What are THC-O products and is THC-O for you?
THC-O (short for THC-O-Acetate) is brand new cannabinoid, only introduced to the market this summer. THC-O is found to be more potent than the other THC's products such as Delta 8, Delta 9 and Delta 10 THC. Some people even report it to be a very powerful cannabinoid. The biggest difference between THC-O and other cannabinoids, however, is more than a matter of acronyms. Unlike other cannabinoids, THC-O can only be produced in the lab.
By definition, each and every cannabinoid interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid receptors in some way. Almost all cannabinoids are found in the cannabis plant. THC-O is similar to THC or delta-9 THC in the sense that it binds to endocannabinoid receptors in your brain.
What makes THC-O so special
THC-O’s distinctive chemical properties give it several distinctive physical properties. The specificity of our body’s endocannabinoid receptors — and the interesting ways these receptors help us process the flow of energy — means that THC-O’s slightly different shape leads to way different effects.
Like most cannabinoids, THC-O is a fat-soluble compound that normally resides in the oily resin of the cannabinoid plant. (This solubility explains why CBD oil is so popular.)
Unlike other cannabinoids, however, THC-O’s solubility means it gets time-released. THC-O products kick in almost like a cannabis edible would — slower but more powerfully than normal.
THC-O Is Strong
Lab tests show that THC-O can be 300 percent stronger than regular THC. Yes, you read that right: 300 percent stronger.
All of that because of a tiny acetate molecule! It makes you appreciate just how powerful chemistry can be.
Once you’ve ingested or smoked some THC-O, get ready: studies show it can be 300% stronger than regular THC! Anecdotal reports suggest it has all the same general benefits as the other forms of THC (pain-relief, sleep-support, anxiety-support, appetite stimulation) — but stronger.