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HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) is a relatively minor cannabinoid derived from hemp that has been in the spotlight lately due to its potency and effects. Once the substance enters the body, it can produce psychoactive and heady effects, relaxation, and euphoria.
The preferred method of consumption by users of this cannabinoid is vaping, although it can also be smoked and ingested too. However, there has been rising interest in another way to obtain all of the wellness benefits of this substance, and that is by microdosing.
Users can microdose HHC with a variety of products. As such, they buy HHC carts, tinctures, edibles, and others to begin this journey for their wellbeing.
How microdosing HHC works
As a hydrogenated form of THC, HHC works similarly by providing stronger effects than D8 but less potent than D9. Likewise, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the human body, but it binds with less affinity to the CB1 receptor, and thus it’s less intoxicating than other forms.
Even though it’s less psychoactive, when smoked in recommended doses it still can provide a mild buzz. For this reason, microdosing has been so popular as it allows the body to acclimate to the effects and distribute them evenly over time.
This way, users can take this cannabinoid and enhance their well-being without worrying about mind-altering and mood-elevating effects overpowering them.
A microdose is, as its name implies, a much smaller dose of HHC than what users would generally consume, like 10 to 20% of a typical dose, which would be about 1-5 mg.
Nonetheless, the dose will vary based on each user, so what’s advisable is that the person gradually increases their dose to find the optimal range that allows them to obtain subtle benefits without impairment.
Due to the low dosage the effects will be subtle, such as an improved perception or less anxiety, and develop over time with regular microdosing.
Wellness benefits of microdosing HHC
Users who have taken HHC in microdoses have reported feeling better without the intoxicating effects. In fact, according to the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch at Health Canada, there are countless anecdotal reports from people who have been consuming cannabis to increase their wellness, due to its potential therapeutic uses.
In this regard, some of the benefits of microdosing HHC are, according to users, the following:
- Enhanced mood and reduction of anxiety/stress
- Increased focus, motivation, and productivity (good for creative work)
- Pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects
- Better sleep quality
- Avoidance of negative side effects sometimes seen at higher doses
- Anecdotal reports of spiritual/personal insights
The most common benefit mentioned by users is a reduction of their stress and anxiety levels. Given that many people smoke this cannabinoid to relieve stress, it’s good news that with just a small bit of HHC, you can still relieve your mind without getting intoxicated.
Another great benefit is that with a microdose you can boost productivity, therefore, you can perform your job better or carry out several tasks that you have been postponing. Also, you can promote your creativity and focus.
If you have trouble sleeping then with a small dose of HHC you can forget about insomnia. This has been reported particularly by people with certain conditions, such as those with chronic pain or PTSD. This is because a few mg of this cannabinoid can induce sleep and lighten muscle tension, which helps you rest better.
Lastly, some users have said that with a microdose they have increased their endurance during physical activity. Overall, HHC can make you feel better, as long as you know how to use it.
How to properly microdose HHC
Since there are many ways to consume HHC, there are also many ways to microdose. First of all, you have to choose the product you like the most, so you can really enjoy it.
If you already own a vape pen, consider buying an HHC vape cartridge to start or, if you prefer convenience, then opt for an HHC disposable vape. Either way, you have to follow the proper recommendation and not exceed the microdose.
Therefore, take just a 1-2 second puff. Do not take long puffs as you would not be taking a small enough dose. Do this spaced throughout the day, such as one time in the morning and then in the evening. Once you have taken the puff, check if you start feeling high. If this is the case, then you have taken a puff that’s too long, so next time try to make it shorter. The goal is to inhale the substance without taking a dose that intoxicates you.
Another way to microdose is by using HHC tinctures. Just take a 0.5ml dose under your tongue. Since the typical microdose is 1-5 mg, you should aim for that range.
To feel the wellness effects, you’ll have to follow a microdose schedule, taking the dose every 2-3 days.
Start with a low dose and be consistent at the beginning. Then, you can increase the dose gradually every few days if you deem it necessary. If you don’t feel anything, then it’s a sign that you should increase your microdose by just a bit.
Finally, take at least one day off per week, this way you can reset your tolerance.
Is HHC microdosing good for me?
Although HHC is a strong substance, new users can take advantage of all of its wellness properties through microdosing. As such, it provides an alternate way to harness the potential benefits of cannabis.
Anecdotal reports of individuals who have microdosed HHC are promising but more research is needed in this matter.
Final thoughts on the wellness benefits of microdosing HHC
If you want to enhance your well-being with microdosing, you have to follow the proper method. Remember to start low and go slow, until you find the correct dose that aligns with your goals.