It is always hard to measure your dosage with cannabis-infused edibles. As they start hitting you after a while, you never know how much to eat. This is why the universal mantra for beginners is to start low and go slow. However, what if you want a little bit more from your edibles?
Of course, if you are not satisfied with the intensity of the high you get, you can always eat more. However, the next portion of cannabinoids can act unpredictably and give you more troubles than pleasure.
There are other ways to consume edibles more efficiently and make their effects stronger and faster. Let us talk about the activities that will help you boost the high.
The first advice is to drink infused beverages instead of eating cookies or brownies. It is a sure way to speed up the pace of cannabinoids. Recently, infused drinks have become quite popular among marijuana consumers. The variety exceeds all expectations—coffee, tea, milk, beer, vodka, juice, soda, tonic, etc.
If you are wondering why weed drinks act faster, let us look at the process from the scientific point of view. When consumed in a liquid form, cannabinoids have greater chances to be absorbed even before reaching the digestive system. In addition, they pass through the latter quicker. Some companies efficiently use this fact to their advantage. On some store shelves, you can even find “insta-highs”—concentrated marijuana shots that start affecting you within a few minutes.
If you already know your favorite kind of drink, what are you waiting for? Your perfect high awaits you in a store.
The main disadvantage of regular edibles is the time they require to start acting. Usually, cannabinoids are attached to some kind of fats, which prolongs the time they need to get to the bloodstream. Moreover, the gastrointestinal tract itself is very long.
This is where tinctures come into play. These products are designed to enter your body quicker. They bypass this incredibly long path and start acting almost immediately. Tinctures are taken sublingually—under the tongue where mucous membranes exist. Combined with the abundance of capillaries, they absorb cannabinoids directly. Just a few drops under the tongue will bring you the desired relaxation after only five-ten minutes.
In addition, this way, you have better control over the dosage and your high. Unfortunately, nothing can be ideal, and tinctures have their own downsides. The main one is the short time of influence. Depending on what you want to achieve, it can be either a positive or negative side of the product.
To make the effects of edibles come quicker, you need to accelerate your metabolism so that the product can be processed faster. There are several points that can help you improve your metabolism and keep it active. First of all, drink a lot of water. Second, consume plenty of protein. And last, work out. While the second option is great for the long run, the others can be done at any time. Drinking water is easy after eating edibles—your body requests water itself. Working out may be a trickier part, but it is also possible. In addition to a faster high, you will get a toned body. Besides, it has been proven that marijuana can improve your performance and make you a decent athlete.
Your winning ticket in your search is caffeine. Green tea, oolong tea, coffee—all of them contain enough caffeine to stimulate metabolism and speed up the high that is slowly creeping towards you. There are also ready-to-use caffeine beverages that require no special preparations. Besides, this option also includes the first advice we have given you—replace solid infused foods with drinks.