We have all been there. You've smoked what feels like a thousand bowls and now your couch is gobbling you up quicker than a blue whale inhaling a swarm of plankton. With eyes fixated on the neon flickers of your TV, ears pricked by Netflix’s infamous ‘ta-dum’ and your coffee table’s mountain of bud just in arm’s reach, you know it is only a matter of time before your stomach trembles louder than a suburban train line on a Sunday morning.
Instead of fumbling through the app store to discover the latest delivery service, finding the front door handle through a haze thicker than an Australian bushfire and making paranoid banal banter with the delivery driver, why not just order munchies along with your next order of bongs, papers and accessories from Glass Bongs Australia? We have a ridiculous selection of scrumptious savoury snacks, diabolically delicious drinks and succulent sugary sweets from here and abroad to nourish your mind, body and soul. Hurry! Our selection is selling fast and some products may already be unavailable, so be quick and secure your next munchie craving today.
What Are The Munchies?
Munchies is a term which denotes a heightened sense of hunger and a desire for food that often follows cannabis use. This phenomenon is triggered by Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC - the dynamic component found in cannabis. This component communicates with the brain's receptors that control our appetite, leading to a ramped-up craving for food.
THC communicates with our brain's receptors that regulate our feelings, sensitivity to pain, our sense of smell and taste, and even our appetite. This interaction results in an amplified ability to savour flavuors and pick up scents, it also stokes our cravings for food.
Not only that, THC gently nudges our brains to release more dopamine, a chemical that makes eating more enjoyable and eases our usual constraints. It's quite a unique experience, really.
Why Does Weed Give You The Munchies?
When a person decides to light up a joint or consume products infused with cannabis, they're introducing their body to tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. This is the important stuff that has a little chat with various receptors in your brain, causing an uptick in how much you want to eat and what you crave. Studies hint that THC may give your olfactory bulb - that's your sense of smell - a bit of a boost, making food aromas and flavors more intense.
So why does this happen? Well, THC is a bit like a stand-in for your brain's own endocannabinoid system. This is the system that normally helps keep your appetite in check. But when THC steps in, it's like a substitute teacher who lets the class let loose.
Research performed on mice reveals quite an interesting fact. When they're introduced to THC, their keenness for the aroma of food gets a notable boost, and they enjoy their meals even more. This unusual exposure to THC simulates the feelings of hunger, tricking the brain into thinking it needs fuel, thus ramping up the appetite.
Now, let's dive a tad deeper. The central part of our story takes place in a section of the brain called the nucleus accumbens. Here, THC plays its most fascinating trick - it interacts with receptors, causing a spike in dopamine release. This not only amplifies the joy each nibble brings but also relaxes their usual eating reservations a bit. So, in a nutshell, THC is like a party-thrower in the brain, making food seem like the life of the party.
How To Stop The Munchies
If you're a cannabis consumer and often plagued by "the munchies", fear not, there are several sensible steps you can take to keep those cravings at bay.
1. Smoke Cannabis Strains Rick In THCV
Firstly, consider switching to cannabis strains rich in THCV, a fascinating little cannabinoid that's mighty effective in curbing hunger. It does this by putting a damper on that rewarding feeling you get in your brain, often leading to overindulgence.
2. Explore More CBD Strains
Next up, strains packed with CBD are also a great alternative. You see, CBD can help mellow down the effects of THC, which means lesser bouts of sudden snack attacks.
3. Maintain A Regular Eating Schedule
Don't forget, maintaining a regular eating schedule is crucial too. This helps your body stick to its nourishment routine and is less likely to be thrown off course by sudden cravings.
4. Engage In Other Activities To Keep You Distracted
Engage in other activities to keep your mind distracted. This could be anything that brings you joy—painting, singing, or even gardening!
5. Brush Your Teeth
A sneaky trick is to brush your teeth when you feel the munchies coming on. The minty freshness often deters the desire to munch.
6. Prepare Healthy Snacks
And finally, it doesn't hurt to be prepared. If you feel the need to snack, reach for healthier options. Keep fresh fruits, nuts, and seeds readily available.
Now that you're armed with these tips, you can enjoy your cannabis and still keep those munchies under control—in a relaxed and informed way.
The Best Munchies To Eat When High
Biscuits, Cakes & Spreads
Test the strength of your sweet tooth with our devilish selection of biscuits, cakes and spreads. Elevate your high by recklessly ripping apart the packaging and throwing down soft, gooey HoHos and Twinkies one after another as if they were disolving in your mouth faster than fairy floss, soaking up the cloud-like playfulness of a chocolate covered MallowPuff, knocking back dozens of Fudge Brownie CookieDough Bites like they were Tic Tacs or just by keeping it real and chomping away at Pop Tarts straight out of the box. Why not even take it a step further by making a better investment than Bitcoin and ordering some Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup or Marshmallow Fluff Original to put on anything (and we mean anything) to make it taste twice as good.
C’mon, if you’ve never sat back with a big ‘ol bowl of cereal while completely fried, we’re not sure you’ve actually lived the high life. Seriously, who else just wants to replicate Jerry Seinfeld's cereal collection (some sources say he had up to 17 varieities on the show!)? We have all your sugary favourites that would make any kid squirm at the breakfast table including the immensley popular Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms and our most-treasured Cocoa Puffs Chocolate Cereal which turns your milk into a slurpy chocolate treat at the end (it's like two meals in one!). If you haven't ventured into the cereal world while three cones deep, it's time to stop kidding yourself. You need these in your life, trust us.
In the words of Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad, “Funyuns are awesome!” and so are the rest of the chips we stock. Soak your fingers in salty goodness with our brilliant selection of chips guaranteed to knock your savory cravings out of the park. We've got all your favourite brands, flavours and varieities to choose from. Keep it very cheesy with Bluebird’s Cheese and Bacon Rashuns and Curlies, turn up the heat to sweat inducing levels with Cheeto's Crunchy Flamin' Hot or pop the top off some Pringles chips and know you will never stop until your tapping the bottom of the tube into your mouth for every last crumb. Whatever salty, crunchy and finger-licking bag you're after, we've got it here!
Ah, the old munchies debate rears its ugly head once again. What's better when you're high? Sweet or savoury? If you're on the sweet side, than we are the store for you to satisfy your Augustus Gloop-like appetite. We've got all your favourite chocolate brands and varietities to keep even the most seasoned weed-smoking chocolate connoisseur happy. From your ultimate classics such as M&M's, Cadbury and Hershey’s, which are bound to go down your gullet quicker than Usain Bolt's 100m world record, to more varieities found abroad such as Baby Ruth, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Tootsie Rolls, we have plenty of chocolate to choose from!
Lollies & Gum
Throw it back to your childhood days of riding your bike to the local corner store with your pockets filled with five and ten cent coins determined to purchase anything and everything with our mammoth selection of lollies and gum. We have everything that would make your childhood dreams come true and make your dentist tremble at the knees. Give your jaw a workout with varieities such as Big League Chew, Zombie Chews, Hubba Bubba and Swedish Fish, make your face use muscles it never knew it had with Pop Rocks, Warheads, Sour Straps and Trolli Sour Brite Blasts or take your mouth to flavour town with the juicy and saliva-inducing tastes of Skittles, Nerds, Chupa Chups, Mike and Ike and so much more!
Look, after all that, you're gonna need something to wash it all down with and there's nothing better than our quality selction of bubbly, refreshing and flavourful soft drinks and juices. Whether you're up gaming, watching Rick & Morty for the zillionth time or being soothed into submission by the delicacy of David Attenborough's voice, you're gonna want that bottle of Cherry Coco-Cola, Canada's famous A&W Cream Soda and Root Beer or a taste-bud tingly slurp of AriZona Muncho to make the experience even worthwhile. Whatever you need to quench your thirst and lubricate the your weed cotton mouth, we've got it here at Glass Bongs Australia!
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