Hexahydrocannabiphorol (HHC-P) is one of the most psychoactive cannabinoids out there, being potentially 10x as strong as delta 9 THC. With that knowledge, it goes without saying that it’s possible to get a lot “more high” with HHC-P than you planned on.
While this isn’t dangerous, it does mean that you might want some helpful pointers for feeling more like, well… yourself. And fortunately, there are some simple tricks coming up here to minimizing any side effects that may come up.
What Happens if I Consume Too Much HHC-P?
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 to get back to a more sober place.
Ultimately, if you have 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-P
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of taking too much HHC-P as listed above, here are some simple solutions that can get you back to a more grounded, “normal” state.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #1: Grab Some CBD
CBD is the completely non-psychoactive, dominant cannabinoid in hemp that’s commonly used for its anxiolytic effects. It’s known for creating a sense of ease in the body and mind.
CBD also interacts synergistically with other cannabinoids like HHC-P to balance out the “high” effects that you’re feeling, to pretty much mellow the experience and counteract any of the more unpleasant sensations you may experience from accidentally getting too high. Just take a standard dose of CBD – 25mg-40mg or so – and you may be surprised by just how effective it can be.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #2: Drink Some Coffee
Just making a cup of coffee might be able to get you back to a more “normal” state in no time. Because it’s a stimulant, the caffeine in coffee can wake up the body’s nervous system, and what this does is counteract a lot of the effects of HHC-P that make you feel “out of it.” In fact, caffeine works synergistically with all cannabinoids including HHC-P to deliver a more “balanced” feeling in which you’re more grounded, alert and awake, while still giving you the enjoyable effects of HHC-P.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #3: Reach for Something Sweet
Sugar works a lot like coffee in that it has the same synergistic relationship with HHC-P to get your nervous system feeling more like itself. Sugar can also help with the side effects that occur when blood pressure gets lower, which can be very useful if you’re dealing with lightheadedness or an increased heartrate. HHC-P, like many cannabinoids, can cause “the munchies,” so we’re sure you won’t mind having an excuse to reach for something sweet, anyway.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #4: Take a Shower
Taking a nice, long shower can have an impressive grounding effect on the way you feel if you’re too high on HHC-P. The feeling of having running water on your body can be extremely calming to the mind, and thus, can make you feel like you’re “back in your body so to speak. A cold shower can be particularly helpful, as it can wake you up to the point of almost making you feel sober. Just make sure that you’re careful, since HHC-P products can throw off our sense of balance and coordination, so you don’t want to slip in the shower.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #5: Distract Yourself
One of the most helpful ways to “get out of your head” with HHC-P compound is to distract yourself with something you’re passionate about. Consider if you have a favorite videogame or movie to watch, or an album that always lifts your mood and keeps you totally locked in. Turn to something along these lines and you’ll likely find your anxiety slipping away as you become fully engaged in the distraction.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #6: Resist the Urge to Google
One thing you should completely stay away from is googling any symptoms you’re feeling with Hexahydrocannabiphorol (HHC-P), especially since none of them are actually harmful. Googling symptoms is one of the easiest ways to become even more worried that something is “wrong” when you’re already in a heightened state of anxiety. Trust that you’re completely fine and not in any danger.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #7: Drink Some Water
One of the more common symptoms associated with HHC-P is extreme dry mouth, aka cottonmouth, because of how the cannabinoid acts on cannabinoid receptors in the salivary glands. Fortunately, this is an easy fix, as all that you need to do is grab some water to get those salivary glands working again.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #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.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #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-P compound is too much to handle.
Getting Too High On HHC-P Tip #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-P is known for its potential energy-boosting qualities.
There Really is No Need to Panic if You Took Too Much HHC-P
Hexahydrocannabiphorol (HHC-P) is such a potent cannabinoid that it’s common to accidentally take too much. Not only that, but once again, end up with some mild and/or unpleasant side effects. Thankfully, these side effects can be remedied, and even better, all of Binoid’s HHC-P products come with dosing directions that can help you avoid taking too much to begin with.