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Times are quickly changing for Hemp in India as many North Indian states have started legalizing Hemp and are also looking at legalizing Cannabis in general ! There is still a lot of confusion in people's minds about the Hemp Plant (Cannabis Sativa strain) and the female Cannabis Indica strain which bears the bud, often used interchangeably. Let's begin with clearing the fog around "Hemp" with this informative article shared by "Health Horizons", a brand I came across recently after I stumbled upon some really awesome Hemp products at an Organic store in a quaint spiritual town somewhere in South India. I bought their Sativa Powder and the Hemp Oil to make my smoothies even more magical and they most definitely did turn out so ... With the first sip I knew this is what a natural high feels like and that this is what I'll be having on a regular basis ... and hence continues my love for everything Hemp ... :)

What are Hemp Seeds?

Hemp seeds are nothing but unique (like each one of us) plant-based consumable seeds. Hemp seeds are obtained naturally from the Hemp plant. First, let us walk you through few of its awesome uses, health benefits, nutritional value and eventually, its myth busters.

You may have seen them sprinkled onto plates of mixed greens or smoothie bowls on Social Mediums or many blogs, or maybe you haven’t seen them at all. The latter occurs to a great extent since hemp seeds are still not allowed for human consumption in various parts of the world. Especially in India which is now changing with a few states having legalized it.

Hemp seeds are the most nutritious seeds in the world. They are obtained from the hemp plant which is scientifically termed as Cannabis Sativa. Hemp is often mistaken for its association with Cannabis Indica (Marijuana). Cannabis Indica has its own properties and it’s used for recreational and even medicinal purposes. Whereas, Hemp seeds, Hemp protein powder, and Hemp oil are used for consumption.

Sativa seeds are hard-shelled, single-seeded organic products. Mostly, the de-hulled seeds are used for consumption purposes. Optimal health and well being are the gifts offered by Sativa seeds. Moreover, it helps in de-stressing, which is a major cause of various disorders in our body.

By using Hemp on a regular diet, humongous health benefits can be obtained; which will be covered in this post later on.



Hemp Seeds Nutrition

Sativa seeds contain Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, D and E along with Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc.

The protein content in Hemp is high which helps in strengthening the immune system. It is a complete source of 20 Amino acids, out of which 9 are essential Amino acids which cannot be produced by our body. The immune system is enhanced by its regular consumption which in turn improves muscle building capacities. One-third of hemp protein is Albumin, the protein that is found in egg whites.

Sativa seeds are the most digestible protein than any protein-rich foods. They are undoubtedly high-quality proteins that can be consumed by Bodybuilders, Elderly, Mothers, Babies, and simply EVERYONE.

It contains Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) which is an Omega 6 fatty acid. This fatty acid is known for its special ability to fend off diseases like High blood pressure, Cancer etc. The ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is 3:1 which is considered as an optimal ratio in a balanced diet. Meanwhile, Hemp seeds contain the perfect ratio of these acids.



Hemp Seeds Health Benefits

Guess what, Hemp seeds offer enormous health benefits and it is used in various health conditions for all age groups of people. These seeds are power packed sources of various Nutrients, Minerals, and Essential Fatty acids.

Here are 16 Health benefits offered by Hemp seeds and their explanation follows as you reach the end of the list.

Metabolic Health
Rich in Essential Nutrients
Reduces inflammation – Reduces dermatitis
Antioxidants in Hemp seeds
Balances bad cholesterol – Cholesterol range
Heart health recovers
Regulates hormones – Hormone function enhances
Menopause symptoms –
Hemp oil for Skin, hair, and Nails
Weight loss
Hypertension
Plant-based protein diet
Energizes Immune system
Boosts muscle mass – Builds muscles
Rich in GLA – Rich in Gamma-Linolenic acid
Stress Buster


Metabolic Health

The fibers present in hemp seeds helps in various digestive benefits. Hemp seeds are rich in Fiber which is helpful in maintaining overall metabolic health. A high fiber diet normalizes bowel movements, maintain bowel health, lowers cholesterol levels, controls blood sugar levels, and helps in achieving a healthy weight. Dietary fibers are also helpful in the prevention of colorectal cancer.

Be sure to include dietary fibers in your overall diet plans. Foods rich in dietary fiber are listed below:

Vegetables
Fruits
Whole-grain products
Beans, peas and other legumes
Hemp seeds
Nuts





Rich in Essential Nutrients

Hemp seeds get its title “Superfood” for the presence of various essential nutrients in it. It is rich in Proteins and Essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6, 9 and GLA. Hemp seeds contain 35% fatty acids and 33% proteins in them. It is also an abundant source of GLA (Gamma-Linolenic acid).

It is a vital source of Trace minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Calcium, Sodium, Vitamins E, D, C, B6, B2, B1 and A. Minerals cannot be produced by living organisms, only plants have the capacity to absorb minerals from the soil. And Hemp is so good at it.

Nutrition Fact per 30gm serving is tabulated below



Reduces Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is an essential part of the body’s immune response. It is the attempt of the body to heal itself after an injury and repair tissue damages. But Chronic inflammation can be problematic. Lack of proportionate intake of Omega-6 fatty acids to that of Omega-3 fatty acids constitutes the cause for chronic inflammation.

Hemp seeds contain anti-inflammatory component GLA and a significant amount of Omega-6 and 3 fatty acids in the ratio of 3:1. This makes hemp a natural anti-inflammatory power-packed source.

A study found that people in taking hemp for eczema have experienced less dryness and itchiness on the skin. This study was recorded over a period of 20 weeks.



Antioxidants in Hemp Seeds

Hemp seed is rich in Vitamin E which is a very helpful antioxidant. Vitamin E reduces oxidative stress in the body. Alzheimer’s disease can be cured by reducing oxidative stress. Phytol present in hemp seed is a powerful antioxidant which is known for its antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

Hemp seeds also contain natural antioxidants such as Tocopherols and Phenolic compounds. Hemp is essential in getting us the much-needed antioxidants.



Balances Cholesterol Level

Cholesterol built up on arteries can lead to stroke and various other health issues. As we know, hemp seeds contain more than 30% of fat from Omega-6 and 3 which assists in speeding up metabolism. This helps in idealistic cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.



Heart Health Recovers

Proper balancing of Cholesterol and fatty acids in regular diet plays a vital role in improving heart health. Hemp seeds are naturally balanced considering their chemical compositions. Saturated fats are also important for the normal functioning of the heart and the body. This is important to avoid heart attacks and strokes.

The high fiber content found in hemp seeds boosts the functioning of the heart, thereby, making it healthy. Fiber scrapes off the deposits of cholesterol from the artery walls and sends them to excretory system. The excretory system processes and eliminates cholesterol out of the body.





Menopause and Hormone Function


Severe menopause symptoms, mood swings, depression, and anxiety are the major symptoms of hormonal imbalances. The Gamma Linolenic Acid present in hemp seeds acts as a hormone regulator for thyroid and pancreas. This helps in maintaining a hormonal balance and eliminating the disorders.

It is also responsible for regulating hormones that affect weight gain and hunger. Since healthy weight gain is achievable by regular intake of hemp seeds in the diet. Optimal balance of hormonal functions is essential for the overall health of the body. Eventually, Hemp is a natural remedy in regulating them.





Hemp oil for Skin, Hair, and Nails


Hemp seed oil, a gifted ingredient, is prepared by cold-pressing of hemp seeds can be used in daily beauty routines. It can be applied externally or even consumed directly to enjoy the benefits.

It helps in neutralizing breakouts in the acne-prone skin and also acts as a makeup remover. Massaging the skin with hemp oil adds an even complexion to the skin.

Hemp oil can be applied to nails directly. It acts as a natural nail repair oil. It also cleanses nail linings and makes nails grow stronger and healthier. Regular application of hemp oil enhances the texture of nails.

Your hair’s natural strength, softness, and shine can be restored by the use of hemp oil. Hemp oil reduces inflammation in the scalp and can be applied directly. Regular massaging of the scalp with hemp oil strengthens the follicles of hair.



Weight Loss

Proteins in hemp seeds regulate blood sugar levels and continuously energizes the body helping in fewer carvings for high-calorie treats. Energy is maintained until your next meal and reduces the cravings for mindless snacking.

Fiber present in hemp seeds gives a fuller feeling for a long time which naturally reduces food consumption and paving way for healthier eating habits. This helps in weight loss by regulating metabolism and fewer cravings for processed foods or snacks.

Hemp Seeds
Hemp Seeds

Hypertension

The high blood pressure measured in the body is termed as Hypertension. This condition is often termed as the “Silent Killer”. There will be no symptoms or negligible symptoms. Hemp seeds help in reducing the blood pressure, thereby, reducing hypertension in return. This reduces complications such as stroke and maintains overall wellness in bodily functions.

Due to changes in lifestyle, more than 10 million people in India and 85 million people in the United States are reported to suffer from hypertension. Avoiding a healthy balanced diet is one of the major causes for it.



Plant-based Protein Diet

Apart from other protein sources, hemp seeds area purely plant-based protein. Hemp seeds are a power packed with an abundance of proteins and other nutrients like we have seen before. This can be safely used by all age groups. Hemp protein can be consumed by Lactose intolerant people and also a Gluten-free diet.

Hemp is often known as a complete protein due to the nutrients present in it. The Hemp protein consists of 20 amino acids that include 9 essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body. It is also rich in fiber and offers a number of health benefits.


Energizes Immune System

Hemp seeds have numerous health benefits which offer whole body nutrition. Therefore, the immune system gets healthier and energizes the body to fight against diseases. Immune system as a whole manages healthier white blood cells.

There are various factors that affect the immune system. But nutrient rich hemp helps to energize the system and recover the health of the body.



Builds Muscles

Since hemp seeds contain essential fatty acids and proteins, it helps the body to create new tissue and strengthens muscle mass and density. Adding hemp to regular diet eventually helps in building muscles. Hemp seed is rich in bioavailable enzymes and good bacteria which converts amino acids into muscles.

Hemp seeds are rich in albumin and globulin which is an easily digestible protein. Strength training athletes can gain healthy muscle by adding hemp in their workout diet.



Rich in GLA


Gamma Linolenic Acid which is commonly known as GLA is an Omega-6 fatty acid that is found in very few sources but it offers extraordinary health benefits. Hemp is an abundant source of Gamma Linolenic Acid.

GLA found in hemp helps to regulate hormonal imbalance and inflammation associated with menopause.



Stress Buster

Excess amounts of stress can even kill you. Stress creates various side effects in the body. Short-term stress can be leveraging whereas long-term stress is harmful.

Phytocannabinoids and Terpenes present in hemp have a positive effect on our neurological well-being. Regular consumption of hemp seeds has been proved to reduce stress and anxiety which normalizes blood pressure too.



How to eat Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are little gems that can be eaten as Toppings on Salads.
Hemp milk can be extracted from seeds and consumed.
Smoothies can be prepared with hemp seeds in it.
Hemp seed oil can be used as a top-up for dishes after cooking.
Hemp seeds can be used to make protein bars.
These can even be munched raw as they have a nutty earthy flavor !


Try out various Hemp recipes from the Delicious hemp seed recipes section on the Health Horizons website and enjoy a healthier feast.

I'm waiting for my package to arrive with some of the latest hemp goodies from their store !

Definitely worth checking out ! I hope you too can bring the power of Hemp into your life and see how it shifts things for better, in all ways possible !


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Today, if you ask the experienced psychonauts, which natural medicine interests them most, all of them will most probably have the same answer – Bufo alvarius. This toad from the Sonoran desert produces venom as part of its self-defence mechanism, which contains 5-MeO-DMT - the most powerful psychedelic substance known to man. Even one hit from a pipe gets you anywhere but not in your head and your body, immediately your consciousness becomes part of everything and nothing all at once, you reach the stage most yogis and mystics are trying to achieve their entire life. It sounds tempting, doesn’t it? However, there is always a “but”. The Bufo experience is abnormally intense and it might not be appropriate for everyone. Therefore, it’s important to get as much information as possible regarding it. One of the study sources is Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret movie.

Do not worry, it isn’t one of those movies that you would have hard time to concentrate on while watching and it does not tell you what to or not to do. It’s the opposite. Bufo Alvarius - The Underground Secret is a breath taking audio-visual adventure enriched by stories of a group of Czech psychonauts that took the road to South America to experience the Colorado river toad venom on their own. In the movie, the authentic narratives and animations interchange with personal research of 5-Meo-DMT by the founder of transpersonal psychology Stanislav Grof and the physician and neo-shaman Octavio Rettig who has arranged the ceremonial contact with the toad tryptamine to a wide range of volunteers from all around the world.

Official Movie Trailer


There are no words to describe the experience with Bufo alvarius. That is the reason why we opted for the audio-visual adventure with expressive music and 3D animations inspired by personal encounters with this psychedelic substance. The initial plan to shoot a reportage continuously graduated into an intensive film meditation about the essence of consciousness and existence. It is still quite far from the transcendence that you can experience “there” but these are the possibilities of our reality – limited.” Filip Záruba, the director, scriptwriter, cameraman and co-producer of the movie, explains.


It is said that the toad from the Sonoran desert changes lives and the Czech creator of the movie Filip Záruba is a wonderful example. Even though he was not a newcomer at the work with psychedelics and spiritual techniques, at the time of his first Bufo experience, he was completely shocked by what he has discovered “there”. Afterwards, he was surprised to find out that almost nobody knew about this phenomena and that no one has made a feature film about it. It was a challenge and an opportunity for a young filmmaker to build from the experience he had gained while creating 3D animations and special movie effects that he essentially made for television projects and commercials.

You can see a sample of the psychedelic 3D animations in this official music video:


I have tried many different psychedelics before, but none of them can be compared to the substance the movie is all about: 5-MeO-DMT. This experience completely changed my life. For the first time I could experience something I only knew from mystical books and stories of spiritual masters: infinite love, compassion, timelessness, connection to everything in the Universe and wisdom far beyond anything I could imagine. In 10 minutes I was able to learn more than I have in 40 years of my life. From that moment I don’t believe in anything, I simply know. And this is priceless. I decided that more people should know about this unique opportunity to know the truth about themselves and the Universal consciousness, to heal themselves, to get rid of drug or alcohol addictions and so I made this movie.”

The film has received many film festival awards worldwide and after receiving the latest award in USA a scientist researching Yopo, Bufo and 5-MeO-DMT - Joseph Peter Barsuglia - has written: „It’s a new paradigm when documentaries about Schedule 1 psychedelic drugs receive film awards for being “The Best Religious / Spiritual Feature.“ This is the case of 5-MeO-DMT, the natural plant-based tryptamine that you make in your brain called, ‘the God molecule’. Nature is sacred and it is a sacrilege to deem anything in nature as illegal that can bring healing. The Creator does not make mistakes. The earth is our pharmacy and all beings should have inalienable rights to utilize nature to heal ourselves.”

Everybody knows Stanislav Grof

Are you one of those whose life was changed after reading Stanislav Grof’s books? Maybe you were even lucky to get acquainted with him in person. Thanks to the Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret you can meet him on a film screen or on a monitor of your computer and learn about his experience with the 5-Meo-DMT. Now, we can only reveal that this psychedelic substance blew his mind. As repetition is the mother of learning, we will recapitulate how has this revolutionary psychiatrist, with over sixty years of experience in research on healing, transforming and heuristic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness, enriched the world.


He is one of the fathers and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology. Grof is the founder of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA) and for several decades served as its president. Along with his former wife Christina, they developed a highly efficient psychotherapeutic and self-exploring method of Holotropic Breathwork and organized big international conferences for transpersonal psychology all over the world. He still holds lectures and conducts expert training programs of Holotropic Breathwork and transpersonal psychology; he is professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral studies (CIIS) in San Francisco at the department of philosophy, cosmology and consciousness. Dr. Stanislav Grof published over 160 articles in professional journals and many books that were translated into numerous languages. The International transpersonal conference is held regularly under the aegis of Stanislav Grof in various countries. Last time many leading scientists participated in it in Prague in 2017 where the movie was screened for the first time.

"Western Science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism."

- Stanislav Grof

Who is Dr. Octavio Rettig Hinojosa ?

Dr. Octavio Rettig Hinojosa, another hero of the Bufo Alvarius movie, is an author of The Toad of Dawn, 5-MeO-DMT and the Rise of Cosmic Consciousness, and also a pioneer in the treatment of toad medicine use who has successfully assisted thousands of people in recovering from abusive conditions associated with synthetic drug use, addiction to stimulants as well as other psychological afflictions such as PTSD and depression. Dr. Rettig, originally physician, has conducted more than 8000 sessions with the natural substances containing powerful psychedelic compound 5-MeO-DMT (Bufo alvarius toad, yopo), to assist people in recovering from variety of mental health problems.


He received his medical degree at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. After discovering the secretion of Bufo Alvarius healing properties, he reintroduced this tool to the Seri tribe of Sonora desert, where the toad lives. By years he developed a unique medicinal neoshamanic fusion to work with this substance.

Bufo Alvarius & 5-MeO-DMT in a Nutshell

The 5-MeO-DMT substance, produced by Bufo alvarius, a toad living in the Sonora desert in Mexico, presents fast path towards the experience of unity and absolute identification with Universal consciousness. This psychoactive substance is usually not included in the official lists of addiction producing substances, i.e. ingestion of this substance is completely legal in many countries worldwide. 5-MeO-DMT as well as DMT or other psychedelics do not cause addiction.


The Bufo Alvarius toads are only captured in order to obtain the substance, which is extracted from their glands. The toads are then set free back into nature. By inhaling the vapour of Bufo Alvarius the effect on neural receptors is immediate. The primary healing molecule recognized in this process is 5-MeO-DMT. The experience goes on for approximately 15 minutes (in earthly time). No specific diet is necessary. The after-glow takes another 30 minutes during which the experience is processed. After an hour, a person can usually behave completely normally.

Participants usually evaluate their voyage as the most powerful spiritual experience ever. Thanks to their speed and availability, they are also very well designed for the needs of today. Although the trip is short it gets very intense. The experience takes place beyond the sensory perception and it could be said that it aims directly at the state called 'Dharmakaya', primordial clear light, by the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Within seconds, personal identity and individual self [*] are disassembled and the consciousness identifies with the Universal consciousness beyond time and space. This state is highly healing, balancing and integrating on the physical level. It is recommended to stand and touch the Earth with one’s feet. At the mental level, “new identity“ is put together again and in a better way upon return to conventional reality, many ideas, insights and topics start to surface after long waiting to be processed. Next few months are usually described as a period during which life changes surprisingly and a person is exposed to many dynamic processes, unexpected events and synchronicities.

[*] Please note the etymological origin of the word in-divi-dual-ity, i.e. actually meaning "in dual division".

So are you ready for a movie ride with Bufo Alvarius, Stanislav Grof, Octavio Rettig and a bunch of brave psychonauts? This documentary that impressed several film festival juries all around the world and was given very positive feedbacks from various specialists in psychedelic substances and altered states of consciousness is now available online. Large screen and a good sound are strongly recommended. Enjoy!


You can watch the complete movie here: http://www.bufoalvarius.com/en/complete-movie/

Official website: http://www.bufoalvarius.com/en/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BufoAlvariusMovie/


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There are no accidents, no random chances in this reality we co-create and experience at an individual and at a collective level. Everything happening in our lives is pushing us forward on our evolutionary path and each one of us is on this journey, whether we like to accept this now or later is one's choice hence our journey from the darkness of ignorance to a place of knowing, a place of truth and never ending light. We are being nudged forward to recreate ourselves each day and there are forces at play beyond the comprehension of our rational thinking mind who are always guiding us along. Whether you call it your higher self, your Intuition, Spirit Guides, Angels, God etc ... it is essentially another aspect of yourself, it is you. Through many psychedelic journeys we come face to face with the inherent connection between all things, which are nothing in their truest essence ... the universe is energy at different frequencies of vibration and we are all living the illusion of swimming in this sea of consciousness however we are this sea, just for the sake of analogy ... trying to put certain ineffable revelations in words, humbly.

From my own personal journey within the raving culture, I have seen and experienced many different kinds of situations which have somehow shifted my awareness from perceiving this world from the limited framework of my mind to something outside of my self which is essentially omnipresent, its everywhere. Enlightening revelations may well be a consequential side effect of taking Psychedelics and becoming one with the music in a trance dance frenzy ... expressing our truest feelings, uninhibited. On almost all of my experiences on LSD I felt completely in tune with the intelligence of the body, which spoke to me in an unspoken language, showing me signs ... what i should be paying attention to ... what is really important in the here and now ... my attention was always drawn towards the breath. Almost involuntarily, one goes into a state of deep trance and we start to receive information if you may, or downloads from somewhere ... everything begins to make more cohesive sense when the patterns start to emerge as dots begin to connect. The Universe is always working with us and not against us ... if we only learn to trust our intuition more we will realize how everything happening is a consequence of what we have held in our vibrational state. We are capable of achieving great things once we start to flow with the natural frequencies of creation which speak only one language which is the language of love, its the highest form of vibrational energy we can fathom and it is what everything is made of.


The Psychedelic parties and the raving culture are definitely powerful avenues to bring about this Psychedelic Catharsis in our lives, however these are only gateways or portals to something even more grander if we learn to traverse these paths well, with love and awareness ... Once Psychedelics open up your mind then you can never go back to the older version of yourself and this is what scares most people who are afraid of change and are still desperately holding onto overrun patterns chasing illusions in the material world. There are many in the Psychedelic community who are looking for a quick fix and escape from the mundane through the Psychedelic Experience ... and it works, for a while ... Until one starts to become more sensitive to energies and can see underlying patterns behind what goes on ... its almost like when we are bombarded with too much overwhelming information one finds it hard to make complete sense of ... being surrounded by a many different energies, lacking the feeling of clarity ... feels like more wild, untamed, unconscious energy pumped by amphetamines for most part, since a lot of folks these days just want the physical sensations of a Serotonin Blast which equates to the feelings of love ... with side effects of course and often short lived.





The Psytrance culture has given a lot of Psychonauts across the Planet a lot to work with, provided the work is done like it should. Taking Psychedelics responsibly requires one to be well informed and guided by someone experienced, usually a Tripsitter. Our energetic state before doing these Psychedelics is also key to what our experience would shape up like. For most part, on our Tryptamine journeys we encounter what we are holding in our present state of conscious awareness and what matches our vibration. The Universe is always working with us, showing us what we need to see and we are the ones who create each experience by the power of our thoughts. The external world, our dreams, our desires are all illusions, however serve a purpose of showing us where our vibrational energy is taking us, giving us the opportunity to learn and hence create more consciously. We find most peace and satisfaction in our lives when we are on our path, following the signs the Universe is showing us while being guided by our intuition and not our limited egos. My personal journey so far has been profoundly revelatory and compels me to share some of these realizations with you for this is my purpose, my mission, to be able to articulate to best of my ability the random strangeness we call life, which is in fact not random at all and there are no coincidences either. Its always humbling to realize the trickster nature of the Universe which swiftly rearranges itself just when we think we had it all figured out. We can chase the next party, the next psychedelic experience, the next hot partner ... finally realizing what we are searching for has always been here with us. This many may not fully comprehend for its where they are on their journey right now. I know this for I have been there myself.

The Psychedelic Awakening opens up new pathways and breaks down some of the self created barriers in our mind about who we think we are ... but we tend to forget easily and get seduced by the Maya of the material world. This too has a purpose to serve for it has taken you to the point of awakening. This Psychedelic Catharsis, this Ego Meltdown or Ego Death is what brings about a powerful transformation in our lives and we start becoming sequentially, more aware of the path forward .... being guided by intuition. We have many gifts waiting to be discovered and they come to us in Solitude. I am forever grateful to the Psychedelic Trance scene for showing me the way and also making me realize that the scene by itself is not necessarily the way and Psychedelics are to be used wisely and not abused for the sake of feeding our limited pride and egos. I am grateful to all the people who have been part of my journey so far and have brought about many important lessons for me to grow and be a better human.

* Anicca *

::: In Lak'ech Ala K'in :::

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According to the World Health Organization the latest depression statistics show that 300 million people around the world have depression. Depression is not just feeling sad - it is considered a serious mental health condition (mental illness) that has an impact on both physical and mental health. Scientists have discovered that causes of depression could be a combination of many different factors : genetics, stress, and life events of severe importance can be the reason to be one depressed.

Mental illnesses are often treated with medications such as Xanax and Valium, which are unfortunately the most commonly abused prescription drugs. Benzodiazepines have the potential to become addictive for its user! Fortunately, Nowadays many people have turned to medical marijuana as a way to combat their depression and as the technology evolves you don’t even have to smoke joints--now people just use Cannabis Vape Pens.


How medical marijuana works against depression?

It has been shown that introducing supplemental cannabinoids reduces the symptoms of depression. In other words, cannabis can help treat depression ’s symptoms.

Cannabis is known for  enhancing the patient’s mood while at the same time relieving anxiety and battling insomnia which are all negative symptoms of depression.

Medical marijuana is a natural remedy that as many patients report works more effectively than the antidepressants. Cannabis stimulates the endocannabinoid system and has no side effects. Cannabis has a direct influence on the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. When the cannabinoid compounds of Cannabis enter our organism, they interact with the cannabinoid receptors and regulate a person’s mood, in a positive way.

Many different strains of cannabis can help treat depression. Depending on the specific symptoms being treated, there is likely an ideal strain for the intended outcome and the secret lies in the terpene profile of the plant. Strains high in the terpene limonene are typically great choices for mood elevation. Moreover offer focus and energy which is very important to those suffering from depression.

There have been some studies all over the world that have observed the effects medical marijuana has on people suffering from different types of depression and most of the results have shown just how effective the cannabis plant can be.

A study done in 2006 at McGill University in Montreal showed that that low doses of THC and CBD found in medical marijuana can produce serotonin-Serotonin plays a major role in the human body and is a natural mood stabilizer and helps fight depression. It is also known as the chemical compound that makes people happy.

In comparison with antidepressants, which may take weeks for patients to notice a difference, statistics show that at least one in three people with depression are unable to find relief through current antidepressant drugs. CBD is non-psychoactive, while THC is responsible for marijuana’s psychological effects.. A study by Neuropharmacology suggests that CBD prompts antidepressants-like effects, but with instantaneous results, and another study demonstrated a good interaction between CBD and receptors in the human brain.

One of the earliest acknowledged written documents of the cannabis plant being used in this way dated back to 1621 when an English clergyman Robert Burton wrote about it in The Anatomy of Melancholy. Around the same time, doctors in India had been using cannabis to help treat their patients’ depression so it’s absolutely one of the most outstanding medicines in the course of history.

Even though there haven’t been too many research to date on the results that medical cannabis has on depression, the ones carried out so far, had effective results.

However it’s necessary to keep in mind that Mental Problems like depression are often complicated and involve many factors. In any case one should seek professional advice from his doctor and do his own research before he considers medical Cannabis as his proper choice.


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For those of us who still fancy a good read once in a while, there is a new book in the Psychedelic Head Space you must check out ... "Psychedelic Medicine : The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin and Ayahuasca" by Dr. Richard Louis Miller.

Embracing the revival of psychedelic research and the discovery of new therapeutic uses, Dr. Richard Louis Miller discusses what is happening today in psychedelic medicine and what will happen in the future with top researchers in this field, including Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, and Dennis McKenna.


Richard Louis Miller is a Clinical Psychologist, owner of Wilbur Hot Springs Health Sanctuary, and broadcaster who hosts the Mind Body Health & Politics radio program, a radio talk show which airs on NPR affiliate KZYX&Z FM. The program is known for its wide ranging discussions on politics and health, the show’s format includes guest interviews, guest speakers, and listener call in.


In 1990, while motorcycling, Dr Miller was hit by a recreational vehicle. In the resulting accident, the Winnebago ran over him crushing both of his legs. He kept himself alive using breathing stabilization techniques. In the emergency room he talked the attending physician out of amputating his legs which led to to a 15-hour surgery. This was the first of 6 surgeries. While in intensive care, Dr. Miller devised methods of coping with the psychological trauma, using visual imagery to aid the healing process. Given a prognosis of being paraplegic and using a wheelchair, he began rehabilitating himself by doing “wheel chair laps” around the hospital ward. Six months later he began walking on crutches, and he strapped them onto a motorcycle, drove back to the scene of his accident, and retraced the original accident multiple times in an attempt to remove the trauma from his mind, replacing it with “a perfect ride”.

Using special T bar crutches, he went on the complete 2 triathlons including swimming in San Francisco Bay. He used the same special crutches to run the 7 mile Golden Gate Bridge to Bay Bridge run in San Francisco with his former marathoning buddy Wayne Greene. Dr. Miller used this life changing event to deepen his understanding of himself and those suffering Post traumatic stress disorder. The implementation of those lessons soon followed, and he created a simple maxim, “Limits are self-imposed, and one needs to always be cautious of accepting the limitations (prognosis) imposed by others.”

Miller has been, a Marathon runner, Triathlete, Endurance swimmer, Downhill skier, Motorcyclist, pilot, bridge/poker/chess player, pistol marksman, classic car collector.

When not at Wilbur Hot Springs, he lives on a small farm with the love of his life, Jolee, and about 20 animals, in Mendocino County on California’s north coast.

Psychedelics and Meditative practices have the potential to heal us from all forms of psychosomatic illnesses by addressing the root cause of all trauma and painful experiences from the past. Here is a documentary film called "Psychedelic Therapy" which speaks about all of this and much more. Our awareness to the potential of psychedelics is key to co-creating a better reality for all of us.

Let's choose wisely !


Author Bio:

Dr. Richard Louis Miller, MA, PhD, has been a clinical psychologist for more than 50 years. He is host of the syndicated talk radio show, Mind Body Health & Politics. The founder of the nationally acclaimed Cokenders Alcohol and Drug Program, he has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan and Stanford University, an advisor on the President’s Commission on Mental Health, a founding board member of the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco, and a member of the national board of directors for the Marijuana Policy Project. He lives in Fort Bragg and Wilbur Hot Springs, California.

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http://psychepedia.org/

Psychedelic Medicine by Dr. Richard Louis Miller © 2017 Inner Traditions.

Printed with permission from the publisher Inner Traditions International.


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In a society heavily conditioned to believe globally propagated lies, its brave to speak the truth, no matter what the world asleep thinks of it. Urine Therapy is one such topic which has often been scoffed at and largely ignored and treated as an alternative remedy when all fails.

The Human body is designed to heal itself, provided we don't continue destroying it with a toxic lifestyle. We eat way more than we should and there have many examples of people who live much healthier and longer following a light, plant based diet, fasting intermittently. For those who foolishly believe that a plant based diet is deprived of proper nutrition, Dr. Amen Ra is a good example of someone who is quite strong and muscular, yet still eats only once every day.

I recently stumbled upon this highly educational video featuring Dave Murphy which throws much light on the subject of Urine Therapy, Fasting and Breatharianism.


As per Wikipedia ... "Inedia (Latin for "fasting") or breatharianism is the belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food. Breatharians claim that food, and in some cases water, are not necessary for survival, and that humans can be sustained solely by Prana, the vital life force in Hinduism."

Prahlad Jani, an Indian Mystic is another shining example of someone who has gone without food or water for many years ! As unbelievable as it sounds one must go beyond our preconceived notions and dig in deeper to know the truth for ourselves.

When it comes to Urine Therapy, there are many people on this planet who have known this and have been practicing it regularly for many years while reversing all forms of ailments and disorders. In India its known as Shivambu Shastra, respected for thousands of years as the "Mother of Ayurvedic Medicine" and commonly known as "Self-Urine Therapy".

Shivambu means literally "Water of Shiva", referring to the auspiciousness of the practice.

Its "method of drinking urine for rejuvenation" is outlined in the Shivambu Kalpa Vidhi, part of a 5,000-year-old document called the Damar Tantra, linking this practice back to the Vedas, the sacred Hindu texts. Self-urine therapy has been seen as one of the divine manifestations of cosmic intelligence, and has been used as such by Indian yogis to unleash kundalini up to their third eye.

There is something esoteric about urine. It is considered to be a supernatural, living food because it is a by-product of the blood and contains "life force" or prana. Using urine as a therapeutic tool mirrors to us the "healer within" who works on a mechanistic level as well as on an energetic level.

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Some Facts about Urine Therapy we must know !

Urine consists of 95% of water, 2.5% of urea and the remaining 2.5% is a mixture of minerals, salts, hormones and enzymes. Only urea , the substance after which urine is named, can be poisonous when present in the blood. However, this is irrelevant in the practice of drinking urine, as urine is not immediately put back in the bloodstream. In small amounts urea gets back into the body, it is purifying, and clears up excess mucus. Urine is entirely sterile after secretion and has an antiseptic effect.


Drinking urine is a good alternative wherever water is scarce. It not only satisfies the need for liquid, but also actually keeps the body healthy. Some time ago there was an earthquake in Egypt. A survivor was pulled out of the rubble in Cairo after being trapped for three days. The man had kept himself alive by, among other things, drinking his own urine and he was in excellent condition. I heard another story about a man who kept himself alive with his own urine for a week in a collapsed mine. At the time of his rescue, he looked fine and was in extraordinary health. I also recently read an article about an Italian athlete who was lost in the Sahara for ten days. Upon returning to the civilized world, he told how he had drunk his own urine for lack of other liquids. He had kept himself alive by eating desert plants and insects and drinking his own urine. Shipwrecked people can drink their own urine to survive, although one should not wait until the body is almost dehydrated before doing so.

Drinking urine is also a smart way to survive in situations in which water is unsafe to drink. During earthquakes and floods, water is often infected with pathogens, while urine is always scenic Drinking polluted water can cause serious, often fatal, illnesses Urine is a perfect alternative: if drunk fresh, it quenches thirst without presenting any danger and is always available - any timer anywhere. Moreover, it will help combat possible diseases. Soldiers have survived long periods in the wilderness by drinking their own urine, and soldiers in the Foreign Legion are sometimes instructed to rub their own urine into their skin in order to build up resistance to illness. Soldiers sometimes also urinate into their shoes before starting on a march, as urine apparently helps prevent blisters. The method of using urine for (new) shoes was often applied in the past and today I sometimes meet people who know how to get their shoes fitting by using this versatile fluid. It is generally not recommended to combine urine therapy with the use of (prescribed) chemical allopathic medicines or recreational drugs. The combination may be dangerous to your health. If you are taking any form of allopathic medicine, begin with the external application (urine massage) until you are free of all medication, if possible.

Applying your own bodily substances in an attempt to heal can lead to a considerably broadened outlook on the intelligence and power of the body, and can increase your appreciation and love for yourself as a physical and spiritual being. Instead of regarding excretions (really just a part of yourself) as enemies, you regard them as your helpers. This healthier way of seeing yourself might well have a powerful healing effect on your body.

Urine therapy confronts us with a very concrete 'healer within' which works both on a mechanistic and on an energetic level. The latter implies that urine, as a holographic substance, can affect all levels of being, from the physical, through the electromagnetic fields of the emotions and the mind, up to the subtler genetic vibrational information of the soul.

Urine Aid is a documentary film about Urine Therapy ! Check out the trailer below ...



Source : Universal Tao - Urine Therapy


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My adventure with Intuition began about 11 years ago ... when I first became aware of Fluoride toxicity and calcification of the pineal gland, thanks to the fluoridated drinking water and toothpastes ! The more you read about the Pineal Gland and esoteric knowledge associated with it you begin to realize the importance of it in our reality, as one of our primary and perhaps most important tool for navigating through life !



My dear mother first suggested I should move to a Herbal toothpaste as its better for health. It made some sense to me although I didn't know much about the real-time, experiential benefits of switching to a non fluoride toothpaste until much later. So, what began as a simple toothpaste change accompanied with smoking a decent amount of Cannabis Sativa on a regular basis and long hours of blissful solitude, has grown into a soul stirring adventure where I am gradually beginning to understand the power of thoughts and intention in manifesting the lives we dream of ....


Once the pineal gland starts to awaken, one starts to feel a tingling sensation in the brow area, in the middle of the forehead ... on some of my LSD trips, I remember seeing a bright light in my brow area, with my eyes closed. It was like a feeling of being one with this shimmering light. Much like a breakthrough experience on DMT where many have commonly experienced being in a place of white light with absolutely no sense of separation or form ... just white light ... and you are it ! Once you've seen the light you will never see yourself and this world the same way again.  The Universe is constantly working with us, if only we are aware how each one of us creating our own reality and shaping our experiences through the lens with which we view this world !


Psychedelics, Yoga and Meditative Practices all used in tandem have the potential to alter one's life in many powerful ways ... bringing to light hidden potential empowered by a deep soulful connection with 'Spirit'. On each of those LSD trips and amidst all the "Tryptamine TrippyNess" I've seen a beautifully animated fractal universe ... which feels like overwhelming love ...... just shining !!! Our deep inherent connection with all that exists is our guiding light through our physical incarnations and awakening our 3rd Eye holds the key to smoothly navigating the sometimes rough seas of Gaia. Like they say ... Not all Storms are here to destroy you, some are here just to wash you clean ! A Psychonaut has died many times in one lifetime to know Death is nothing but a simple transition ... to Source Energy, which we can still be in tune with, while we are in this meat suit ! Our thoughts and intentions create a ripple effect ... this reality is our co-creation and all is karmic in this 'Divine Leela', the great Cosmic Maya !

Opening the Third Eye is only the beginning of a grand adventure ... what comes next is the experience after which comes the lesson. We attract certain people into our lives because of the frequency we emanate from our being. Our thoughts and desires somehow magically begin to manifest in our lives. I have had fleeting moments of clairvoyance and clairaudience when I have quite literally heard a word being spoken in my head or had a vision of something to come. "Creating a reality of Abundance" seems to be selling many books, great online seminars and workshops worldwide. And this is no surprise as there is a dire need for humans to empower ourselves with tools we come with, in-built ! There are many teachers, masters, gurus who show us the way, however the greatest master functions within us all ... our intuition, the pineal gland ... the seat of the soul ... is our navigational system and we are all awakening to our true nature in our own time, if we choose to.

... We are Pure Consciousness ...





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Medical use of Marijuana Concentrates

What is dabbing and how does it work? How can it help those who use medical marijuana? We answer these and many more questions in the article below.

You may have heard about dabs. What are they? This is what marijuana concentrates are called, and ‘dabbing’ is the process of concentrates vaporization. What are concentrates, then? They are basically marijuana extracts that are much more powerful than dried herb (the concentration of cannabinoids might reach 90%), from which the plant material has been removed. Concentrates are usually goldish, sticky substances, but they may vary in terms of looks and texture. There are many different methods of making concentrates, but they can all be divided into two main groups: concentrates made with the use of solvents (such as butane, carbon dioxide or glycerine) and those made with no solvents – so-called solventless concentrates.

The production process of concentrates made with the use of solvents is usually much more complicated. First of all, there is a risk of explosion (especially if you use butane). Secondly, the final product must be precisely cleaned of any remains of the solvent. One of the best examples of such a product is RSO oil – the most popular concentrate in USA. If it comes from illegal sources, there is always a high chance that it is contaminated with solvents. On the opposite end, there are concentrates made without solvents. They can be obtained by pressing resin from plants (to get so-called rosin) or in the process of dry-sift, where you filter pieces of plant through a series of sieves with an increasingly fine mesh, in order to completely separate the plant material. There are also concentrates that don’t contain THC and are legal in many countries, e.g. CBD crystals. Their vaporization is a much cheaper alternative to the widely popular but very expensive CBD oils.

How are concentrates consumed ?


Concentrates can obviously be added to a joint or to the blowpipe of a bong, but it’s a waste of material – the majority of cannabinoids will get damaged due to the high temperature. The right way to consume concentrates is through vaporization, which is the evaporation of cannabinoids without burning of the substance. ‘Some portable vaporizers, such as Mighty Vaporizer, let you vaporize both dry herbs and concentrates. However, the most efficient vaporization of concentrates is guaranteed by the devices designed especially for this type of substances’ – says Jonathan Weed, a vaporization expert. These devices are already available in online VapeFully store with vaporizers. Whether you use the RSO oil, a home-made rosin concentrate, or you have access to high-quality, imported, BHO concentrates, vaporization is always the most comfortable method of their absorption.

Benefits of Concentrate Vaporization


Concentrates are very popular among those who use marijuana for recreational purposes, but patients who need it for medical reason can also make the most of their potential. What are the advantages of concentrates over dry herbs? First of all, they provide much faster results. You don’t need to spend a quarter of an hour to properly grind the herbs, load the vaporizer and have an inhalation session. ‘When you use concentrates, you just apply a small amount of the substance into your vaporizer, take one or two draws and you get an instant and powerful medical effect. The whole process takes less than a minute and the fast relief it provides is priceless in the case of those patients who suffer from pain, convulsions or nausea’ – explains Jonathan Weed from www.VapeFully.com. The results offered by concentrates are not only faster but also stronger – patients who need a high dose of cannabinoids find it much more comfortable to take in those amounts through concentrates. Instead of consuming a few grams of marijuana – which requires dozens of draws with vapor or smoke – they simply have to take a few draws of vapor produced from a few dozens, up to a few hundreds of milligrams of concentrates. Concentrates vaporization, just like in the case of dried herbs, is not associated with any health risk, such as lungs disease or toxins absorption, which is an inherent element of smoking. Dabbing also allows for a very precise dosing of concentrates – the patient can take just one draw, check the results and decide whether it’s necessary to continue the inhalation or not.



Risk related to Concentrates

Some inexperienced users, especially those who have only tried dried herbs, underestimate the power of concentrates. While it’s practically impossible to overdose THC, the consumption of an excessive quantity of cannabinoids can result in a range of unpleasant symptoms, such as the feeling of heaviness, drowsiness, anxiety or disorientation. If you are aware of the power of concentrates and take them in limited amounts, you are on the safe side. For some users, the phenomenon of tolerance might be a problem – your body builds the tolerance to concentrates much faster than in the case of dried herbs, so you need to increase the dose from time to time. However, just a few days of a break lets you lower the tolerance to cannabinoids. The biggest problem in terms of concentrates is their quality, especially in those countries, where concentrates are illegal. It’s doubtful that concentrates made in amateur conditions, rather than in professional laboratories, get properly cleaned of the solvents used in the process. Until then, it’s much safer to choose the solventless concentrates, especially that you can easily make them at home. For example, rosin concentrates can be made with the use of a safe Tarik+Rosin T-Rex Press. It lets you make your own concentrate within minutes, the final product is entirely safe for your health and requires no filtering.



Concentrates – the future of medical marijuana?

Taking into consideration the huge potential of concentrates in the field of medical use of cannabinoids, we might assume that they have a bright future. The majority of medical marijuana distribution points in the USA are already selling more concentrates than dried herbs and this trend seems to be growing.


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The Hoodie may seem like a fashion trend in modern times, however it has a history which takes us back to Ancient Greece and Rome ... and across many other civilizations where Monks, Priests, Warriors ... all kinds of folks wore a robe with a Hood attached, which when donned would give them a sense of mystery and security remaining hidden behind their garb of choice.

The Hoodie seems to be making a strong comeback into the mainstream as many folks choose to remain more private and inclusive rather than being too loud and obvious. I feel the Hoodie does give us a sense of security with a hint of anonymity and intrigue, especially in crowded spaces where we are swimming in a sea of all kinds of energies and being sensitive to energy in such spaces can be draining at times for an Empath.

I recently came across this video on Facebook which inspired me to create this post on Hoodies ... Would love to know how you feel about the Hoodie ... Drop us a comment or two ... :)


From skateboarders to musicians to athletes ... everyone seems to love wearing a Hoodie for more reasons than one ! In 1976, the release of “Rocky” added another layer of symbolism to the hoodie. The grey marl silhouette became a symbol of his hard knocks, work ethic, and reestablished the hoodie's connection to its working class roots, reaffirming its look into today's mainstream society.


In the 70s, hip-hop culture emerged in the Bronx, inspiring rap music, graffiti and break dancing. Wearing a hoodie at this time meant you were keeping a low profile, and with a design like a cobra hood it was worn to intimidate others. The hoody allowed unrestricted movement for the dance routines and concealed the identities for graffiti artists on the street.

In California, skaters rejected the mainstream culture, and with the closure of many skates parks skaters maintained their lifestyle however they could, legal or not. To feed the rebellion, music in the area gravitated towards hard core punk and hoodies became a staple of the culture.

2012 was a reminder that whether positive or negative, the hoodie can always be used to make a statement. Mark Zuckerberg caused a stir wearing a hoodie to meet Wall Street investors, which was ultimately seen as a power move. Whether or not this was a intentional tactic, we conclude it convincingly established an identity for Zuckerberg as a non-conformist rather than created a casual fashion statement.


Reference : Luca Faloni


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Why you should collect herbs after vaporization and what is ABV




Once you’ve used your herbs for vaporization, you shouldn’t bin them! Find out from this article why it’s worth collecting vaporized herb and how you can use it. Many people underestimate the potential of such herb, which is a pity because it’s a source of precious cannabinoids and it can be used to make a lot of interesting things.

Already Been Vaped (ABV) herbs have dark-brown color and a typical, dry scent that’s completely different to the smell of fresh marijuana. Many people who use vaporizers collect ABV to use it in one of the ways we describe below. First, let’s talk a bit about ABV itself. How can it be useful if cannabinoids have already been evaporated from it during the vaporization process? If it makes sense using ABV, does it mean that vaporization is less effective than smoking, where you get only ash? Well, it’s just the opposite! Vaporization is much more efficient than smoking, but it doesn’t mean that we can absorb all the cannabinoids from the herbs. How to solve this contradiction? When you smoke, the majority of cannabinoids gets destroyed due to a very high temperature, so we can absorb only about 20% of the active substances. The rest simply goes to waste. When you vaporize, you can absorb – depending on the vaporizer model – from 50 to 80% of cannabinoids from the herbs (according to research, the most efficient device for cannabinoids extraction is Volcano Vaporizer which is a desktop vaporizer). The rest of cannabinoids, which is between 20 and 50% of the initial amount still remains in the ABV. Since no burning process is involved in vaporization, ABV is in fact simply brownish, overdried marijuana that can be still reused. What’s more, while being vaporized, marijuana undergoes the process of decarboxylation, which activates THC that can be then absorbed by alimentary route. When you want to bake cookies from fresh marijuana, the herb has to undergo a thermal treatment first (e.g. it must be heated in the oven) so that it gets decarboxylated. In the case of ABV, there’s no need to do it – the material is practically ready to consume. Bear in mind that ABV doesn’t taste great. That’s why the majority of users don’t eat it on its own and they prefer to use it in other forms.

Before you start experimenting with ABV, you should remember that the potential of such herbs is different in every case and it depends on many factors, such as the strength and quality of the material you use for vaporization and how long it has been vaporized. Normally, ABV that’s slightly lighter will be more powerful, but even very dark brown ABV can still contain a lot of THC. A lot depends on the type of vaporizer you use, too. If you use a device like G Pen Snoop Dogg, it makes no sense at all to collect ABV because these are not real vaporizers as they burn the material. However, if you have Mighty Vaporizer, which is a portable vaporizer, the device will be able to extract almost 70% of the THC from the herbs. How long you have to wait before you see the results of the ABV you’ve consumed is also unpredictable. Some users feel the first signs after an hour within consumption and for the following few hours they will experience some moderate results. Others might have to wait 3 hours before they notice anything, and the strong effect will last for more than a day. The most important variables in this aspect are how powerful the ABV is, how you consumed it and what your personal level of cannabinoids tolerance is. What consumption methods can you choose from?

ABV capsules – lazy style


Capsules are one of the easiest ways to consume ABV. All you need are empty, gelatine capsules from the pharmacy (you fill them yourself), a few grams of ABV and (optionally) a few drops of vegetable oil or olive oil. Grind your ABV as finely as you can and fill the capsules with it. You can add a few drops of vegetable oil or olive oil to it (THC mixes with fat), then simply swallow the capsules. ‘The number of capsules you should swallow is a guess you have to make – nobody knows how many you need to take before you get the expected results or how long they will take to cause the effects. That’s why the results you’ll get after you swallow this type of capsules are completely unpredictable’ – says an expert from VapeFully. Capsules method is not very efficient, even though sometimes just a few capsules can give some really strong results. To sum up, capsules are a good method when you have a lot of ABV collected, you are not afraid of any unexpected results of consumption and you don’t feel like using any more complicated method of consumption.

ABV and peanut butter sandwich

A sandwich with peanut butter and ABV is another simple way to consume ABV: just spread a generous amount of peanut butter on a piece of bread and sprinkle some ABV on top of it. The fat from peanut butter will mix with THC so it will be easier to absorb the cannabinoids. In this case, the amount of ABV you need to use isn’t clear, either, and you have to experiment a bit. A sandwich with ABV and peanut butter has one more drawback – ABV doesn’t taste great and even though you mix the ingredients, you still eat it ABV unprocessed. A sandwich, however, guarantees stronger results than capsules with ABV.

Cannabinoids extraction for ABV


The extraction of THC from ABV is a more advanced option. In this case, you don’t have to eat the used material. While this is a more complicated method, it’s still quite simple. One of the ways of extracting THC from ABV is making the so-called cannabutter – ABV-based butter. On the internet, there are many tutorials that explain in detail how to make such product. Cooking ABV in coconut oil provides even better results – place ABV in a heat-resistant dish, cover it with coconut oil and keep it in the same temperature, ideally around 50 degrees Celcius, for a few hours (the longer, the better). It’s best to do it in the oven or in a slow cooker. You need to stir the mixture regularly. The next step is straining ABV through a coffee filter – you get an exceptionally powerful oil that can be used e.g. for baking cookies. You can also add it to your coffee or simply drink it on its own. Regardless of which extraction method you choose, it’s very important that you maintain a stable temperature and heat it in fat for a long enough time. ‘From all the ABV consumption methods, the extracts definitely provide the best results, both in terms of the potency and the experience you have after you consume them’ – adds Jonathan Weed, who runs VapeFully store with vaporizers.
Be careful with portions!

ABV dosage is always accompanied by a risky element of surprise, which we’ve already mentioned above – it simply requires experimenting. The results are a very individual thing – one person can have a powerful experience with just one gram of ABV, while someone else will have to take 5 grams before he or she feels anything. That’s why if you decide to consume ABV in the form of e.g. cookies, start with one, wait to see if it works and then reach for another one if you feel that you need it. You can obviously eat more cookies straight away, but make sure that you have a lot of free time (e.g. during the weekend) because the results might last for quite a while. Don’t worry, however, about overdosing – it’s impossible with ABV so all you risk is staying really high for a long time.

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