Cannabis and Chocolate: A Match Made In Heaven
There are some things on Earth that just seem to make life more enjoyable. Cannabis and chocolate are two of them. When responsibly consumed, both can have positive effects on health and well-being; and when consumed together, things just get sweeter.
When combined, cannabis and dark chocolate can enhance medicinal effects
Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate
Many studies have been done on the healing properties of chocolate. Considered a superfood and a food of the Gods, dark chocolate with high cocoa content is known to contain fiber, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, magnesium, and manganese.
Quality dark chocolate provides the following benefits for the human body:
- Can be a great source of antioxidants
- Can improve brain function
- Can reduce your risk of heart disease
- Can protect LDL from oxidation and raise HDL
- Can lower blood pressure and improve blood flow
- Can protect your skin from the sun
The caffeine in chocolate can enhance alertness, motor coordination, concentration, and reaction time, offsetting some of the effects cannabis may bring, like drowsiness. Dark chocolate is also a powerful antioxidant and is loaded with biologically active organic compounds that strengthen the immune system.
Our favorite is 70% dark chocolate.
Health Benefits Of Organic Cannabis
Cannabis is still being researched for its health benefits; however, many patients have already discovered life-changing medicinal qualities when incorporating cannabis into their health regimen.
Quality organic cannabis provides the following benefits for the human body:
- Can prevent the spread of cancer
- Can promote bone growth
- Can help lower or eliminate seizures
- Can help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Can help with chronic pain
- Can help with insomnia
- Can help with withdrawal
There are many different varieties
of the cannabis plant, each one providing different effects. Finding the right strain
, with an adequate amount of cannabinoids and terpenes
, that works with your unique endocannabinoid system
will provide the greatest potential for medicinal benefits
Combining Cannabis and Chocolate
Cacao and cannabis are two of the planet’s oldest crops, being used medicinally for centuries. And good news, combining cannabis and chocolate can improve the overall medicinal qualities you experience from both.
There are 3 main ways chocolate and cannabis help medicinally when combined together:
Chocolate can hide the flavor of cannabis, allowing an easier way to medicate.
Some forms of cannabis, like Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), need to be ingested in order to work properly. And while it can be quite an effective treatment option, it doesn’t necessarily taste the greatest. One way cancer patients and those required to ingest cannabis do so is by consuming the medicine with a little bit of chocolate.
Chocolate can also increase the effects of cannabis without increasing the amount you consume. Adding chocolate to your health regimen is a simple way to improve the taste and palatability of certain cannabis products.
Edibles are also a great option.
Chocolate contains compounds that are naturally produced in the human body.
One recognized endocannabinoid naturally produced by our bodies is anandamide (AEA), an organic fatty acid. It is also a compound found in chocolate. AEA is a euphoric neurotransmitter, the bliss molecule, producing similar effects as THC, and also bonds to the same receptors as THC. Playing an important role in pain management, AEA also works as an antidepressant and exhibits anti-anxiety properties.
Research indicates that a few other compounds found in chocolate either imitate or enhance anandamide levels in the brain, and can inhibit the breakdown of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. Combining the two may boost or lengthen the euphoric and medicinal effects that each one offers.
Chocolate and cannabis both release dopamine, improving mood and pleasure.
Chocolate and cannabis both encourage the brain to release natural chemicals that increase the production of dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins, which make you feel good. This is great for those who suffer from illnesses like depression. Eating a little dark chocolate before or after you consume cannabis is one way to naturally help boost your mood. Great for everything, from when you’re feeling down, or simply to spice up date night.
How Sweet It Is
The more we know about cannabis, the more we can benefit from all of its medicinal qualities. Combining it with chocolate is just another way to experience relief and improve the day to day.
Cannabis and chocolate for happiness and well-being? You don’t have to tell us twice.