Though medical marijuana does not exist, it is a great natural remedy for aches, pains, and various ailments. Recreational marijuana smokers do enjoy the euphoric feelings of the herbal supplement as opposed to the feelings of intoxication caused by alcohol. Marijuana is a considered as safer alternative by some to most sinful pleasures as well as a perfect organic solution to the stresses and pains of life.
It is being increasingly recognized that mangoes play a significant role for both medicinal and recreational marijuana users looking for an extended and intensified high. While this may sound odd, it’s all about the science. These effects can be described by similarities in the chemical makeup of mangoes and marijuana flowers.
Recently the scientific community has discovered that eating fresh mangoes or even drinking a fresh mango smoothie will dramatically increase the euphoric feelings felt by marijuana and help medical marijuana patients to ease their pain even more so.
Beta-Myrcene, the terpene responsible for giving mangoes their unique smell, is also found in high concentrations in cannabis. Terpenes have a unique aroma described as “herbal, balsamic, rooty, or spicy.” It helps ease pain and inflammation, and it relaxes muscles. Terpenes are also found in Lemongrass, Walnuts, Hops, Eucalyptus and Bay leaves.
Myrcene Is the Miracle Ingredient for marijuana Smokers. Myrcene can increase the permeability of cell membranes in the human body. Simply, when the myrcene found in mangoes is ingested, it makes cell membranes in the brain more receptive for absorbing the cannabinoids that travel in the marijuana smoke.
The terpenes will go straight into the bloodstream. This natural chemical compound assists the psychoactive substance THC to pass through the Blood Brain Barrier at a rapid rate with better efficiency. The time it takes for the THC to have an effect on the brain after inhalation is roughly 7 seconds normally. This time is halved, almost to 4 seconds, on consuming mangoes. By adding to the myrcene terpenes already present in the cannabis, mangoes can enrich the high of weaker strains and complement the high of stronger ones.
It does not matter if the person smokes cannabis before or after they eat a mango, the psychoactive ingredient THC will interact with the terpenes. Once this interaction begins to take place, the potency of the high the person experiences will be dramatically increased. The amount of time the person experiences this high will also last longer. However, the amount of time depends on the person’s metabolism. While the timing of when to have the mango has no real bearing on its effect, it has been suggested that eating one an hour before taking a hit is the most effective way to ensure the best and longest lasting high.
For medical marijuana patients, eating mangoes can be a great way to prolong the pain relieving effect you find from smoking cannabis. Another thing to keep in mind when eating mangoes to increase your high is your metabolism. If you have a fast metabolism you will want to consume larger amounts of the fruit prior to smoking. Again, being sure to select the ripest mangoes you can find will assist in overcoming higher metabolism. Also certain varieties of mangoes (Cavalo, Espada, Paulista, and Rosa) have especially high levels of myrcene.