Eating Mango Before Smoking Weed
Does eating mangoes get you higher?
Have you ever thought about the cannabis and mango combination? You might have heard stories of sophisticated pot users who got high with cannabis and mangoes. It is natural for the weed smokers to think about and to try various unique and new ways to get higher, and eating mango is one of them. But the question is: do mangoes really increase your high? If there is a yummy mango and a smoking pot right in front you – just do it! Go for this combo because it does get you high! Just do this with a proper timing and get a go. You need to take care of the right order of eating mango (or drinking mango juice) and smoking weed. Just eat mango (or drink mango juice) 45 minutes before you plan to smoke cannabis. There is a simple science behind this effect.
What’s the science behind enhancing cannabis with mango?
To understand how this combination works, look at the easy science behind the scenes.
Any effect is produced when an interaction occurs between two chemicals. There is a chemical called Myrcene in mangoes. Myrcene is a well-known sedating terpene (a chemical agent that is famous for its high aromatic properties). Other than mangoes, this aromatic agent (myrcene) is also found in lemon grass, basil and, to your amaze, in weed cannabis. The idea to use this combination for high came from experience of bud users. The reports received by these users showed increased levels of THC, commonly called “the happy chemical”. This THC is actually tetrahydrocannabinol (this is the real name of the happy chemical), the major psychoactive constituent of cannabis. So, the myrcene from the mango enhances the happy chemical and, as a result, a person feels an increased high which is long lasting as well. Terpenes are also used in perfume industry because of their strong fragrances. Similarly, all the aromas and the soothing flavors in the weed are produced by these terpenes. The myrcene from mangos adds more digestive effects resulting in higher terpene-cannabinoids interaction. As a result of this higher interaction, increased pain relief and intense relaxation levels are achieved.
Spotlight on Myrcene
Myrcene is a terpene with a potent smell. It is present in many plants, including marijuana, mangoes, basil, and thyme leaves among others. Industrially, myrcene is used in producing perfumes and scents. Marijuana can cause a stimulant effect. It is thought that myrcene is one of the chemicals responsible for causing the stimulation and anxiety to yield to profound relaxation and euphoria. It produces couch lock, which makes you feel too comfortable on the couch to move. Marijuana varieties which contain up to 0.5% myrcene produce more couch lock and sedative effects. Therefore, by taking extra myrcene, you can ensure that your experience will be stronger and there will be a lot more sedation. Myrcene itself may have some pain-relieving effects. There is also some evidence that it may cause a more powerful uptake of marijuana when it is present in substantial amounts.
How to use mangoes alongside marijuana
To increase your weed high, all you need to do is these three simple steps:
- Pick a nice and ripe mango and slice it up.
- Take a watch and a weed blunt.
- Eat mango (or drink its juice), wait 45 minutes and smoke!
You will have delicious, healthy fruit in your belly, with a high myrcene content, then smoke a delicious strain of weed with the mangoes digesting in your stomach, slowly releasing the sedative, analgesic myrcene into your blood stream, causing a stronger uptake of cannabinoids and a stronger couch lock and sedative effect.
The effects will be like having smoked a strong Indica. If you are using a more stimulating variety, eating a mango several minutes before will make the effect more relaxing so that you can function even on a highly stimulating strain. If you combine it with a strong Indica like an OG Kush, you can expect the sedative effects to be even more pronounced. You will be locked to the couch and your thoughts will be more exploratory and introspective. This can be a good way to treat conditions such as insomnia and the couchlock will certainly help whisk you away to sleep.
Myrcene has analgesic properties as well. You might take a sedative strain with enhanced THC levels, or a strain with high CBD levels such as the ACDC strain. CBD has analgesic properties of its own. Therefore, combining THC, CBD, and myrcene may result in an even more effective and better pain relief than using either of the ingredients alone. This is known as the entourage effect of the components of marijuana. This endeavor is worth a try for beginners or advanced weed users for medical or recreational purposes.