The rapidly growing cannabis industry is taking the market by storm. And what initially appeared to be a limited industry in terms of products available has turned to be a multi-product industry with the coming of various new products to light over time.
You can get products like CBN, CBG, Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, Delta 10 THC, etc., which themselves have garnered immense popularity?
THC-O is a much older variant but seems to have gained immense popularity in recent times. This article will help you explore the intricacies of this newly popular variant and its ability to increase your appetite.
The cannabis plant is a reservoir of various crucial cannabinoids which tend to have wide-ranging physical, mental and emotional effects on the human body.
THC is the most active ingredient of the cannabis plant. CBD is the most popular. Its medicinal and therapeutic benefits without making you feel all ‘high’ are the most common cannabinoids.
There are various new variants of both cannabinoids which have showcased a unique set of properties. These change the potential effects such compounds have on our bodies.
THC-O is a synthetic analog of THC and is around three times more potent and robust than traditional THC.
Moreover, its highly potent nature is one of the characteristics which differentiates it from other THC Variants like Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC as THC O is five times as robust as Delta 8 THC and around three times as effective as Delta 9 THC.
Various cannabinoids naturally occur in the cannabis plant. However, there are a few that vendors manufacture.
The process involves CBD from less than 0.3% THC hemp, and then from such CBD, Delta -8 THC is extracted.
You mix acetic anhydride with THC esters. It helps remove all flavonoids and terpenes, leaving an odorless, flavorless, oil-thick THC isolate that enjoys high potency.
Substances like acetic anhydride are unsafe as they are highly flammable and volatile. And thus, the process requires unique pieces of equipment, and performing it at home is not perfect.
The unique characteristic of THC-O is the high potency level it enjoys compared to other commonly available THC variants in the market.
The High potency of THC-O is because it is a prodrug. It activates after the liver metabolizes it. With this, THC-O enjoys high bioavailability, i.e., the rate at which the drug or metabolite enters the systemic circulation, thus reaching the site of action.
Higher bioavailability helps in the faster and better absorption of THC in the body.