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What are the Benefits of a Nanoemulsion?

Nanoemulsions can enhance the solubility and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs. The increased surface area of the nanodroplets facilitates better interaction with biological tissues, resulting in more efficient drug delivery and absorption.  This results in a faster acting more predictable experience every time vs the inconsistencies often found with eatables. Where as oils may have a bioavailability of 10-15%, nanoemulsions are upwards of 90-100%.

What makes our gummies different?

All our gummies are made with our own formulated nanoemulsions vs just using the basic oils.  The benefit of being a smaller hand crafted manufacturer give us the ability to make custom blends and formulations relatively quick. Using our nanoemulstion creates a fast acting and predictable experience every time. Some have reported feeling the effect in as little as 5 minutes!

How are Star Hill Hemp products made?

Our Star Hill Hemp Nanoemulsions are made by applying shear stress through high-intensity ultrasonic waves to induce cavitation within the oil-in-water mix. Sheering causes small droplets of oil phase (cannabinoids, terpenes, and carrier oil) to form around non-ionic silver particles. Surfactants, which are molecules that are attracted to both water and oils, self-assemble around these tiny droplets, making them stable while allowing them to remain suspended evenly throughout the water phase for greater bioavailability. Subsequently all of the Star Hill products are made using the Nanoemulsion benefits.

What are Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC?

Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC are naturally occurring isomers of Delta 9 THC (the principal cannabinoid in medical cannabis). The numbers refer to the particular bonding site of a Hydrogen atom on the cyclohexal carbon ring within the molecule. The importance of this is in how the molecule bonds to one’s cannabinoid receptors; D8 THC and D10 THC are significantly weaker than D9 THC (about 1/7th to 1/4th as strong). Both are generally synthesized from CBD, and both produce the same metabolites detectable on a drug test as Delta 9 THC

What is HHC?

HHC, AKA Hexahydrocannabinol, is hydrogenated THC that is naturally occurring, but is more often synthesized from CBD.  This means that the cyclohexal ring of any THC molecule (D8, D9, or D10) is saturated or completely filled with hydrogen atoms such that no double bonds exist within the ring. The process of hydrogenation is similar to those performed for various edible, hydrogenated oils.  HHC has been reported as being stronger than Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC, but not quite as strong as Delta 9 THC, which may be due to the fact that it is commercially produced as a mix of two HHC isomers, one being far more active than the other, and both being rather difficult to isolate from the other.  Some debate remains over its metabolic pathway – HHC may not produce the same metabolite (11-hydroxy-THC) that is detectable by most drug tests as THC; however, one should assume that it will.

What is THCP?

THCP, AKA tetrahydrocannabiphorol, is perhaps the most potent naturally occurring cannabinoid.  THCP has similar structure to its corresponding THC; thus, there exists D8-THCP, D9-THCP, and D10-THCP. Consequently, there is even an HHCP that corresponds to HHC. The extra ‘P’ in the name corresponds to the longer carbon side chain, or tail, that has two additional carbon atoms as compared with THC. This longer tail causes THCP to bind much more strongly to cannabinoid receptors than its THC counterpart, resulting in an estimated 33-fold increase in potency. Care should be used when dosing THCP!!!