The combination is said to increase the marijuana sensation
There are some things that have always been great together – peanut butter & jelly, bacon and eggs and even Abbott & Costello, to name a few. A new pairing is gaining favor and, while it may sound odd at first, looking at the credentials of the two components, it’s easy to see why mangoes and marijuana may be the perfect marriage.
Mangoes help to enhance the effects of marijuana. This is due to a reaction between the tropical fruit and a terpene found in cannabis, myrcene, that interacts with tetrahydrocannabinol.
According to Steep Hill Labs, “Myrcene is known to be anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and used in the treatment of spasms. It is also used to treat insomnia, and pain. It also has some very special properties, including lowering the resistance across the blood to brain barrier, allowing itself and many other chemicals to cross the barrier easier and more quickly. In the case of cannabinoids, like THC, it allows it to take effect more quickly. More uniquely still, myrcene has been shown to increase the maximum saturation level of the CB1 receptor, allowing for a greater maximum psychoactive effect. For most people, the consumption of a fresh mango, 45 minutes before inhaling cannabis, will result in a faster onset of psychoactivity and greater intensity.”
Mangoes also have the added benefit of supplying a generous amount of Vitamins A and C, giving the body a healthy dose of nutrients to enjoy along with the healthy dose of cannabis.