How Does HHC Compare to Delta-10 THC? Which Cannabinoid Is Best For My Needs?
Over the past 20 months or so, you probably feel like you’ve been inundated by a slew of hemp-derived cannabinoids — so much so that it has become impossible to determine which one might be best for you and your needs. Should you take CBD for wellness, Delta-8 THC for the buzz, THC-O, also for the buzz, all of them for their various benefits, or even Delta-10 THC for the focus and energy? The choices can be overwhelming to a veteran hemp user, let alone someone who is new to all of this.
And now, believe it or not, we’ve got something new for you to ponder — HHC or hexahydrocannabinol. It’s another hemp-derived cannabinoid, along the lines of Delta-8 THC, that’s turning the market on its head. We know you’re going to love it. But, the question remains, will you prefer it over other hemp-based cannabinoids? For example, today, we’re asking the very important question, how does HHC compare to Delta-10 THC?
And which cannabinoid is best for my needs?
“In case you haven’t heard, there is a new cannabinoid of interest hexahydrocannabinol (HHC), which is found in the hemp plant alongside the other cannabinoids that we have come to know and love. HHC is a fascinating cannabinoid that’s so new, there’s still a lot that we don’t know about it. But, people have tried it and have found it to offer quite enjoyable effects and properties. HHC is commonly compared to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and that’s why it’s important to compare the two to understand what each one brings to the table,” wrote weed.com.
“HHC is active in its own right with similar potency to THC, but further simplification and variation of this parent structure lead to more potent, yet structurally simpler derivatives such as CP 47,497 and CP 55,940, which after several steps of modification have become quite structurally distinct from THC, while HHC on the other hand is still substantially similar in structure to THC,” the site continued.
Now that we’ve got the science of it all out of the way, the real question remains — what can HHC do for me? And how does it compare to Delta-10 THC? Well, as we wrote recently, “HHC is like Delta-8 THC, just a little less potent. There’s disagreement on this front, but many researchers state that HHC offers users a buzz similar to Delta-8 THC but much less potent. And Delta-8 offers a buzz a little less potent than Delta-9. It is believed that it takes a lot more HHC to reach similar effects as if you were using Delta-8.”
Our friends at Leafly agreed.
“The one that fits [into the receptors] produces similar effects” as delta-8 THC, but takes a much higher amount to do so,” one person told Leafly. “With a sufficient dose, THC-like effects can be observed.”
“In other words, HHC can have THC-like effects on the body and mind, but HHC is less potent, milligram-per-milligram, than delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC is itself generally regarded as about half as potent as the standard delta-9 THC,” Leafly continued.
So, that’s a little bit about HHC. Now, let’s see how it compares to Delta-10 THC, our favorite cannabinoid that’s full of energy.
So, How Does HHC Compare To Delta-10?
While HHC and Delta-10 THC do have some similarities, both compounds are pretty different too. As you’ll recall, Delta-10 THC is a newly discovered, mysterious compound that was, ironically enough, found by accident, as are the best things in life. As many researchers describe it, Delta-10 is an isomer with a rare chemical structure. What that means is it’s unique in its design and well worth studying.
Like its cousins, Delta’s 8 and 9, Delta-10 does cause a psychotropic high. However, unlike the other, more popular “buzzworthy” cannabinoids, Delta-10’s high is much less potent. It’s been said to be a subtle high, but one that is still very much enjoyable to users. But the buzz does give users energy, focus, and a creative boost, which is why people like it so much.
HHC, on the other hand, is like a mild form of Delta-8 THC or cannabis. “As of now, it seems very likely that HHC and THC behave similarly in the body, and perhaps almost identically. This is based on what users have reported after consuming it. It’s largely agreed upon that the type of high it creates is basically the same, and that the other effects are also largely similar, such as its potential effects on pain levels, nausea, and appetite,” writes weed.com.
Alright, Then, What’s the Difference Between Delta-10 and HHC?
Okay, now, here’s the real reason why you came here in the first place. What is the difference between Delta-10 THC and HHC? How do both of these cannabinoids compare to each other, and is one of them “better” than the other (hint: no).
If you’re looking for answers, we have them. What we can tell you is that although HHC and Delta-10 THC are both hemp-derived compounds, that’s about where the similarities end. Even though both compounds offer users a buzz, these two cannabinoids couldn’t be more different from each other. Still, they both have their benefits, depending on your needs.
Much like Delta-8, HHC is a cannabinoid with a buzz, whereas Delta-10 is a cannabinoid that’s all about energy and focus. But let’s take a look at how HHC and Delta-10 compare:
- Delta-10 causes an energizing, focused psychotropic high
- HHC offers users a mild, relaxing psychotropic high
- Delta-10 is a hemp-derived compound
- HHC is also a hemp-derived compound
- Delta-10 was made legal by the Farm Bill in 2018
- HHC was also made legal by the Farm Bill
- Both CBD and Delta-10 can enhance the entourage effect
- Delta-10 is a minor cannabinoid
- HHC is a minor cannabinoid
- Researchers are still learning about both compounds
- Researchers do know that both compounds are safe
- Delta-10 may be banned in certain states
- HHC may be prohibited in certain states too
- Both HHC and Delta-10 are available in many different forms, including edibles and vapes
As we’ve noted previously in other articles, “because scientists still don’t know too much about Delta-10, it can be challenging to compare it to other cannabinoids. In some instances, it’s easy to differentiate between Delta-10 and other cannabinoids, and in others, the comparisons are a bit more complicated. However, some helpful information is available based on the little research out there, along with some user accounts, which help to put together a fuller picture of this new and very much novel cannabinoid.
Still, whichever cannabinoid is best for you depends on your needs. Neither is better than the other. However, one may be better for you. Either way, here at Diamond CBD, we’re sure you’ll love them both!