How to Recover From Edibles Fast and Easy
Edibles are arguably one of the best ways to consume recreational cannabis—you get to eat a tasty treat while also experiencing a long-lasting high. However, due to the variability in the onset of these THC-infused treats, which come in the form of brownies, cookies, gummies, chocolate, and so much more, it’s easy to end up dealing with some unwanted side effects.
4 Ways to Recover From Edibles
Maybe you or a friend overdid it with marijuana edibles, or maybe you just want to make the aftereffects of your edible a little smoother. These simple-yet-effective tips should have you feeling revitalized in no time.
Hydrate and Eat
The first step in avoiding the psychoactive effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) overconsumption through edibles is to keep your body hydrated and fed. Eating and drinking aid edible recovery by providing energy and aiding in the absorption and elimination of cannabinoids in the body.
According to NDTV Food’s list of the most hydrating drinks, drink liquids that promote hydration, such as water, lemon water, coconut water, milk, cucumber juice, herbal teas, and aloe water/juice. To aid in the absorption and elimination of cannabinoids from your body, eat clean, healthier foods such as fruits, nuts, and carbohydrates. Pine nuts, almonds, lemons, oranges, pasta, peppercorns, and whole wheat bread are a few examples.
The next method of recovery is exercise, but there are a few things to consider before you get started. Sweating may help get rid of the cannabinoids in your fat cells, and exercise is a good way to lower blood pressure, relieve anxiety, and distract yourself, but if you’re not feeling well, intense physical activity like running may be too much. Exercise should be avoided if you feel dizzy or lightheaded, as this can be dangerous, especially for the elderly.
It cannot be overstated how important it is to listen to your body and what it is capable of. Go ahead and work out if you think you can handle it. If you believe it will aggravate the situation, choose a gentler activity such as yoga or walking.
Take a Nap
Sleeping is arguably the simplest way to deal with, or avoid, excessive dietary intake. Fortunately, cannabis promotes sleep, so even people with hyperactive minds should have no trouble falling asleep. Napping can help your body rest and recover from intoxication, as well as make your high feel shorter because you’re sleeping. Even if you wake up feeling groggy, sleep will never make your edible experience worse.
Take Detox Pills
Edibles are processed in the same way that regular food is, and can be flushed out with detox drinks (or, as mentioned earlier, by hydrating). Detox pills can help with edible recovery by speeding up your metabolism, allowing the compounds to be expelled more quickly. However, the time it takes for them to work may be a reason to choose another method.
There are several detox pills designed specifically for THC, some of which can begin to work within an hour of consumption. These pills typically contain a combination of herbs, vitamins, and minerals to boost your energy. Toxin Rid and Nutra Cleanse are two examples of detox pills. Be aware that herbal remedies can interact with and alter medication levels.
The Day After Eating Edibles
Have you ever awoken from a night of eating to find yourself…hungover? The term “hangover” refers to unpleasant symptoms caused primarily by dehydration as a result of excessive drinking. Although cannabis does not dehydrate people in the same way that alcohol does, some people experience “edible hangovers,” which include brain fog, dizziness, mental lag, fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, and dry mouth.
How Long Do Edible Effects Last?
A cannabis edible-induced high will last between 2 and 10 hours for most people, and possibly longer for new users. Because edibles affect everyone differently, this is only a rough estimate. Unlike smoked or vaped cannabis, edibles are processed by the body’s digestive system, which means that a consumer’s weight, metabolism, and recent diet all influence how quickly and intensely they feel the THC.
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The amount of edibles you consume, combined with your THC tolerance level, influences the length of your experience. Again, this varies from person to person. Heavy doses have been known to last up to 24 hours, hitting in waves. This persistent drowsiness may be part of what some consumers refer to as an edible hangover, emphasizing the importance of “starting low and going slow” with edibles.
The unique effects provided by edibles can be beneficial for both recreational and medical purposes, but the experience can quickly turn sour. Eat edibles on an empty stomach, wait at least 2-4 hours before eating more, and stay hydrated.
Edibles are some of the strongest cannabis products on the market, especially for people who don’t consume regularly, so use caution and take care of yourself when taking them. If this is your first time trying edibles, start with a low dose (5-10 milligrams of THC). Hydration, food, exercise, and sleep are all simple ways to help your body recover from too much THC. You can also try detox pills, but keep in mind that their efficacy is still unknown.