Whether you’re a grower or a casual consumer, there are two major factors that depict how high you get, and how long that high lasts: steep prices and low potency.
Fortunately, one solution addresses both factors: potentiation. Potentiation is the process of making a substance more powerful. This can make an expensive high last longer — and make lower-quality weed produce a stronger effect.
Here are three easy ways you can get the most out of your cannabis supply:
One of the tastiest ways to potentiate cannabis is to eat overripe mangoes before smoking. Mangoes contain high amounts of a terpene called myrcene. Myrcene is believed to aid the potency of cannabis by enabling THC to cross the blood-brain barrier more efﬁciently. Lemongrass and verbena, both easily ingestible in tea and other forms, also possess large amounts of myrcene. Just eat an overripe mango, or drink lemongrass or verbena tea 45 minutes prior to inhalation for an instant high enhancer.
We recommend visiting your local Farmers Market for the best organic mangoes.
On a budget? What if we told you that you can get higher for less by simply exercising? Yes, that’s right! A recent study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that THC levels in the brain increased by 15% when regular cannabis consumers performed a cardiovascular exercise prior to toking up. Participants did only 35 minutes of cardio on a stationary bike to get this effect.
If you’re looking for the most effective way to get more bang for your bud, you’re going to want something called Shilajit resin.
We’re going to just be honest — Shilajit is one of the East’s best-kept secrets. This is a rare plant-based mineral created during the formation of only 6 mountain ranges in the entire world. The reason it’s been hidden from the West for so long is most likely because there’s a limited supply of it, but something this good can’t remain hidden for very long. Westerners have brought Shilajit directly into the health market over the past five years, and the cannabis industry has only just discovered it in 2018.
Shilajit has been found to contain a rare set of metabolites known as dibenzo alpha pyrones — and these metabolites happen to play a direct role in cannabinoid synthesis. This means it has the ability to deliver cannabinoids directly into your cannabinoid receptors and intensify your overall experience. Users have reported being satisﬁed after only consuming half of their normal amount of cannabis after drinking Shilajit resin.
To consume, simply dissolve .5g Shilajit resin into any type of beverage 20 minutes prior to medicating.
Making edibles? Adding Shilajit to your recipe may be a wise idea since it also contains phospholipids.
Phospholipids encapsulate cannabinoids, making them water-soluble and more easily available prior to ingestion. This liposomal encapsulation process which Shilajit facilitates makes edibles especially potent! We recommend using 2 grams Shilajit per cup of cannabis-infused oil (7-14 grams trim/dried buds) for the best results.
Not only has Shilajit been reported to help get you higher, it also has been said to improve the quality of your high. This may be due to the role it plays as a GABA-mimetic in the brain itself. GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter within the central nervous system. When a GABA deﬁciency manifests, it creates a kind of stress best described as being overstimulated and overwhelmed — anxiety. Instead of the typical overstimulated high commonly experienced when overindulging, you can expect a more grounded, controlled experience while taking Shilajit before your sesh.
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