Research shows that consuming foods rich in terpenes, cannabinoids, and omega-3 fatty acids help increase THC absorption for an enhanced experience.
Here are the best foods to increase THC absorption and help enhance your high.
The myrcene terpenes bind with the THC brain receptors, allowing your high to come on faster, stronger, and last longer. Fans of mango and cannabis use have reported that the absorption time of THC was cut from seven seconds to just four. For maximum results, it is suggested eating a ripe mango 45 minutes prior to smoking. The fruit is chock full of Vitamin C and antioxidants – and may make your high better. It’s definitely a win-win for wellness.
When consumed together, the chocolate helps the weed activate the brain receptors that produce feelings of euphoria. This works by eating chocolate prior to smoking, and also for edibles, which is why a lot of people report better effects from weed-infused chocolate bars than from other special treats.
If you are using cannabis to fight depression or inflammation, you can try using broccoli to intensify your high. Broccoli is one of the best things to eat when high. The terpene will help the cannabinoids fighting your depression and reducing the pain you may be in. Broccoli contains high levels of the terpene, Beta–caryophyllene, which binds to CB2 receptors in the body much like other cannabinoids. It can work synergistically with cannabinoids by helping to reduce pain, inflammation and depression.
Nuts are good for you in general, but they can also help the marijuana effects. That’s because nuts contain high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which bind to cannabinoids in cannabis and with those healthy fats in the system, a person can therefore become high quicker and stay high much longer.
The high concentration of healthy fats in nuts can also protect the heart which is especially beneficial for those suffering from cardiovascular problems. Because cannabis has been shown to slow the heart rate in certain individuals, healthy fats such as those found in nuts and many oils are strongly recommended.
Some people find themselves getting into negative thought patterns when they are high, and if you do this, sweet potatoes might be the food for you. The vitamins inside can help the brain to produce serotonin and this can help you to stay in a better mood for longer while you are high. Sweet potatoes contain carbohydrates and B vitamins, both of which have been shown to increase serotonin production in the brain. And because they are low-fat and relatively low in protein, the mood-boosting serotonin can work relatively quickly to turn those blues around.
Black and green teas contain catechin, an antioxidant that can bind with CB1 receptors in the brain to cause feelings of peace and relaxation. When consumed in conjunction with cannabis, tea can improve mood, decrease stress and increase feelings of euphoria.
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