How To Make Edibles Hit Better, Faster, Stronger
Edibles make you wait. Yeah, yeah — start low and go slow — we all have heard it, right? Mainly it applies to beginners — never underestimate the power of edibles and how your body might react to them. But for veteran users, this may be an ineffective approach that won’t bring any high at all. How to make edibles hit faster? Check the following tips.
In brownies, for example, THC is attached to fat (cannabutter), and it is a reason why it takes time for it to kick in. The gastrointestinal tract is long; an edible passes through the stomach to intestines and liver, getting processed with acids and bile before it reaches the bloodstream.
A tincture is a quick alternative that takes THC right into your bloodstream. You just put it under the tongue and enjoy the faster absorption. Why? There are mucus membranes and tons of capillaries in your mouth, which absorb cannabinoids right away.
In average, you need to wait around 5 to 10 minutes before the effects of THC kick in. Thus, you can better control the length and strength of your dosage. Keep in mind that tinctures’ effects do not last as long as edibles (again, because of fat and ‘extended release’ mechanism), but it is up to you what kind of effect you prefer.
Cannabis-infused drinks are an emerging trend in the edibles market. Just pick your favorite drink and ask for a cannabis-infused version of it at your local dispensary. Bonus: not only they are delicious, but they are also a fantastic option to get THC into your body faster.
The cannabinoids in liquid form can be absorbed sublingually (when you sip) and while passing through the digestive tract (in your stomach and intestines). If you are feeling adventurous, you may also want to try a concentrated cannabis ‘shot’ which brings you high in minutes.
In today’s market, you can find solid edibles formulated to hit you quicker. For example, specially produced chocolates that deliver you high faster. The manufacturer claims that the effects of these edibles can be felt in 15-20 minutes after consumption. The mechanism behind is proprietary but includes ‘lipid micro encapsulation process’ that allows THC to ’bypass the stomach and get into the small intestine faster,’ delivering more of the cannabinoids into the blood.
The last method may involve re-thinking your whole lifestyle, but it would also make you healthier. Increasing metabolism can help delivering the cannabinoids to your bloodstream as fast as possible. The rules are simple:
- eat lots of protein,
- drink water,
- work out,
- get a good sleep every night.
If you want a quick fix, opt out for caffeine or tea. According to studies, green or oolong tea can increase metabolism by 4-5%, while coffee does it by 3-11%. Next time you eat a cannabis-infused brownie, drink a cup of coffee to enhance metabolism and speed up the digestion of THC.
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