Beyond CBD: Get to Know The Newest Hemp Cannabinoids

These newly available compounds from hemp each offer their own unique effects and benefits that help you take on your day.

At this point, you likely have a strong grasp on what CBD is, and its benefits. CBD plays an important role in promoting balance and overall wellness. But the potential health properties of hemp extend well beyond CBD, and it was only a matter of time until new, cutting-edge cannabinoids were discovered and made available.

At Koi, we're excited to introduce new hemp cannabinoids that we believe will help you relax after a hectic day, get you going in the morning, and even stimulate you when you're in need of some extra focus.

It’s time to start thinking beyond CBD. Here are new hemp cannabinoids you need to know about:

  • THC-O - For highly-potent and immersive relaxation

  • HHC - For mellowing out while keeping your mind clear

  • THCV - For staying focused and energised

Before diving in, it’s important to remember: With any cannabinoid, you should consult your physician before taking it. Also, effects and tolerance vary from person to person, so it’s a good idea to start with a low dose and wait at least an hour before taking another serving. Be patient, don’t overdo it, and you’ll discover an enjoyable new world thanks to these innovative hemp cannabinoids.

THC-O: For highly-potent and immersive relaxation

Benefits: Nicknamed “the spiritual cannabinoid” because of its unique and powerful relaxation effects that stimulate deep thought and introspection. Great for meditating, listening to music, and spiritual reflection.

THC-O has quickly captured attention because of reports that it’s potentially stronger than other THC’s. It’s best for evening and nighttime use when you’re done with responsibilities for the day and in a safe place where you can truly let go. THC-O is also widely used for better sleep.

For the sake of brevity, THC-O is the acetylated version of THC. It’s created through a multi-step process that begins with the extraction of CBD from hemp. Once consumed, THC-O needs to be metabolized to activate, which means it takes 30 minutes or more for effects to kick in.

It’s the addition of the acetyl group that explains THC-O’s more powerful effects. That acetyl group makes THC-O significantly more bioavailable than other THC’s. This means that more of it is absorbed and reaches your body’s systems for greater intense cerebral and body sensations.

Anecdotal stories from those with experience have described THC-O as “relaxing,” “happy inducing,” and “immersive.” Some have shared it takes you to a different headspace, where you can be introspective. Because of the potency of THC-O products, you’ll want to start with a smaller dose and wait until the effects are felt before increasing your intake.

THC-O is available in South Africa in the form of THC-O gummies. You can learn more about THC-O by visiting our ‘What is THC-O?’ article.

HHC: For mellowing out while keeping the mind clear

Benefits: Takes the edge off while keeping you clear-headed. Great for sparking creativity, hanging with friends, or getting lost in a book.

Another hemp cannabinoid with its popularity on the rise is HHC, or hexahydrocannabinol. What draws most to HHC are its unique effects. Those who have used HHC report that it offers a pleasant, mild relaxation sensation, without causing any cerebral fogginess. This could make it a top choice for those times when you’re hoping to take the edge off while staying mentally present.

Some people prefer HHC due to the fact it has THC-like effects despite not being a form of THC in any way. Instead, it’s created from isolated hemp-derived CBD through a multistep refinement and distilling process.

While HHC products have resulting effects that you’ll likely feel, it’s generally regarded as less potent than delta-8 THC. HHC has shown to have binding affinity for both CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid receptors, suggesting it could have unique wellness benefits that have yet to be discovered.

HHC is available in South Africa as HHC gummies. Check out our ‘What is HHC?’ article to learn even more about this distinctive compound.

THCV: For staying focused and energized

Benefits: Offers increased energy and enhanced focus. Great for tackling to-do lists and keeping up with day-to-day responsibilities.

THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid with a unique array of well benefits. While THCV is far from newly discovered, only recently have THCV-focused products been made available, as most hemp plants contain only trace, undetectable amounts of the compound.

For most, THCV is recognized for providing energizing feelings of euphoria that drive motivation and focus. For that reason, it’s a popular daytime choice for whenever functionality is important.

THCV is also celebrated by some for its healthy appetite support. While research is still in very early stages, one theory is that THCV actually blocks the endocannabinoid system’s appetite-stimulating CB1 receptor from binding with other compounds to potentially curb cravings.

While THCV is a not-too-distant cousin of THC, you’re not likely to experience any euphoric-type effects when used at lower doses. At higher doses, however, it can behave much like its THC cousins and produce noticeable uplifting, yet clear-headed, effects.

THCV products are hard to find, but you can find THCV in South Africa in the form of THCV gummies. Discover more about this rare gem of a cannabinoid by checking out our article on THCV benefits.

Learn More About Hemp’s Cannabinoids

There is more to learn if you’re interested in hemp and all of its cannabinoids, and you can always count on Koi CBD to keep you up on all the latest.

If you have any particular questions or comments about these new hemp cannabinoids, visit the Koi blog or contact Koi customer service and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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