Yo, what’s good fam? It’s your boy Dan coming at you with some real talk about getting uncomfortably high. We all love to smoke up and feel that sweet buzz, but sometimes we go too hard and lose control. Ain’t nobody tryna end up in the ER over some weed, am I right? That’s where olivetol comes in, a natural remedy that can bring you down from a THC overload. Keep reading to learn more.
For those of us who get high on the reg, it’s hard to imagine wanting to kill a buzz on purpose. But let’s be real, too much THC can make some people straight-up freak out. We’ve all been there or had to deal with a lightweight who can’t handle their smoke. With weed use becoming more mainstream and first-timers on the rise, this is happening more and more often. According to the Colorado Public Health Department, hospitalizations from smoking too much weed rose significantly from 2011 to 2015. You gotta be careful out here.
Now, I know some of y’all are thinking that olivetol is just a waste of good smoke. But even the most seasoned smokers have gone too hard on edibles and been stuck in a high for 8-12 hours. Sure, it might sound like fun at first, but eventually you gotta deal with real life stuff like work or taking care of your responsibilities.
So what even is olivetol, you ask? Despite the name, it has nothing to do with olives. It’s actually found in lichen, which is like this weird mossy-looking organism made from algae and fungus. For a brief period of time, olivetol also exists in cannabis as a precursor to THC.
When you look at the molecular structure of olivetol, it’ll look hella familiar if you know anything about THC. It’s like someone sliced a THC molecule in half. Like THC, olivetol works by binding with CB1 receptors all over your body and brain. But olivetol is smaller and stickier than THC, which helps reduce a raging high in two ways. First, it slips into any open receptors before THC can get there to block them – so you won’t get any higher. Second, it bumps into THC molecules that are already lodged in a CB1 receptor and knocks them loose to take their place. That’s how it brings you down.
People who smoked or vaped weed will notice a difference in about 30 minutes after taking olivetol. If you ate too many edibles though, you may need to give it up to an hour (or maybe more) before feeling normal again. But remember, olivetol won’t wash all the THC out of your body and leave you sober AF. It’ll get rid of the anxiety and paranoia but leave you feeling relaxed, mellow and happy because THC does more than just activate your CB1 receptors – it also stimulates GABA signaling and increases dopamine and serotonin.
But if you’re dealing with anxiety on the reg and high-THC weed only makes it worse, olivetol ain’t gonna help you there my friend. Try a CBD-rich strain or hemp-based CBD oils instead. CBD is known for calming nerves, reducing anxiety and treating all kinds of health issues – plus it will help bring you down from too much THC too.
At present, the only market-ready olivetol supplement comes in softgels sold under the name UNDOO as an emergency supplement available online or at select dispensaries throughout the United States. If it catches on (which I think it will), availability may spread quickly since it doesn’t contain any illegal substances itself.
But yo, let me keep it real with y’all – olivetol is still a new product that hasn’t been researched enough to prove it’s safe to use. So until we know more about it, be careful and control your THC intake instead of relying on an untested gelcap.
Peace out fam!