A number of foods that we consume on a day-to-day basis are loaded with various antioxidants, terpenes, and even some cannabinoids. Some weed enthusiasts use this knowledge to get an amazing ‘high’ each time. If you too are looking for a better high with your regular weed, try taking it along with the following food items:
- Sweet Potatoes
As you may already be aware, sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamins E and B. When these micronutrients interact with cannabinoids, they boost serotonin production in the brain, resulting in a happy and alert high.
You can also lather your sweet potato with some fatty-acid rich butter to enhance your experience. Research has shown that fats can help the body absorb more THC, while also speeding up the absorption rate.
Nuts are a powerhouse of unsaturated (healthy) fats. As mentioned above, these unsaturated fats allow the body to absorb more THC.
Kelly Dorfman, clinical nutritionist, and a well-known author, recommends munching on a handful of nuts after consuming an edible. “This will speed up the time it takes for THC (or CBD) to pass the blood-brain barrier, thereby providing you a faster, better high,” she says. “THC and CBD are fat-soluble compounds, so fat is their medium.”
These green veggies are rich in a cannabinoid named beta-caryophyllene which interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Although there is not much research to suggest if Broccoli really enhances the high, many experts believe that the natural effects of beta-caryophyllene are amplified when it is consumed before smoking marijuana. Doing so may bring a greater relief in pain and inflammation.
These days, many variants of herbal tea are available in the market. While some boast peppermint, others come loaded with the goodness of lavender and chamomile. Experts believe that when the antioxidants present in the tea attach with the cannabinoids from marijuana, the association enhances the sedating effects of THC, resulting in a different ‘high experience’ altogether.
In order to experience maximum benefits from this method, marijuana experts recommend sipping a cup of herbal tea right after a smoke.
Many weed users often relish a mango 1-2 hours before their smoking session, as the combination apparently enhances the high. Though there isn’t much research available as to why this should happen, some experts credit the improved sedating effects to a terpene named myrcene present in decent quantities in mangoes.
Apparently, when terpenes are already present in the body before a weed session, they can quickly carry CBD and THC through the blood-brain barrier and increase the number of cannabinoids in our brain’s CB1 receptor.
- Herbs and Spices
Talking about terpene-rich foods, we can’t omit herbs and spices such as thyme, sage, and bay from the list. These herbs are rich in a terpene named Pinene, which serves as a natural bronchodilator. It opens up passages in the lungs, which results in more surface area for cannabinoid absorption. This, again, allows the cannabinoids to cross the blood-brain barrier faster.
So there you have it, folks! We will try our best to keep updating this list of foods/drinks so that you get the most out of your weed sessions.