PHC or hydrox4phc is a cannabinoid found in hemp plants. It can be termed a close relative of THC. It’s a fairly new cannabinoid but has gained significant popularity after the introduction of Farm Bills 2018. We know induction of a new substance into your routine comes with challenges. With limited research available on the subject, the process can be quite confusing, too. However, it’s also fascinating how a hemp plant produces over 100 cannabinoids and each with different properties. If you are keeping up with the ways of the hemp world, PHC might have picked your interest. But even if it’s the term you have come across for the first time, PHC deserves your attention. In this blog, we will be exploring PHC and what new it brings to the table.

What is PHC?

PHC has emerged as one of the most interesting cannabinoids so far. It has several similarities with the most popular cannabinoid THC. While the two are closely related, there are certain differences that PHC offers from THC or from the other cannabinoids for that matter. It is highly potent and provides an intense ‘high’ that cannabinoid users love.

PHC goes through a few alterations or chemical processes to become what it is known for. Understanding how a cannabinoid is converted into another cannabinoid through a chemical process could be very complicated, but the bottom line is PHC is derived from Delta 9 acetate or THCA which itself is made out of CBD.

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How does PHC differ from other cannabinoids?

PHC is new and has most benefits quite similar to the supreme cannabinoid THC. Then how is it different?

THC, CBD, CBG, THCO, THCA, and the rest of the lot do have several identical properties. But, somehow they all vary from one another. PHC, also, has a distinct set of qualities that makes it stand out. Mentioning some of them below:

  1. Chemical structure: PHC shares a similar structure to CBD and THC. However. The arrangement of fictional groups within the structure gives it unique properties and effects.

    2. Intended use: While PHC is generally used for medicinal purposes such as treating chronic pain and anxiety, THC cannabinoid is primarily known for its recreational use.

    3. Legality: The major win for PHC is that it’s legal in 50 states as long as it contains less than 0.3 percent THC. THC, however, is banned in some states due to its psychoactive effects.

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Does PHC get you high?

PHC is synthesized from Delta 9, the highly potent cannabinoid. When PHC enters the body, it is converted into 99 percent THC, which can produce psychoactive effects. Due to the slower rate of metabolism of the acetate molecule, THC remains in your body for a longer period.

Effects of PHC cannabinoid

PHC cannabinoid is known to produce certain effects after consumption, as shared by users. From what we have heard, PHC gives a feeling similar to Delta 9 edibles. It’s a blissful feeling which saturates the body from the mind, making you feel a calming sensation. It also releases stress and tension, making you feel more light-headed.  Some of the effects produced by PHC include:

  1. Euphoria
  2. Relaxed feeling
  3. Anxiety Relief
  4. Happiness

Just like sativa differ from indica strains, each endocannabinoid system acts differently. Therefore, it is common for different people to have different effects after consuming PHC.

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How strong is PHC?

Even though there’s less research material available about PHC, it has already amassed a significant reputation in the hemp market due to its psychoactive potency. It is also known to produce intense bliss, which makes a person experience euphoria for a long time.

Does PHC have side-effects?

Cannabinoids containing less than 0.3 percent THC are non-toxic to the body’s endocannabinoid system that can help humans tolerate high dosages of cannabinoids. However, overdosing can lead to certain side effects and we do not consume cannabinoids for a bad trip, do we?

Like any other psychoactive compound, PHC, too, can cause intense side effects that are unpleasant. Though not drastic, these side effects can harm your basic cognitive skills. Some of the harmful effects of THC include:

  • Anxiety/paranoia
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Confusion
  • Dry eyes
  • Lack of motor skills
  • Memory loss
  • Low blood pressure

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Adrian Mota

Hi there, I'm Adrian! I'm passionate about cannabinoids – My journey into this fascinating world began with a curiosity to understand how these compounds interact with our bodies. I've been digging into how they work in our bodies and what benefits they might offer. From exploring their various uses and perks to understanding the importance of safety considerations, I'm here to deliver clear and concise information to empower others. My aim is to help everyone get a grasp on cannabinoids so you can make smart choices as you browse through different brands and products.