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News | 04.26.2022

Did You Know Black Pepper Can Relieve Marijuana-Induced Paranoia?

Neil Young does it, so we had to give it a shot.

Even the most seasoned cannabis users feel some marijuana-induced paranoia from time to time. Thanks to rock and roll legend Neil Young, there’s a super easy solution to that issue. 

No, Neil Young didn’t spit any cannabis-related paranoia facts in his wise, storytelling lyrics. Instead, it was during a 2014 interview with Howard Stern. Stern expressed that he doesn’t smoke weed because it “makes [him] paranoid.”

A relaxed, laidback Young responded and suggested he tries “black pepper balls if you get paranoid.” He said to chew on two or three pieces, “I just found this out myself. Try it.” But how can something so simple like a condiment everyone has in their house calm cannabis-induced anxiety and paranoia?

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It turns out Young is 100% correct, and science backs him up. Whenever we consume cannabis flower, there’s a complex reaction between various cannabinoids like THC and CBD. These mix with other plant properties like terpenes to produce what’s called the entourage effect. 

In simpler terms, the entourage effect occurs when different plant properties work off each other to enhance their effects, strengthening the high and effects upon the user. This is why CBD isolate doesn’t have as much of an effect as full-spectrum CBD that contains trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. 

Other plant properties at play are terpenes, which give each cannabis strain its unique aroma and flavor. Terpenes are not just in cannabis but across thousands of plant species on the planet. According to the “Taming THC” article in the 2011 issue of the British Journal of Pharmacology: Cannabinoids in Biology and Medicine, Part 1, scientists have discovered more than 100 terpenes in the cannabis plant. 

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The report states that these terpenes “may contribute meaningfully to the entourage effects of cannabis-based medicinal extracts.” This means that while terpenes affect the flavor and aroma of a strain, they also affect the physiological sensations and effects we get from cannabis. 

According to the Chicago Tribune, eating a mango 45 minutes to an hour before your a sesh will elongate your high and keep the THC effects intact for longer than usual. This is because mangoes contain a terpene called myrcene that’s also found in cannabis. This terpene expands the maximum saturation levels in our endocannabinoid receptors and keeps a high flowing longer. 

According to Cannabis Digest, the terpene alpha-pinene is “alerting,” meaning that it’s a potent inhibitor that slows down the chemical reaction our brain releases when stressed, anxious and paranoid. But where can you get your hands on some alpha-pinene? Black pepper, of course. Next time you feel those intrusive high thoughts come lingering in, pop some black pepper and experience the results for yourself. 

How Binoid Helps You Prevent Paranoia

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We’ve all been a little overdone or over-consumed at times, and there’s no worse feeling than paranoia slowly taking over your fun high.

At Binoid, each and every one of their products come with clear indications of the proper or suggested dosage. That is why it is important to follow these indications to avoid exaggerating the doses, although you already know the quick remedy to lower those revolutions aka chewing some black pepper.

Binoid products have multiple certifications and lab tests, so you know what ingredients you are consuming and in how many proportions, which allows you to keep the high at the right stage. All the information is on the table, as it should be.

The terpene that takes the prize for helping prevent paranoia is alpha-pinene, which is found in black pepper and you know where else? That’s right, in many Binoid products, which will allow you to have a controlled and fun high, without annoying side effects.

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Binoid products have multiple certifications and lab tests, so you know what ingredients you are consuming and in how many proportions, which allows you to keep the high at the right stage. All the information on the table, as it should be.

The terpene that takes the prize for helping prevent paranoia is alpha-pinene, which is found in black pepper and you know where else? That’s right, in many Binoid products, which will allow you to have a controlled and fun high, without annoying side effects.

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