THC-O is one of the newest cannabinoids to hit the mainstream market, and its popularity is skyrocketing. But the question is… What is it?
If you’ve been thinking of trying THCO but are wondering what it is, what it feels like, and what you need to know before you buy, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we answer our customer’s top questions about THCO.
Let’s dive in!
What is THCO?
THC-O is a synthetic cannabinoid that produces intense highs, and can even produce psychedelic effects in users. It’s known to be three times as strong as Delta 9 THC (traditional marijuana) and five times as strong as Delta 8 THC.
A very unique feature of THC-O, and part of the reason it has such strong effects, is that it’s the only cannabinoid that can enable 100% absorption by the gut. Most other cannabinoids have poor bioavailability, so the body can only absorb a portion of the dose you actually take.
Read on to discover the benefits and risks involved in using THC-O and what to expect if you try it out.
What are THCO Gummies?
THC-O gummies have become one of the most popular ways to experience this fascinating cannabinoid. Generally, THC-O gummies are infused with between 10-30mg of THC-O distillate. Just like any cannabinoid, the mode of consumption will alter your experience!
Some companies also combine other flavors and additives to make the gummy experience more interesting.
But we’ll get to that shortly.
What are the the types of THCO gummies
There are plenty of THC-O gummies to choose from, offering different potency levels and a variety of flavors. Most gummies contain between 10-30mg of THC-O. Here at Moonwlkr, each of our gummies contain 25mg of high quality THC-O in an assortment of flavors, with 3rd party lab tests on every product.
How does THCO compare to THC?
Although THC-O is not an entirely natural cannabinoid, it is an analog to THC. It is stronger than THC, but has a similar feel in small doses. In large amounts, it becomes more psychoactive and can even deliver psychedelic effects.
Do THCO gummies get you high?
THC-O gummies will produce a potent high and should not be underestimated! It’s important to go slow and start small when experimenting with this new cannabinoid. Even more of a reason to go slow is the fact that THC-O is a prodrug meaning that the effects are not fully felt until it has been fully processed by the body. In other words, its effects are delayed after consumption. Start with a small dose (ex: 2-10mg) and wait at least 1-2 hours to see how you feel before taking more.
If you want to learn more about what THCO feels like, head on over to our guide and read some real user reviews.
How long does an THCO gummy high last?
The high from a THC-O gummy can last anywhere between 2-6 hours. The variation will depend largely on dosage, your personal tolerance, and your size and metabolism. Generally, your peak high will last for approximately 2-3 hours, after which you will experience a more mellow high as the effects wear off.
What are the effects of THCO gummies?
THC-O gummies can be three times more potent than traditional Delta 9 gummies. It delivers a psychoactive and euphoric high that can produce varying effects depending on the dose. At lower doses THC-O can be relaxing and mind expanding. Users have reported psychedelic experiences at higher doses including mild hallucinations and visuals. It’s for this reason that THC-O has gained the nickname “the psychedelic cannabinoid”.
What should I do if I feel too high on THCO gummies?
If you do overdue it… don’t panic. It will feel uncomfortable, but generally, you will just need to ride it out. THC-O will eventually work its way out of your system without lasting harmful effects. There are several things you can do help the process along and reduce discomfort:
- Stay calm. You are not dying! Panicking will make you feel worse
- Take deep breaths. Your heart rate will likely be elevated and can be slowed by deep breathing
- Reach for sweets. Being too high reduces your blood sugar and exacerbates many of the negative symptoms
- Take CBD. CBD-only gummies or drops can help counteract some of the negative effects of high doses.
- Sleep. Find a calm environment where you can take deep breaths and sleep it off
But of course, prevention is the best strategy. Make sure you never take edibles on an empty stomach and follow this cardinal rule: start low and go slow.
THCO gummies reviews
“All I needed was one 25mg THC-O gummy and about 2 hours to “feel it”. Once it did it was a pleasant experience to say the least. I put on headphones and watched trippy videos on YouTube, and I was Lovin’ Life! I can’t say you will feel it like I did (do) but it had some wonderful psychotropic effects.” – Christopher
“It was a very smooth high for me. Subtle in the takeoff, then a calm but extremely enjoyable flight! No anxiety. No worries. All chill and it ushered me into a very nice philosophical state that I’m still thinking about. I had some pain relief as well, to ice the cake.” – Lori
“I liked the effect and the taste of the berry THC-O gummies. I took half (12.5mg) and then a few hours later the other half. I thought the high was more intense than the Delta 8s (which I also like) and the effects lasted several hours.” – Rich
“Took only one and I got really focused at work to the point I made an assembly line to streamline my process faster, got a little too high but turned on some blues rock, calmed down and put my energy into working and I was just dandy. Take one if you are an occasional user I smoke daily and this was intense but awesome nonetheless.” – Quentin
Tips for buying THCO gummies
Since THC-O is new to the market and is a synthetic cannabinoid, it becomes even more important to do your research before you dive in. Before you even make a purchase, it’s important to understand dosing standards and find the right strength gummy for you. Once you’ve honed in on a few options, here are some things you should look for before purchasing:
- 3rd party lab tests for safety, purity, and potency. This should show full transparency as to what is in the final product.
- Quality ingredients. If there are more than 10-15 ingredients listed, it is best to stay away.
- Steer clear from any products not made in the USA
- Make sure you buy from a reputable brand with product reviews from real users
Did you know that you can buy THCO in bulk? It’s true! Head on over to our wholesale guide to thco to learn more.
How to store your THCO gummies
It’s important to store your gummies in a cool, dark environment for the best experience possible. When gummies are exposed to heat and light, oxidation begins to take place and the THC-O begins to break down. Plus… no one likes warm, mushy gummies. Pro tip: keep them in the fridge!
Explore our complete line of THC-O gummies here.