How Many HHC Gummies Should I Eat?
HHC, or Hexahydrocannabinol is one of the newer cannabinoids making its way into the hemp market. This follows the heels of other cannabinoids which include Delta 8 THC, Delta 10, THCV and THC-O respectively. Each psychoactive cannabinoid in the plant creates a new type of experience pertaining to how potent it could be and what side effects it could have. Because of this, it is important for users to know what the dosing guideline is per cannabinoid. Let’s go over ideal HHC dosage for gummies and other products in this HHC dosage guide.
When discussing HHC, it is important to note that because of the recent emergence of this cannabinoid, there is limited research available on the full extent of the effects it has on the body. Based on the data available, the cannabinoid seems to operate in a way similar to Delta 9 THC. But what does that mean for HHC dosing?
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HHC Dosage vs. HHC Strength
Before we answer the question on ‘How many HHC gummies can you eat?’ it is important to consider the following factors:
On one hand, dosage refers to the amount of product being consumed. It could be 1 gummy, 1 drop of tincture or 3 puffs from a vape cartridge. Strength on the other hand is a milligram strength. For example, a 1000mg 30ml tincture of gummy with 25mg per piece. This refers to the number of milligrams of pure HHC extract are present in each gummy which lets you know how potent each serving will be.
Factors That Influence How Many HHC Gummies You Might Want to Take
Although guidelines exist that helps you know the right amount of HHC to take per time. It is still important to note other factors that could affect your decision. Let’s consider a few:
- Tolerance to THC:
If you have a high tolerance level, odds are you might need to up your dosage by a bit. If your tolerance is low, jumping into a high dosage could leave your body feeling some nasty side effects.
- HHC Delivery Method:
Although we are discussing HHC gummies, the cannabinoid are available in a variety of means including tinctures. This is particularly important to note because certain ingestion means have a watered-down strength compared to another. If you are looking to switch ingestion methods, make sure the extract strength remains the same lest you suffer some side effects.
- Your existing comfort level:
Let’s be honest, our bodies are all different, and we all have different thresholds. Knowing what your threshold limit is and ingesting accordingly is very important. Do not try to ingest HHC or any other cannabinoid that you aren’t comfortable with.
- Your plans…or lack of:
Let’s face it, there’s a difference in the amount of THC or HHC you’d take on an indoor day to the amount you’d take if you had to go to work. What do you want to do post ingestion? Use that as your guide.
- Strain type:
Different strains have different strengths, potency and effects on the body. What strain of cannabis was your cannabinoid extracted from? Knowing this goes a long way in determining the amount of HHC to consume.
HHC Dosage Guide Chart:
Here is a general dosing guide that could help you figure out the right amount of HHC you are able to ingest per time.
- Beginner HHC dosing (low tolerance): 5mg-12mg per use
- Intermediate HHC dosing (medium tolerance): 12mg-30mg per use
- Advanced HHC dosing (high tolerance): 30mg-40mg+ per use
This HHC dosage guide could be applied to to HHC gummies, HHC tincture alongside other HHC products. You can also look out for the product’s label to know how the manufacturer created the drug to be consumed. That is very important as they know the specific composition of their product.
Now that we know more about how much HHC to take, let’s find out about the best ways to take HHC.
Best Ways to Take HHC
As the cannabis community continues to grow, newer ways of ingesting THC, CBD and the other derivative cannabinoids are being created. HHC in particular has been described as a more concentrated CBD has over 6 different ways of being ingested. But what are the best ways to ingest HHC? And what are the advantages and disadvantages if any? We will be reviewing that in this article.
For many people, this is the best and only way to ingest THC and we are beginning to see similar sentiments with HHC too. Described as the healthier alternative to smoking, users need to be careful and avoid the flood of bad quality cartridges that sometimes contain additives like vitamin E oil and certain synthetic cannabinoids. As a rule of thumb, do well to read reviews about the quality of the cartridge you are looking at before making any purchase.
Pros of Using Cartridges
- They kick in immediately
- It produces no smoke because vaporization heats the smoke partially heating the cannabinoids into a vapor that’s breathable.
- They are relatively easy to control the dosage although precise dosage is still a bit difficult to get.
- It is way more discreet than smoking because it produces less odor.
Cons of Using Cartridges
- Quality Cartridges can be very expensive
- Bad cartridges could be very dangerous as they could emit burning plastics and metals.
- It is difficult to achieve consistent dosing because it is difficult to measure specific intake
- Although there is reduced smell, there is still some smell.
For the health-conscious members of the cannabis community, mixing THC, CBD or any other cannabinoid was the only way to go. From brownies to gummies and other meals infused with cannabinoids, edibles provide users a way to enjoy the benefits and effects of THC in a subdued and reserved manner. Sugary edibles also help mask the taste of the cannabinoid but still manages to pack a heftier punch than smoking or vaping provides. This is because, cannabis consumed in this form is digested and processed by the liver converting it into a more potent compound.
Pros of HHC Edibles
- it is versatile. Edibles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and best of all, you can make your own!
- It possesses strong, long-lasting effects, that can be very helpful when dealing with insomnia or chronic pain.
- It is a lot more discreet than vaporizing or smoking.
Cons of HHC Edibles
- Compared to the other forms of ingestion, feeling the effect of HHC could take a longer period of time.
- It is very easy to take too much and suffer an unpleasant experience.
- Product dosages may sometimes be uneven and unpredictable meaning it is very difficult to know the product has an even spread of HHC.
Simply put, tinctures are high-quality, lab-tested substances that use either MCT, coconut, or olive oil as its main cannabinoid-terpenoid carrier. This also makes it the one way to consume HHC for most people.
Pros of Tinctures
- Effect duration similar to edibles (6 – 8 hours), but far easier to control dosage, with a slightly faster time for effects to kick in (usually between 15 and 30 mins rather than 1-2 hours).
- Versatile – can be used as-is, in food or beverages, or even as a topical.
- Suitable ingestion method for people of all ages.
Cons of Tinctures
- As with edibles, effects can be overwhelming, especially if the tincture has a high amount of THC in it.
- Again, as with edibles, the label is not always accurate. Tinctures do not always contain the cannabinoids that are stated on the label, also.
We are not medical professionals and this is not medical advice, merely our best understanding of the subject. Should you have further questions, consult a physician.