakdown of food into constituent compounds for use in the cells. In this instance, your body will have to break down the HHC gummy before the psychotic cannabinoid can be released. People with higher metabolism rates can absorb HHC compounds faster, attaining the high much quicker.
Empty or Full Stomach
How full you are can affect how quickly you attain your high. Your HHC gummies must be digested fully, absorbed, and metabolized before you experience any psychotic benefits. If your body is full of other non-HHC foods, the body will work harder and longer to break everything down. Anecdotally, an empty stomach can have faster effects as your HHC munchies are the only items requiring dissolving.
Your tolerance to cannabinoids can affect how many HHC gummies you ingest and the time it takes for the high to kick in. New cannabinoid users typically have a lower tolerance for HHC and may feel the effects much more quickly.
Anecdotal research indicates that tolerance breaks–short breaks from consumption of cannabinoid products–can make the effects of the psychotic compounds kick in much quicker and last longer.
Your weight, age, and sex can affect your tolerance and metabolism levels, invariably affecting how quickly you experience the high after consuming HHC gummies. Heavier people typically have higher tolerance rates and may take longer to feel the effects of the HHC.
The efficiency of the gut system can also affect how quickly you break down the gummies and absorb them. Certain stimuli, such as stress, can affect the digestion process. Certain medications can also affect the speed at which the body interacts with different compounds, including HHC from gummies.
How Long Does The High Last?
An HHC gummy’s euphoric effects typically last longer than smoking or vaping, with approximately two to six hours. As with the onset time, several factors influence how long you enjoy your HHC gummies.
While a person with a high metabolism may have the benefit of feeling the high sooner, the effects are typically more short-lived. The body works to flush out the HHC much more quickly, resulting in an early fade out. A slower metabolism means the body takes longer to break down and eliminate the HHC, giving you an extended high.
Cannabinoids are fat-soluble, meaning they bind to your fat molecules and stay in the system much longer. People with high-fat content can take longer to flush out the HHC from the body, experiencing a more-prolonged high.
Potency And Dosage
The potency of the HHC gummy can also affect how long the psychotic effects last. Potency represents the strength of the HHC present in the edible, represented as the number of milligrams of HHC extract in each edible.
Dosage typically refers to the amount of HHC ingested per serving. Standard doses are often a single gummy per serving. Depending on your metabolism, body composition, and tolerance, you can take fewer or more HHC gummies.
Most HHC companies provide a dosage chart in the packaging that you can use as a reference for the amount you’ll need to consume in one sitting. A simple guideline would be:
- Beginners (low tolerance): 5 to 12 mg per use
- Intermediates (medium tolerance): 12 to 30 mg per use
- Regular user (high tolerance): 30 to 60+ mg per use
It’s essential to remember that HHC gummies take a longer time to kick in, and you should avoid the temptation to munch on more edibles too soon. As a rule, wait no less than two hours before increasing your dosage.
HHC is a psychotic cannabinoid quickly gaining popularity within the industry. HHC gummies are an excellent way to get your high, which can take up to an hour to set in. Additionally, the euphoric effects may last for up to six hours. Several factors, including your body composition, metabolism, tolerance, and food intake, can affect how quickly and long the effects last.