Tetrahydrocannabihexol (THC-H) is regarded as the second most intoxicating cannabinoid in the hemp plant. Well, now you do, as it’s safe to say that it can be all too tempting to overdo it – especially if you’re used to taking something milder, like delta 8 THC, delta 10 THC, or delta 9 THC. The key is knowing how to dose your THC-H properly, but sometimes mistakes happen, and we suddenly find ourselves feeling way “more high” than we were planning for.
What Happens if I Consume Too Much THC-H?
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. Take note, 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’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
- Inability to concentrate
- Feeling dissociated
Tips for Dealing with Taking Too Much THC-H
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of taking too much THC-H as listed above, here are some simple solutions that can get you back to a more grounded, “normal” state.
#1: Grab Some CBD
CBD is the totally non-psychoactive cannabinoid in the hemp plant used frequently for its anxiolytic effects. Basically, it has a notably soothing effect on the body and mind. CBD also interacts synergistically with other cannabinoids including THC-H compound to balance out the “high” effects that you’re feeling, for a mellower experience that can 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.
#2: Drink Some Coffee
Just making a cup of coffee is capable of getting you back to a more functional state in no time. Caffeine, as a stimulant, can wake up the body’s nervous system, and what this does is counteract a lot of the effects of THC-H that make you feel “out of it.” In fact, caffeine works synergistically with THC-H to produce a more “balanced” feeling in which you’re more alert, awake and grounded, while still feeling a sense of ease in the mind and body from the THC-H.
#3: Reach for Something Sweet
Sugar works very similarly to caffeine, in that it has the same synergistic relationship with THC-H to get your nervous system feeling more “normal”. Sugar can also help with the effects of reduced blood pressure, which can be very useful if you’re feeling lightheaded or notice an increased heartrate. THC-H, like most psychoactive cannabinoids, is known for causing “the munchies,” so we are sure you won’t care having an excuse to reach for something sweet, anyway.
#4: Take a Shower
Taking a shower when you’re feeling too high can have a glorious grounding effect on how you feel, bringing you back into your body instead of feeling like you’re floating in outer space. The sensation of running water can produce surprisingly strong positive effects on the nervous system, and thus, can make you feel much calmer if you’re dealing with that anxiety and paranoia that can come with being too intoxicated with THC-H.
Particularly, a cold shower can almost make you feel sobered up, but just be careful not to slip if your coordination is compromised because of how high you are.
#5: Distract Yourself
One of the top ways to “get out of your head” with THCH compound should some anxious thought patterns kick in is to distract yourself with something you love. Say you have a favorite videogame or movie to watch, or an album that always lifts your spirits. Turn to something along these lines and you’ll likely find yourself locking into the distraction, so that your thoughts stop spiraling.
#6: Resist the Urge to Google
One thing you should strictly avoid is googling any symptoms you’re experiencing with THC-H products, all of which are normal and non-life-threatening. Googling symptoms is one of the easiest ways to become even more anxious that something is “wrong,” even when you’re sober, and your altered state of mind can lead you into a rabbit hole of hypochondriac distress.
#7: Drink Some Water
One of the more common symptoms associated with THC-H is cottonmouth, which is extreme dry mouth caused by the cannabinoid’s effect on cannabinoid receptors in the salivary glands. The remedy? Easy. Drink a glass of water, which will get your saliva flowing properly again.
#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.
#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 THC-H is too much to handle.
#10: Try to Sleep It Off
THC-H can make some people feel sleepy, or at least groggy, due to its extremely powerful psychoactive properties. If you’re feeling too high, consider taking a nap if your schedule allows. By the time you wake up, chances are that your symptoms will be gone, and you’ll wake up feeling refreshed. THC-H already seems to have some soothing properties that can make it easy to close your eyes and doze off.
Taking Too Much THC-H Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Day!
Overall, tetrahydrocannabihexol is remarkable strong to the point that taking just a bit more than what’s recommended could lead to getting higher than you hoped to be. The good news is though, there are plenty of ways to bring down any potential side effects that come with getting too high.
Even better, you can likely avoid getting too high by simply following the directions on the label. Binoid THC-H Products all come with dosing instructions so that you won’t have to worry about taking too much.