Cannabis and coffee: How do they affect your body?

We all know that coffee is trendy in our modern lifestyle, and after the legalization of cannabis, no one denies the popularity of cannabis. What may not be noticeable is how coffee and cannabis usage combine, although it is safe to say that combining coffee with cannabis is quite common as a flavored coffee.

Nowadays, many cannabis users from consumed coffee and cannabis almost every day as a cannabis treat. This article will explore how these two substances impact the body and how cannabis users react after this fast and potent treat.

How coffee affects the endocannabinoid system

In 2018 a well known researcher publish study and according to this study, multiple substances formed or produced in the urine of coffee drinkers when their bodies metabolize food and other compounds. The research revealed that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) metabolites were decreased by increased coffee consumption, indicating the ECS was metabolized more and more by increased coffee consumption among participants.

How coffee and cannabis interact in the body

There are not many reports on how cannabis and coffee communicate in the human body, but a report on the THC and MSX-3, a caffeine-like drug, is being studied in 2014 on monkeys. When they ingested the low dose of caffeine, the monkeys needed fewer THC; but they needed more THC when they took a big caffeine dose.

It is conceivable that low doses of caffeine did not influence the ECS all that much and that monks were thus pleased with their elevated amounts of caffeine, but monkeys did have slowed their endocannabinoid activity at elevated doses, which would need more cannabinoids to reach a satisfactory ‘high,’” said Dr. Meirovici.

Ingesting vs. inhaling cannabis

If cannabis is inhaled, it quickly enters the bloodstream through the lungs, whereas the ingestion of cannabis metabolizes the liver. “THC, also called Delta-9-THC, enters the bloodstream after 10 to 15 minutes and is nearly eliminated at seventy-five minutes. Most THC is metabolized by the liver and converted to 11-OH-THC, which is 3 to 7 times stronger than Delta-9-THC if consumed in an edible, “said Dr. Meirovici.

He also explains that cannabis edibles take six hours to impact in the bloodstream to create a high. Furthermore, we know that the liver also metabolizes caffeine. There would seem to be much greater chance for potential high if you use coffee and any edible forms of cannabis,” Dr. Meirovici says. As the same liver enzyme metabolizes both THC and caffeine, “these two compounds are more likely to be combined to amplify or decrease,” Dr. Meirovici said.

We don’t know anything about how weed and caffeine impact the human body, and no two bodies are alike. However, you can enjoy them together from if you are safe and have a successful caffeine and cannabis experience. But always remember to start with a low dose.

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