Delta 10 THC vs HHC

With an influx of emerging cannabinoids on the hemp market, it’s more important than ever before for users to have a good idea of how each one behaves in the body to ensure an experience compatible with their needs.  Especially since many of the emerging cannabinoids are psychoactive, users should always know what to expect so that they end up purchasing the best choices for their particular goals and preferences with the hemp plant.  

Two of the most celebrated cannabinoids available right now are delta-10 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-10 THC products) and hexahydrocannabinol (HHC products) which are similar in many ways, but different enough for each one to be considered carefully.  While all of the cannabinoids at Binoid are both federally compliant and lab-tested, you should still make your choice between the two cannabinoids wisely.

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Why Choose Delta 10 THC?

Delta 10 Origin 

Delta-10 THC is one of the few cannabinoids that we’ve only been aware of as of recently.  It was discovered quite accidentally by a group of cannabis farmers who had just purchased an existing cannabis farm.  When analyzing the cannabis that had been growing, they discovered a new cannabinoid that resulted from exposure to a flame retardant with which the crops had been treated.  That compound became delta 10, and now, it’s produced using much cleaner methods.

Delta 10’s Psychoactive Properties

Delta-10 THC is estimated to be about 70% as intoxicating as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9 THC), which is something that it shares in common with delta 8 THC.  But, while delta8’s effects are often associated with those of an indica strain, delta 10 is known as the sativa-like cannabinoid, offering a more uplifting sensation which would make it particularly useful during the daytime hours.  Overall, like delta-8, delta-10 seems to help the user maintain clarity of mind while enjoying a nice psychoactive buzz.

Delta 10’s Non-Psychoactive Properties 

Delta-10 THC is a cannabinoid that we’ve only been aware of for a couple of years, and so no real research has yet become available to show us information about its non-psychoactive properties.  Because delta 10 is a cannabinoid, it does play a role in the endocannabinoid system’s (ECS) regulatory effects throughout the body, but we have yet to know of the specifics.

Purpose for Taking Delta 10 

As we have yet to understand the full potential of delta-10 THC, it’s a cannabinoid that people are taking for its psychoactive effects.  Because delta 10 can be uplifting, many people seeking out this specific effect may choose delta-10 over other cannabinoids.

Why Choose HHC?

HHC Origin 

Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a hydrogenated form of THC which seems to mimic the structure and properties of delta 9 THC almost exactly.  The cannabinoid is found in the seeds and pollen of the hemp plant, and it was first discovered at some point during the 1960s or 1970s by cannabis researchers.

HHC’s Psychoactive Properties

Because hexahydrocannabinol is so similar to delta 9 THC, it’s not surprising that its users claim that the high is essentially identical.  HHC is therefore more intoxicating than delta 10 THC, and its psychoactive properties seem to offer a sensation of euphoria and inner bliss.  This also means that HHC products can make a user feel groggier than they would with delta 10, since it can be more disruptive to one’s clarity of mind.

HHC’s Non-Psychoactive Properties 

Like delta-10 THC, hexahydrocannabinol has a disappointingly limited amount of research behind its distinctive effects.  However, like we said, it’s largely believed that the cannabinoid behaves identically to delta 9 THC.  Therefore, many believe that it offers the same non-psychoactive properties as delta 9 that relate to mood, sleep, nausea, appetite, pain and more.  We know that delta 9’s effects are particularly widespread throughout the body through its interest in both CB1 receptors (cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system) and CB2 receptors (cannabinoid receptors in the digestive and immune systems).

Purpose for Taking HHC

Naturally, many people opting for HHC are seeking out a cannabinoid that feels like delta 9 THC but is federally legal.  The high is certainly a large part of its appeal, being stronger than that of delta 10.  But, as delta 9 is associated with many valuable properties, many HHC users may be looking for other effects of the cannabinoid beyond the psychoactive.

What is the Legality of Delta 10 THC and HHC?

Both Delta-10 THC and hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) are federally legal as a result of the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.  In recent years, twelve states have banned delta 8 THC, and despite complicated and vague legislative wording, we can assume that delta 10 and HHC are banned in the same states, which are the following:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Utah

What Products Do/Will Delta 10 THC and HHC Come in?

Both delta 10 and HHC are commonly converted into purified extracts, which allows them to be blended with various ingredients to create different types of formulas.

  • Vape Carts: Vape carts refer to 510-threaded vape cartridges that attach to 510-threaded low-wattage vape devices.  They come in many different strain options.
  • Disposable Vapes: Disposable vapes are all-in-one vape kits that never need to be assembled, charged or refilled.
  • Tinctures: Tinctures are oil-based formulas that absorb through the sublingual tissue.  Since they come in dropper bottles, they’re very easy to administer.
  • Edibles: Edibles like offer extremely long-lasting effects and a stronger body high sensation, while coming in many great flavors.

  • Flower: Flower is CBD flower that has been infused with a pure cannabinoid extract.  Many strains are available on the market, in either pre-roll or loose bud form.
  • Dabs: Dabs refer to concentrates that are extremely potent, and this makes them more suitable for experienced users.
  • Capsules: Capsules contain cannabinoid oils and very few if any other ingredients, while being absorbed in the same manner as edibles for a similar type of experience.
  • Extra Comparison Notes: 

      1. Delta 10 and HHC are both psychoactive cannabinoids that will intoxicate the user.  However, each one ultimately delivers a unique psychoactive experience, which is why they should not be used interchangeably.
      2. While different cannabinoids affect us in different ways, other factors can determine your experience including your body’s tolerance, the strain you’ve chosen, the dosage and the delivery method.

    1. Delta 10 will likely cause a failed drug test as it, like delta 9, requires THC-COOH to metabolize.  HHC, meanwhile, does not utilize this metabolite, which is why it likely has no impact on a drug test.
    2. You should never drive while under the influence of either cannabinoid due to the fact that they are both intoxicating.

    Final Decision: Delta 10 THC and HHC - Which Cannabinoid Will Take Your Hemp Hobby to the Next Level?

    Both delta-10 THC and hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) can offer truly gratifying hemp experiences in their own unique way, and this can certainly make it hard to pick just one of the two.  But, fortunately, you can experiment with each cannabinoid to decide for yourself which one deserves a spot in your hemp routine.  In fact, you may very well discover that one of the two is more compatible with your specific hemp-related goals, although each are still worth exploring since they have their own value.

    Luckily, at Binoid, you’ll find exceptional, premium-quality delta 10 and HHC products in various formulas and strains, allowing you to really explore the capabilities of each cannabinoid.  All of our products are lab-tested and formulated with clean, carefully sourced ingredients, to deliver only the best hemp-based experience anywhere.

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