Can Eating a Mango Before Smoking Weed Spike Your High?

People love trying new things to enhance and prolong the effects of using marijuana products. But it turns out there's a simple and quick way to improve your high at any time: Eating mangoes. 

It may be ridiculous, but many people have speculated for a while that eating mangoes before using cannabis can improve their high. The reason is due to terpenes, which are hydrocarbons found in many types of plants. Mangoes have myrcene in them, which gives the fruit its unique smell. Myrcene is also found in many types of cannabis.

Studies dating back to the 1970s have found that myrcene improves the ability of cell membranes in the body to absorb certain chemicals. So when ingesting mangoes before smoking or ingesting marijuana, the body's cell's are better prepared to absorb THC, which is the chemical responsible for the "high."

This method doesn't just help people get high easier. It's also known to enhance the medicinal effects of marijuana as well, which can be particularly helpful for people who use the drug for pain relief. Myrcene-rich plants have been used in countries such as Brazil as anti-inflammatories, sleep aids and even for treating diabetes. 

Now, most of this "evidence" is purely anecdotal. There doesn't seem to be any legitimate scientific research studying how mango consumption affects marijuana intake.

But, mangoes are a healthy fruit, so it's not like you're exposing yourself to something dangerous before smoking. So there's probably not any harm to trying it out.

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