Studies show that cannabis produces better effects when combined with high-enhancing food

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Certain vegetables can improve the benefits of marijuana, according to studies

One of the most popular side effects of consuming marijuana is that spike in appetite, the “munchies,” that is quite popular. While any food can be mixed with cannabis with no problems, some foods might alter the effect on the body. There are still others, though, that can actually enhance the effect of marijuana, according to several studies.

Back in 2015, a study published by the American Journal of Translational Research reported that mixing Omega-3 fatty acids with certain types of terpenes/cannabinoids can boost the absorption of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the bloodstream. This study, along with another one made by the University of Minnesota, revealed that even cannabidiol (CBD) effects can be enhanced by eating foods rich in those fatty acids. So, this basically means that, in order for a person to get the most out of the high effect, thinking ahead about the foods that will be accompanying you while consuming marijuana is probably smarter.

Among the top five foods to add to your plan are nuts, which are known for its elevated content of healthy, unsaturated fats. THC will be absorbed faster, so the intensity of the high is significantly more, according to Clinical Nutritionist and Huffington Post Contributor Kelly Dorfman. “CBD and THC compounds are fat-soluble, so fat is their medium,” Dorfman told GreenState. “If you consume them with foods that contain fat, they will absorb better – just like vitamin E generally absorbs better if it is taken in the oil form.”

Another option is sweet potatoes, which are packed with vitamins and minerals that have a mood-enhancing property because it increases serotonin production in the brain. At the same time, these vitamins – particularly vitamins E and B – can interact with cannabinoids to heighten the euphoric effects of THC. It produces a happy and alert high, which is great for those people using cannabis to fight depression.