HHC-O-Acetate (HHC-O) is incredibly similar to delta 9 THC, and that’s exactly what its biggest fans are looking for. But, it also means that you’re capable of getting the same side effects should you consume more than the suggested HHC-O product amount.
While none of these potential side effects are life-threatening, they can be uncomfortable, in which case you have to consider one of the methods coming up here, in order to get back to a more “normal” state.
What Happens if I Consume Too Much HHC-O?
Most of us have, at some point or another, taken too much of certain cannabinoids that get us high, leaving us in a state where we’re almost too intoxicated, to the point where we may feel anxious, lightheaded, paranoid or just off. Remember, cannabinoids are nontoxic to humans; getting too high doesn’t come with any real danger, but your intoxicated mind can feel alarmed regardless, feeling an urgency to do something that brings you full circle to a sober place.
Ultimately, if you’ve gotten too high, the effects will not last for longer than a few hours, and during that time you can remember that because the human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), you can actually tolerate and metabolize cannabinoids easily without any risk of toxicity.
That being said, some of the most commonly reported symptoms of taking too much of any psychoactive cannabinoid include:
- Increased heartrate (due to a drop in blood pressure)
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
- Sleep disturbances and insomnia
- Feeling dissociated
Tips for Dealing with Taking Too Much HHC-O
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of taking too much HHC-O as listed above, here are some simple solutions that can get you back to a better grounded, “normal” state.
Solution #1: Grab Some CBD
CBD is the dominant cannabinoid in hemp that’s commonly used for its anxiolytic effects, and thus, has no psychoactive properties. Cannabidiol is known for its powerfully soothing effect on the mind & body.
CBD also works synergistically with intoxicating cannabinoids including HHC-O to balance out the high, to mellow the intoxication and counteract any of the more unpleasant sensations you may experience from accidentally taking more than intended. Just take a standard dose of CBD – 25-40mg or so – and you may be surprised by just how effective it can be.
Solution #2: Drink Some Coffee
Just making a cup of coffee can get you back to a more “normal” state of mind. Because it’s a stimulant, the caffeine in that cup of coffee can wake up the body’s nervous system, to counteract a lot of the effects of HHC-O that might make you feel “out of it.” In fact, caffeine works synergistically with cannabinoids like HHC-O to deliver a more “balanced” feeling in which you’re more grounded, alert and awake, while HHC-O’s more soothing properties are still in effect.
Solution #3: Reach for Something Sweet
Sugar works very similarly to caffeine, in that it has a similar synergistic relationship with cannabinoids like HHC-O to get your nervous system working more like “normal.” Sugar can also help with the side effects associated with lowered blood pressure, which can be very useful if you’re dealing with lightheadedness or an increased heartrate. HHC-O, being so similar to delta 9 THC, is known for causing “the munchies,” so we’re sure you won’t mind having an excuse to reach for something sweet, anyway.
Solution #4: Take a Shower
Taking a long shower when you’re feeling too high with HHC-O can have an impressive grounding effect on the way you feel, bringing you back to planet earth, so to speak. The feeling of running water on your body can be extremely relaxing, and can make you feel like you’re more grounded in your body. A cold shower can be particularly wise, as it can wake you up to the point of almost making you feel sober. Just make sure that you’re careful, since HHC-O products can throw off our sense of balance and coordination, so you don’t want to slip in the shower.
Solution #5: Distract Yourself
One of the most helpful ways to “get out of your head” with HHC-O acetate is to distract yourself with something that you love, to put an end to any negative thought cycles you’ve found yourself in. Consider putting on your favorite TV show or videogame, or an album that always puts you in a good mood. Turn to something along these lines and you’ll likely find your anxiety slipping away as you become fully engaged in the distraction.
Solution #6: Resist the Urge to Google
One thing you should strictly avoid is googling any symptoms you’re experiencing with HHC-O, all of which are fairly common and totally non-life-threatening. Googling your symptoms is one of the easiest ways to become even more anxious that something is “wrong” with you, and your altered state can lead you into a panic spiral. Trust that you’re completely fine and not in any danger.
Solution #7: Drink Some Water
One of the more common symptoms associated with HHC-O is cottonmouth, again because of the cannabinoid’s similarity to delta 9 THC. Extreme dry mouth is annoying, but it’s also extremely easy to fix just by drinking some water, which activates the salivary glands so that your mouth will stop feeling so dry.
Solution #8: Change Your Environment
Changing your environment might be a wise choice if all else fails. Go somewhere quiet or even change rooms in your house. If heading outdoors for a simple walk, just be cautious and ensure you are fit enough to walk.
Solution #9: Talk to Your Friends
It can be good to speak with your friends when you consume too much of a highly psychoactive. They can help you through the high by talking about positive things, reassuring you, and giving you other things needed if the HHC-O compound is too much to handle.
Solution #10: Try to Sleep It Off, if You Can
If you’re feeling too high, consider taking a nap if your schedule has room for it. By the time you wake up, chances are that your symptoms will be gone, and you’ll wake up feeling refreshed, even though HHC-O is known for its potential energy-boosting qualities.
Taking Too Much HHC-O Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Experience!
As you can see, HHC-O-Acetate can be an enormously gratifying cannabinoid, with a euphoric yet soothing high. Still, there is always the concept of “too much of a good thing,” and taking an excessive amount of the cannabinoid can make you feel uneasy.
Fortunately, Binoid HHC-O Products come with clear dosing directions to help you avoid taking too much in the first place, and should you just be sensitive to HHC-O, there are plenty of tricks to get you back to a grounded state.