We’ve all felt that “Oh, no, I ate way too much” feeling at least once. It takes a while for our stomachs to digest the yummy food we piled into it without thinking about the consequences, but eventually, we start feeling normal again.

But when that food is laced with THC, it’s a little different. Instead of simply feeling gross and slightly nauseous, an edible overdose can bring many other side effects with it.

If that’s the boat you’re in right now, you’re ready to feel better fast. Luckily, if you follow these tips, you’ll be on the road to recovery, with this feeling being nothing more than a story you can use as a warning to your friends later.

1. Get Some Nourishment Into Your Body After Eating too Many Edibles

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We get it. You overdid the food, and the last thing you want to do is swallow anything else.

But if you want to feel better and get rid of the psychoactive and nauseating side effects, you need to. It’s crucial that you drink a lot of water to flush out the THC and fill your organs with the H2O they need to perform optimally.

Eating and drinking the right substances will make you feel better (once you get past the initial push of getting them down). Try not to ingest anything heavy or greasy. Instead, aim for healthier options, such as:

  • Lemon, lime, aloe, or coconut water
  • White milk (skip the sugary sweeteners)
  • Herbal teas
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Saltines, plain toast, pasta, or bread

These beverages and foods will flush out or soak up the cannabinoids from your system quicker than they would leave the body naturally.

2. Get in Some Exercise

Likely the thing you feel like doing even less than eating, working out is an excellent way to recover after too many edibles. You shouldn’t engage in an intense workout when you aren’t feeling that great, but you do need to break a sweat.

Exercise has many benefits, including lowering blood pressure, improving mental clarity, and improving cardiovascular health. Right now, you want this advantage: Sweating helps your body eliminate the cannabinoids stored in your fat cells.

Take a brisk walk around the neighborhood, get a few miles in on the treadmill, or do an at-home workout. If you’re too dizzy or lightheaded to work out but can get to a sauna, sweat those cannabinoids out without any physical movement. Get in some activity when your head is a little clearer.

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3. Sleep it Off

After you eat and hydrate, if exercise isn’t on the agenda, take a nap. Working out is the better, healthier option, but you have to listen to your body. Sleep might be the answer if your body says there’s no way on Earth you’re getting your shoes on, much less going for a sweat-inducing few miles.

Cannabis makes you sleepy anyway, so this is an easy path to recovery. An hour or two of rest gives your brain the time it needs to flush the toxins out of your organs.

Keep in mind that your goal is to feel better when you wake up. The longer you’re asleep, the deeper your brain waves delve into the Land of Nod. The optimal length for your nap should be about 30-45 minutes.

After an hour, you’re in the deepest level of sleep. If you get woken up at this stage, you’ll feel groggy, but the cannabinoid hangover will lessen, so you’ll still feel better than you did when you fell asleep.

4. Try a Detox Smoothie

When your body detoxes, it removes the toxins from your body. This is a process that happens naturally as you stop adding more toxins (anything that isn’t good for your body). However, most of us eat and drink toxins as part of our daily diets.

There are products that speed up the detox method, but they’re not all effective. If they are effective, that doesn’t mean they’re safe. A detox smoothie is an easy and safe way to speed those edible toxins out of your body.

Remember that the first thing to do is to hydrate and eat. Well, with a detox smoothie, you’re doing both in one shot.

The key to this natural toxin-relieving method is to use clean-eating ingredients. Filtered water, unsweetened almond milk, fresh veggies and fruits, and herbs are part of the typical detox smoothie recipe.


The goal isn’t to create a smoothie that tastes delicious, although you do have to be able to get it down your throat. The ingredients come together to help your body flush the toxins from those edibles out quickly. You may feel better within minutes, although it can take much longer for some people to notice the effects.


Cannabis edibles are so yummy, yet so easy to overindulge with. When you find yourself on the less fun side of an edible binge, try these four surefire tips to feel better fast.

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