September 27, 2022 5 min read

THC-O has proven itself as a potent THC alternative for recreational dosing, but many people are excited about THC-O’s potential therapeutic benefits. If that sounds like you, you may be wondering–can you take THC-O everyday? In other words, if THC-O does provide therapeutic relief, is it safe to use it daily to help keep symptoms at bay?

Currently, there's no research available to evaluate the effects of daily THC-O use. We’ll detail what we know about THC-O safety based on anecdotal reports and it's similarities to Delta-9-THC so you can decide for yourself. Let's go:

Table of Contents
Benefits of THC-O for Daily Use
Side Effects of Using THC-O Daily
Can You Get Addicted to THC-O?
Best THC-O Products for Daily Use
Where to Buy THC-O

Key Takeaways

  • THC-O is incredibly similar to Delta-9, so many people believe it has therapeutic benefits.
  • It’s much more potent than traditional THC products, so it may not be appropriate for every consumer or situation.
  • The side effects associated with daily THC-O use are thought to be similar to Delta-9’s side effects.
  • The type of product you choose for daily use matters since some products take effect quickly while others have longer lasting effects.

Benefits of THC-O for Daily Use

A woman holding a yellow THC-O vaporizer in both hands

Before we can really dig into the safety of daily THC-O use, let's discuss why someone may consider using THC-O so often. THC-O is usually used for recreational purposes because it offers extremely potent psychoactive effects. In fact, THC was thought to be up to three times stronger than traditional Delta-9-THC. However, many people have found that it may offer very similar therapeutic effects, sometimes in smaller doses.

Consumers also love that THC-O offers a more energizing high and doesn't usually have the same couch lock effects as traditional THC products. More research is needed to understand how THC-O could be used medicinally, but that hasn't stopped consumers from finding a place for it in their daily wellness regimen. Some of the potential benefits include:

  • Managing pain and discomfort
  • Anti-nausea benefits
  • Stimulating appetite
  • Supporting sleep

There is currently no research to evaluate the true benefits or drawbacks of daily THC-O doses over a long time period, but research efforts involving hemp-derived THC products are expected to grow.

Potential Side Effects of Using THC-O Daily

Now that we've discussed why you may want to use THC-O on a daily basis, we also want to touch on the other side of that coin. Some of the side effects associated with THC-O include:

  • increased heart rate
  • coordination problems
  • dry mouth and increased thirst
  • red, dry eyes

Many of the side effects associated with THC-O are the same as the side effects associated with Delta-9-THC. Typically, any side effects experienced after using THC-O responsibly will be mild, though more severe side effects, like anxiety or paranoia, may be more likely when taking large doses.

When considering the effects of frequent and THC-O consumption, however, three specific drawbacks come to mind:

A jar of THC-O hemp flower that can potentially be used regularly for therapeutic purposes

THC-O is Unregulated

Because hemp regulations vary from state to state, many THC-O products available do not meet the industry's highest quality standards. If you're going to use THC at all, much less on a daily basis, you definitely want to make sure that the products you buy are high quality and safely made.

This typically includes being made from organic, pesticide-free hemp material in a cGMP compliant facility by experienced cannabinoid extraction technicians. You also want to make sure that the THC-O products you buy are third-party tested and are free of pesticides, heavy metals, mold, and other potential contaminants. The final lab test results should also verify that the dosing information presented on the label is accurate.

THC-O Gets You High

What appears to be a benefit for some may be a drawback for many of the people who wish to use THC-O therapeutically. It is incredibly psychoactive, which makes it a popular choice for recreational use, but also means that it can limit your ability to function during day to day tasks.

For instance, you won't be able to use THC-O in situations where you need to be able to drive or operate machinery, and it is not a suitable option for daytime use when you have to go to work, or do other tasks where being intoxicated would be an impairment or would be unsafe.

In some cases, microdosing THC-O may be a great option for therapeutic consumers, although you still shouldn't drive or operate any machinery while under the influence of any amount of THC-O.

It's Tolerance Building

Another drawback of daily THC use is its ability to build tolerance. In other words, the more THC-O you use, the higher your tolerance will be.

That means that you'll eventually find yourself needing larger doses to experience the same therapeutic benefits. This can definitely prove to be a drawback, especially as you see your cost increase alongside your dosage. Of course, scheduling regular THC tolerance breaks can help avoid this issue.

To learn more about THC-O side effects, read “THC-O Risks.”

Can You Get Addicted to THC-O?

With daily THC-O use comes the question of dependence. The truth is, THC-O may have addictive properties in the same way that Delta-9-THC is addictive, but it may not be what you think.

Generally speaking, people do not get chemically addicted to THC, rather they run the risk of developing psychological addiction. In other words, people may be overly attracted to the feeling that THC provides, but you won't experience the same chemical addiction that is possible with harsher substances, like many illicit drugs or prescription pills.

Best Products for Using THC-O Regularly

For consumers who plan to use THC-O for quick and effective therapeutic relief, the dosing style you choose is everything. In other words, you want to make sure that the product you choose aligns with your needs.

When it comes to THC-O, the product styles available maybe much more limited than what’s available for Delta-8, CBD, or more common cannabinoidformulas. In general, you have two primary options:

Vida Optima Elev8 THC-O Vape

Vapes

THC-O Vapes are the most common dosing options and the most popular because they offer potent, fast-acting doses. Plus, vape doses take effect so quickly that it is easy to gently “stack” doses until you better understand your dosing threshold.

Our THC-O Vaporizers also include Delta-8, and the combination offers balanced effects that are more comparable to traditional THC products. You can choose from three terpene profiles–Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid–to get the lift you desire.

Edibles

THC-O edibles are a popular dosing method because they taste good and usually offer pre-portioned doses that don't need to be measured each time. Of course, edibles need to be digested and can take over an hour to take effect, but may provide stronger and longer lasting effects.

Where to Buy THC-O

Purchasing high-quality, safe THC-O is incredibly important whether you're going to use THC once or frequently. We recommend that you look for an experienced manufacturer and buy just enough to test THC-O out before indulging.

If you're looking for a variety of hemp-derived THC products, like our THC-O + Delta 8 Vaporizers, we recommend that you check out our Elev8 Collection. Like all Vida Optima products, our hemp derived THC collection is 100% Farm Bill compliant and third party tested, which means you can grab premium-quality THC-O products at fair prices.

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