Edibles are a popular way to consume cannabis. Some people enjoy the taste and others like that they can use them discreetly.
But what does an edible actually do? How does it make you feel?
In this post, we’ll explore how edibles affect your brain and body, as well as some common side-effects of consuming edibles.
Make sure to check out our THC edibles dosing chart if you’re wondering what strength you should try.
What Are Edibles & How Do They Work?
Weed edibles are foods that have been infused with cannabis and cause you to feel high or provide medical benefits of marijuana. Chocolates, baked items, and sweets are examples of common weed edible types.
When cannabinoids are consumed directly and orally (especially sublingually, i.e. under the tongue), they enter the circulation swiftly. This usually takes around 20 minutes.
If an edible does not dissolve in the mouth, it must be broken down in the stomach before being absorbed by the body. It must travel to the small intestine and liver for further processing.
As soon as it arrives, the fats in the edibles are broken down and sent to circulation to provide nutrients, cannabinoids, and other compounds to the body. This procedure might take anywhere from two to three hours.
The body metabolizes THC in the liver, where it makes 11-hydroxy-THC, which is a lot more bioavailable than oral THC. The11-hydroxy-THC crosses the blood-brain barrier more readily than THC itself and makes the effects last much longer.
How Do Edibles Affect You?
Edibles that contain THC provide the same type of high and feelings of calm and euphoria as smoking marijuana. The high will differ depending on the type of cannabinoids in the edibles and their overall strength. Edibles have a tendency to focus more on physical side effects, such as a couch lock.
Some edibles, including Galaxy Treats, offer Delta 9 and Delta 8 THC options. These cannabinoids have been described as “diet THC,” but they’re still an excellent option, particularly for those who don’t live in an area with accessible edible infusions.
Cannabis has a wide range of effects. And it’s highly individual. Something may make one person totally lost in space while another barely feels anything. The substance, mind, body, and environment of the user all have their role in the interaction between the drug, the mind, body, and setting of the user.
One of the main reasons to try edibles is that they don’t smell like smoke and make it easier to stay discreet. However, when compared to smoking a joint, the effects of edibles can be more powerful and last much longer.
Risks of Consuming Potent Edibles
How do edibles make you feel after consuming too much?
You may feel extremely drowsy after ingesting too much cannabis at once. This can be a good thing because you can sleep off the effect.
THC can also cause anxiety and paranoia. In large dosages, it can induce panic attacks.
Cannabis has the ability to cause a racing heartbeat in some people and a drop in blood pressure in others. Too much cannabis can also impair your movement, though it is much safer than other drugs.
Edibles can be a great way to experience cannabis. However, there are risks associated with the consumption of too much marijuana at once.
Start with a low dose and then wait at least an hour or two before taking more. This will allow your body to process all of it and enable you to sense the edible’s effects on you.
How Do Edibles Make You Feel FAQ
Will you feel edibles your first time?
If you’re new to edibles, it’s best to start slow. Try a small piece of an edible or one that’s not particularly potent. Wait for half an hour and see how you feel. But don’t try taking more for at least a few hours. Sometimes, it will take a couple of hours for an edible to kick in.
Does your body feel weird after eating edibles?
Some people report feeling as though they’re going to die after eating an edible. This can include excessive sweating, a racing heart, paranoia, hallucinations, anxiety, and delusions. Simply put, you might freak out if you’re unfamiliar with edibles or their potency.
Do edibles cause a hangover?
If you took a strong edible the day before, you might feel a bit groggy the morning after. It’s also common to feel the edible’s effects the next morning, and this can include some dizziness.
What are some problems associated with edibles?
Edibles can cause anxiety and paranoia, especially if you’re unaware of its potency. Edibles produce a very strong high that can last for many hours. This is why it’s important to know what dosage you’re taking before ingesting an edible.
Can you build up a tolerance to edibles?
If you’re eating edibles occasionally, you probably won’t develop a tolerance. However, if you use it often, it’s perfectly normal to build up a tolerance for edibles. If you find you’ve become tolerant of your preferred dose, trying taking a week-long break from THC to reset your tolerance. If you’d rather continue using THC, try using low-THC products or lessening your consumption.
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