Understanding What HHC Is
To gain a better understanding of whether or not HHC will cause you to fail a drug test it helps to know what exactly HHC is. HHC is a cannabinoid that was discovered in 1944 by Roger Adams the same chemist who isolated CBD in 1940. If you have read our previous HHC blog you probably have an idea that the effects of HHC are nearly identical to that of Delta 9 THC. Not only are the effects nearly identical but it is also nearly anatomically identical. Chemically HHC is the same as THC minus the presence of a single double bond in its structure which is replaced with hydrogen atoms during the conversion process.
How The Body Metabolizes Substances-
Now that you are aware that HHC is nearly identical in effects as well as structure we can also explain that it works in the body just the same. HHC is very chemically similar to THC and will metabolize into many of the same compounds in your body. This includes THC-COOH which is the primary marker used to identify THC in the blood, urine, as well as saliva.
That being said, HHC will almost 100 percent cause you to fail a drug test. There is a lot of buzz on the internet currently stating that HHC will NOT cause you to fail a drug test. We want to ensure that our customers here at Great CBD Shop are not listening to misinformation. There isn’t any factual evidence that proves HHC is “immune” to drug testing, but plenty of Reddit users advise with absolute certainty that HHC will earn you a fail.
Other Possible Reasons HHC Could Land You A Fail
There are a few other possibilities that could cause HHC to fail your drug test besides it metabolizing into the same compounds in the body.
- There is no way to test for HHC specifically-
Because there isn’t a test that checks for specifically HHC, just like the other minor cannabinoids this can result in false positives.
- Most HHC has small amounts of Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC present-
It is very expensive and difficult process currently to make pure HHC. Most products on the market will also contain small amounts of Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC. We know both of these cannabinoids will cause you to fail a drug test.
If you were under the impression that HHC wouldn’t cause you to fail a drug test you might be having a mini panic attack right now. Don’t worry, Great CBD Shop has you covered. Next we’ll cover some important information about how long HHC stays in your system. We’ll even go as far as to provide you a solution on how to pass if you have a drug test coming up soon!
How Long Does HHC Stay In Your System For?
HHC is definitely not a new cannabinoid, but it is just gaining popularity in the market. That being said there aren’t many studies on exactly how long this substance will stay in your system. Not only are there not many studies but there are a multitude of factors that come into play and everyone is different. Some of the main factors are age, dosage used, how long you’ve been using it, and your individual metabolism.
Since HHC is so chemically similar to cannabinoids like Delta 8 and Delta 9 we can make the assumption the time frame would be the same. Just like THC we would guesstimate HHC will stay in the body for 2 to 30 days.
What Other Factors Affect How Long HHC Remains In Your System?
Frequency Of Use-
We all know that cannabinoids are fat-soluble. This means your bodies fat cells absorb and store these substances when used over time. It takes significantly longer to remove HHC from your fat cells than it does from your bloodstream.
Logically speaking, the more frequently you use HHC the longer it will take to remove from your body. If you are a consistent user your body wont have the chance to remove it and it starts to accumulate in your fat cells.
With less frequent use for example one or two times a week it would take significantly less time. If your a frequent user we suggest abstaining 2-3 weeks before a drug test, if less frequent a week should be fine.
Age And Metabolism-
We are all aware that as you age your metabolism tends to slow down unless your blessed. The older you get the harder it makes it for your body to process and eliminate substances and medications. That being said the younger you are the quicker your body will process and remove HHC.
There are also people who have certain diseases and sicknesses that slow their metabolism. If you happen to be one of those people please take this into account when preparing for a drug test and wait the extra time.
Vaping Or Smoking HHC Remains In The Body For The Least Amount Of Time-
How you consume the actual substance plays a huge role in how long it takes to remove it from the body. Inhaling HHC gives you the quickest onset as well as is eliminated the fastest. If you are concerned about testing positive on a drug test this should be the method of ingestion you use.
When inhaling it is absorbed through the lungs and goes directly to your bloodstream. This allows for your liver to begin processing it for removal much quicker. When eating a gummy or edible HHC has to be processed through the digestive system first before reaching the bloodstream where it can be removed.
Higher Doses Of HHC Remain In The Body Longer-
This may seem obvious…but yes larger doses will remain in the body longer. Your liver can only handle processing so much of a substance at a time. If you take larger doses it could add several hours onto how long it takes to remove it from your body.
Certain Medications Will Slow The Removal Of HHC From The Body-
We find that a lot of medications rely on the liver enzyme CYP3A4 to process and eliminate them from your body. Unfortunately this is the same liver enzyme that processes HHC. This means that if you are taking a medication that relies on this enzyme as well as HHC they are essentially competing to see what is processed and removed first. This can lead to HHC remaining in the body for longer periods of time.
Now That I’m Equipped With The Knowledge I Need…I Have A Test Tomorrow, How Do I Pass?
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