After you’ve been smoking cannabis for a while you begin to develop a tolerance. That’s just the way your body works. Some stoners just smoke more weed, but this is expensive. Some suggest quitting for a couple weeks to lower your tolerance. Quitting works, but that’s no fun.As it turns out, there are many ways to give yourself a “higher” high, which are also good for you!
Take 5-htp Prior To Smoking
5-Hydroxytryptophan is a naturally occurring amino acid and metabolic intermediate which helps stimulate the production of serotonin in the body. 5-Hydroxytryptophan aka 5-htp is also sold over the counter as a nutritional supplement. It is also legal and widely available at stores nationwide. Next time you smoke, try taking two capsules before you plan on getting high. Since 5-htp stimulates serotonin production, you’ll experience more of that euphoric feeling that you got when you first started smoking. Be sure to only take 5-htp as directed. Do not take 5-htp if you are already taking anti-depressants.
Eat Fruits Rich In Myrcene
Cannabis contains a terpene, or an unsaturated hydrocarbon which helps deliver THC more effectively to the brain. Myrcene is also in mangoes, lemongrass, and hops. The higher the quality of your cannabis, the more myrcene is in it. Try eating a mango or drinking tea containing lemongrass 45 minutes to an hour before you plan on smoking. You might be surprised how much higher you get and how much longer your high lasts.
Eat Dark Chocolate
There is a reason why stoners always crave chocolate. It’s because cacao and THC work really well together. This is because cacao releases the neurotransmitter anandamide, which is known as the “bliss chemical” in your brain. Why do you think pot brownies work so well? Why dark chocolate? Dark chocolate has a higher percentage of cacao. The higher the cacao, the higher your high.
Get Off The Couch
Here’s another reason for you to start working out, like you’ve been saying you would do. Doing cardiovascular exercises after you work out, will not only boost your heart rate, it will also boost your high. Recent studies conducted by the University of Sydney in Australia have shown that working out for just thirty minutes after smoking a bowl will not only increase the potency, but also the length of your high. That’s an excellent reason not to sit on the couch and binge watch Netflix.
Eat Some Curry
Most curries contain a yellow spice known as turmeric. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been reported to enhance a cannabis high to the point where it feels like the first time you got baked. This is partly because curcumin also works as a mild antidepressant, in addition to being an anti inflammatory. As an added bonus, curcumin is known to help prevent cancer. Go get some Indian food after smoking down.
I have tested all of these methods and I can tell you that they not only work, they work really well. Exercise caution when taking nutritional supplements such as 5-htp as they can counteract any current medications you might be taking. Take supplements only as directed, and do not take more than you need.
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Have you tried any of these? Have they worked for you? Do you have any of your own tricks for getting a “higher high?” Let us know in the comments!