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December 13


How To Minimize THC’s Effects: CBD & More

By Harrison Payton

December 13, 2021

More Affected By THC Than You’d Like? CBD May Help

If you or someone you know has ever run into a situation where they’ve intentionally or unintentionally consumed a large amount of THC, you may be familiar with how it can be somewhat uncomfortable. That is, at least until the effects wear off.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural substance found in the cannabis Sativa variety of hemp plants. This naturally occurring compound has been shown to have a wide range of medical applications, and you can use it for conditions such as chronic pain due to arthritis or joint damage from sports injuries. CBD doesn’t get you high like THC does, but that’s not the only thing about CBD that makes it unique. In this blog post, we will discuss how you can use CBD and other methods to minimize the effect of THC on your system!

What Is THC And What Happens When You Have Too Much?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of cannabis that gives marijuana its “high” feeling. When consumed, THC begins to bind to cannabinoid receptors in the brain, affecting mood, pleasure, thinking processes, and memory.

When someone consumes too much THC, they may experience anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations. These effects can last for hours but may linger even further depending on how much was consumed.

CBD May Help Reduce The Effect Of THC

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in a similar plant (hemp) to cannabis but one that only produces negligible amounts of THC. Numerous studies indicate CBD may have potential medical benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that can help with arthritis or other chronic pain, depression, and even nausea from chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients.

CBD helps reduce the adverse effects of THC due to how our endocannabinoid system works. Since cannabidiol acts on many of the same receptors THC does, CBD can essentially block access to those receptors. The effect is an overall reduction in you feeling impaired by the THC. Out of all the methods of reducing THC’s effects, CBD is likely the most effective.

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If you’ve accidentally overdone it on THC and want to counteract its effects, CBD may be just what you need!

Keep Hydrated

You can reduce some of the negative side-effects associated with high levels of psychoactive compounds by taking in more fluids. Water is not only good to drink when you’re dehydrated; it also helps out when THC causes dry mouth. The act of gently sipping water and swallowing may also be a calming experience that can help you relax.

Napping May Help

If you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed after consuming too much THC, a nap may be in order. Napping can help by giving the body time to reset and allowing the effects of THC to wear off.

Related Article: Breaking The CBD Stigma | Danu

Have You Tried Black Peppercorns?

Black peppercorns? Yes, really. Black peppercorns contain a compound called alpha-pinene, which has been shown to help with mental clarity and memory retention. If you feel a bit too energetic, myrcene found in peppercorns may calm you down with its sedative qualities. Additionally, a compound in the peppercorns called beta-caryophyllene is believed to help reduce feelings of anxiety.

Danu Offers Pure And Potent CBD

Whether you’re looking for CBD to balance the negative effects of THC or for its other potential health benefits, you want to make sure of its safety and efficacy. Danu has all of our CBD products go through third-party lab testing before they ever see our shelves. We invite you to take a look at our complete offering of cannabidiol products here!

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