H4CBD, das neue Cannabinoid, Cannabispflanze und H4CBD-Formel

What is H4CBD and how is it different from CBD, HHC and THC?

Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a cannabinoid obtained from the hemp plant. It is valued for its numerous health benefits. It is often used as a natural alternative to traditional medications.
H4CBD is an abbreviation for "Hexahydrocannabinol-CBD", and it is a special form of CBD. In this blog post we will take a closer look at H4CBD. We give you insight into the chemical structure, production, advantages and disadvantages, legality, purchasing options and reviews.

Back to School - Chemical Structure and Production of H4CBD

Chemical formula of H4CBD

Before we look at the advantages and disadvantages of H4CBD and compare it with CBD, HHC and THC, there is now a small scientific digression.
As the long and complicated name Hexahydrocannabinol-CBD suggests, the whole thing has something to do with “hydro”, i.e. water. H4CBD is a variant of CBD that is produced through a chemical reaction called hydrogenation.
This involves bonding hydrogen atoms to a molecule to reduce it. In this case, CBD is hydrogenated to create H4CBD. The result is a more stable molecule with a longer half-life than CBD. And that in turn means that the concentration of the CBD content in H4CBD is significantly higher than in other CBD products. This also makes the effect more intense and lasts longer.
Particularly for people who use CBD to relieve pain, for example from arthritis, H4CBD is becoming a real alternative to conventional medications.
Also worth mentioning is the THC content contained in the new hydrogenated cannabinoid. Since the effect is significantly more effective compared to “normal” CBD products, it can also be assumed that the THC content, albeit low, has a noticeable effect. But more on that later when we look at the effects of H4CBD.

Effect of H4CBD on CB receptors?

Research into H4CBD, including its effects, is still in its infancy. This is despite the fact that the hydrogenated cannabinoid was discovered in the 1940s. However, there are already some reports and studies that show, for example, the effects on pain relief and inhibition of inflammation in the body.
What scientists have also discovered is the following: While CBD generally acts on the CB2 receptors, H4CBD also increasingly exerts its effect on the CB1 receptors . These are the ones who also react to THC.
Because H4CBD addresses different receptors than normal CBD, the well-known claims that it has a stronger effect should be treated with caution. It is a cannabinoid and therefore develops in a similar way. However, the effect on the CB1 receptors must be kept in mind.
You can find out below whether H4CBD also gives you a high feeling by targeting the CB1 receptors when we compare it with THC.

H4CBD compared to other cannabinoids

How does H4CBD compare to regular CBD products?

Let's take a closer look at the comparison to other CBD products. H4CBD has similar health benefits to regular CBD because it is still the same cannabinoid. However, it has some advantages over CBD due to its modified chemical structure.
For example, H4CBD is more stable than CBD and has a longer half-life, meaning it remains effective in the body for longer. It also has a higher bioavailability, meaning it is absorbed more quickly by the body and has a greater effect.

Comparison with THC - does H4CBD possibly make you high?

As already mentioned, regular CBD does not have any psychoactive effects and is therefore significantly different from THC. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid found in the hemp plant and is responsible for the well-known effects of marijuana.
With H4CBD things are a little different. As already mentioned, it has an increased effect on the CB1 receptors. THC also has an effect on these, so it is quite possible that H4CBD makes you high.
It can also be assumed that H4CBD contains a small amount of THC. Of course, this can increase the likelihood of feeling high. Although this THC content is so low that it does not exceed legal limits, it must be said that H4CBD may show up on a drug test for THC. Additionally, you should not use transportation or machinery while under the influence of H4CBD.
Since the effect has not yet been really researched and everyone is known to react differently to CBD, THC, etc., you should exercise caution, consult a doctor if necessary and start with a particularly low dosage.

Comparison: Aren't HHC and H4CBD somehow the same thing?

H4CBD is sometimes confused with hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) , another variant of CBD. HHC is produced through a similar hydrogenation reaction, however the chemical structure of HHC is different.
HHC has similar effects to THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for the high feeling associated with marijuana use. However, this effect is significantly smaller. In this sense, HHC and H4CBD could be said to have a similar effect. Only with regard to the relaxing effect of both CBDs can it be said that H4CBD can have a significantly more effective reaction.

6 Benefits of H4CBD

H4CBD benefits

Longer half-life - Due to its chemical structure, H4CBD is more stable than CBD and has a longer half-life. This allows it to remain effective in the body for longer.
Higher Bioavailability - H4CBD has a higher bioavailability, meaning it is absorbed into the body more quickly and produces a higher effect.
More relaxation, less stress - Like other types of CBD, H4CBD is known to have a relaxing effect and helps reduce stress.
Pain Relief and Anti-Inflammation - H4CBD has similar health benefits to CBD, including the ability to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and combat anxiety.
Better sleep - There are some reports that H4CBD helps improve sleep quality. Fall asleep faster, sleep better, feel more rested in the morning.
Smoking alternative - To get away from nicotine, many people use H4CBD flowers or hash as an alternative to smoking.

Does H4CBD also have side effects?

Although H4CBD has little psychoactive effect and is more relaxing, it can still have some unwanted side effects. This is especially true when taken in high doses.
Possible side effects of H4CBD include nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. As with all cannabinoids, you should speak to your doctor before taking H4CBD. Especially if you are already taking other medications or have a serious illness.

Is H4CBD legal in Germany?

Is H4CBD legal? Hammer strike on cannabis leaf

H4CBD is currently considered legal in Germany. Because the THC it contains does not exceed the maximum permitted value of 0.2%, it is classified as legal. However, the hydrogenated cannabinoid can have psychoactive effects. Therefore, you should never drive a car.
However, the legality of H4CBD depends on the laws in the respective country or region. Before purchasing or consuming H4CBD, you should check the laws in your area.
With regard to detectability in a drug test, it should be said that some tests could definitely detect the amount of THC, albeit a small amount. If you have to take regular tests at work or have other concerns about detectability, we recommend that you use other CBD products.

Which H4CBD products are available to buy?

H4CBD is currently not as widely used as CBD. In our shop you will now find several H4CBD products to try out:

H4CBD flowers

The specially bred hemp flowers contain the higher CBD content known for H4CBD with a low THC content. To start with a low dosage, H4CBD flowers are ideal.

H4CBD vapes

If you know our shop, you know that we offer a variety of high quality vape flavors and are known for our vapes. This is no different with our H4CBD vapes . Convince yourself!

H4CBD hash

Our high-quality H4CBD hash is also interesting. This is also perfect for testing the new hydrogenated cannabinoid.


H4CBD is a new variant of CBD produced through hydrogenation. It has similar health benefits to CBD, but with a longer half-life and higher bioavailability.
Compared to THC, H4CBD has little psychoactive effect, making it more comparable to HHC. It is a promising alternative to CBD for people who require a higher dose for medical reasons.
However, before consuming H4CBD, be sure to speak to your doctor and also find out about the laws in your area.
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