Tetrahydrocannabihexol, also known as THC-H, is a type of THC that has been recently discovered and has caught the attention of scientists for various reasons that we are going to share with you here at Blimburn Seeds. This new cannabinoid has a six-carbon side chain in its molecular structure, hence the hexagon in its name. Without a doubt, this compound is different from other forms of THC such as Delta 8, Delta 9, and Delta 10 because these have a chain of 5 carbons, different from the 6 of THC-H.
How long the chain side on the THC molecule is is very relevant because a longer side chain means that it can bind more easily to receptors in the human endocannabinoid system which is relevant because this is how we feel the psychoactive effects from buds or weed extracts. Another detail is that the researchers presume that the longer chain in the THC-H molecule would make the effects longer and more intense in cannabis users. All of the above makes the difference compared to CBD which does not bind to the receptors of our endocannabinoid system; therefore, this compound does not make us feel high.
Potency of THC-H
The potency of THC-H is believed to be 10 to 20 times stronger than regular THC, perhaps because the side tail length is 6 carbons. For this reason, it is recommended to use THC-H with extreme caution as abuse in the use of this substance can generate various negative effects which you would surely never want to experience.
We don’t know much about THC-H as it is new to the market, but we have no doubt that this cannabinoid will make you feel high and you may not need much even if you are a person with a high tolerance. Some people who have used THC-H describe it as a compound that causes an extremely high effect. Among users who have experimented with THC-H, the most common response is that if you consume only small doses of this cannabinoid, you will feel more energetic and activated.
If you increase the doses of consumption, you run the risk of getting on an elevator that does not stop going up in an almost uncontrolled way. Simply put, it can leave you glued to the sofa in a unique way. Therefore, if you want to experiment with this particular cannabinoid, we reiterate the precautions to take so that you do not suffer from a bad trip.
It can be said that in general terms THC-H is similar to delta 9-THC. Therefore, we can expect similar effects with THC-H including the following:
THC compounds are effective in relaxing the mind and body. Different parameters can determine the level of relaxation induced by a drug. Studies suggest that low doses of THC relieve emotional stress and lower blood pressure readings. THC-H may also be an ideal compound for cancer patients. THC consumption has been shown to improve enjoyment of food and increase relaxation among hospitalized cancer patients. It can also reduce spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients. We expect THC-H to have a similar effect.
There are different psychoactive components of hemp, such as tetrahydrocannabihexol, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, and cannabidiol. Research shows that low doses of THC-H can eliminate anxiety from your body. This is because the administration of CB1 receptor agonists can cause anxiolytic effects.
CB receptor agonists such as THC-H, nabilone, and delta-9-THC can effectively modulate stress and emotions. It can relieve symptoms of anxiety and psychiatric disorders. Therefore, THC-H can reduce anxiety and stress in patients.
To control pain, the endocannabinoid system is often used, in fact, some studies claim that the components of cannabis extracts help control pain. Chronic pain management is one of the most challenging tasks in the medical field. A 2020 review revealed that cannabinoid receptor agonists could provide pain relief in chronic inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis. Hemp extracts like THC-H and CBD interrupt inflammatory pathways and thus play a role in chronic pain like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.
Due to the effects of CB2 cannabinoid receptors on pain relief, modern research is directed towards highlighting the use of these agonists as therapeutic targets in the central nervous system.
Despite the fact that there are no conclusive studies on this compound due to how new it is for scientists, some results have been achieved. One study reveals that CB1 agonists (such as TCH-H) have similar mechanisms of action to other powerful antidepressant drugs. On the other hand, CB receptor antagonists are associated with higher rates of depression and suicidal ideation. Another study in mice concluded that CBR (CB receptor) agonists impart antidepressant-like effects.
There are no known studies that talk about the risks that consuming this substance can cause. That is why we say that the biggest safety issue surrounding THC-H is the lack of knowledge about how it is produced and what chemicals are used. An important point is that after isomerization, the product must be analyzed for residual solvents to ensure its purity, but if we do not know which chemicals are used to make it, it is difficult to know the purity and quality of the final product.
THC-H can remain in the body for different periods of time, depending on how the sample is acquired. For example, Delta 9-THC can appear in the blood after 36 hours of use. Therefore, you can expect THC-H to last for a similar period. In the urine, THC-H can be detected for approximately 3 to 30 days after consumption. Saliva tests for THC-H can be positive for up to 72 hours after weed consumption.
There is not much information about THC-H today, except for its origins, its chemical structure, and the fact that it can get you extremely high. Also, it is unknown if it can cause intoxication in users or simply generate the classic TV blackout caused by weed.