HHC Vs Delta 8 THC: What’s the Difference?

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HHC Vs Delta 8 THC What’s the Difference

HHC Vs Delta 8 THC: What’s the Difference?


HHC and Delta 8 THC are two of the newer cannabinoid formulations in the U.S. market that consumers are beginning to notice and become more aware of. However, there is a lot of confusion surrounding HHC (hexahydrocannabinol), compared to Delta 8 (tetrahydrocannabinol; THC) products. By the end of this guide, you'll have a solid understanding of these new cannabinoids so that you can feel 100% confident when choosing between them. Looking to purchase HHC or Delta 8 THC? Here's what you need to know.



What Is HHC?

HHC, stands for hexahydrocannabinol, which is a hydrogenated form of THC naturally present in cannabis but in small amounts.

Chemically, HHC is the same as THC, minus the presence of a single, double bond in the chemical structure. The difference is subtle, but it’s what gives HHC its characteristic effect profile. As a result, HHC is far less psychoactive than THC. Instead of producing the classic “high” feeling associated with THC, HHC causes more of a general sense of euphoria, relaxation and well-being. 


Delta 8 THC

What Is Delta-8 THC?

Delta-8 is short for delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC can cause effects that are similar to those of delta-9 THC, but they will be much less potent. 

Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC are both forms of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis. Of the two, Delta-9 is by far the most common form when people refer to THC they are usually referring to delta-9 THC.


How Is HHC and Delta-8 THC Made?

How Is HHC Made?

Since the natural concentration of HHC in cannabis is so small, producers are unable to viably make HHC products from it. So instead they hydrogenate THC from Hemp or Cannabis. This simple chemical process involves saturating THC with hydrogen atoms, exposing it to a nickel or zinc catalyst, and converting it into HHC. The Hydrogenation chemical reaction forces the double bond in THC to break, causing the molecule to become unstable. Hydrogen molecules are needed to stabilize it (this is why it’s called hydrogenation — hydrogen molecules are “added”). The addition of hydrogen effect makes the HHC compound more stable than Delta-8 THC, giving it greater heat and ultraviolet (UV) resistance.


How Is Delta-8 THC Made?

Like HHC, Delta 8 THC is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis, but only in small amounts. since hemp is legal to grow anywhere in the US and more readily available, the cannabinoid is often sourced from that. CBD is commonly extracted from hemp and refined into an isolate, and then the isolate is synthesized into delta-8 THC through a chemical reaction.


HHC Vs Delta 8 THC

HHC Vs Delta 8 THC: What's The Chemical Structure Difference between HHC and Delta 8 THC?

Although both cannabinoids have the same chemical composition—carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen—they differ in the way these elements are assembled together. 

The presence of a double bond in their chemical structure is the key difference between these three cannabinoids.

Delta 8-tetrahydrocannabinol has a double bond at the eight carbon in its central ring structure, where HHC hexahydrocannabinol doesn’t have a double bond anywhere.

Virtually all other aspects of these molecules are the same. While the chemical differences between HHC and Delta 8 THC are subtle, these cannabinoids have a noticeable effect on how they feel. The addition of hydrogen to HHC products provides greater resistance to oxidation, heat, and UV light — so you don’t have to worry as much about HHC products degrading or losing its potency.


How Does HHC and Delta 8 THC Feel Like?

What Does HHC Feel Like?

HHC provides users with a unique experience. Although HHC is not a THC compound, HHC provides a THC-like experience. And many users say it feels similar to the effects of a Sativa. However, unlike Delta 8 THC, users have reported that it does NOT make them feel groggy/tired. Reports from users about HHC generally describe the high as being somewhere between a strong delta-8 and delta-9 THC high.


What Does Delta 8 THC Feel Like?

Research from Delta-8 THC consumers report has been found to produce similar effects to Delta-9 THC, including mild euphoria, happiness, uplifting feelings, and relief from symptoms such as pain. It can also aid in sleep by calming the mind and body before bedtime.




HHC Vs Delta 8 THC

HHC           Delta 8 THC
          Effects  Relaxing, Euphoria, Mental stimulation, Soothing, Mellow, Pleasant feeling Motivating, uplifting, Sociable,
Pleasant feeling, Munchies, Relaxed
       Side Effects


Rapid heart rate
Dizziness & confusion
Increased hunger levels
Dry mouth
Red eyes



Difficulty concentrating
Dry Mouth

            Cost                $$                  $$
        MG Dosing   10-20mg for new users; 20-50 mg for intermediate users;


50-100mg for experienced users

 10-20mg for new users; 20-50 mg for intermediate users;


50-100mg for experienced users


What Types of HHC and Delta 8 THC Products Are There?

At Golden Remedy Wellness, we carry a wide variety of high-quality HHC and Delta-8 THC products to meet your needs. However, there are two types of products that are our most popular:

Justdelta Delta 8 THC Gummies
  • HHC gummies and Delta 8 THC gummies taste great – and their pre-measured doses make it easy for you to get a consistent experience every time. Just pop one in your mouth and wait an hour or so for the effects to set in. As with traditional cannabis edibles, HHC gummies and Delta-8 THC gummies can produce a very long-lasting effect.


TRE House HHC Vape Pod
  • HHC vape and Delta-8 THC vape e-liquids, pods, and cartridges allow you to inhale the cannabinoid of your choice in vapor form. Although the effect may not last quite as long as it would with an edible product, it’ll set in much more quickly.


HHC and Delta-8 gummies, vape e-liquids, vape carts, and vape pods are just the beginning. We also carry liquid shots, tinctures, edibles and more. View our wide selection of products now!



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    When it comes to hemp and cannabis there are literally hundreds of different cannabinoids. However, Delta 8 THC and HHC are two of the most popular and common. Both have their own benefits and drawbacks that make either one more suitable for certain occasions. That depends on what you want out of a product. Hopefully this guide helped you understand the differences between HHC Vs Delta 8 and which one fits your lifestyle best.


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