7 foods that help to ingest cannabinoids better
Some scientists believe, that because both humans and the cannabis plant contain cannabinoids, that they both actually evolved alongside each other.
In us humans, it’s our endocannabinoid system that essentially regulates all our basic bodily functions- endo, meaning originating within the body and Cannabinoid, the name that refers to the group of compounds within the body that activates this system.
This system consists of a series of receptors that are configured only to accept cannabinoids, especially CBD and THC and it’s no secret that cannabinoids are a vital part of human health. Although the Endocannabinoid system performs differently in each tissue in the body, the overall goal is always the same-to maintain stable internal conditions to survive!
We all know that cannabis is rich in cannabinoids which are essential to our health, but did you know that some foods can actually help the cannabinoid ingestion process when you use cannabis.
Food isn’t only for fuel. Some foods contain chemical compounds which will intensify your experiences. And, here they are…
Cacoa is an amazing superfood that has many benefits and contains many chemicals that support healthy and happy brain function.
The same compound that is found in chocolate and cannabis, is already naturally occurring in the brain. When chocolate and cannabis are used together, these receptors in the brain that are known to produce euphoric feelings, are activated.
Good news for all you choccie fiends!
Just like cannabis, mangoes contain terpenes. In particular, a terpene named Mycrene. This terpene, binds with receptors in the brain so when you eat a mango whilst using cannabis, your high not only speeds up but also increases and is prolonged.
Mycrene gets into your bloodstream after eating mango, and mixes with other various cannabinoid receptors to create this extended-high effect.
Due to the fact that nuts contain high levels of Omega-3 and healthy fats which bind to cannabinoid receptors to help them through the brain barrier, when using cannabis you can become high for longer and faster.
Not only does broccoli look like cannabis, it also contains a terpene called Beta–caryophyllene. This particular terpene fixes to CB2 receptors in the body much like other cannabinoids. It can work synergistically with cannabinoids.
Serotonin is an important chemical and neurotransmitter in the human body. Sweet potatoes contain carbs and vitamins which have both been shown to actually increase the levels of serotonin in our brain. Because generally, the averages persons diet is low in vitamin E, a boost of this vitamin while using cannabis can give you an extra boost and allow you to enjoy your experience thoroughly.
Coconut oil seems to be the in thing right now. People are going crazy over it! Topical, edible, you name it. And, since it is a natural saturated fat (almost double the amount of butter) it bonds amazingly with cannabinoids. In addition to this, it’s also vegan and veggie friendly too and has an array of other health benefits.
Many people choose to have a cup of tea as it soothes them, and when used with cannabis this is exactly what it will do, indeed. An antioxidant named catechin, which is responsible for many of health benefits associated with tea, binds with brain receptors and awakens the cannabinoid inside of us that promotes tranquillity. So, when cannabis is consumed with tea it can increase euphoric feelings and make you feel a whole lot better.