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How to Recover from a THC Edible Hangover

How to Sober Up From Edibles?

Be careful and don’t take too much to begin with. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Chowing down edibles blindly can, and will, ruin your day. Sometimes more than one day. It is vital to know how much THC you are consuming, and how much edible THC that you can handle, before consuming anything infused with THC. Remember, everyone reacts differently to cannabinoids, and if you have inhaled THC before, that is not the same as edible THC. 

Why is Edible THC Different From Inhaled ?

When you ingest THC edibles, your liver metabolizes it into a totally different molecule that affects you much differently than smoked or vaporized THC. 11-hydroxy-THC is believed to be more bioavailable and to cross the blood brain barrier more readily. In other words, it's more powerful. In addition, it takes much longer to metabolize than inhaled THC. Anyone who has eaten too much THC versus inhaled too much THC can tell you that overdoing it on edibles is a much more unpleasant experience, and also lasts much longer. So please, be careful with edibles.

How Much is Too Much?

It is up to you to figure that out. If you are a first timer, we would recommend starting with a maximum of 5mg or less to get a feel for how it will affect you. If you are usually more sensitive to things, a smaller person, or just want to be extra careful, cut one of our 5mg Stoner Patch THC Gummies in half, or even into 1/4ths to get a feel for edibles before you take a larger dose. Work your way up very slowly until you get the desired effects. Its best to avoid an edible hangover altogether by staying safe. 

Be Extra Careful With Homemade Edibles

It is impossible to gauge the potency of homemade edibles until you’ve tried them. A friend saying “they’re not strong” does not tell you anything. Your body will react completely differently to the same amount of edibles that they took. If you’ve made some homemade butter, and need to gauge the potency, find a friend with a high tolerance for edible cannabis. You know the one that can toss back 50mg gummies without a second thought. If you don’t have that friend, make one, or sample a tiny bit of your cannabis infused oil to find out how potent it is. 1/4th of a teaspoon, or less.

How to Come Down From Edibles?

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You should eat something. Getting the edibles in your stomach moving by eating something is the quickest way to get them absorbed, metabolized, and expelled. However, this can only help so much. You’re going to have to ride it out for a while. If you find yourself with feelings of dysphoria, many people have found that taking some CBD balances out the undesired effects of too much THC. This is why many strains with a balanced CBD to THC ratio are being offered today. If it's the next day, and you’re still not well, you should be sure to eat plenty of food. It will help you get rid of what 11-hydroxy-THC that is still in your system. But please don’t overdo it thinking that eating a gigantic meal will get rid of it all. It still takes time. 

In addition to eating, make sure that you are staying hydrated. The 11-hydroxy-THC will be filtered out by your kidneys and expelled through your urine, so help that process along. Make sure you’re drinking things that actually hydrate you, namely, water. Caffeine may exacerbate any bad feelings, and should be avoided. 

Get Some Exercise

Going for a run, or even just a walk, will get your brain producing endorphins and jump start your metabolism. If you are experiencing an unpleasant edible hangover, exercise will help you move past it faster than anything. Be sure to listen to your body. Some exercise will help, but know when to stop. You won’t be able to totally exorcize your edible demon with exercise. But a little bit of a work out will help a lot. Once you’re done working out, some clean and healthy food options and plenty of water will get you feeling better. 

Get You Mind and Body Together

If running or lifting weights isn’t something you do, try some yoga. It will still get your blood flowing, increase circulation, and jump start your metabolism to help your body with the hangover. In addition, if you’re having dysphoria, yoga was created to get your mind and body ready to meditate. If you’re new to meditating, turn on a guided meditation track from Youtube and get past those negative feelings on your way to getting rid of your edible hangover.

Get Some Rest

If you have worked up a sweat, eaten, and drank plenty of fluids, but are still feeling hungover, try a nap. An edible hangover is the perfect excuse to binge watch your favorite show, fall asleep 5 minutes into the first episode, and wake up with Netflix asking if you’re still there. Repeat as necessary. If there is one fool proof solution for a hangover, or any sort of bad feeling, it's time. Please be patient. One bad day is one bad day. It’ll be better tomorrow. 

Why Do I Have A Hangover From Edibles and How Do I Prevent It?

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You ate more THC than your body could process overnight, and 11-hydroxy-THC takes a lot longer to metabolize than regular THC. The feeling of an edible hangover is the leftover THC that your body is still processing, but it is long after the initial euphoric effects have worn off. 

Once again, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Be very careful of how much THC you are consuming. If you are ingesting a new edible, dip your toe in the water first. Once you know exactly what you’re getting into, you can dive in without worrying about a hangover. If you learn one thing from this, please be careful with edible THC so that you don’t have to deal with a hangover the next day. 

THC Edibles from Nuleev

To be sure that you avoid a hangover, purchase our Social Treats Gummies or Stoner Patch Gummies. Our edible THC products are third party tested for quality and consistency so you can be 100% certain that they are only 5mg apiece. This low dose will let you avoid a hangover altogether.

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