How Much Higher Can Man-go?
Chemical compounds intrinsic to the exotic fruit mango have been discovered to increase, amplify and intensify the euphoric feeling felt after smoking marijuana. This news only stands to strengthen the case for marijuana being regarded as more than just a 'stoners serum'. Over recent years we have been inundated by articles and news reports relating to the medicinal benefits of marijuana; and although this particular morsel is less about malignant melanoma (skin cancer) and more the 'munchies,' its poignancy still remains.
With the medical perks of marijuana somewhat common knowledge nowadays, it seems only a matter of time before we are greeted by a startling breakthrough made possible by our best friend bud. In the meantime however, medicinal and recreational smoker can rejoice knowing that they have a healthy alternative snack to gorge on during a mad case of the munchies.
It is widely suggested that eating fresh mangoes or even drinking a fresh mango smoothie one hour prior to smoking will dramatically increase the euphoric experience felt by marijuana; all the while helping medical marijuana patients ease their pain even more so.
"But how can this be?" I hear you ask, well it's all thanks to a class of chemical compounds known as terpenes. Marijuana contains more than 100 terpene molecules that are responsible for flavor and effect. But more importantly, it is the myrcene Terpene that really sweetens this 'bud-dy' deal. This compound is found In both marijuana and mangoes - so as logic dictates, if you eat a mango rich in Myrcenes you can (potentially) improve the high for low-quality buds or give a high quality bud a little extra kick.
The delightfully sweet aroma mangoes have can also be attributed to the chemical myrcene, which also rings true for apricots, walnuts and Valencia oranges.
Now just before you go on that mango eating binge, there are few things you should take into account if you want to achieve the 'highest' results. As previously mentioned you'll want to consume the fruit about an hour before smoking to improve the overall experience. Another area that should be considered is your metabolism. Users who have a fast metabolism should consume more mangoes whereas those with a slower metabolism should eat the mango approximately two hours before smoking (according to a number of studies).